North Kona

Live on the Big Island Blog

Your Big Island Real Estate resource, by Annette Mejia

Tag Archives: homes for sale on the big island

Live on the Big Island? Consider Amazing Staycations

Consider a staycation when you live on the Big Island.

When you hear of the state of Hawaii, one thing probably comes to mind above all else: the vacation potential. Every year, millions of people travel to the Big Island to experience the land, the culture and everything in between for themselves. The majority of these people are satisfied with a few great photographs and souvenirs to return home with, but have you considered the possibility of moving to live on the Big Island and seeing every sight it has to offer! This concept is called a “staycation” and choosing to create one on the Hawaiian islands could be one of the greatest choices you could ever… Read More

One Comment (Post a Comment)

Enjoy the Outdoors with Big Island Hiking

When you live on the Big Island, there are a lot of fun places to hike.

If you love the outdoors, there is no better state to visit than Hawaii. Filled with sprawling landscapes, clear stretches of ocean, bountiful wildlife and beautiful scenery for miles, there are many ways to enjoy Hawaii from a “woodsy” perspective. A trip to Hawaii is sure to be pleasurable for anyone who enjoys hiking. There are all kinds of routes to take and things to see. If you’re hoping to live on the Big Island and enjoy a good hiking experience, this article will be of great interest to you!

Where Are the Best Hiking Spots?

Kona is home to far more than just valuable Big… Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)

Big Island Spotlight: National Parks

There are many national parks to visit when you live on the Big Island.

When you think of the state of Hawaii, its sprawling island landscape may be one of the first elements that comes to mind. Like many people, you probably picture lush fauna and exotic wildlife, all of which thrive together against a background of crystalline blue oceans and sunny, clear skies. Hawaii boasts state-wide pride in its landscapes, which it showcases to visitors and citizens alike through its beautiful national parks. If you are interested in getting to know what it’s like to live on the Big Island, visiting and getting to know more about these fantastic portraits of nature is a great way to start researching!

Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)

Don’t Miss the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival!

Enjoy Kona coffee when you live on the Big Island.


When you think of Hawaii, what comes to mind? Surely it’s the beautiful, vast surf, the sprawling, sandy beaches and the delectable food you can’t quite find elsewhere. Did you know coffee is one of the culinary delights you can enjoy when you live on the Big Island? It’s true! Coffee is a major part of the culture in the Kona region of Hawaii, to the point there is a major festival dedicated to the miracle bean. The festival occurs once every year, and we encourage you to attend this year’s festival if you can!

What’s This… Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)

Don’t Miss Hilo’s 53rd Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

If you live on the Big Island, enjoy the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Hawaii is steeped in tradition and history, giving residents and visitors an array of traditions to partake in throughout the year. If you live on the Big Island or you’re just visiting, the 53rd annual Merrie Monarch Festival can’t be missed. This annual festival was designed to pay homage to King David Kalākaua, who inspired many of the traditions, arts and language of this island state. This year, the festival will be held from March 27 through April 2, 2016.

Dedication to the Traditions of Hawaii

The main purpose of the Merrie Monarch Festival organization is to remind attendees of the many… Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)

Kona Brewing to Open New Brewery

Live on the Big Island and enjoy a great brew.

Kona Brewing, Hawaii’s favorite craft brewer, is set to open a 100, 000 barrel high-efficiency brewery. A year-long search for the new property ended with a deal to open the 30,000 square foot brewery and canning facility just down the street from the original location. It will sit on a 2.6-acre site in Kailua-Kona. After two decades of business, Kona Brewing Company is excited to offer its customers and the community new and cutting-edge products and technologies. This business truly represents why anyone would want to live on the Big Island.

The History of Kona Brewing

Cameron Healy and his son,… Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)

Treat Your Holiday Guests to the Big Island’s Best Local Food

Find amazing food when you buy Big Island real estate.

After you’ve purchased homes for sale on the Big Island and made this move, it’s no wonder everyone wants to come visit you. When you have visitors out to Hawaii to see you for the holidays or at any other time of the year, there are amazing local foods you’ll want to share. While the food isn’t the first thing people likely think of when considering their Big Island real estate, it can be a great way to show your guests around and give them a taste of your lifestyle.

A Tropical Climate with Exotic Crops

Due to the tropical climate… Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)

October 2015 Big Island Real Estate Buzz

While there are plenty of housing options in Big Island real estate, many individuals and families are opting for single family homes when searching for homes for sale. Before you start working with a Big Island real estate agent to find the home of your dreams and your piece of paradise, it’s critical to make sure you understand the latest trends surrounding this type of home. The following statistics from October 2015 will provide valuable insight that can help make the buying process easier.

An Increase in Home Sales

Overall, there have been more homes for sale on the Big Island, particularly… Read More

No Comments (Post a Comment)


Dream Move

Top 12 Important tips to turn your dream move into a happy reality

Learn More

Big Island
Home Values

Are you about to pay too much for a Big Island Home? Find out in my custom neighborhood reports.

Learn More

Meet Annette

Find out the secrets to Annette's aloha

Learn More