Kehena Beach Estate is less than a 1 hour drive from Hawaii island's number one attraction: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Here you can walk through the famous "Thurston Lava Tube." A few minutes directly south of the entrance to the park you will find a truly unique winery where you can savor the unique wines of the region and purchase from a wide variety of red, white, and dessert wines from vines grown in the unique volcanic soils of the Big Island.
Some of East Hawaii's best multiethnic cuisine can be sampled in Pahoa town, which is a 15 minute drive north of Kehena Beach Estate that is uninterrupted with even a single traffic signal. One can sample authentic Italian, Mexican, Thai and Pacific Rim cuisine in this historic village. Hawaii's newest and largest drug store, a natural foods store, modern supermarket, service station, Seven Eleven, KFC, Burger King, Subway are some of the conveniences that you will encounter.
If you would like a quick lunch local style, you can drive 3 miles south of Kehena Beach Estate to have a "plate lunch." This usually consists of a scoop of rice, a scoop of macaroni salad, and a wide choice of entrees that may include seafood or pork, beef, or chicken. If you must, you can find burgers and fries here as well.