Discover a selection of 19 vacation rentals in Punaluu Beach, US 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 kitchens. Prices start at $82 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Punaluu Beach. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

A black sand island getaway in Punaluu Beach

Dramatic black sands and nearby active volcanoes draw visitors to Punaluu Beach, a nature-filled Hawaiian destination on the southern tip of the Big Island. The area serves as a gateway to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, where hiking, biking and driving paths lead to flowing volcanos and tropical rainforests. After long, adventure-filled days exploring the surrounding preserves and forests, you'll be thankful to have a quiet reprieve at your Punaluu Beach vacation rental, whether you prefer a breezy island condo overlooking the local golf courses or a relaxing oceanfront spot, with views of gently-swaying palms and foaming waves.

Things to do

Getting up close to volcanoes near Punaluu Beach

Perhaps the top attraction on the whole island, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a short drive from Punaluu Beach and holds a wealth of natural features to explore on daytrips. The park is home to 2 active volcanoes, and you can hike to see the lava flows up close or follow an 11-mile road around the summit of one to seek out steaming vents and walk through a dark, cave-like tube where lava once flowed. The park's Kilauea Visitor Center is open daily and has exhibits about the island's formation and various ecosystems, as well as stories from the indigenous people of Hawaii.


The colorful sands of Punaluu Beach

Hawaiian sands come in all sorts of shades, as you'll discover while beach-hopping the southern coast of the Big Island. Near your Punaluu Beach vacation rental, a volcanic black-sand shore welcomes seaside picnics overlooking the giant sea turtles that rest near the water here. Once you've had your fill of black sand, head to the southern tip of the island to seek out the green sand of Papakolea Beach, formed from olivine crystals. You'll have to hike to reach it, but the payoff is worth it, since the rare sand can only be found in 2 spots in the United States.


Year-round summer in Punaluu Beach

There's no bad time to visit the Big Island, as minor temperature variations year-round always call for beachwear and floppy hats. Sunny days in the lower 80s are perfect for beach hunting and hiking through picturesque national parks, while cool evenings in the 60s call for light sweaters when dining at al fresco cafes. Summer is the drier season, but also sees an influx of travelers. Secure your Punaluu Beach vacation rental early during this time to ensure that your ideal dates are available, or opt for a visit during the shoulder seasons of spring and fall, when the crowds are thinner at popular sites.

Natural features

Forest adventures near Punaluu Beach

Massive expanses of protected parks and forests around Punaluu Beach provide endless options to witness wildlife in their natural habitats and uncover some of the amazing ecosystems of the Big Island. Kau Forest Reserve at the foot of the Mauna Loa volcano is a great place to start, with more than 60,000 acres protecting endangered plants and rare birds like the Akiapolaau and Hawaii Creeper. Hikes here feel adventurous and rugged, since trails are not managed. For a more family-friendly day in the woods, you might want to head further west to the Manuka Forest Reserve, where you'll find an arboretum, picnic spots and a 2-mile nature path.

How many vacation rentals are available around Punaluu Beach, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 19 vacation rentals around Punaluu Beach. From 2 house rentals to 10 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent an ocean-view property near Punaluu Beach?

Waking up in the morning to sea views and the sound of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this the stuff vacation fantasies are made of? Fortunately, there are 14 beachside getaway properties to spirit yourself away to. Alternatively, you may like to try something a little different. Vrbo has a whole lot of options, including:

  • 8 rural vacation rentals.
  • 7 mountain-view vacation rentals.
  • 6 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent a condo near Punaluu Beach?

A condo is a great choice if you're the type of traveler who likes heaps of room to move. With all the conveniences of home, it'll provide the perfect chill-out zone after a long day of sightseeing. In this destination, Vrbo has 13 of these properties. Book right now and you could part with as little as $85 a night. If that doesn't agree with your posse's style, we have a range of different rental options available, such as:

  • Bed & breakfast: 4 vacation homes. Prices start from $149 per night.
  • House: 3 vacation homes. Prices start from $110 per night.
  • Cottage: 3 vacation homes. Prices start from $49 per night.

Can I stay near Punaluu Beach in a large group?

Whether you're going on a trip with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's always heaps of fun staying in a new place together! And the good news is that Vrbo has options that'll suit. At the moment, house vacation homes are all the rage for large groups of travelers here, and we have 1 available on our database. If you're wanting to stay in a large group, the property options that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a party of 5, we've got 2 vacation homes suitable for that size. Spend a night for as little as $195.
  • Looking for a place for 7 people? We have 2 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as $110 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with a group of 12? We've got 2 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $125 a night.

You and all your besties will be more than satisfied when you plan your Punaluu Beach escape with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals near Punaluu Beach?

Reduce those hefty accommodation costs by organizing your stay with Vrbo. You'll find a range of fabulous rentals and save heaps of cash! Booking a rental in Discovery Harbour is a simple way to avoid breaking the bank. Vrbo have 15 options and the average cost is $125 per night.