Many of Hawaii’s highlights are located within easy reach of Kawaihae, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fabulous Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center and the much-loved Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site. Two other worthy points of interest that are located close by Kawaihae are the Mauna Kea Beach and the Pua Mau Place Arboretum.
There are a number of beautiful natural destinations here so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Inhale the salty air, throw a ball and catch some rays at nearby the Hapuna Beach State Park in Kamuela.
When it’s time to scratch that golf itch, head to the Hapuna Golf Course in Kamuela. Grab your lucky putter and tee off.
You’ll find that there are a number of convenient bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options to choose from in the vicinity of Kawaihae. Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Kamuela and the popular Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kamuela, are just two local options where you're guaranteed to find a warm welcome and a comfortable bed.