Discover a selection of 500 vacation rentals in Pahala that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $85 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Pahala. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take a break in perfect Pahala

With gorgeous black sand beaches, warm turquoise waters and a verdant countryside dotted with coffee and macadamia trees, Pahala is a place known for its hospitality and stunning natural beauty. It sits in what once was a sugar plantation, the town having reinvented itself, with old sugar cane fields transformed into abundant orchards that flourish in the sunny, warm climate. Like to relax? Pahala vacation rentals are the perfect place to take a break, with lush parks for hiking and biking on the doorstep.

Things to do

Incredible experiences in volcanic Pahala

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is just a short drive from Pahala, offering visitors incredible experiences that will never be forgotten. Walk the summit of Kilauea, visit the Jaggar Museum or explore the eerily-lit Nahuku - Thurston Lava Tube, the choice is yours. Visitors are drawn to Holei Sea Arch, a dramatic natural rock formation, and the fabulously-fragrant Ka'u Coffee Mill, while Punalu'u Black Sand Beach is always popular. Like to get close to nature? Pick a Pahala vacation rental near to the shore for the chance to spot endangered hawksbill and green turtles soaking up the warmth of the sun.


Discover natural wonders in Pahala

Visitors to Pahala discover a place of relaxation and tropical beauty, where guests can take things nice and easy. There are glistening black sand beaches to walk along, perfect for watching a spectacular sunset after a restful day, while local sailors are on hand to take travelers on tours of the beautiful surrounding coastline. The area's unique religious sites are well worth a visit, while heading into the nearby forests for inspiring hikes and nature spotting is always on the agenda. Close to the area's national parks, Pahala vacation rentals provide an excellent base for exploring the many natural attractions here.


Sun-soaked summers and warm winters in Pahala

Set on the south-east side of the Island of Hawaii, Pahala enjoys a luscious tropical climate that provides idyllic weather for almost 12 months of the year. With 2 main seasons, Pahala is characterized by warm winters and hot summers, with cooling trade winds that keep the humidity bearable. Summer temperatures can reach the high 80s, with abundant sunshine and very little rainfall. Winter offers enjoyable temperatures, ranging from the mid to high 60s, but this is rainy season in Pahala, so be prepared for sudden storms.

Natural features

Spectacular sights in picturesque Pahala

Once a thriving sugar center on a large plantation, Pahala is now a small country town, surrounded by coffee farms, macadamia trees and a lush tropical landscape. Pahala rests on a flat plateau on the side of a mountain in the south-eastern part of the Island of Hawaii, between the Ka'u Forest Reserve and the Kahaualea Natural Area Reserve, and close to Punalu'u Black Sand Beach and the Pacific Ocean. The warm waters here are home to innumerable species of marine life, including playful dolphins, magnificent whales and the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Pahala

The nearest airport is in Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), located 50.8 mi (81.7 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Pahala?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 585 vacation rentals around Pahala. From 81 cottage rentals to 453 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.