Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Hawaii Island

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Hawaii Island. Renowned for its shopping, snorkeling and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum or Pacific Tsunami Museum. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Hawaii Island

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snorkeling and hiking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Hawaii Island a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mauna Loa Observatory (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Subaru Telescope (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Volcano Winery (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Ka'u Coffee Mill (24.7 mi / 39.7 km)
  • Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (24.8 mi / 39.9 km)
  • Bay View Farm (25.7 mi / 41.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Hawaii Island

Travelers speak highly of Hawaii Island for its snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island is famous for its volcano viewpoints, island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Hawaii Island is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Mauna Kea (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (27.5 mi / 44.3 km)
  • Mauna Kea State Recreation Area (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Kilauea (20.5 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Hualālai (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)

Traveling to and around Hawaii Island

The nearest airport is in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), located 29.6 mi (47.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), which is 32.9 mi (53 km) away.

Where to stay around Hawaii Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,024 holiday lettings near Hawaii Island. From 5 Houses to 5 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hawaii Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hawaii Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hawaii Island. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Puako: 1,371 holiday homes
  • Kailua-Kona: 3,186 holiday homes
  • Opihihale: 107 holiday homes
  • Kamuela: 353 holiday homes
  • Waikoloa: 1,386 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hawaii Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hawaii Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hawaii Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Kailua-Kona: 3,186 holiday lettings
  • Kamuela: 353 holiday lettings
  • Pahala: 731 holiday lettings
  • Kapaau: 90 holiday lettings
  • Hawi: 196 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Hawaii Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Hawaii Island are:

  • Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.): 402 self catering accommodations
  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.): 2,796 self catering accommodations
  • Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala): 1,376 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Hawaii Island? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Hawaii Island. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate: 1,925 holiday rentals
  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo: 396 holiday rentals
  • Haleo Luau: 1,955 holiday rentals
  • Painted Church: 1,869 holiday rentals
  • Captain Cook Monument: 1,922 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawaii Island listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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