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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Kea’au, Hawaii your home away from home

Kea’au is in the district in Puna in the southeast of Big Island. Located close to the town Hilo, your holiday home in Kea’au is within easy reach of the Volcanoes National Park and the lava flows, lava tubes and red sparks of the Kilauea Volcano which light up the night sky. Nearby are the extraordinary black sand beaches. The Waiakea Forest Reserve is also close by, offering great hikes in the lush rainforest or take a tour of one of the many coffee farms in the area.

Things to do in Kea’au, Hawaii

Beaches

Big Island, Hawaii has some remarkable beaches which are great for sunbathing and watersports. Checkout the volcanic black sand beaches on the east coast or head for the strange Green Sand Beach at Papakolea, although it is quite a hike from the car park.

Helicopter Tour

The best way to see Big Island, Hawaii is from the air. A thrilling helicopter tour will allow you to see some amazing sights as you fly over Big Island’s rainforest, waterfalls and lava flows. See the tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains and the impressive Kilauea volcano, the only active volcano in the United States. Shopping

Big Island has many arts and crafts stalls selling handmade goods including wood carvings and beautiful handmade quilts. The Waimea Craft Mall is a great place to see some high-quality souvenirs, or head for the more modern King’s Shops in Waikoloa.

Places to visit near Kea’au, Hawaii Panaewa Rainforest Zoo

This 12-acre zoo is the only tropical rainforest zoo in the United States. Enjoy the 80 species of animals set in grounds which are filled with bamboo, orchids, palms and tropical flowering shrubs. Best of all, admission is free!

Volcanoes National Park

The Volcanoes National Park is a must-see sight for all visitors to Big Island and it is conveniently close to your Kea’au holiday home rental. See the active volcanoes Kilauea and Mauna Loa, the Thurston lava tube and the Observatory.

Hulihe’e Palace

This former royal palace in Kailua-Kona was built in the1800s. It is now a museum run by the Daughters of Hawaii who are dedicated to preserving the Palace and the fascinating cultural legacy of Hawaiian history.

Weather in Kea’au, Hawaii

Kea’au, Puna is well known for its year-round tropical climate. Temperatures range between 79-84°F (26-29°C) all year round although Kea’au does have a several inches of rain each month due to its elevation, which falls as short heavy showers.

Travel to Kea’au, Hawaii

The nearest airport to your holiday home in Kea’au is Big Island’s Hilo airport which receives only inter-island flights. It is 20 miles away. Honolulu International airport is on the nearby island of Honolulu so a connecting flight to Big Island would be needed.

The main airport on Big Island is Kona International airport which is on the west side of the island and serves inter-island and international flights.   It is approximately 104 miles from Kea’au, Puna.

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