Serene, Unhurried, Rural North Kohala encompasses the small towns of Hawi and Kapa'au. Eclectic and steeped in history, Hawi is a tiny village with big personality. Unique shops, eateries, organic farmer’s markets, and postcard-perfect scenery makes Hawi a not-to-be missed stop for the exploring traveler; while its vibrant history and present community make it a place to consider setting down roots and living a quiet and rural lifestyle.
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Homes here have a plantation character and are unique due to its long history as an agricultural hub. Deep soil and prolific streams offer a perfect environment for lush gardens and crops. This area attracts farmers, home gardeners and artists alike. Shop local favorite boutiques such as As Hawi Turns and Elements Jewelry & Crafts, grab some locally-sourced grinds at Bamboo Restaurant & Bar or Roots Alchemy, sample some locally grown coffee and baked goodies at the Kohala Coffee Mill, and wind-down in true Hawaiian style at Kava Kafe.
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* Hawi Farmers Market- Saturdays starting at 8am * Kēōkea Beach Park- easily accessible to all- this park boasts a covered pavilion, ocean access and gorgeous views for a picnic and swim. * Statue of King Kamehameha- just a few miles north of Hawi in the village of Kapaau this iconic statue represents the birthplace of King Kamehameha I. Visit in the second week of June to see it draped in yards of leis to celebrate this great rulers birthday! * Pololu Valley- located 17 miles north of Hawi, travelers and residents alike consider it a true treasure of Hawai’i Island. Take the scenic drive for the lookout point, or park and hike down into this magical valley. *Tours: Lokahi Sanctuary Gardens- guided tours of its 10 acres of gorgeous gardens and ocean views give you a sense of the lush agricultural spirit of Hawi. *Flumin’ Kohala- Guided kayak tours to explore the feat of engineering that is “The Ditch”, built over a century ago to bring water to the entire Kohala area. * Kohala Zipline- Zipline through the Kohala forest canopy on this 9-line course with two expert guides per tour.