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Hotels in Big Island

There are two sides to the island, in terms of hotels: the Kohala Coast (where you’ll find the most big, plush resorts) and the Kailua-Kona area (with more inns, condos and B&Bs, and with more access to town life). Either way, be sure that you book hotels on the Big Island months ahead of time if you want to come during busiest travel times, such as the winter holidays or spring break. Try out some of the best hotels on the Big Island.

Set on 32 acres, the plush Kohala Coast hotel Fairmont Orchid, is a great place to stay is you want to lounge on the beach, do watersports or learn to strum a ukulele. Rooms have private lanais, and most have full ocean views, too. The resort has a renowned restaurant on site too—Brown's Beach House. Four Seasons Resort Hualalai is a villa-style Big Island hotel, in the Kailua-Kona area, with gorgeous views of the ocean and its own gardens, as well as a renowned spa and an excellent on-site Hawaiian Cultural Center. And since this is a Four Seasons, you’ll get impeccable service: Ocean-view suites that come with a concierge and private beach cabana.

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    Fairmont Orchid

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Nestled in a sheltered bay along the northerly Kohala Coast, this towering hotel offers sweeping Pacific views from almost every one of its 540 roo... More
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    Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    “Perfect,” “heaven,” and “the best vacation of my life” are just a few ways guests describe this understatedly gorgeous, isolated resort where most... More
  • Hale Ohia Cottages

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Surrounded by 60-year-old botanical gardens and just a mile from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, this property makes use of a circa-1931 home and o... More
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    Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, a 351-room resort, shares 1,839 acres of white sand, palm trees, and lava-rock outcroppings with its sister hotel the Ma... More
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    Hilton Waikoloa Village

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Navigate this splashy playland on Waiulua Bay via mahogany canal boat or air-conditioned tram. More
  • Jacaranda Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Just a short walk from the town of Kamuela, the Jacaranda Inn is located on the 1847 Parker Ranch, one of the largest cattle ranches in the nation.... More
  • Ka’awa Loa Plantation & Guesthouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Each of the five stylish rooms at this tiny B&B (run by gregarious owners Michael Martinage and Gregory Nunn) comes with panoramic views of Kealake... More
  • Kalani Oceanside Retreat

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Spanning 120 acres of jungle in the town of Pahoa, Kalani Oceanside Retreat is an alternative to the traditional island resort. Comprised of seclud... More
  • Kona Beach Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
  • Kona Village Resort

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
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    Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A $150-million refurbishment, completed in 2007, brought new life to this venerable resort overlooking the crescent of Kaunaoa Beach (the property ... More
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    Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    343-room eco-friendly hotel and five bungalows constructed on a 16th-century lava flow, currently the nesting ground for endangered sea turtles tha... More
  • Palms Cliff House Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located atop rocky cliffs overlooking Pohakumanu Bay, this Victorian-style inn is set on a 3½ -acre estate just 15 minutes outside Hilo on the Big ... More
  • Puako Bed & Breakfast

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The floral prints and canopy beds are a little frilly, but the real draw here is the hospitality—a fireside breakfast, tea in the garden. The eight... More
  • Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Bordered by black volcanic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay is among the most affordable, family-friendly resorts on ... More

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