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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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Hawaii Island?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 3,631 vacation rentals near Hawaii Island. From 1,786 flats & apartments to 1,624 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hawaii Island for a holiday or a weekend 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 UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Waikoloa: 1,371 vacation rentals
  • Kailua-Kona: 2,978 vacation rentals
  • Puako: 1,358 vacation rentals
  • Keaau: 166 vacation rentals
  • Kahaluu Bay: 567 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK 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: 2,978 rentals
  • Keaau: 166 rentals
  • Hilo: 313 rentals
  • Captain Cook: 1,542 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:

  • Waikoloa, HI (WKL-Waikoloa Heliport): 1,472 vacation rentals
  • Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.): 2,614 vacation rentals
  • Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.): 307 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 UK offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Hawaii Island. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Swing Zone: 1,726 rentals
  • Big Island Eco Adventures 2: 287 rentals
  • Coastal Nature Trail: 81 rentals
  • Hobby Garden Hawaii: 351 rentals
  • Kona Le'a Plantation: 1,726 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawaii Island listed on Vrbo 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.

Explore destinations around Hawaii Island

Kailua-Kona
2,978 holiday rentals
Keaau
166 holiday rentals
Hilo
313 holiday rentals
Captain Cook
1,542 holiday rentals
Kamuela
336 holiday rentals
Pahoa
313 holiday rentals
Ninole
49 holiday rentals
Pepeekeo
135 holiday rentals
Hawi
195 holiday rentals
Mountain View
338 holiday rentals
Papaikou
172 holiday rentals
Volcano
143 holiday rentals
Honokaa
69 holiday rentals
Paauilo
16 holiday rentals
Kapaau
82 holiday rentals
Laupahoehoe
31 holiday rentals
Pahala
571 holiday rentals
Honomu
126 holiday rentals
Naalehu
63 holiday rentals
Holualoa
1,594 holiday rentals