Kapa’au is located in the North Kohala district at the north end of the island near Hawi. This small unincorporated town is home to less than 2000 residents near Keokea Beach Park. Kapa’au is a historical home known for a large statue of the King Kamehameha the Great near his birthplace. The statute was originally built in 1878 in Paris, put on a ship to Hawaii but before it reached its destination the vessel sank near the Falkland Islands. So Hawaiian legislature ordered a new one but the captain of the wrecked ship leader found the statue they thought was lost standing in Port Stanley. He purchased it and shipped it to Hawaii where it was erected in this small town. However, the second statue was already underway and now stands in front of the Ali’iolani Hale building in Honolulu. On June 11 every year the statue is draped with flower leis to celebrate Hawaii’s greatest king.
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Today, this sleepy town is home to a couple of cafés, a bookshop, and breathtaking views overlooking the valley and of course the beautiful Keokea State Park. The park features picnic tables, fire pits, barbecue grills and pavilions. Just a little further still is the dramatic Pololu Valley Overlook. This may be one of the most beautiful sights on earth. Hike down to the beach, do a little beachcombing, but try to stay out of the water as this location is known for having strong currents.
There are a variety of homes starting at about $450,000 up to multi-million-dollar luxury properties, many with stunning views of the ocean. Homes were built as far back as the 1940s and 50s with luxury properties and newer homes being built each year. If you’re looking to get away from it all and love the quiet and quite northern towns of Kapa’au and Hawi, finding your little piece of paradise might be ideal in this locale.
Students are assigned to the Kohala elementary school, the Kohala middle school, and the Kohala high school. These schools are between a half a mile to 2 ½ miles from most homes around Kapa’au.
Downtown Kailua Kona is between 45 and 60 miles depending on which route you go. Smaller shops, quite restaurants, cafés, and unique boutiques are all part of what makes Kapa’au and Hawi a wonderful place to live. For more information browse available listings on my website or contact my office at 808-217-8500 to schedule a showing or for further information on Kapa’au real estate and surrounding areas.