The Punalu'u Beach is a good place to check out while you are in Punaluu.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever provide you with a narrow window into the broader textures and qualities of a region. So try to set aside some time to discover Hawaii's other cities, attractions and landscapes. Approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) away is Naalehu. Set aside a day here to enjoy the Ka Lae and Kula Kai Caverns.
Approximately 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the northwest of Punaluu is Kailua-Kona, an important regional city where you'll find Kailua-Kona Wharf, Honokohau Marina and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. Don't rush back to Punaluu until you've visited Kailua-Kona's Hawaii Gateway Energy Center, Keauhou Shopping Center and Kona Country Club.
For a glimpse of local culture, head to Hawaii's craft workshops.
If you believe an excellent vacation is working up a sweat in wild places, then join one of the hiking or horse riding excursions the Punaluu area has to offer. If the sun is shining during your stay, get outside. Snorkeling and scuba diving are just two ways the locals like to cool off here.
Keep in mind, traveling is the only thing you can buy that makes you wealthier. Your time in Punaluu, will leave you with memories you'll forever treasure.