Top rated rentals — Kapoho
Destination guide

Big Island curiosities in Kapoho

Don the pink garlands and get the hula going, because there's plenty to celebrate in Kapoho. Hailed as the sunniest spot on Big Island, it magnetizes bathers with its peppering of bubbling rock pools, hot springs, and inlets. Forged by volcanic activity, the region's coast trades in shimmering white-sand beaches for rugged black-stone and metamorphic landscapes. Kapoho vacation rentals also ooze Hawaiian charm, popping up with their bamboo walls here, beckoning with Polynesian porches there, and looming over the snorkeling spots and palm-shaded coastline all around.

Things to do

Hot springs and turtles in Kapoho

There are some of Kapoho's rock pools that stand out from the crowd. Take the Champagne Pond, which bubbles with hot water from natural underground springs, offering a soothing, relaxing volcanic bath, right on the edge of the Pacific. Then there's Turtle Pond, a charming lagoon that draws rare sea turtles to its warm rock banks and brackish waters. Glimpses of the ghostly Cape Kumukahi Light _ the only remnant of the 1960 eruption _ are also possible if you've booked Kapoho vacation rentals close to the tide pools and the coast.


Snorkelers will love Kapoho

Don't forget the swimming gear, the goggles, or the reef shoes for your visit to Kapoho _ this is one of Hawaii's premier snorkeling destinations. Following a rumbling volcanic eruption in the 1960s, the coastline here was cracked and reshaped into countless little pools and reefs making the perfect territory for adventuring underwater. And once you're done chasing parrotfish in the shoals, you can relax in the natural hot pools, or even head inland to hike through the verdant rainforests of Green Mountain.


Dodge the crowds in Kapoho's fall

While Hawaii is a bona fide year-round destination, offering steady temperatures between the 70s and 80s from December to December, there are some seasons which might just trump the others. Fall stands out, but largely because that's when there are fewer visitors to the windward coast of Big Island, and when room rates are at their lowest before the festive season boom. Be sure to bag your Kapoho vacation rentals in September or October if that sounds like your sort of thing.

Natural features

Explore Kapoho's craggy coastline

Kapoho was ravaged in the 1960s by an unexpected volcanic eruption, which came and tore through the coastal stretches, pouring black-rock lava over the shores. Today, the result is a landscape of moon-like craters and craggy pools that all slosh with sea water, giving rise to the perfect habitat for coral reefs, sea sponges, butterfly fish, and other elegant marine creatures. Forgetting the white-sand beaches elsewhere on Big Island is a good idea too, because the stretches here are dominated by shimmering black sands and sharp metamorphic geology.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Kapoho

The nearest airport is in Hilo Intl. Airport (ITO), located 20.4 mi (32.8 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Kapoho?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's longing for a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Kapoho:

  • "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury" is a guest favorite. Around 25 miles from Kapoho, it has 3 bedrooms and loads of handy amenities, including a stair gate and shopping.
  • "Hulili Tropical Fruit Farm - With Over 200 Five Star Reviews" is another top pick, offering 1 bedroom, a phone, an electric kettle and more. It's around 35 miles from Kapoho.

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

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

For a completely different vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Kapoho. Do be warned though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the urge to downsize and move into one of these pint-sized pads will be tough to resist!

  • Unwind and get back to basics at "Tiny House Best Location In Kailua". Located in Honolulu County, a nearby beach and a fridge are included here.
  • Alternatively, book a weekend away at "New Tiny House Big Yard Fruit Trees Fire Pit Ocean Views Beach Gear". Located in Honolulu County, this tiny abode comes with a nearby hospital and a boat.

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

Sometimes, you just want to get away from the busyness of daily life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got a great selection of log cabin rentals in and around Kapoho where you can relax in nature. These are just the start:

  • "Rustic Log Cabin Retreat By Beaches And National Park" will help ensure your Kapoho vacation is just what you wanted it to be. With a list of amenities that include a smart TV and off-street parking options to make things easy, all you've got to do is chill out and enjoy your getaway.
  • After a huge day of outdoor adventures, wind down at "Aloha Lodge - Private Eco Log Cabin Near Volcano Park". This cozy escape comes with a stovetop and off-street parking options.

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

Nothing's better than squeezing in a short break to make you feel alive again. Pack your overnight bag and settle into one of these irresistible weekend getaways in and around Kapoho:

  • "Hale Mauka Volcano Village Hawaii Volcanoes National Park" is an excellent option around 25 miles west of the center of Kapoho. You'll never have to travel far to find something interesting to do around here. Get out and discover Wailuku River State Park and Mackenzie State Park. Activities like golf and cycling will nicely round off your short break.
  • Alternatively, get into vacation mode at "Peace And Tranquility In Rain". About 25 miles west of Kapoho, fun activities around here include fishing and snorkeling. More into sightseeing? Make a detour to Pu'u Huluhulu trail and Mauna Kea Ice Age Reserve.

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

Studio apartments are tough to beat when it comes to location, convenience and character. Get cozy in one of these studio apartments for rent in or near Kapoho and enjoy a taste of the vibrant local culture:

  • Make "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest" your home for a week or more. This appealing vacation rental features amenities including WiFi and high-speed internet services.
  • "Ocean View Couple's Cottage With Fruit Orchard And Stream" is another awesome choice. Get comfortable and enjoy the use of an oven, a barbecue grill and more.

There are loads of attractions around Kapoho to add to your itinerary. Feed your inner culture vulture by visiting Kenjis House and Holualoa Gallery.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Kapoho?

Whether you're after a comfy cottage or a house large enough to fit the family, you'll find the perfect place on Vrbo. Squeeze in a quick break at one of these top picks in or near Kapoho:

  • Within close reach of central Kapoho, "Off The Beaten Track On The Island Of Hawai`i" lays out the welcome mat for short-term guests. When you're not holed up in your comfortable digs, get out and explore all the fun stuff around you.
  • Another excellent option is "Peace And Tranquility In Rain". Round up your favorite people and enjoy a relaxing stay close to the heart of Kapoho.

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

Whether spent in a log cabin or a beach house, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to add some fire to your relationship. Whisk your special someone away for a couple of relaxing days at one of these appealing escapes in or near Kapoho:

  • Sneak away on Friday for a couple of passion-filled nights at "Volcano Rainforest Lodge, Extreme Privacy And Luxury". Located roughly 25 miles from Kapoho, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like a fireplace and winery tours.
  • Alternatively, spend a few blissful days drinking wine and canoodling at "Whimsical And Charming ~ Private Home In Beautiful Hawaiian Rainforest", around 25 miles from Kapoho. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Kapoho?

We've got some lavish mansions for rent in and near Kapoho. If you're chasing somewhere spacious with a serious wow factor, these architectural stunners will tick your boxes:

  • Located approximately 20 miles to the northwest of Kapoho, "Private 2 Bedroom Suite With Ac In Historic Mansion Steps From The Beach" is the place to go for a luxurious getaway. Nice touches here include a swimming pool and golf.
  • With a garden, a porch and loads of other top-notch amenities, "Restored Historic Mansion With Modern Amenities Steps To The Beach" will get your squad's stamp of approval. This opulent stay is roughly 20 miles to the northwest of Kapoho.

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

Big groups mean big fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your entire squad. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Kapoho and spend time with your favorite people under the one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a garden and a nearby waterfront make "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home" a top pick for groups. This expansive getaway has 5 bedrooms and sleeps up to 14 guests. From Kapoho's center, it's around 25 miles away to the northwest.
  • Nothing is more important than spending precious time with loved ones, and "Stayplayaloha~ Ohana Means Family" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 20 miles to the northwest of Kapoho, as many as 18 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 5 bedrooms. A kitchen and a playground are among the various amenities on offer here.

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

Nothing spells fun like a pool does. Pump up your flamingo floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Kapoho that feature this added perk:

  • Get your vacation on at "Popular 3 Bedroom 2 Bath House Minutes From Natl Park And Volcano Village", where your biggest priority will be hanging out by the pool. Amenities such as cable/satellite TV services and a dishwasher help make this retreat a favorite with guests.
  • "The Hilo House | An Exclusive Grand Historic Home" is the sort of place you go to get away from it all and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. A fridge and a living room are also on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Kapoho has a tropical rainforest climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 70 ºF to 75 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Kapoho vacation rental and plan your escape for any time of year.