Homes in Pahala, Punaluu, Naalehu & Other Communities
The Kau real estate district is an incredible mix of contrasting environments. Buying a house in Pahala or Punaluu or in Naalehu means embarking on a deep, rich experience in Nature's kingdom, unmatched almost anywhere. For as start, most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Kilauea itself fall in Kau’s borders. The current eruption is an unforgettable sight, the Earth giving birth in flowing crimson and orange lava.
Within that same park you can walk the Kau Desert on challenging trails that make experienced hikers and backpackers mouths water. Where else can you see ancient Hawaii footprints preserved perfectly in volcanic land that cooled centuries ago?
In the eastern side of Kau you’ll find land and pastures that make up cattle ranches and the world famous macadamia nut & coffee farms. Down in Punaluu there are black sand beaches that you must see for yourself to truly understand the beauty of these marvels.
This is truly a place for contemplation and communion with Nature itself. Privacy and peace are in abundance in Kau. This is why people seek out this place for their home on the Big Island.
Towns In Kau - Where You'll Find Real Estate For Sale
The largest town here, Pahala, has a population of approx. 1400 people. This community sprung up during the sugar plantation era, but has now moved on to diverse crops. Kau coffee, grown in Pahala & other areas, is surging in popularity, competing very strongly today with Kona Coffee.
Pahala has worked in recent years to preserve the old plantation era houses and cottages. Some are rented out to visitors to stay in as well.
Naalehu is the other main community, but has a smaller size of about 920 residents in it. One of its main claims to fames – Naalehu is the southernmost town in the US. That also means you’re not far from the ocean there.
Kau is for those who want a simpler, calmer way of life, surrounded by untouched Nature. If that fits the bill for you, buying a home here could be the right decision.
Below you'll find specific links to homes for sale in the Kau district of the Big Island. Click on any of them and you'll get complete listing info, including photos of the property. Contact us today for a showing or to get more information on the ones that catch your eye!