13 miles north of Hilo, nestled among the verdant gulches of the Hāmākua Coast, is the plantation town of Honomū. What it may lack in everyday goods and services, it makes up for in historic charm and character. The eclectic shops and cafés here are a fascinating blend of local color and history, ranging from Hilo-grown coffee to antique bottles. Nearby, picturesque ʻAkaka Falls is the most-visited waterfall on the island. It’s a state park, and access to the falls overlook is via a short paved trail. If you choose one of our great rentals in Honomū, you’ll have a peaceful, relaxing vacation with beautiful ocean views! Vacation house rentals in Hawaii have it all.
Since Honomū is such a small town, you’ll want to head into Hilo for your groceries and other basics. Hilo is the most populous town on the island, though it still retains its small-town character. You’ll spend many happy days here, whether you prefer strolling the shops of Bayfront, visiting waterfalls, hopping in the ocean, renting bikes and riding around town, or checking out Hilo’s unique small museums, which include ʻImiloa Astronomy Center, the Pacific Tsunami Museum, Lyman Museum, and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center. Hilo also has many awesome restaurants of different types of cuisine to choose from, as well as an excellent farmers’ market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you’re interested in helicopter tours of the island, you’ll be glad that the airport is so convenient.
Stay in Honomū for small-town plantation charm, peace and quiet, and the beautiful scenery of Hāmākua! Contact us to learn more about the condo rentals on Big Island Hawaii.