PRLog - Jul. 1, 2014 - KAMUELA, Hawaii -- A neighborhood that breaks from the traditional landscape of Big Island communities, Waimea lies in the interior of the island in the South Kohala District. As the home of Paniolo or Hawaiian Cowboy, the area offers a completely different experience with its rolling green hills and lush pastures, where cattle and regular rodeos roam around. And because of its high altitude, the climate here is a bit cooler as compared to the rest of the Island.
Here, one can explore majestic views of the Big Island through horseback riding or ATV. The area is filled with historical sites such as the New England style Imioloa Church which was built in 1857. Touted as the oldest of all Waimea churches, this place became the home of Rev. Lorenzo Lyons, the famous writer of numerous Hawaiian hymns.
Truly, a lot of outdoor activities await in Waimea. Tourists and residents often hike at Waipi’o Valley and Pololu Valley, or even take a zipline and enjoy the perfect view of ravines, jungles, meadows, and forests. The neighborhood is also near golf courses, such as the Mauna Kea Golf Course and the Waimea Country Club.
To fully experience the cowboy vibe of Waimea, one can join An Evening at Kahua Ranch. This activity lets visitors enjoy premium cocktails at the Kuni Bar, eat sumptuous dinner, and watch the sun set into the Pacific while listening to live music. In addition, participants can also learn some Paniolo skills, and end the night with a spectacular view of stars.
While its residents enjoy privacy and exclusivity, Waimea is home to a lot of modern amenities such as restaurants, a large shopping center, theater, museums, art galleries, and boutiques. In fact, one of Hawaii’s finest chefs, Peter Merriman, has a restaurant near this neighborhood. The Kahilu Theatre can be found here as well – a 490-seat cultural mecca on Hawaii Island featuring performances by popular musicians, dancers, and artists.
Residents and visitors alike also find exceptional cultural and social events throughout the year including the the Parker Ranch Forth of July Rodeo, Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival, the annual Ukulele and Slack Key Guitar Institute, and the Aloha Festivals Waimea Paniolo Parade.
Lastly, tourists who wish to explore other fun destinations in Hawaii don’t have to worry about the travel time because the neighborhood is just 45 minutes away from renowned beachside resorts, the Hilo International Airport, and the Kona International Airport.
Resource Box: To know more about the luxury neighborhoods in Waimea on the Big Island, call Harold Clarke, the award-winning luxury real estate expert who is the owner of Windermere/C and H Properties, and founder of LuxuryBigIsland.com, at 808 443 1320 or email Harold@LuxuryBigIsland.com. Every year since 2008, Harold has been named a Top Real Estate Producer by Hawaii Business Magazine, which also put him in the Hawaii Business Magazine's Top 100 Realtors Hall of Fame. His deep knowledge and broad reach have attracted the most exclusive listings across all of the Big Island resorts, and Harold is now unquestionably the key to the best in Luxury Real Estate on the Big Island.