South Kona Real Estate


If you choose to live in South Kona, expect moments and days when you will sense the living presence of Hawai'i’s nature cascading like life itself down the slopes of Mauna Loa. You may hear the call of a forest bird of the uplands on a cool night, waking you from sleep to enjoy the silver light of a full moon. Hawai'i is timeless as the volcanoes that form it. The land is young, yet ancient. South Kona real estate coexists with the harmonious ebb and flow of the Big Island - from the wintery peaks to the ever balmy warmth of the South Kona coast.

South Kona is located on the western side of the Big Island. It encompasses a stretch of the Kona Coast, which is known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The region is characterized by its lava fields, historic sites, and proximity to the ocean, and is an amazing place to live or invest in a vacation home.

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Living in South Kona

South Kona is renowned for its coffee farms. The region's elevation, volcanic soil, and favorable climate create ideal conditions for growing high-quality Kona coffee. Visitors can explore coffee plantations, learn about the coffee-making process, and sample some of the world-famous Kona coffee. Even without visiting the plantations, living near them means enjoying beautiful views and knowing the lush landscape will be preserved from further development.

South Kona is rich in historical and cultural significance for the Hawaiian people. The Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, also known as the Place of Refuge, is a sacred site where ancient Hawaiians sought forgiveness for their offenses. The Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park is another important area, home to the Captain Cook Monument.

The pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay offer excellent opportunities for snorkeling and diving. The bay is home to a vibrant coral reef and an array of marine life. It is not uncommon encounter dolphins, tropical fish, and sea turtles in this protected marine environment, which will be in your backyard if you buy a home in South Kona.

Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau Beach (also called Two-Step) is adjacent to the Place of Refuge and is a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. The name "Two-Step" refers to the natural rock formations that provide easy entry into the water.

Restaurants in South Kona

Looking for a great place to eat in South Kona? Try one of these:

  • Da Poke Shack is a casual eatery famous for its poke bowls, featuring fresh, locally sourced fish and a diverse selection of toppings.
  • Kona Coffee and Tea Company is more than just a coffee shop. This establishment also offers a menu with a selection of breakfast and lunch items, and is the perfect spot for enjoying a meal while savoring Kona coffee.
  • Holuakoa Gardens and Café is nestled in the uplands of South Kona. The café is known for its farm-to-table dining experience, featuring locally sourced ingredients and a relaxing garden setting.
  • Keoki's Ono Fish 'n' Chips is a local favorite offering a menu focused on fresh seafood, including their signature fish and chips.

South Kona Schools

Several schools serve the residents of South Kona, providing educational support the the Hawaii Public School District. Schools in the area include Konawaena High School, Konawaena Middle School, Honaunau Elementary School, and Kealakekua Elementary School. If you prefer alternatives to public education for your students, there are also some charter and private schools in the area. South Kona is a beautiful place to raise a family with all there resources you need. 

South Kona Homes for Sale

Real estate in South Kona offers a diverse range of properties, from oceanfront estates to homes nestled in the lush upland areas and the market includes single-family homes, condominiums, and vacant land. The appeal of South Kona lies in its natural beauty, favorable climate, and the tranquility of its communities. Whether you are looking for properties for sale in South Kona with panoramic ocean views, spacious lots, and proximity to outdoor amenities, this area has it all.

For over 15 years, I have helped buyers find their dream homes in South Kona. I help locals, and relocators from the mainland, by providing open and honest communication while listening to their needs. Real estate buyers and sellers know - there are riches here. Not only the obvious value of the Kona real estate, but the riches of some of Hawai'i’s most abundant natural forests and preserves. Kona is country. It’s the antithesis of the city and a great place to raise ohana (family). You can do a lot in Kona from surfing to diving to fishing. You can hike in the rain forest. South and North Kona provide ample beauty and recreation.

Mauna Loa draws moisture from the ocean and casts it across the foothills and coasts, creating beauty, green vistas, and rainbows. Thousands of years of culture and history breathe in the trade winds and sounds of nature and people of Hawai'i living life simply as they have for generations. Kona could be one of America’s most pristine environments and those who live here learn to respect and appreciate the Big Island and aloha like no tourist can comprehend.

The energy of the Big Island seeps into the soul over time. Just like the beauty of Hawai'i is etched in time, the homes of South Kona reflect more than just real estate. South Kona homes for sale offer places of peace and serenity. Remote locales on the Big Island provide pockets of real estate that enhance the feeling of privacy and respect. Secrets in real estate are rare - but Captain Cook and McCoy Plantation are among them. With beautiful mountain and ocean views as common as the rainbows that frequent the island! The ever-repeating cycle of weather—sun, trade winds and rains—that keep all of Kona green and beautiful.

Call anytime at (808) 217-2717 to begin your South Kona real estate search. As your Big Island realtor, I will be with you every step of the way! Read reviews from my clients and learn how I can help you on your journey.