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Make a vacation rental in Hilo, USA your home away from home

Hilo is a town on the east coast of Hawaii’s Big Island, in the county of the same name. Visiting a self-catering vacation rental in Hilo you’ll be in an excellent location to experience the immense natural beauty of eastern Big Island, noted for its stunning geological features.

Things to do in Hilo, USA

Hilo vacation accommodation is close to a variety of attractions, both natural and man-made. If you’d like to find out a little more about the area’s culture and history, there’s the Lyman House Museum, which houses collections of local art combined with displays about the island’s past. The Pacific Tsunami Museum is documents the catastrophic impact of the two tsunamis in 1946 and 1960 and their legacy. In terms of nature you’ll have the beautiful Rainbow Falls, or you could take the walking trail to Akaka Falls, which is a little further afield.

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park would be an essential day out for anyone on holiday at self-catering accommodation in Hilo. Really, the park boasts more natural attractions than you could cram into one day, and at the visitor centre you’ll be able to get all the info you’ll need about lava flows and the local legends associated with the park. Key things to see in the park include Kilauea Volcano and its lava flows, the Thurston Lava Tube, which is more than 100 metres in length and was created when drained of lava a coupe of centuries ago.

The ocean is of course another top attraction for anyone visiting vacation rentals in Hilo. The beaches draw a mixture of swimmers and surfers. At Four Mile you’ll find a great spot for bathing, as the bay is protected by a reef and is remarkably calm.

Places to visit on holiday in Hilo, USA

A little way up the coast from Hilo self-catering accommodation is the city of Honokaa, which is considered the gateway to the north of the island and its Hamakua Coast, noted for its tropical rainforest. Within reach are natural features like the Waipio and Waimanu Valleys and Hillawe Falls the highest waterfall anywhere in Hawaii.

Weather in Hilo, USA

Around Hilo vacation rentals you’ll experience a tropical rainforest climate, which makes for warm, damp conditions throughout the year. Daytime highs are rarely lower than 25 degrees, and the driest months are generally between December and February.

Cheap flights to Hilo, USA

The best way to get to Hilo self-catering vacation accommodation would be to fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX) with Air New Zealand, British Airways or American Airlines, and catching a connecting flight to Hilo International (ITO) with United Airlines.

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