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Five miles towards Volcano from Hilo is the town of Keaʻau. The town is at the junction where the highway splits off toward Pāhoa, so it’s a great spot if you’re planning on exploring in that direction, as well as toward Volcano. Keaʻau has a small shopping center with basic amenities (including the best-priced health food store on the island!), and it’s convenient to all points in the Puna district. Choose one of our Keaau Hawaii vacation rentals, and come explore the east side of Hawaiʻi Island!

Keaʻau is close to Hilo for all your conveniences, but it’s also far enough away to have peace and quiet at night. You’ll love taking day trips in each direction: to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park for hiking and exploring the natural wonders of the most active volcano on earth, towards the Kapoho-Kalapana coastline, for scenic drives, thermal pools, and hippie markets, and to Hilo, a truly great and historic small city with a happening bayfront area, beautiful waterfalls, and nightlife.

Keaʻau has a small farmers’ market daily near the shopping center, where you can get not only fresh island fruits, but also some great plate lunches and burritos. On Sunday mornings, you’ll definitely want to head down to Makuʻu Market, on the side of the highway just before Pāhoa town. It’s a farmers’ market and more: local vendors sell all manner of handcrafted goods as well as secondhand treasures. There’s always live music and great food.

Keaʻau is a great base for your awesome east side vacation! Contact us to learn more about the homes for rent in Keaau Hawaii.