Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA

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Kapoho, Puna District, HI, USA

Kapoho vacation rentals

Big Island curiosities in Kapoho

Don the pink garlands and get the hula going, because there's plenty to celebrate in Kapoho. Hailed as the sunniest spot on Big Island, it magnetizes bathers with its peppering of bubbling rock pools, hot springs, and inlets. Forged by volcanic activity, the region's coast trades in shimmering white-sand beaches for rugged black-stone and metamorphic landscapes. Kapoho vacation rentals also ooze Hawaiian charm, popping up with their bamboo walls here, beckoning with Polynesian porches there, and looming over the snorkeling spots and palm-shaded coastline all around.

Snorkelers will love Kapoho

Don't forget the swimming gear, the goggles, or the reef shoes for your visit to Kapoho _ this is one of Hawaii's premier snorkeling destinations. Following a rumbling volcanic eruption in the 1960s, the coastline here was cracked and reshaped into countless little pools and reefs making the perfect territory for adventuring underwater. And once you're done chasing parrotfish in the shoals, you can relax in the natural hot pools, or even head inland to hike through the verdant rainforests of Green Mountain.

Hot springs and turtles in Kapoho

There are some of Kapoho's rock pools that stand out from the crowd. Take the Champagne Pond, which bubbles with hot water from natural underground springs, offering a soothing, relaxing volcanic bath, right on the edge of the Pacific. Then there's Turtle Pond, a charming lagoon that draws rare sea turtles to its warm rock banks and brackish waters. Glimpses of the ghostly Cape Kumukahi Light _ the only remnant of the 1960 eruption _ are also possible if you've booked Kapoho vacation rentals close to the tide pools and the coast.

Dodge the crowds in Kapoho's fall

While Hawaii is a bona fide year-round destination, offering steady temperatures between the 70s and 80s from December to December, there are some seasons which might just trump the others. Fall stands out, but largely because that's when there are fewer visitors to the windward coast of Big Island, and when room rates are at their lowest before the festive season boom. Be sure to bag your Kapoho vacation rentals in September or October if that sounds like your sort of thing.

Explore Kapoho's craggy coastline

Kapoho was ravaged in the 1960s by an unexpected volcanic eruption, which came and tore through the coastal stretches, pouring black-rock lava over the shores. Today, the result is a landscape of moon-like craters and craggy pools that all slosh with sea water, giving rise to the perfect habitat for coral reefs, sea sponges, butterfly fish, and other elegant marine creatures. Forgetting the white-sand beaches elsewhere on Big Island is a good idea too, because the stretches here are dominated by shimmering black sands and sharp metamorphic geology.