Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Hawaii Island

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Hawaii Island. Renowned for its shopping, snorkelling and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Imiloa Astronomy Center, Lyman Museum or Pacific Tsunami Museum. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Hawaii Island

Are you hoping to discover things to do in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like snorkelling and hiking. Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Hawaii Island a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mauna Loa Observatory (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Subaru Telescope (16.5 mi / 26.5 km)
  • Volcano Winery (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Ka'u Coffee Mill (24.7 mi / 39.7 km)
  • Akatsuka Orchid Gardens (24.8 mi / 39.9 km)
  • Bay View Farm (25.7 mi / 41.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Hawaii Island

Travellers speak highly of Hawaii Island for its snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, September, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hawaii Island

Hawaii Island is famous for its volcano viewpoints, island views and seaside. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Hawaii Island is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mauna Kea (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (27.5 mi / 44.3 km)
  • Mauna Kea State Recreation Area (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Kilauea (20.5 mi / 32.9 km)
  • Hualālai (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Hawaii Island

The nearest airport is in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), located 29.6 mi (47.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), which is 32.9 mi (53 km) away.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Big Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,294 holiday rentals around Big Island. From 2,019 flats & apartments to 1,264 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Big Island is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Big Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Big Island. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Kailua-Kona: 3,459 holiday rentals
  • Puako: 1,430 holiday rentals
  • Hilo: 450 holiday rentals
  • Kona Coast: 3,620 holiday rentals
  • Islands at Mauna Lani: 18 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Big Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Big Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Big Island with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Kailua-Kona: 3,459 holiday homes
  • Hilo: 450 holiday homes
  • Volcano: 214 holiday homes
  • Keaau: 234 holiday homes
  • Hōlualoa: 1,998 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Big Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Big Island are:

  • Hilo International Airport (ITO): 444 holiday houses
  • Kona International At Keahole Airport (KOA): 2,996 holiday houses
  • Waikoloa Heliport (WKL): 1,544 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Big Island?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Big Island. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Swing Zone: 2,159 holiday rentals
  • Waikola Village Golf Club: 712 holiday rentals
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course: 536 holiday rentals
  • Bay View Farm: 2,084 holiday rentals
  • Rainbow Falls: 442 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Big Island listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Big Island

3,459 holiday rentals
450 holiday rentals
214 holiday rentals
234 holiday rentals
1,998 holiday rentals
Mountain View
483 holiday rentals
Captain Cook
1,906 holiday rentals
81 holiday rentals
209 holiday rentals
Hawaiian Paradise Park
213 holiday rentals
386 holiday rentals
452 holiday rentals
813 holiday rentals
101 holiday rentals
185 holiday rentals
103 holiday rentals
232 holiday rentals
169 holiday rentals
178 holiday rentals
94 holiday rentals