Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii
, United States. The Big Island is larger than Kauai
, and Molokai
You will find great rental accommodation in each of the several distinct regions of the Big Island. All have their own attractions and are generally known by two areas, Hilo and Kona, named after the larger cities here.
When you use Owner Direct you will find unique rental accommodations all over the Big Island. With over 100 rental properties, including beach front homes, condo rentals on golf courses, and roomy townhouse rentals, you'll be sure to find a vacation rental to suit your needs and budget.
Kau is the Big Island's southernmost region. There are two small communities here of Naalehu and Pahala. This is a great area for vacation rentals if you want to take things easy. Things here move at their own pace, almost with the rhythm of the volcanoes around it.
Kilauea is an active volcano
located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There are vacation rentals here in the vicinity as well as condos and rental accommodation in Hilo, which is located a short 30 miles away. This is one of the most popular attractions in Hawaii as well as a sacred place for Native Hawaiians. Make sure you don't offend Pele, the volcano goddess who lives here, as she is known to be very unpredictable.
The Park itself has 333,000 acres for you to hike and explore
. From the summit of Maunaloa to the sea shore you will pass through a variety of landscapes from an active volcano to craters, deserts and rain forests
. There is even a walk-in lava tube. Here you will also find the world's tallest sea mountain at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea), the most massive mountain in the world (Maunaloa). All but two climate zones exist here from snow capped mountains to beautiful sand capped beaches, and that's just one corner of the Big Island! You'll be sure to find lodging here in keeping with the areas charms.
You can spend an entire day south of Hilo in the Puna District. This area, on the eastern tip of Hawaii’s Big Island, stretches from the sea to the 4,000-foot summit of Kilauea volcano. It is here you will find the famous black sand beaches
On the northeastern side, just north of Hilo, lies the Hamakua Coast. This is a true lush rain forest with over 84 inches of rainfall a year. Take a relaxing drive along the coastline to absorb the beauty of the lush forests, waterfalls and amazing ocean views.
At the northern tip of the Big Island is Mookini Heiau State Monument. At over 1500 years old, the Mookini Heiau was a temple of human sacrifice. This is considered a very sacred site and should be treated accordingly. A short walk from there you will find the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, Hawaii’s greatest king.
Twenty minutes north of Kona International Airport is South Kohala where you will find some of the islands best resorts. You're sure to find a vacation rental here to suit your every need. Fine dining, excellent golf courses and best of all, it hardly ever rains here. It has one of the Big Island's largest white sand beaches too. Parks and historic sites in this area are popular with families.
The Kona District runs from Kona International Airport to beyond Kealakekua Bay. Here you will find coffee farms, shops, restaurants, nightlife, historic places, temples, and petroglyphs. There are plenty of vacation accommodations on this side of the island. Why not spend the day snorkelling, diving, dolphin and sea turtle spotting before you return home to relax in a vacation rental just right for you.
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