Located on the big island of Hawaii, Pahoa is a small town in the district of Puna on the eastern side of the island, south of Hilo. Often referred to as the “downtown” of the Big Island’s Puna region, Pahoa is a cute Victorian town that is a nice alternative to the tourist Hawaiian vacation experience. Surrounded by lush natural beauty, Pahoa offers a laidback, artistic atmosphere where visitors can relax and enjoy the slower-paced island lifestyle.
A must-see during your trip to Pahoa is the Pahoa Farmer’s Market, which offers food, crafts, plants and other goods. Another popular spot to visit is the famous Princess Liliuokalani Gardens, which is a 30-acre park named after Hawaii’s last reigning monarch that includes beautiful Japanese gardens, perfect for an afternoon stroll. Relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul at the Kalani Spa, which is located at Kalani Retreat Center and offers yoga, massage, and Hawaiian culture classes. Spend time outdoors hiking at Black Sand Beach, enjoying the lava heated pool at Ahalanui Hot Pond, checking out Lava Tree State Monument, and going snorkeling at Wai’opae Marine Sanctuary, which has tide pools, coral reefs and many varieties of fish.
The town of Keauhou, which is located on the island’s west side, is known for its quiet beaches that offer a variety of activities, ranging from swimming and boating to fishing and scuba diving. At just over two hours away by car, it makes for a fun day trip with some scenic driving. The historic town of Hilo is only 35 minutes away and is home to the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Botanical Garden, and Wailuku State Park, to name a few. If you’re interested in visiting other islands, Oahu is just 30 minutes by plane; Maui is 23 minutes by plane; and Kauai is 30 minutes by plane.
From vintage Hawaiian estates to modern condos and townhomes in gated communities, Pahoa offers a wide variety of vacation rental options. The Waiakahiuka Ahupua’a neighborhood is primarily residential and features lots of lush trees, greenery, and spacious older homes with generous lawns. Other neighborhoods in Pahoa include Puua Ahupua’a, Halepuaa Ahupua’a, and Waawaa Ahupua’a all have homes with open floor plans, mountain and some ocean views, and offer just the right amount of seclusion while offering access to nearby shopping, restaurants and the town.
Despite only being 95 miles across at its widest point, the Big Island is almost twice the size of all the other islands in Hawaii combined. The best and most convenient way to get around is bia a car rental, which allows you to be in control of getting around. There are several rental car agencies close to both Big Island airports. Other forms of transportation that are available include shared ride/taxi services including Uber and Lyft, and the public bus system, although it is not always on time.
Looking for a vacation rental in Pahoa? Tripping.com has 668 rental homes available in Pahoa. Potential renters will find 18 studios, 223 1-bedroom, 202 2-bedroom and 225 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night to $800 a night. Many of these properties are instantly bookable.
The average price of a nightly rental in Pahoa is $135 while the average price of a weekly rental is $682. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Pahoa home is $7200.
Wondering if you can bring your favorite dog or cat with you? We have 52 pet friendly vacation rentals available for you. In addition to accommodating pets, Pahoa rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 564 rentals have internet and wifi, 499 have TV and/or cable and 142 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 8 rental sites in Pahoa where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 416 HomeAway rentals, 191 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 39 Booking.com vacation rentals.