Canoes at Miloli Beach, South Kona.

South Kona Coast

South Kona, more than any other district of Hawaiʻi, embodies the many strands that make up the geo-cultural tapestry of Hawai'i, the Big Island. There is both the dry lava desert of the Kohala Coast and the wet, misty jungles of Puna and Hilo; fishing villages inhabited by country-living locals next to hippie art galleries established by counterculture exiles from the US mainland, next to condos plunked down by millionaire land developers.


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