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Top tips for finding the perfect The Big Island hotel
Those that enjoy learning about history will want to spend a few days visiting the city of Kailua-Kona. You’ll never run out of things to see and do in this town, whether it’s visiting the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park or exploring the Hulihe‘e Palace. There are quite a few lodging options to choose from, including the chic Royal Kona Resort which provides guests with access to a private beach.
If you primarily would like to spend your time in nature, Hilo is a great city for you to visit. It’s known for having lush greenery and beautiful waterfalls, making it a convenient region to go hiking or to look for wildlife. It will also put you just a short drive from the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You can always book a room at the Shaka Shak Garden Inn, which is conveniently placed in the city center.
For a particularly unique experience, consider spending part of your trip in Waimea, which is popular for its horseback riding, cowboy culture, and pasture lands. It’s home to the Parker Ranch, which was once the biggest ranch in the United States and is still open to visits. If you stay at the cozy Castle Waimea Country Lodge, you will be around 5min from both the ranch and Waimea Park.
To enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, head to the charming and scenic town of Kapaau. As it is a quiet and secluded area that is famous for having beautiful views of the ocean and surrounding region, it’s the perfect place to spend some quality time with your significant other. The Hawaii Island Retreat is placed directly next to the ocean and is a stylish lodging choice.
FAQs when booking a hotel in The Big Island
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in The Big Island.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Hilo (7% of total searches to The Big Island). The next most popular destinations are Kailua-Kona (67%) and Waikoloa Village (27%).
KAYAK users have found double rooms in The Big Island for as cheap as R176 (Hilo) in the last 3 days. The average price is R9 262.
In the last 72 hours, users have found The Big Island hotels for tonight for as low as R1 831 (Hilo). Users have also found 3-star hotels from R2 394 (Hilo) and 4-star+ hotels from R3 254 (Hilo).
The city of Waikoloa has many chic beach resorts for visitors to choose from, including the Waikōloa Beach Villas that offer several pools and outdoor activities. You can also book a room at the Hali’i Kai at Waikōloa, a 4-start option that has on-site fine dining as well as access to a golf course. If you stay at the Bay Club at Waikōloa Beach Resort, you will have access to a gym and two outdoor pools.
Staying at a luxury hotel is a nice way to pamper yourself during your trip to the Big Island. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a 5-star option that offers standard rooms, as well as suites and villas. There is the Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection as well, which has airy rooms and bungalows that are surrounded by lush tropical scenery.
Punaluʻu is a nice area for families to visit on the Big Island, as it has several calm beaches that are convenient for swimming and snorkeling. There are a few lodging options that you can choose from, including the Courtyard by Marriott Oahu North Shore.
Where to stay in The Big Island?
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