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.
Things to Do in Pahoa
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.
Day Trips Near Pahoa
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.
Transportation in Pahoa
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.
Vacation Rentals in Pahoa
Looking for a vacation rental in Pahoa? Tripping.com has 100 vacation rental homes available in Pahoa. You'll find 2 studios, 38 1-bedroom, 13 2-bedroom and 47 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €34 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Pahoa is €87 while the average price of a weekly rental is €860. 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 €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 11 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Pahoa. In addition to accommodating pets, Pahoa rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 87 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 83 have TV and/or cable and 38 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 6 vacation rental sites in Pahoa where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Expedia. There are 46 HomeAway rentals, 28 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 12 Expedia vacation rentals.