Those not really familiar with the Big Island and who purchase a property may be overwhelmed at first; where do you start, and how might your life on the Big Island change? Hawaii truly is a paradise and when compared to living on the mainland, it can be a huge change when you decide to leave the chaos and stress behind. Our Big Island luxury real estate professionals have a few tips we think you’ll find useful when trying to adjust to living on a tropical island.
First, relax and realize you have a lifetime to do it all. Yep, there is a lot to experience on the island, but no rush at all to do it. Choose those things you enjoy and that you’re passionate about. From biking, surfing, playing golf, horseback riding and checking out the Farmer’s marketplace, you’ll find there’s plenty to enjoy and keep you busy for as long as you live here. It never gets old.
Even when you live on the island, camping is a relaxing pastime. With all of the beach parks and camping sites you’ll find on the Big Island, it isn’t hard to find yourself enjoying getting back to nature and the surrounding fauna. Cook outdoors, take a swim, enjoy a good book and just let yourself take it all in.
Surfing isn’t for everyone, but it’s a favorite water sport among many! Nothing is as fun and thrilling as riding the waves, whether you’re a beginner who wants to learn more or an experienced surfer who can’t get enough. This is a great way to meet others who share the same hobby.
Enjoy a hike like no other. You don’t have to move at a quick pace or take strenuous routes, but you can if you want to. What better way to explore the old craters, beautiful tropical rainforest, coastlines and barren lava fields? No matter how often you hike, you’ll always experience new things; it will inspire and invigorate you, body and soul.
Consider tooling around the island by bicycle instead of car. Driving a car isn’t the best way to explore, especially if you want to take your time and enjoy every moment of the day. Riding a bike is a relaxing (and healthy) way to become familiar with the landscape, shops, restaurants, parks and beaches around where your new property is – and to meet new people, maybe even your neighbors.
On the Big Island even taking a Sunday drive is an experience everyone looks forward to. Take along a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of the beaches or parks, or choose a route that takes you through some of the best food stops and restaurants.
Hawaii is full of natural wonders and opportunities to explore. This is truly one place in the world where you won’t have to worry about getting bored, or not having something to do. Live your dream; after all, you only live once! If you are interested in a home, condo, ranch property or estate, give our Big Island real estate brokers a call today.