Top rated rentals — Hakalau
Destination guide

The elegant city of Hakalau awaits you

The ocean views, waterfalls and parks display a scene truly unique to Hakalau. This scenic and relaxing city entices travelers with its coffeehouses and ziplining. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Hakalau

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Hakalau a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Naniloa Country Club (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Native Hawaiian Lava (13.2 mi / 21.2 km)
  • Subaru Telescope (23.1 mi / 37.2 km)
  • Hawaiian Vanilla Company (20.3 mi / 32.6 km)
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate (6.8 mi / 11 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Hakalau

Travelers enjoy Hakalau for its seaside, waterfalls and island views. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Hakalau is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akaka Falls (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Kalakaua Park (12.3 mi / 19.9 km)
  • Coconut Island Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Liliuokalani Park and Gardens (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Rainbow Falls (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Hakalau

The nearest airport is in Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO), located 14.1 mi (22.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 36 mi (58 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Hakalau?

Whether you're organizing your next epic adventure with friends or a romantic getaway with your special someone, one of these top vacation rentals in Hakalau is sure to tempt you:

  • "Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm - With Over 200 Five Star Reviews": If you're after somewhere in Pacific States with 1 bedroom and plenty of charm, consider this escape. Amenities include a video library and internet services.
  • "Mahana House Country Inn, Experience Rural Hawaii In A Small Country Property": Located in Pacific States, this home away from home has 1 bedroom and lots of handy amenities. Nearby whale-watching activities and heating are among them.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Hakalau vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Hakalau?

For a completely different vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Hakalau. We warn you though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to move into one of thes pint-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of living at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Amenities at this retreat in Honolulu County include a hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear" offers convenient extras like a nearby marina and a washing machine. Located in Honolulu County, you'll be able to live large in this small but well-designed hideaway.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Hakalau?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the chaos of the modern world. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got a great selection of log cabin vacation rentals in and around Hakalau where you can relax in nature. Try these on for size:

  • "Five Bedroom Log Cabin Near Waipi'o Valley" works hard to make sure your Hakalau vacation is all you imagined it would be. With amenities such as a kitchen island and a playground to make life easy, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy your vacation.
  • Take a few pals along or snuggle up with your sweetheart at "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park". A fireplace and an oven are just some of the many conveniences included at this tempting option.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Hakalau?

Forget about catching up on chores, because weekends were made for fun. Book one of these weekend getaways in and near Hakalau and enjoy all the amazing things to do close by:

  • Spend your whirlwind break at "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest", which is around 30 miles to the south of central Hakalau. There's lots of nature and adventure to discover around here. Do some golf and hiking and biking or just explore the sights of Liliuokalani Park and Gardens and Pu'u Huluhulu trail.
  • Alternatively, leave your cares behind at "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park". Stay in and put your feet up, or head out and try your hand at some kayaking and golf. When it's time to discover some nearby attractions, check out Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station and Kipuka Puaulu Trail. This fantastic vacation rental is around 30 miles south of Hakalau.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Hakalau?

Usually small in size, easy on the pocketbook and conveniently located, it's difficult not to be impressed by a studio apartment. Escape to one of these vacation rentals and get to know Hakalau up close:

  • Unpack your suitcase at "Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm - With Over 200 Five Star Reviews". Amenities including a barbecue grill and internet services will help you feel right at home here.
  • "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest" is another great option. Get cozy and take advantage of a nearby zoo, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

There are loads of highlights around Hakalau you won't want to miss. Nourish the culture vulture within and visit Mauna Lani Historic Park and Genesis Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Hakalau?

Whether you're chasing a simple cabin or a house to fit the entire family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Sneak in some downtime at one of these retreats in or near Hakalau:

  • If you only need to stay a few nights, "Absolute Hawaiian Luxury Private 5 Acres Stunning Views Sunsets Wood Pizza Oven" is a good choice. It's not far from the center of Hakalau, so you'll be within easy reach of all the top sights.
  • Another fantastic option is "Ocean View Mauna Lani Terrace". Round up your squad and enjoy a comfy stay near the heart of Hakalau.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Hakalau?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to get away for the weekend, just you and your sweetheart. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Hakalau that would make Cupid swoon. Here are some we think you'll fall hard for:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a few passion-filled nights at "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury". Located around 30 miles from Hakalau, this property comes with lots of nice touches, including a fireplace and winery tours.
  • "Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm - With Over 200 Five Star Reviews" is another option that's bound to impress. It's about 6 miles from Hakalau and comes with a restaurant dining guide and a dining table.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Hakalau?

Nothing screams "Best. Vacation. Evvv-er." like staying in a mansion. Indulge your nearest and dearest with a truly unforgettable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in or near Hakalau:

  • Around 15 miles to the southeast of Hakalau is "Private 2 Bedroom Suite With Ac In Historic Mansion Steps From The Beach". As well as its striking design, you'll be impressed by its high-end amenities, such as a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Alternatively, take your vacation up a notch and spend a week or two at "Restored Historic Mansion With Modern Amenities Steps To The Beach". It's located approximately 15 miles to the southeast of Hakalau and offers amenities like a garden, a porch and more.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Hakalau?

Browse these large group vacation rentals in or near Hakalau where you won't have to leave anyone off your invite list:

  • A wide array of amenities including an ocean view and a garden make "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home" a standout. This getaway has 5 bedrooms and accommodates up to 14 guests. From the center of Hakalau, it's around 12 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Six Bedroom House, Perfect For Families And Groups" is another excellent option. It's around 8 miles to the east of Hakalau, has 6 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. A garden and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your group getaway even more memorable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Hakalau?

Of all the conveniences a vacation rental can offer, a pool is hands down the most fun. Take a peek at these houses for rent with a pool in or near Hakalau and spend your time splashing around. Just remember to take your inflatable swan:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "Popular 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Minutes From Natl Park And Volcano Village". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a microwave oven and a fridge.
  • Spend leisurely vacation days splashing about or just unwinding beside the water at "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home". This vacation home is another guest favorite and comes with childrens activities, a dishwasher and more.

Not sure how to pack your bags for your Hakalau escape? This leading destination has an oceanic climate. In summer, expect average temperatures of between 70 ºF and 75 ºF. Scroll through our range of Hakalau vacation rentals by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to get more inspiration on where to stay.