Destination guide

Experience Hawaii in holiday homes to rent

With rugged landscapes featuring waterfalls, tropical foliage, cliffs and golden-sand beaches, the Hawaiian Islands are a tropical paradise for travellers. Whether you want to enjoy island cuisine, explore cultural sites, venture out into the wilderness or relax on pristine beaches, Hawaii has something for everyone, all within reach of holiday homes to rent.

Things to do

What to do near Hawaii holiday homes

Hawaii has numerous attractions to explore during your trip. Holiday homes are available near places like Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a unique park with active volcanoes, lava tubes and glowing craters, and Diamond Head, an iconic volcanic peak with hiking trails and historic military fortifications. You may also enjoy Hanauma Bay, a nature preserve known for snorkelling with a soft-sand beach and native population of turtles and parrotfish, and Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, a lush mountainous parkland with waterfalls, tropical plants and hiking trails.

Beaches

Beaches near Hawaii holiday rentals

Hawaii’s beaches are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes can be found near the best beaches on the islands such as Lanikai Beach, a relaxing beach with white sands and calm waters, and Punalu’u Beach, a black-sand beach with a nearby volcano and native turtles. You may also enjoy Kaanapali Beach, a beachside area with sandy spaces, a beach walk and clear waters for snorkelling and swimming, and Makapu’u Beach, a sprawling beach with strong rip currents and huge waves for surfing. Ala Moana Regional Park, a calm beach with gentle waters and a tennis court, is also a great beach destination.

Food & drink 

Regional cuisine in Hawaii

Hawaiian cuisine is a rich blend of the diverse ethnic flavours of the islands and the cuisine of the world. It combines the freshest island ingredients such as cattle from upland pastures, fruits and vegetables grown from rich, volcanic soil and quality seafood direct from the water in a unique melting pot of global recipes and flavours. Whatever your taste, you’ll find a range of excellent dining options and flavourful dishes for a unique culinary experience near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hawaii holiday accommodation

If you’re travelling with the kids, you can find many fun and educational experiences for the whole family in Hawaii. Holiday homes are available near places like the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, a site commemorating the 1941 Japanese attack, and the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites, which includes an aviation museum and historic ships. The Kualoa Ranch & Zipline, an expansive preserve with ATV rides, a zip line, beaches and tours of film locations, and the Polynesian Cultural Center, a cultural attraction with luaus, live shows and tours, are also great for kids. You’ll also love the Honolulu Zoo, a popular park with lush gardens, hundreds of animals and a petting zoo.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Hawaii

Hawaii is a lovely place for a couple’s retreat. Romantic holiday homes can be found near places like Iolani Palace, an opulent 19th-century home of Hawaiian monarchs with tours and exhibits, and Rainbow Falls, a waterfall with distinctive rainbows and a viewing platform. ‘Akaka Falls State Park, a tropical rainforest park with footpaths leading to a scenic waterfall, and Kapi’olani Regional Park, a park with views of a volcano and recreation areas, are also good for couples to relax and unwind.

Where to stay near Hawaii?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 22,366 holiday rentals near Hawaii. From 3,708 Houses to 1,030 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hawaii for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hawaii?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hawaii. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Waikiki: 2,466 holiday rentals
  • Honolulu: 3,294 holiday rentals
  • O'ahu: 4,760 holiday rentals
  • Maui: 9,288 holiday rentals
  • Ilikai Hotel: 263 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hawaii! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hawaii?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hawaii with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Honolulu: 3,294 holiday homes
  • Haleiwa: 697 holiday homes
  • Kihei: 4,530 holiday homes
  • Kailua-Kona: 3,485 holiday homes
  • Lahaina: 8,791 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Hawaii?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Hawaii are:

  • Honolulu International Airport (HNL): 4,120 holiday houses
  • Kapolei, HI (JRF-Kalaeloa): 3,782 holiday houses
  • Kapalua Airport (JHM): 5,355 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hawaii?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Hawaii. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kailua Beach: 3,396 holiday rentals
  • Swing Zone: 2,240 holiday rentals
  • Banzai Pipeline: 829 holiday rentals
  • Kalihi Ice Ponds: 4,045 holiday rentals
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa: 3,361 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawaii listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Hawaii

Honolulu
3,294 holiday rentals
Haleiwa
697 holiday rentals
Kihei
4,530 holiday rentals
Kailua-Kona
3,485 holiday rentals
Lahaina
8,791 holiday rentals
Princeville
1,533 holiday rentals
Kailua
3,290 holiday rentals
Kapolei
826 holiday rentals
Kahuku
556 holiday rentals
Laie
539 holiday rentals
Hanalei
1,825 holiday rentals
Hauula
568 holiday rentals
Kapaa
2,466 holiday rentals
Puako
1,405 holiday rentals
Hilo
516 holiday rentals
Sunset Beach
342 holiday rentals
Wailea
4,400 holiday rentals
Hana
69 holiday rentals
Kaneohe
3,445 holiday rentals
Waipahu
3,906 holiday rentals