Kohala

Kapaʻau • Pololū Valley • Waimea • Puako • Waikoloa Village • Kawaihae • Hapuna Beach • Mauna Kea Beach •Beach 69

Located on the Northside of Hawaii Island, Kohala is known for its beautiful beaches, stunning lush green landscape, proud cultural history, rich agriculture and renown cattle ranching. Historically, Kohala is the birth place and training ground of Hawaii’s famous King Kamehameha I, along with many famous Ali`i Chiefs whose descendants still call this area home. Kohala is well known for its thriving farmers market, cattle ranches, eco-tourism activities and private farm to table dining experiences. This area is full of adventure opportunities, with horseback riding and ATV expeditions. Along with private hiking outfits and public access to the beautiful and historic sites such as Pololū Valley. This valley is the home of Papa and Wākea, the first parents in Hawaiian history and creators of the earth and sky. A popular destination for sightseeing for locals and visitors alike, Kohala is a proud region that likes to keep it locally grown and “keep Kohala, Kohala”. From the sweeping grasslands of Waimea (Kamuela) to the dry, vast white sand beaches along the Kohala Coastline. Kohala is filled with beautiful places to explore and delicious food to enjoy! For a real cultural experience, visit the Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site and learn how Kamehameha I built and used this heiau to solidify his rule over Hawaiʻi Island, which eventually led to unification of the Hawaiian Islands. Travel up to Waimea and enjoy a warm cup of coffee while you stroll through the intimate Kamuela Farmers Market  and take in the town’s rich Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) history (ADD LINK). Or cruise down to the ocean and experience some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, along with first class dining experiences. Whether you are seeking a relaxing or adventurous day, Kohala will have everything that you are looking for.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter

Blue Hawaiian Helicopter

There are many ways to see Hawaii, but nothing compares to viewing this gorgeous island from the sky. Blue Hawaiian Helicopter tours offer an array of different aerial experiences.

Meridia Restaurant

Meridia Restaurant

Mediterranean style cuisine located at the luxurious Westin Hapuna Resort. Stop by for a fine dining experience full of flavor.

Ocean Tower

Ocean Tower

Ocean tower has family friendly multi-level pools overlooking the turquoise ocean, and a more secluded adult only pool for a more quiet peaceful time.

Palace Tower

Palace Tower

Palace Tower at Hilton Waikoloa Village has always been a staple resort, located in the middle of the property. With access to multiple pools and close proximity to Nui Italian, this is a must stay!

Makai

Makai

Hilton Waikoloa Village MAKAI is newly updated and has stunning views of the ocean. MAKAI is conveniently located by the massive resort pool and food.

Kings’ Land Waikoloa

Kings’ Land Waikoloa

One of our favorite resorts, boasting full size kitchens, 1-3 bedroom suites with lanais overlooking the beautiful Kohala coast.

Mauna Kea Beach

Mauna Kea Beach

The stunning white sand Mauna Kea Beach, historically known as Kauna`oa Beach, is located on the Kohala coast.

The Fish and the Hog

The Fish and the Hog

Located near the heart of Waimea, Fish and Hog is a cozy, comfort food restaurant with an Old Hawaii country feel.

Westin Hapuna

Westin Hapuna

The Westin is located at the world-class coastal jewel and largest white sand beach on Hawaii Island, Hāpuna Beach.

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid

Fairmont Orchid is a AAA Four Diamond resort, resting on 32 stunning oceanfront acres.

Merriman’s

Merriman’s

An upscale restaurant with roots deeply embedded in Hawaii Island’s farming and ranching community.

Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

Waialea Bay (Beach 69)

Popularly known as Beach 69 which was named after the number of the old telephone pole that once served as a marker to signal beachgoers to turn.

Kamuela Farmers Market

Kamuela Farmers Market

Located in the old classic Pukalani Stables at Parker Ranch, this quickly growing market serves up some of the freshest local vegetables, fruit, honey, jams, baked goods, fresh flowers, arts and crafts, local plants and delicious food truck grindz!

Kohala Coffee Mill

Kohala Coffee Mill

Serving up some of the best locally brewed coffee, breakfast and lunch items.

4d Quarter Horses

4d Quarter Horses

Come explore the lush prairie of 4d Quarter Horses, formerly known as Da Hana Ranch.

Family Food Truck Fridays

Family Food Truck Fridays

This monthly event rotates through different venues around Waimea Town, giving foodies from around the island the opportunity to try something new and a fresh change of scenery!

Stargazing

Stargazing

Mauna Kea’s height and remote destination with virtually no light pollution makes this location the most ideal spot in the world for astronomical observation.

Late Night Dining

Late Night Dining

Whether you are just arriving after a long flight, or find yourself out for a night on the town, Big Island Reviews has compiled a list of restaurants and bars open until 10 PM or later for your convenience.

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Hawaiian Style Cafe

Hawaiian Style is one of our staple breakfast and lunch spots in Hilo and Waimea.

Pololū Valley

Pololū Valley

This valley is a hikers paradise offering sweeping views of the Hamakua Coastline.

Paniolo Adventures

Paniolo Adventures

Saddle up and ride on out to the open range along the Kohala Coastline through this guided trail ride!

Binchotan Bar and Grill

Binchotan Bar and Grill

This modern contemporary Japanese Bar and Grill serves high-end food that is simply delicious.

Binchotan Bar and Grill

Binchotan Bar and Grill

This contemporary Japanese bar is a romantic and intimate place to share a cocktail with the people you love.

Copper Bar

Copper Bar

Copper Bar is a one-of-a-kind open-air bar offering breathtaking and heavenly views of Mauna Kea Beach.

Copper Bar

Copper Bar

Enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the shoreline and concentrate on the live slack key guitar music and mesmerizing hula dancing provided at Copper Bar!

Mahaiʻ ula Beach

Mahaiʻ ula Beach

Chances are high that you might get to see a Hawaiian Monk Seal at this beach.

Waimea Coffee Company

Waimea Coffee Company

This social hub specializes in island-brewed coffee, ono sandwiches, sugary coconut macaroons and smoothies.