Hotels in Hawaii (The Big Island)

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The Big Island of Hawaii holds many of the vacation resorts that the area is famous for, and here you'll find long, tempting stretches of sandy beach with luxurious hotels close to the shore. There are miles of dense, lush green forest to explore, and several features such as waterfalls and volcanoes that make up the interesting landscape. Scattered around the island you'll find lots of small, traditional towns where you can learn about the relaxed Hawaiian way of life.

Things to see

Mauna Kea Beach is a picture perfect Hawaiian beach with long, flat golden sands, and clear turquoise seas that gently creep onto the shore. The beach is surrounded by dense areas of palm trees offering plenty of shade and privacy, and there are rocky areas scattered along the beach which are perfect for snorkeling. Waialea Beach has a rougher, more natural look, with large grey rocks standing in the golden sands, wilder waves, and coral reefs full of colorful sea creatures. Kaumana Springs Wilderness is an unspoiled area full of mossy caves and calm trails just waiting to be explored, and you'll see exotic species of birds tweeting in the trees. The Rainbow Falls are also a breathtaking sight for vacation photos, with 80 feet of tumbling water that catches the sunlight. Arrive at around 10AM on a sunny morning and you'll see this create a rainbow effect hovering just above the large pool of water.

Hotels in Big Island

Hawaii has a wide range of accommodation options, from budget to luxury, and if you're looking for cheap hotels in Big Island then you'll enjoy plenty of choice. You'll find both chain and independently owned hotels close to the seafront, and can enjoy facilities such as outdoor pools, restaurants, bars and lounges, nightclubs, free parking, and business facilities so you can get some work done. Guestrooms are also well equipped, and you can enjoy amenities in your room such as lanais, refrigerators, LCD televisions, coffee makers, in-room safes, and complimentary toiletries.

Where to stay

Keauhou on the west of the island is an unspoiled area which is popular for snorkeling and deep sea fishing. Here you'll find wild areas of coastline, as well as plenty of sandy beaches, and there are exclusive, upmarket hotels sitting discreetly along the seafront. The Pahala – Naalehu area is on the south of the island and consists of 2 small towns that give you an authentic taste of Hawaiian life away from the big resorts. You'll find laid back restaurants and bars set in shacks, with people sitting on tables outside enjoying the sunshine. You can explore and find plenty of colorful buildings, or head just outside of town for miles of dense forest and outdoor activities.

How to get to Big Island

Kona International Airport in the west of the island has regular flights from across the USA and Canada, with some of them running extra flights during high season. From here there are car rentals, taxis, and private shuttles, as well as a bus service that runs to Kailua-Kona town and Kaumana. Hilo International Airport is on the east of Hawaii, and has regular services arriving from Honolulu and other USA hubs. From here you can get to your hotel via rental car or taxi, both of which can be booked in advance or picked up on the day.

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