Holidaymakers looking for a wonderful place to stay should try the Puna District of the Big Island in Hawaii. Located on the eastern side of the island, this area offers many things for holidaymakers to see and do. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, condos, cottages and villas.
Holidaymakers will find beautiful beach parks in the district where they can relax and soak up the sunshine. The warm waters of the Pacific Ocean are superb for swimming as well as other watersports like surfing, diving, sailing, paddle boating and wind surfing. Surf and deep sea fishing are also very popular with locals and visitors to Puna. Golf fans will be delighted with what the island has to offer as there are 20 courses including the delightful 18-hole course at Volcano Golf & Country Club. The grand parks and volcanoes offer spectacular views and holidaymakers may like to explore the area by hiking and cycling. Visitors to this area will find a great choice of bars and restaurants with both local and international fare on offer. In addition to this, self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from many different stores.
The Big Island has many amazing features and attractions, not least the five volcanoes at Kohala, Muana Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Kilauea. Visitors can learn more about these amazing natural features at the Volcano Art Center. Hilo is only 10 minute’s drive away and has many fantastic places to visit such as Lyman House Memorial Museum, Pacific Tsunami Museum and Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo. About half an hour's drive from Puna is the Akaka Falls State Park. Akaka Falls is the second tallest waterfall in Hawaii and is well worth a visit.
Hawaii has only two seasons, summer from May to September and winter from October to April. However, the temperatures do not vary too much with average highs of about 29 to 30 degrees centigrade in the summer and 24 to 25 degrees in the winter. June and July are generally the driest months of the year. Visitors should pack warmer clothing if they intend to head up in to the mountains on the Big Island.
Puna District is just 10 minute’s drive from Hilo International Airport (ITO). Flights arrive here from Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO). Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty are car rental firms represented at the airport and there are taxis available too. Holidaymakers from other countries can fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and get a connecting flight to Hilo. Flights from Amsterdam (AMS), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Tokyo-Narita (NRT) amongst other international airports go direct to Los Angeles.