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Kawaihae Vacation Packages

Visit this Kohala harbor town to enjoy excellent fresh seafood and art galleries, surf clear swells rolling into the harbor and see an ancient Hawai’ian temple.

Kawaihae is a historic seaside town on Hawai’i Big Island’s western coast. Visit Kawaihae to experience the town’s fine seafood, art galleries, fascinating history and exciting watersports. Embark on a charter boat adventure from Kawaihae Harbor and spot whales or drop a fishing line.

Wander along Kawaihae Harbor’s man-made break wall and watch the surf rolling in on its outer side. This surf beach, known as Pua Ka ‘Ilima ‘o Kawaihae Cultural Surf Park, is a popular spot for visitors and local surfers looking for unrestricted swell on the island’s western side. Walk across the harbor to find Kawaihae Canoe Club and a boat ramp. Rent a canoe and explore the calm waters of the reef-bottomed harbor. 

Take a stroll through the town to find a fresh fish market and a selection of restaurants serving regional seafood. Try local poke, a raw seafood salad often made with yellow-fin tuna or octopus. Kawaihae village is filled with fascinating art galleries and local craft stores, where you can find handmade items crafted using traditional and contemporary techniques.

Explore south of the harbor to find Puʻukoholā Heiau, a national historic site where you can find the ruins of an ancient Hawai’ian temple. Public access to the sacred site is not allowed, but you can follow an interpretive trail from the national park visitor center to the border of the site. Kawaihae was the seat of the Kingdom of Hawai’i during the rule of King Alapaʻinuiakauaua. King Kamehameha I later built the temple during his rule in the late 18th century.

Head north along the coast to find Pua Mau Place, a lush botanical garden filled with tropical flowers. Visit the aviary and see beautifully plumed peacocks. Relax in the picnic area and take in gorgeous views of the Kohala coast.

Kawaihae is located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Kailua-Kona on Hawai’i’s Big Island. Reach Kawaihae by car, charter tour or boat into the harbor.

Accommodation in Kawaihae

There are limited hotels near Kawaihae on the Expedia lodging page, so it's wise to reserve a room early.

The best island-based accomodations include the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

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Paniolo Greens at Waikoloa Village
Paniolo Greens at Waikoloa Village

Paniolo Greens at Waikoloa Village

68-1745 Waikoloa Road, Waikoloa
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 1,451 reviews
    3.0 out of 5.0

    Located 7 miles inland on the spectacular Kohala Coast, this resort is adjacent to Waikoloa Village Golf Course and shopping, and offers easy access to the Big Island's northern ranch highlands.

    Hilton Waikoloa Village $191
    Hilton Waikoloa Village

    Hilton Waikoloa Village

    69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa
       
      4.1
      of 5, from 2,835 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      This 7-story Waikoloa beachfront hotel located on an island is adjacent to two golf courses and within a 5-minute drive of King's Shops and petroglyphs. Anaehoomalu Bay is a mile away.

      Hapuna Beach Resort $199
      Hapuna Beach Resort

      Hapuna Beach Resort

      62-100 Kauna'oa Drive, Kamuela
         
        4.3
        of 5, from 1,712 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Part of the 1,839-acre Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island, Hapuna Beach Resort is flanked by 2 golf courses and is a 20-minute drive from Waimea.

        Ocean Tower at Hilton Waikoloa Village
        Ocean Tower at Hilton Waikoloa Village

        Ocean Tower at Hilton Waikoloa Village

        69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa
           
          3.8
          of 5, from 232 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Nestled on the beach, this Waikoloa resort is within a 15-minute walk of Dolphin Quest, Anaehoomalu Beach, and Seaside Putting Course. Waikoloa Beach Golf Course and Kings Shops are also within 1 mi (2 km).

          The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
          The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

          The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

          1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 1,542 reviews
            4.5 out of 5.0

            This 32-acre oceanfront resort is set on the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. The resort features water sports, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding, along with 10 tennis courts and golf.

            Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
            Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

            Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

            68-1400 Mauna Lani Dr, Kamuela
               
              4.6
              of 5, from 1,465 reviews
              4.5 out of 5.0

              Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is in Waikoloa on the Kohala Coast, a 5-minute drive from Puako Petroglyph Park and 15 minutes from the ruined ancient Hawaiian temple at Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site. The Shops at Mauna Lani mall is a 2-minute shuttle ride from the hotel.

              Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
              Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

              Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

              69-275 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa
                 
                4.2
                of 5, from 1,937 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Fronting a deep, half-mile stretch of beach on the sunny Kohala Coast, this family-friendly Waikoloa Beach resort is located next to 2 golf courses and across from the Kings' Shops and Queens' Marketplace.

                Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations $219
                Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations

                Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations

                69-699 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa
                   
                  4.6
                  of 5, from 411 reviews
                  3.5 out of 5.0

                  This family-friendly Waikoloa hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Waikoloa Kings Golf Course and Waikoloa Beach Golf Course. Kings Shops and Anaehoomalu Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

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