By CosmopoliClan

Big Island Hawaii

here's where to stay on

Perfect for adventure and affordability

Hilo

Black lava beaches

No beach resorts

Lush and tropical

Frequent rain(bows)

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East coast

Accommodation suggestions

East Coast

The Falls at Reed’s Island: 3-bedroom home overlooking a private waterfall

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hilo

Perfect for culture and entertainment

Kailua-Kona

Mix of sandy and rocky beaches

Great for snorkeling

Bright and sunny

Kailua-kona

East coast

Accommodation suggestions

South-Maui

Tropical Paradise: 3-bedroom home with private heated pool

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Perfect for beach bums and nature lovers

Waikoloa

Sunniest coasline on the island

Plenty of resorts along the Kohala coastline

Soft sandy beaches

Waikoloa

Kohala coast

Accommodation suggestions

North Shore

Always on My Mind Penthouse: in gated community with direct beach access

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Located right next to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Volcano

Close to lava fields

Rainy and foggy due to elevation

Small-town tropical charm

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South coast

Day-long road trip (stops in Punalu'u black sand beach and Papakolea green sand beach) 

Perfect Big Island itinerary

4 nights in Hilo with a day trip to Waipio Valley and a day trip to Volcanoes NP

4 nights in Waikoloa with a day trip to  Kailua-Kona and a half day trip to the Kohala mountains

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Driving times from every tourist resort to the main attractions on Big Island

Our favorite Big Island resorts & condos for every budget

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