Where to stay around Island of Hawaiʻi?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,600 holiday lettings near Island of Hawaiʻi. From 1,402 Houses to 196 Cottages, 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 Island of Hawaiʻi is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Island of Hawaiʻi?

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

  • Waikoloa Village: 1,401 holiday homes
  • Waimea: 447 holiday homes
  • Paniolo Greens: 19 holiday homes
  • Kohala Ranch: 32 holiday homes
  • Francolin Place: 102 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Island of Hawaiʻi! 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 Island of Hawaiʻi?

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

  • Waikoloa Village: 1,401 holiday lettings
  • Waimea: 447 holiday lettings
  • Kamuela: 439 holiday lettings
  • Kapaau: 75 holiday lettings
  • Wainaku: 197 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 Island of Hawaiʻi?

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 Island of Hawaiʻi are:

  • Waimea Kohala Airport (MUE): 1,408 self catering accommodations
  • Waikoloa Heliport (WKL): 1,579 self catering accommodations
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA): 3,024 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 Island of Hawaiʻi?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Island of Hawaiʻi. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center: 1,478 holiday rentals
  • Honoli'i Beach Park: 457 holiday rentals
  • Hapuna Beach State Park: 1,479 holiday rentals
  • Keokea Beach Park: 342 holiday rentals
  • Pua Mau Place Arboretum: 1,411 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Island of Hawaiʻi listed on HomeAway 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.

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Big Island Hawaii, USA your home away from home

Big Island Hawaii is quite literally a holiday destination which is still growing, thanks to the active volcano Kilauea which can be seen in the south of the island. In all there are 11 different climate zones across the length of the island, making for as diverse a selection of holiday opportunities as you are likely to find anywhere on the planet. Wherever you select your Big Island Hawaii rental there is guaranteed to be plenty to occupy any visitor right on the doorstep.

Things to do in Big Island Hawaii, USA

There is no shortage of things to do on Big Island Hawaii whatever the time of year. As would be expected of any Hawaiian Island, days can be spent enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian weather relaxing and swimming at one of the island’s many beautiful beaches. The Kona Coast provides an excellent location for snorkelling, diving and dolphin or turtle spotting as well as deep-sea fishing.

Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world as measured from the sea floor provides a good place for hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, although the altitude means it is suitable only for experienced skiers. There are also several observatories on the mountain where visitors can take part in some stargazing.

Visitors can shop for souvenirs and sample traditional Hawaiian fare in Hilo, the capital city of the island, as well as visit the many museums, parks and gardens to be found in the city.

Then after a hard day there is nothing better than relaxing on the porch of your own Big Island Hawaii villa to watch the sunset over the ocean.

Places to visit on holiday in Big Island Hawaii, USA

One of the most impressive places to visit on Big Island Hawaii is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where it is actually possible to see molten lava flow.

Those keen on learning a little more about the history of Hawaii can visit one of several ancient Hawaiian temples on the island such as Puukohola Heiau, as well as the landing place of the first European missionaries to the island group.

For a slightly quirky day trip, visitors can visit the Hawaiian cowboys, or Paniolos, at the Parker Ranch in Kamuela. The ranch put on various different shows and exhibitions including herding shows and rodeos.

Weather in Big Island Hawaii, USA

The different climate zones on Hawaii mean that the weather can vary quite dramatically across the island, but in general is warm and sunny for most of the year. December to April are the coolest months, but even then temperatures reach up to around 26C, so visitors are pretty much guaranteed a tan no matter which time of year they choose to book a Big Island Hawaii villa.

Travel to Big Island Hawaii, USA

Big Island Hawaii is served by two different airports, Hilo International Airport (ITO) and Kona International Airport (KOA), both of which receive a number of airlines daily. Visitors from the UK will need to connect to one of the Hawaiian services at San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) airports to get to their chosen self-catering accommodation.

Sightseeing in and around Hawaii Island

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

  • 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

Travellers speak highly of Hawaii Island for its snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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)