Pa'auilo, Big Island

Pa'auilo used to be a booming sugar town in the past. But when sugar production ceased in this area, the town's character changed. Today, it is a sleepy community with a few small neighborhoods, a grocery store and post office. Down on the ocean one can still see the now abandoned mill site and docks, where the harvested sugar was once loaded for transport.

Pa'auilo Overview

  • Former sugar town on the Big Island's Hamakua Coast
  • Small community – not much going on
  • Population: 595 (2010 Census)
  • Zip code: 96776

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They also have the Hawaiian Vanilla Company where you can have a great lunch and tour of how the vanilla is made during the week and on Saturdays they serve tea. It's a great place to visit with family and friends.
Reservations are needed.
You will be happy you went,they really have the Aloha spirit.
Sharon, Tue Feb 03, 2015
Pa'auilo also has Donna's Cookies, the best cookies in the world.
Ron Fornator, Tue May 20, 2014