Destination guide

Travel to charming Puako

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Puako. This romantic and scenic city entices travelers with its snorkeling and boating. Hapuna Beach State Park and Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Puako

Do you want to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Puako 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:

  • Great 4-D Movie Ride (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Waikola Village Golf Club (3.8 mi / 6 km)
  • Waikoloa Kings Golf Course (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Waikoloa Beach Golf Course (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Seaside Putting Course (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company Visitor's Center (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Puako

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Puako is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hapuna Beach State Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Waialea Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Mauna Kea Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Spencer Beach Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Anaehoomalu Beach (5.6 mi / 9 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Puako

The nearest airport is in Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), located 10.1 mi (16.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), which is 21.5 mi (34.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Puako?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,425 house rentals near Puako. From 321 Houses to 24 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Puako for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Puako?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Puako:

  • Kulalani: 186 vacation rentals
  • The Cape: 96 vacation rentals
  • The Estates: 142 vacation rentals
  • Kona Palisades: 183 vacation rentals
  • Kohala Estates: 34 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Puako?

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

  • Mauna Lani Resort Golf Course: 1,560 home rentals
  • Waikoloa Kings Golf Course: 1,588 home rentals
  • Genesis Gallery: 1,588 home rentals
  • Francis H.I'i Brown North Golf Course: 1,549 home rentals
  • Kings Shops: 1,587 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Puako 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 Puako?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 321 Houses in Puako. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Puako include:

  • Cottages: 24 lodging choices
  • Villas: 155 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 708 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Puako?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,207 vacation homes with pool available in Puako.

    Explore destinations around Puako

    3,549 vacation rentals
    Waikoloa Village
    1,427 vacation rentals
    Kohala Coast
    1,446 vacation rentals
    421 vacation rentals
    224 vacation rentals
    408 vacation rentals
    1,361 vacation rentals
    2,069 vacation rentals
    183 vacation rentals
    126 vacation rentals
    2,209 vacation rentals
    121 vacation rentals
    273 vacation rentals
    2,088 vacation rentals
    37 vacation rentals
    Historic Kailua Village
    2,075 vacation rentals
    55 vacation rentals
    66 vacation rentals
    89 vacation rentals
    2,086 vacation rentals