Live Like A Local In Puako, Big Island
Puako is often referred to as one of Hawaii’s best kept secrets. The small oceanfront town on the coast of the Big Island is the ideal location for any traveler looking to indulge in a relaxing, stress-free vacation. Situated upon the Kohala Coast and surrounded by crystal-clear water and white sandy beaches, Puako is known as a top-notch snorkeling, diving, and kayaking location. For the lucky divers, the magical manta rays and dolphins local to the Big Island area may make a special appearance for visitors at night.
Booking a stay in one of the rooms at one of our Puako vacation rentals will offer a serene, tropical paradise for travelers on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii, where they can step outside their room after a delicious home-made breakfast, smell the salty-ocean air, and rent a bike to explore along the world-renowned Hapuna beach. A vacation in Puako presents a slower-paced lifestyle, where people often take walks along the shore and enjoy exploring the many tide pools home to a variety of marine life. As Puako is a small, tight-knit community, tourists who visit get a glimpse into real Hawaiian culture through visiting iconic community sights, such as the 1859-built Hokuloa Church – home of the infamous ballad, “Hawaii Aloha,” which is now the unofficial anthem of Hawaii.
For adventurous travelers staying in Puako, the most popular attraction in the area is the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, a volcanic rock park composed of intricately designed carved petroglyphs. At the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve, travelers can experience the awe of ancient history through a 1.4-mile round trip hike around the “Malama Trail”, home to nearly 3,000 designs, ranging from turtles to deity symbols.
A vacation in Puako simply would not be complete without attending a famous Hawaiian feast and celebration, known as a luau. Celebrating at a luau is a traditional Hawaiian practice, dating back to ancient times when people would gather together to honor a great victory in war or a bountiful harvest. Nowadays, luaus are still held as way to bond with family and friends, eat delicious food, and have fun dancing. There are many different locations speckled around the community of Puako to join a lively Luau and try out different types of Hawaiian traditional cuisine. Book your stay at one of our Puako vacation rentals today to have a tropical paradise getaway vacation of a lifetime.