Best Affordable Island Hotels
Courtesy of Hale Ohia Cottages
Hale Ohia Cottages, Big Island, Hawaii
Surrounded by botanical gardens and just a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hale Ohia counts four main lodge rooms and four small cottages. They’re decorated with mid-century Hawaiian antiques and resemble ship’s quarters for their cozy nooks (books and games provided). Outside, a small Japanese soaking tub sits under mammoth tsugi pines. Lava viewings are a popular activity; ask owner-manager/architect-designer Michael Tuttle where and when to go. From $115.