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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, snorkeling and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum or Pacific Tsunami Museum. A vacation 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? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snorkeling and hiking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Hawaii Island a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Travelers speak highly of Hawaii Island for its snorkeling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hawaii Island?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,617 vacation rentals near Hawaii Island. From 1,623 house rentals to 1,770 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hawaii Island are on Vrbo.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hawaii Island. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kailua-Kona: 2,985 vacation rentals
  • Puako: 1,363 vacation rentals
  • Kahaluu Bay: 566 vacation rentals
  • Keauhou: 1,440 vacation rentals
  • Captain Cook: 1,543 vacation rentals

And Vrbo Canada offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Hawaii Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hawaii Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hawaii Island:

  • Kailua-Kona: 2,985 rentals
  • Captain Cook: 1,543 rentals
  • Pahoa: 319 rentals
  • Keaau: 166 rentals
  • Kamuela: 336 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Hawaii Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Hawaii Island are:

  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.): 2,613 vacation rentals
  • Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.): 306 vacation rentals
  • Waikoloa, HI (WKL-Waikoloa Heliport): 1,432 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hawaii Island?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hawaii Island. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mauna Kea Resort Golf Course: 1,401 rentals
  • Kona Country Club: 1,744 rentals
  • Kua Bay: 2,904 rentals
  • UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate: 1,727 rentals
  • Big Island Country Club: 2,957 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawaii Island listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Hawaii Island

Kailua-Kona
2,985 vacation rentals
Captain Cook
1,543 vacation rentals
Pahoa
319 vacation rentals
Keaau
166 vacation rentals
Kamuela
336 vacation rentals
Hilo
317 vacation rentals
Volcano
144 vacation rentals
Honokaa
70 vacation rentals
Honomu
126 vacation rentals
Pahala
575 vacation rentals
Ninole
48 vacation rentals
Hakalau
113 vacation rentals
Hawi
194 vacation rentals
Holualoa
1,596 vacation rentals
Kealakekua
1,578 vacation rentals
Pepeekeo
135 vacation rentals
Papaikou
172 vacation rentals
Mountain View
343 vacation rentals
Laupahoehoe
31 vacation rentals
Kapaau
82 vacation rentals