Hi I posted this question in the local Hawaii forum and got no replies, so I thought I would try here in the general forum.

I have found little to no information on investing on the Big Island, the Kona area in particular. A search for "Kona" on BP returns nothing useful in the way of forums or blogs. This seems odd considering the huge vacation rental market there. Does anyone have any thoughts about why this is? Is Kona not a desirable area to invest in? Are there no Big Island investors on BP (hard to believe!)? It seems to me that investing in Kona may have some peculiarities due to the nature of the area as far as tourism, retirement, condos, etc. There also seems to be an inventory shortage of affordable properties. Any comments would be appreciated.