Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Papaikou

The beaches and gardens create a pretty picture of Papaikou. This romantic and relaxing city entices travellers with its restaurants and shopping. Pacific Tsunami Museum and Lyman Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Papaikou

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Papaikou a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Naniloa Country Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Papaikou

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Papaikou

Nature lovers will enjoy Papaikou for its pristine beaches, island views and beautiful gardens. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Papaikou is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Akaka Falls (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Honoli'i Beach Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Kalakaua Park (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Coconut Island Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Lincoln Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Papaikou

The nearest airport is in Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Papaikou?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 234 holiday lettings around Papaikou. From 144 houses to 32 flats & apartments, 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 points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Papaikou? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Papaikou. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden: 359 holiday lettings
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate: 353 holiday lettings
  • Pahoa Museum: 552 holiday lettings
  • Coconut Island Park: 441 holiday lettings
  • Honoli'i Beach Park: 430 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Papaikou listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Papaikou?

Yes, of course. offers 144 Houses in Papaikou. Our other popular types of Papaikou holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 32 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Papaikou?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Papaikou. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.