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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, snorkelling and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum or Pacific Tsunami Museum. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

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)
Weather

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.

Natural features

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)
How to get there

Travelling 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Big Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,379 holiday lettings around Big Island. From 2,048 flats & apartments to 1,300 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

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

  • Kailua-Kona: 3,463 holiday homes
  • Kona Coast: 3,639 holiday homes
  • Pāhala: 820 holiday homes
  • Hawi: 208 holiday homes
  • Honomu: 179 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Big 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 Big Island?

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

  • Kailua-Kona: 3,463 holiday lettings
  • Pāhala: 820 holiday lettings
  • Hawi: 208 holiday lettings
  • Honomu: 179 holiday lettings
  • Hilo: 454 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 Big 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 Big Island are:

  • Waikoloa Heliport (WKL): 1,572 self catering accommodations
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA): 3,049 self catering accommodations
  • Hilo International Airport (ITO): 448 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 Big Island?

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

  • Swing Zone: 2,167 holiday rentals
  • Big Island Eco Adventures 2: 319 holiday rentals
  • Kona Le'a Plantation: 2,172 holiday rentals
  • Kohala Historical Sites State Monument: 220 holiday rentals
  • Isaac Hale Beach Park: 304 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Island listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Explore destinations around Big Island

Kailua-Kona
3,463 holiday rentals
Pāhala
820 holiday rentals
Hawi
208 holiday rentals
Honomu
179 holiday rentals
Hilo
454 holiday rentals
Pahoa
455 holiday rentals
Waimea
386 holiday rentals
Mountain View
487 holiday rentals
Keaau
236 holiday rentals
Pepeekeo
186 holiday rentals
Volcano
214 holiday rentals
Captain Cook
1,909 holiday rentals
Ninole
80 holiday rentals
Naalehu
96 holiday rentals
Honokaa
102 holiday rentals
Paauilo
26 holiday rentals
Kapaau
101 holiday rentals
Hawaiian Paradise Park
215 holiday rentals
Hōlualoa
2,002 holiday rentals
Hawaiian Ocean View
60 holiday rentals