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.