Destination guide

Travel to charming Puako

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Puako. This romantic and scenic city entices travellers with its snorkelling and boating. Hapuna Beach State Park and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Puako

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Puako 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:

  • Great 4-D Movie Ride (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Waikola Village Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6 km)
  • Waikoloa Kings Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Waikoloa Beach Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Seaside Putting Course (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Puako

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Puako is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hapuna Beach State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Waialea Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Mauna Kea Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Spencer Beach Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Anaehoomalu Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Puako

The nearest airport is in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Puako?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,422 holiday rentals near Puako. From 320 Houses to 24 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Puako for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Puako?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Puako:

  • Kulalani: 188 holiday homes
  • The Cape: 97 holiday homes
  • The Estates: 142 holiday homes
  • Kona Palisades: 185 holiday homes
  • Kohala Estates: 34 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Puako?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Puako. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Mauna Lani Resort Golf Course: 1,547 holiday rentals
  • Francis H.I'i Brown North Golf Course: 1,561 holiday rentals
  • Great 4-D Movie Ride: 1,558 holiday rentals
  • Dolphin Quest: 1,591 holiday rentals
  • Waikoloa Kings' Course: 1,596 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puako listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Puako?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 320 Houses in Puako. Our other popular types of Puako holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 24 holiday houses
  • Villas: 154 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 707 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Puako?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,206 holiday homes with pool available in Puako. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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