The property is the largest parcel of land currently for sale in Hawaii
BY IRENE PLAGIANOS
A lush expansive of Hawaiian land along a six-mile stretch of crystal blue waters—and surrounded by lava fields—is on the market for $18 million.
The 16,455-acres on the Big Island—the largest parcel of land currently for sale in Hawaii—includes the secluded Pohue Bay, where rare and protected Hawksbill Turtles nest, according to the site’s listing on Luxury Big Island, first posted earlier in May.
Listing agent Harold Clarke called the verdant property, a “truly rare, undeveloped land, a place for a homeowner to create a sanctuary on the Big Island.”
Another unique feature: The oceanfront land is dotted with petroglyphs, ancient rock carvings made by the early inhabitants of Hawaii.
“The Big Island is land of farmers and fisherman,” Mr. Clarke said. “The island’s history and unique topography is really on display on this land.”
Half of the property is zoned as a conservation district, which doesn’t preclude all construction, but there are restrictions. A home of up to 5,000 square-feet can be built on the conservation land, but several permits are necessary, Mr. Clarke said. The land sits south of the island’s Ka’ū Forest Reserve and the Mauna Loa volcano, and far enough away from the highway to feel like a private paradise, Mr. Clarke said.
The parcel, located on the southwestern coast, with ample beach space, could be used as an eco-resort, but Mr. Clarke sees the buyer as someone who wants the land to be “a complete, private refuge.”
“You have this awe-inspiring land, overlooking the Pacific Ocean on one side, and lava fields on the other, it really feels like you’re on another planet,” Mr. Clarke said.
The property is accessible by roads, though you do have to drive over lava fields, which is a “rough and totally unique terrain.”
But the best way to get there, Mr. Clarke said, is by helicopter. It’s a 20-minute helicopter ride from the nearest international airport, he said.
The property’s seller declined to be identified, Mr. Clarke said.
Originally appeared here in Mansion Global.