Quaint shops from surf, to curio and restaurants that span the flavors of the globe from Thailand, to Mexico, and Italy, make Pahoa Village one of the most pleasurable shopping and dining stops on the Big Island. Every restaurant in Pahoa is owner operated, guaranteeing diners a personable meal. Lodging in Pahoa is alternative as well. The historic Village Inn, built in 1910, housed some of Puna’s earliest travellers and still operates today. The rooms are clean and spacious with vintage Victorian decor. Pahoa has the reputation of holding some lively and entertaining performances both on its Main Street and at the Akebono Theater, Hawaii’s oldest theater.
Home Owners Association (HOA): Nanawale Estates
Nanawale Community Association is a HOA dedicated to making the most of the low property owner’s due throughout the community. In addition to standard grounds maintenance, upgrades, and repairs, the association also provides pool amenities and community events to help promote a strong social life, recreation, and community relations in this single family residential-zoned area.
If you need to relax, regroup, recharge, and relive just drive on down to Pahoa. It is furthest south place in Puna where you can get gas and groceries and also is voted most likely to succumb to the fires of Pele (Kilauea volcano) should the whim ignite her. Pahoa is the staging area (or at least the pit stop) on your way to discover Lava Trees State Monument (Park), the far eastern cluster of homes called Kapoho, MacKenzie State Park, Pohoiki, the only boat launch and pier in Puna, Kehena (nude) Beach, and of course the recently buried village of Kalapana.