The Big Island of Hawaii, officially named Hawai’i Island, is the largest of the Hawaiian Islands and often confused by mainlanders and others with Oahu - but make no mistake. These two islands couldn’t be more diverse.
Large enough to hold all the other islands combined, Hawaii Island is home to two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Its coastlines range from stunning, white sand beaches from the pages of Travel & Leisure Magazine to dramatic cliffs spewing steam as red-hot lava pours into the sea. From upscale resorts, tiny fishing towns that time forgot, rainforests covered in a blanket of green ferns; and historical sites marking the demise of Captain Cook in 1779 or Hulihe’e Palace, the former vacation home of Hawaiian Royalty, the Big Island is everything you imagined Hawaii to be – minus the metropolitan shopping district and congestion of Honolulu.
All of your senses will come alive on the Big Island with the sweet, intoxicating scent of Plumeria floating on the breeze; black and green sand beaches dotted with giant sea turtles, the tastes of coconut shrimp and fresh pineapples, and the roar of waves crashing on the shore.
Our Naupaka home, located in the Waikoloa Village on the island’s sunny west coast, offers a world-class, upscale experience. Situated on 62 acres along the Kohala Coast, guests are treated to a richly laid out resort setting with numerous restaurants and a host of amenities should you decide to simply stay put and relax. Stroll along the coral beach path that leads to Anaeho'omalu Beach or Lava Lava Beach Club.
Two shopping centers: Queens’ Marketplace and Kings’ Shops offer everything from boutique shops and art galleries to a gourmet market, live entertainment and an abundance of dining options ranging from fine dining to coffee shops and everything in between, including a traditional Hawaiian luau.
Full of tropical allure, a rich history and unique culture, Maui has been repeatedly voted the Best Island in the World for two decades. The island boasts near perfect weather, awe-inspiring natural wonders, 81 accessible beaches and a laid-back Maui lifestyle that has earned Hawaii the title of Happiest State for the fourth year in a row.
The second largest Hawaiian island, the Valley Isle delights nature lovers with an assortment of natural wonders and outdoor recreational activities like stand-up paddle boarding, hiking trails that lead to towering waterfalls, whale watching in the winter months, and Haleakala – the island’s 10,000 ft. dormant volcano.
For those who desire a little more than just spectacular scenery, Maui hosts a variety of annual events including the Hyundai Golf Tournament, the Maui Invitational College Basketball Tournament in Lahaina, the Maui Film Festival, the Maui County Fair, live theater and a full calendar of world-renowned entertainment at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
Rich in history, this area beckons to be explored. Just a short, scenic drive will take you from the Olowalu petroglyphs to the popular vacation destination of Lahaina – once a famed whaling village in the mid-1800′s and the seat of Hawaiian royalty in ancient times.
Now, Lahaina is famous for celebrity restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, and the island’s largest Banyan tree which doubles as center stage during special events.
Nestled among it all, on the verdant slopes of the majestic West Maui Mountains, you find distinctive communities of luxury estate homes that have blossomed into an exclusive private oasis offering a lifestyle most only dream of enjoying.