Ideally situated close to Kealakekua Bay and historic downtown Kona, Wyndham Mauna Loa Village is ideal for families who want to have a little more freedom and space to themselves while roaming the island. Condos here range from one to three bedrooms, equipped with full kitchens and all the amenities you’ll need for a comfortable, independent stay on the Big Island. Their recently renovated units are spacious and designed to let in lots of Hawaiian sunlight, and the on-site staff is always friendly and helpful. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better value for your money than Wyndham Mauna Loa.
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI, +1 866-723-9878
On the periphery of historical Kona, Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel is just a hundred yards from the beach and within walking distance from lots of bars and restaurants, making it perfectly located for all those who want to take in Kona’s nightlife after soaking up the sun all day. With modern and impeccably clean rooms, the hotel is well equipped with a gorgeous private pool, a fitness center, a restaurant, bar, and tennis courts. All your needs will be taken care of here and you can expect to have a very comfortable stay at a very reasonable price.
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI, +1 808 329 29 11
Situated on a lush 30 acre coffee estate, Holualoa Inn is a luxurious Polynesian-style bed and breakfast within arm’s reach of historic Holualoa, and an equally short distance from the infamous White Sands Beach Park. Every stylish suite is furnished with WiFi, comfortable seating areas, and lovely original artwork, as well as arresting garden or ocean views. Some rooms come with their own private balconies and jacuzzis, making this another great option for couples in need of a romantic getaway. Start your day breakfasting on fresh tropical fruit and locally grown coffee roasted to perfection, then take a long swim in the inn’s pool; then, after an active day exploring Holualoa, come back at night to unwind with some stargazing in the grounds’ adorable gazebo. If style, luxury, and serenity are what you’re seeking, Holualoa Inn is the place for you.
76-5932 Mamalahoa Hwy, Holualoa, Island of Hawaii, HI, +1 808-324-1121
Just a few minutes from downtown Hilo, Hale Kai is a gorgeous bed and breakfast that gives its guests a close-up encounter with Hawaii’s natural beauty. Stunning, unobstructed views are offered in every room, and it’s even possible to do some whale-watching from your window if your timing’s lucky. Their spacious, clean tricolored rooms often extend into private balconies, where you can start your day with a sunrise breakfast (or a noontime brunch, if you’re a late sleeper) prepared by Maria and Ricardo, Hale Kai’s warm and personable hosts. Just three minutes from Honolii Surfing Beach, and within easy walking distance of several museums and markets, Hale Kai is an ideal home base for exploring the Island.
111 Honolii Pl, Hilo, Island of Hawaii, HI, +1 808-935-6330
Palms Cliff House Inn is a Victorian style bed and breakfast situated atop a lush Oceanside property. If you’re looking for accommodations on the Northeastern side of the island (near Hilo), Palms Cliff is the destination for you. This luxurious B&B has charm to spare, enchanting guests with its grand architecture and awe-inspiring views of the formidable Homonu Cliffs. Here you can let the rhythmic sounds of the ocean lull you to sleep at night, then wake at sunrise to a delicious breakfast. This oasis of old-world relaxation will leave you pampered and rested, though if you’re feeling bold you’ll find a range of nature activities at your doorstep, from snorkeling and swimming to hiking those striking cliffs.
28-3514 Mamalahoa Hwy, Honomu, Island of Hawaii, HI, +808 963 6076
Volcano Inn is a small corner of paradise nestled in the middle of a rainforest, right beside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kahaulea Natural Area Reserve. Well off the beaten path, this Inn’s easygoing ethos makes it a great HQ for unwinding and adventuring away from the tourist hoards. The staff is sweet and the rooms are immaculate, complete with bamboo floors and giant windows with views of the emerald green, flowering vegetation all around you. Several of the rooms contain both bunk beds and queen sized beds, making the Volcano Inn fully equipped for an exciting family getaway. If you’re looking for a peaceful spot that’s fully immersed in the natural wonders of the Big Island, this hotel is hard to beat.
19-3820 Old Volcano Rd., Volcano, Island of Hawaii, HI, +1 800 628 3876