Puna

Keaʻau • Pāhoa • Kurtistown • Mountain View • Glenn Wood

The ancient Hawaiians regarded Puna, Hawai`i, as one of the most sacred places. Puna was where the day and life started due to the rising sun. Today, Puna is the fastest growing community in all of Hawai`i, as it is the last ‘affordable’ region in the State of Hawai`i. It is a laid back area where old Puna – long-time local families mingle with new Puna – newcomers, entrepreneurs, retirees and veterans, artists and those looking to live an alternative off-grid lifestyle.This combination has resulted in the expansion of subdivisions, new shopping centers and a massive farmers markets. The 2018 eruption of Kīlauea volcano had devastating effects on the lower Puna district, destroying hundreds of homes, burying subdivisions, and permanently affecting the lives of thousands of residents. The heartbreaking loss of cherished homes, farms, hot ponds and surf breaks led the way for Tutu Pele to create new land, which expanded our island and potentially created new places for future generations to live and cherish. While this region has historically been in a state of constant evolution, Puna’s rich agriculture purservered continuing to use the rich volcanic soil to grow high quality produce. Local popular farmers markets sell only the freshest produce and coffee, with the majority of produce grown locally. Other commonly grown produce includes macadamia nuts, coffee, avocados and mangoes which drip with tons of fruit due to the coastal warmth. Puna is also a wonderful place to whale watch and see dolphins while relaxing on the rugged cliffs and black sand beaches.
Pohoiki

Pohoiki

If this is your first time visiting Pohiki, it is a wild geological wonder where the earth literally created new land, beaches and forever changed the coastline of Hawaii Island.

Bite the Eye

Bite the Eye

A few of our favorites include their Korean Ahi, Blackened Ahi, Hawaiian Style Poke and Furikake Poke.

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.

Bananarama Bakery

Bananarama Bakery

Painted BRIGHT yellow, you can’t miss it! This unique bakery serves up delicious sweets, and savory food.

Kohala Coffee Co.

Kohala Coffee Co.

This coffee shop serves upscale brewed coffee, espresso drinks, cold brew nitro and macchiatos, chocolate drinks, teas and more!

Coco Cantina

Coco Cantina

This restaurant is open 7 days a week, and boasts an amazing brunch menu as well.

The Bagel Hut

The Bagel Hut

Their bagel options change from week to week, a few of our favorites include: onion, garlic, everything, cinnamon raisin, blueberry and sesame.

Kaleo’s Bar and Grill

Kaleo’s Bar and Grill

Have a seat at this eclectic restaurant and order a slab of their savory BBQ pork ribs or one of their ½ pound burgers.

Cliffs at Paradise Park

Cliffs at Paradise Park

Visit the Hawaiian Paradise Park Cliffs and listen to the roar of the waves gently lapping against the shoreline.