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The Big Island of Hawaii may be synonymous with luxurious tropical escapes, but you can also vacation there on the cheap. Marvel at the volcanic black sands of Punaluu Black Sand Beach, then take some time for reflection in the stunning surrounds of Wood Valley -- both free. And while you're in bargain-hunting mode, visit the old mill town of Pahoa for an eclectic mix of shops, cheap eateries and a stroll along the bustling boardwalk. To get even more bang for your buck, visit Pahoa on the weekend and hit up the Makuu Farmers Market for fresh, cheap produce.

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Castle Halii Kai At Waikoloa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews
Make your next vacation unforgettable. Make Castle Hali'i Kai your Hawaii vacation home today. Located at the world-famous Waikoloa Resort, Halii Kai offers you the opportunity to relax and stretch out in a well appointed luxury villas and revel in the spacious comfort, inviting privacy...and stunning ocean views that surround you. Experience the unparalleled, personalized service from the moment of your first inquiry, to your arrival and check-in, and then throughout your stay. Vacationing at Castle Halii Kai is to experience true Hawaiian hospitality at its best. FOR CHECK IN PROCEDURES, Guest must contact the property direct at 808-886-4307 daily to 8PM local time. Painting of the building exteriors at the Castle Halii Kai at Waikoloa is scheduled from August 17, 2015 to December 22, 2015. Crews will be working Monday through Friday from 8:00am " 4:00pm. There will be minimal noise with heavy paint smell during this time. Scaffolding and tarps around the lanai areas will be removed on a daily basis.
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Castle Waimea Country Lodge

2 stars
3.5 / 5 2 reviews
In the cool upcountry at the base of Mauna Kea, Waimea Country Lodge welcomes you with warm island hospitality. Awake to complimentary locally-grown coffee, morning mists, rolling green grasslands, and extraordinary views of Mauna Kea. It's a location unlike that of any other Big Island accommodations, and it's no wonder. This quaint, farmhouse-style lodge seems to blend right in with the landscape. These accomodations are spacious retreats, featuring kitchenettes with a microwave, daily maid service, high-speed Internet, and a color TV you may never turn on. From the lodge there are endless opportunities to soak up the area's rich history that has been so carefully preserved throughout the years. Walk to Waimea Town (also known as Kamuela). There you'll find Parker Ranch, one of the biggest working ranches in the United States, along with western-wear stores, cultural and sporting events, and even rodeos. You'll also have easy access to Mauna Kea summit and its observatories, a premier spot on the planet for stargazing. On Mauna Kea, the world's tallest mountain, you'll see horse and cattle ranches that cover miles of open grassland. This is indeed home of the Hawaiian cowboy or "paniolo." Head east to the Waipio Valley lookout. Head west and explore the rugged coastline and beautiful beaches of the Kohala Coast, like Hapuna Beach Park just a 15-minute drive away. Be Ready To Be Charmed at this Big Island Hotel.
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Hilo Seaside Hotel

2 stars
4.0 / 5 28 reviews
The favorite choice of our local people. The Hilo Seaside Hotel is one of the nearest hotels to the Volcano National Park, located on the shores of Hilo Bay, on historical Banyan Drive. This Hawaiian owned hotel is surrounded by Hawaiian and Japanese Gardens. For travelers arriving at the Kona International Airport at Keahole, Hilo is located on the east side of the Big Island, approximately 94 miles and a scenic two hour drive away. Resort areas and small country towns along the drive will provide shopping and dining experiences. Free Wi-Fi.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

5 stars
4.3 / 5 3 reviews
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has 258 guest rooms. This property is situated on 60-acres overlooking Kauna oa Bay, one of the finest natural white sand beaches in Hawaii the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is known for its a remarkable sense of place that enhances without intruding on dramatic natural surroundings. In 2007 the American Institute of Architects recognized the hotel as one of the top 150 buildings of Americas Favorite Architecture. Just down Kohalas Lava coast the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the kind of place families return to year after year. Children of long-time guests bring their children wanting the same room the same art on the wall and the same smiling staff. They may admit sheepishly that once in a while they try someplace else but for them nothing else quite measures up. And small wonder. This is the elegant world-class hotel that Laurance Rockefeller built over 30 years ago as the ultimate family retreat. Today the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been restored to its original splendor and continues to attract sophisticated clientele the world over. The world-renowned Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on beautiful Kauna oa Bay considered by many to be the islands single most picturesque beach. Crescent-shaped with pure white sands and shimmering aqua waters it is perfect for water sports including swimming snorkeling scuba diving sailing kayaking catamaran riding whale watching and deep-sea fishing. Even at night guests step onto a circular lava outcropping overlooking the Bay to watch the manta rays swim beneath. Created out of lava rock and optimism in the '60s by Laurance S. Rockefeller and Robert Trent Jones, Sr., the Mauna Kea Golf Course set the benchmark for Hawaii golf. Today, the legend continues as Mr. Jones' son Rees and his company Rees Jones Inc., lead a sweeping tee-to-green restoration of the Mauna Kea Golf Course, stepping up to modern USGA standards of play for today's golfer. In 1997 the U.S. Golf Association named Hapuna The Course of the Future. This Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-designed 18-hole championship course is a links-style course featuring spectacular views of the Kohala Coast and Pacific with snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano as a backdrop. A testament to earlier times when his world-class resort paid tribute to the ancient Hawaiian spirit Laurance Rockefellers vast collection of Asian and Pacific art still graces the walls and lush tropical grounds. Over 1600 museum-quality pieces have been carefully preserved and displayed so that the unique culture of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will live on for generations to come.
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Wyndham Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews
Peaceful Island Oasis. Wyndham Mauna Loa Village, located in Kailua-Kona next to the Kona Country Club, is a quiet oasis set away from the town traffic and crowds, yet just two blocks from shops, grocery, eateries and movie theaters. From sparkling water features that surround the resort to exceptional tennis facilities, this is a beautiful spot for a satisfying your fun-filled Hawaiian vacation. At Wyndham Mauna Loa Village, our spacious 1 and 2-bedroom vacation suites comfortably sleep 2 to 6 guests from 970 to 1686 square feet. Whether you are traveling with extended family or a smaller party, you will appreciate the privacy of separate bedrooms, the economy of a fully equipped private kitchen and the convenience of a washer and dryer in each suite. Plus, a full dining room, leather furniture and televisions throughout are luxuries you just won't find in an average hotel room. Enjoy the sites off of your private balcony as you relax in this tropical island home away from home!
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  • Big Island highlights
  • Waimea

    This unique, historic area is home to a big expanse of green pastures, a kitschy country vibe and the best photo ops in town. If you're not up for walking, pay a little extra to take a horseback tour and then wrap things up at the Polulu Valley Lookout for priceless views.

  • Kona Coffee Tasting Tour

    This self-guided tour is a must for coffee lovers. Twenty miles of scenic mountainside host nearly 600 specialty coffee farms, boasting the strongest, most delicious beans on the Big Island.

  • Kalapana

    This remarkable spot lies right at the heart of Puna, and will be a highlight of your Big Island travels. The village is partially covered in lava after Kilauea erupted back in 1990, and it's seriously cool to see. For a value-added extra, visit the 17-acre Lava Tree State Park to check out the lava rock trees dating back to the 1700s.

  • Saddle Road

    If you've got a taste for adventure and your budget can stretch to a hardcore vehicle, this drive is a must on your Big Island travels. The winding road climbs up to an insane 6000 feet, and when you reach the top, you're guaranteed the views of a lifetime.

  • Mauna Kea Observatory

    Perched atop the Mauna Kea volcano is this mind-blowing observatory where, for a small fee, you can talk learn about astronomy from a team of experts. Look through the telescopes, and marvel over the moon-like terrain of Mauna Kea. A must for every Big Island vacation.

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