South Kohala on the Big Island is home to the towns of Waimea (also called Kamuela) and Kawaihae as well as the pristine Kohala Coast with its posh resorts and beautiful beaches.
Kawaihae is the site of Puukohola Heiau and also Kawaihae Harbor. Waimea town is known as paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country and is also home to high technology enterprises as well as many museums, great places to eat and shop, and a vibrant night life. Surrounding Waimea town is the historic Parker Ranch which is Hawaii’s largest ranch.
Also in South Kohala is Waikoloa Village which is situated on Anaehoomalu Bay and home to elegant resorts including Waikoloa Beach Resort and the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Golf is abundant in this region including the Waikoloa Village Course, the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course and the King’s Golf Golf Course.
Also in this area is the resort town of Puako and lovely Puako Bay as well as the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve