Our Kapoho vacation rentals provide the perfect island retreat for a relaxing and luxurious Hawaii vacation. Located along the Puna Coast which is known for its sunny days and expansive views, Kapoho has everything you need for an exciting and rejuvenating Big Island vacation.
Things To Do
Visit Kalapana to see the areas where lava flows down from Kilauea Volcano and often pours into the sea sending up clouds of steam. At Lava Tree State Park a short loop trail lets you view unusual volcanic features resulting from lava that once flowed through this area. The flows left behind a forest of "lava trees" which are lava molds of the tree trunks. Restrooms and picnic tables make this a nice place for a picnic. Drive north to Hilo town to see Rainbow Falls and past Hilo along the Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls and the Waipio Valley Lookout. A highlight of this region is a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the summit craters, Thurston Lava Tube, Hawaiian petroglyph carvings and the Jaggar Museum overlooking Halemaumau Crater.
The Kapoho Tidepools are found along a stretch of coastline and include pools that are heated from the volcano. Brackish waters provide a relaxing soak to soothe your muscles from the day's adventures and there is some good snorkeling here with a variety of fish. This area of spring fed pools and tidepools spans for about one mile along the shore and up to 200 yards out into the sea. Beach shoes are recommended due to the rocky areas that can be rough and slippery. Isaac Hale Beach Park is located at Pohoiki Bay and used by local fishermen to launch their boats.
Nearby Pahoa offers a variety of restaurants including Italian, Thai and Mexican as well as a deli and bakery. Stop by the fish market and grocery store to stock up on supplies for your adventures. Drive over to Hilo for a wide choice of restaurants in the vibrant waterfront area on Hilo Bay. More dining options can be found in Keaau and Volcano Village.
A variety of interesting shops can be found near Kapoho in historic Pahoa town with a rustic downtown area that includes a new shopping center. There is also a Farmers Market on Sunday mornings. Art galleries, surf shops and boutique gift stores can all be found in Pahoa restored historic buildings. Visit Hilo town for more shops and art galleries to explore.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in a Kapoho vacation rental so you have easy access to the area's great beaches and attractions as well as day trips to the Kona Coast, Hilo and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The island's bus service, called Hele On Bus, is free and stops at various points around the island including transportation between Kona and Hilo every day except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Kapoho is known for its sunny weather with average daily temperatures around 77 degrees F., perhaps a bit hotter in the summer and a bit cooler in the winter, with nighttime temperatures dropping about 15 degrees. Overall the Big Island weather remains relatively stable all year around with the Kona and Kohala coastlines on the western shore being the warmest and driest and Hilo on the northeast shore being cooler and wetter. The temperature is also cooler at higher elevations like Kona Coffee Country and atop Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, though these areas still can be quite warm during the days. Ocean conditions vary widely at Big Island beaches with many areas exposed to strong currents and potentially dangerous surf, particularly during the winter months. Numerous beaches provide good protection from the open ocean and provide safe areas for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors are urged to only visit lifeguarded beaches for water activities and heed all posted warnings. Check with lifeguards about the safest areas to participate in the activities you choose.
Kapoho vacation homes provide the optimal way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home including nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Kapoho vacation rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Kapoho accommodation for your dream Big Island vacation. We take pride not just in having the largest selection of high-quality vacation rentals in Kapoho, but also in the fact that we stand behind our product and make sure only the best of the best properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Kapoho rentals or which destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
A volcanic lava flow buried 100 homes and businesses in Kapoho in 1960. Since then there has not been volcanic activity and Kapoho has become one of the Big Island's most desirable areas to live as well as visit with black sand beaches, warm hot springs and tidepools.