Nani Paniau: The Ultimate Private Hawaiian Estate

Located at the very end of Puako Beach Drive, adjacent and contiguous to the Mauna Lani Resort, lies Nani Paniau. Offering the utmost in privacy and seclusion, the property is strategically located within the heart of the Kohala Coast resort and is an easy walk or drive to many resort hotels, restaurants and amenities.

Exuding true Hawaiian luxury, Nani Paniau is the ultimate private estate, and is currently listed by Leverage Partner Mauna Kea Realty. The 7.45-acre property is one of the largest privately-owned oceanfront properties on the Kohala Coast. This gated, park-like property has direct access to a dazzling oceanfront, white-sand beaches and black-lava landscapes.

Encompassing over 1,000 feet, the property is comprised of 10 separate parcels, each serviced by underground utilities. The largest of the ten parcels is upgraded with an approximately 10,000 square foot, 7 bedroom, 7 bathroom, 2 half bath Lucky Bennet designed home, complete with media room, fitness center and wet bar/billiard room seamlessly opening to the free form oceanfront swimming pool. Numerous stately coconut palms, mature Milo, Kou and beach Heliotrope trees grace the property, while historic natural and manmade alkaline ponds generate a sense of tranquility throughout the estate.

Dine – Pay a visit to nearby Brown's Beach House Merriman. Relax and enjoy exceptional service while dining on fresh, locally-produced foods. Linger with a glass of wine from their vast wine list and gaze at stunning sunset views for an evening that is sure to please.

Or pay a visit to Napua, located within the private Mauna Lani Beach Club. Once for members only, it is now available for everyone to enjoy. Gaze at stunning ocean views while sipping on their signature Shave Ice Martini. Be pampered with exceptional service while dining on fresh, locally-produced foods.

Escape – Find your zen with a relaxing yoga practice on the beach. Beautiful!

Unwind and recharge in the seclusion of a tropical sanctuary at the Mauna Lani Spa. With indoor treatment rooms, outdoor baths, a Watsu pool, full-service salon and a spa boutique, treat yourself and indulge in a day of pampering and relaxation.

Practice your golf swing at the beautiful, multi-award winning Mauna Kea Golf Course. Whether you're picking up a golf club for the first time or on your way to becoming the next Tiger Woods, the resort offers an oasis for all skill levels.

Explore –Grab your snorkel and goggles and observe the various marine life in the beautiful, clear ocean water.  Feeling a bit more adventurous? Try zip-lining over mountain ranges or take a rainforest hike.

Embrace the beauty of the Big Island. Geologically, Kamuela is the oldest part of the island and home to the oldest volcano, Kohala. With stunning views, rolling hills and a vast coastline, explore the island on foot or on horseback.

Take an afternoon stroll around The Shops at Mauna Lani. With coffee shops, chic boutiques, local craftsmanship, gourmet dining, art galleries and weekly events, The Shops at Mauna Lani is a one-stop shop for fashionistas, foodies and connoisseurs alike.

Do as the locals do and make your way over to one of the many weekly farmers markets. With fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, a diverse collection of prepared foods specific to Hawaii, and great prices, a very tasty and enjoyable afternoon is bound to be had.

Embrace the culture and history that surrounds the island. For a genuine Old Hawaii feel, visit historic former cattle farms, such as Anna Ranch, or visit the various nature reserves and immerse yourself in history and beauty.

Welcome to cowboy country. Surprisingly, the Big Island has an unlikely "cowboy culture" heritage that dates back for more than a century. Known as Paniolo, which directly translates to Hawaiian cowboy, Waimea (Kamuela) and North Kohala make up the oldest part of the island, housing five of the oldest volcanoes that form the Big Island. This historic area, full of rolling, green pastures, is still home to cattle, cowboys and ranches.

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