Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Papaikou

The beaches and gardens create a pretty picture of Papaikou. This romantic and relaxing city entices travelers with its restaurants and shopping. Pacific Tsunami Museum and Lyman Museum are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Papaikou

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Papaikou a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Naniloa Country Club (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course (8.5 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Papaikou

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Papaikou

Nature lovers will enjoy Papaikou for its pristine beaches, island views and picturesque gardens. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Papaikou is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Akaka Falls (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Honoli'i Beach Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Kalakaua Park (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Coconut Island Park (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Lincoln Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Papaikou

The nearest airport is in Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Papaikou?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 273 vacation rentals near Papaikou. From 166 Houses to 37 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Papaikou for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Papaikou?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Papaikou. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden: 416 vacation rentals
  • Onomea Tea Company Estate: 415 vacation rentals
  • Mauna Kea: 51 vacation rentals
  • Kapoho Tide Pools: 389 vacation rentals
  • Hilo Municipal Golf Course: 660 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Papaikou listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Papaikou?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 166 Houses in Papaikou. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Papaikou include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 37 rentals available
  • Cabins: 20 rentals available
  • Cottages: 20 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Papaikou?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 62 vacation rentals with pool available in Papaikou. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.