About Ka'u on the Big Island , South Point Naalehu
By Patrick Lambert, Hawaii Real Estate Expert
(ALLY Real Estate)
About Ka'u Hawai'i Ka'u (ka-oo) meaning: To be mine... and it really can be yours. Ka'u is said to be the landing site of the first Polynesian settlers. Covering over 80 miles of coast south of Kailua-Kona and due west of Hawai'i Volcano's National Park, Ka'u is Hawaii's largest district in terms of land area. Ka'u is filled with history one can see in the many petroglyphs from Miloli'i to Volcano. In the 1960's astronauts trained for lunar missions on the lava fields of Mauna Loa and in the 1860's Mark Twain spent time in Waiohinu, right here in Ka'u, and planted a Monkey Pod tree. (In 1957 the original tree was blown down and a new tree grew from it's sprouts that still stands today). Ka'u today is home to some of nature's most precious gifts. One can almost always see an endangered s...