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Best Hawaii Island Flight and Hotel Packages

Hawaii Island Trip Packages for 2-5 Nights

Top Rated Hotels for your Hawaii Island Vacation

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Fairmont Orchid
Fairmont Orchid
4.5 out of 5.0 1 N Kaniku Drive Kohala, Kamuela, HI
4.4/5 (154 reviews)

We enjoyed our time at Fairmont Orchid. Clean room and friendly staff. Great Job Fairmont Orchid! My only request is I wish they had a store in the resort with more groceries goods for those late night cravings :).

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019
Located in Kamuela, this beachfront resort is in the historical district, 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Great 4-D Movie Ride, and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Waikoloa Beach ...
Kona Coast Resort
Kona Coast Resort
3.5 out of 5.0 78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
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4.3/5 (226 reviews)

Great staff. Resort is next to a golf course. Room is spacious and resort is quiet. Our view was incredible. The only negative is no beach access but you can see the ocean.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
Located in Kahaluu Bay, this golf condo building is within a 15-minute walk of Keauhou Shopping Center and Kahalu'u Beach Park. Magic Sands Beach is 1.8 mi (2.8 ...
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
3.5 out of 5.0 71 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
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4.2/5 (141 reviews)

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Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019
Situated in Hilo, this golf hotel is steps from Hamakua Heritage Corridor and Hamakua Coast. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Pacific Tsunami Museum are also within ...
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
Grand Naniloa Hotel Hilo - a Doubletree by Hilton
3.5 out of 5.0 93 Banyan Dr, Hilo, HI
Free Cancellation
4.2/5 (66 reviews)

The staff are very nice and the views are amazing. There are abundant amenities and great outdoor spaces.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019
Located in the heart of Hilo, this golf hotel is steps from Hamakua Heritage Corridor and Hamakua Coast. Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Pacific Tsunami Museum are ...
Hilton Waikoloa Village
Hilton Waikoloa Village
4.0 out of 5.0 69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI
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4.1/5 (301 reviews)

We had great time in Hilton Waikoloa Village. But lagoon was very dirty. My son is very sensitive skin. He had some bad infection after swim. Another stuff is very friendly and kind. I like to stay again. Mahalo

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019
Nestled on the beach, this Waikoloa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Waikōloa Beach and Waikoloa Beach Golf Course. Anaehoomalu Beach and Dolphin Quest are also ...

Things To Do during your Hawaii Island Vacation

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Introduction to Hawaii Island

Your Big Island vacation

With a volcano-goddess attitude and miles of rugged off-the-grid landscapes, the Big Island is real Hawaii in the raw. (And really, when was the last time you bathed in a steam vent or night-swam with manta rays?) Spend tamer days stargazing at the top of 14,000-foot Mauna Kea, on a wagon ride through wild Waipio Valley, or kayaking the crystalline Kealakekua Bay.

From the white-sand Hapuna Beach to the smoldering mouth of Halemaumau, allow Orbitz to help you map out your Big Island vacation. Our travel experts dish on where to stay, top 10 attractions and Big Island's hidden travel gems.

Want to drive the Big Island? Check out our interactive Big Island road trip guide for recommendations on attractions, restaurants, hotels and more.  You can also download the included pdf to take all the information on the go.

Best time to take a trip to Hawaii Island

The Big Island may be home to both fire and ice, but at sea level the island thrives in eternal summer and the water is warm (mid- to high-70s). On the Kona side, conditions are typically dry, sunny and hot. The Hilo side takes the edge off with frequent overcast days and tropical rains. Hurricane season spans from June to November.

Although Big Island travel is always in season, prices dip from September through November. The week after Easter, Hilo's Merrie Monarch Hula Festival packs the town for the largest hula event in the world. Japanese Golden Week attracts crowds as well, so plan ahead if you're travelling in late April and early May. July draws international competitors to Kona's annual Billfish Tournament. In October, the renowned Ironman Triathlon World Championship takes place in Kona.

Things to do in Hawaii Island

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park

Make a pilgrimage to this sacred Hawaiian refuge site filled with original village artifacts, rebuilt features, and a stunning bayside setting.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Drive, hike or helicopter across a 330,000-acre parkland of smoking vents, native forests, streaming lava and monstrous snow-dusted volcanoes -- an experience native to the Big Island.

Akaka Falls

Hike through bamboo groves, orchids and draping ferns. Then follow the paved pathway (past 100-foot Kahuna Falls) to Akaka Falls -- a 442-foot waterfall that crashes into a steamy gorge.

Kealakekua Bay

Snorkel or kayak this pristine marine life conservation district along the Kona Coast, also the site of famed explorer Captain James Cook.

Hapuna Beach

Laze on the Big Island's most impressive stretch of white-sand beach, eternally sunny with good summer swimming.

Hamakua Coast-North Kohala

Cruise the Big Island's most scenic coastline, followed by a guided trek into exotic Waipio Valley. Visit the hamlet of Hawi or tour a working ranch in misty Waimea.

Mauna Kea

Explore the summit of a snow-capped volcano, home to world-famous observatories. The Visitor's Information Station (VIS) has a free nightly stargazing program.


Hit this quaint, historic fishing town with a splash of touristy sites. Shop and dine along Alii Drive or people watch on the pier.

Kapoho Tide Pools

Swim in a network of coastal tide pools – some volcanically heated and teeming with sea life. Bring snorkeling gear or sunbathe on a lava shelf.

Insider tips for Hawaii Island travel

Honomalino Beach (South Kona)

Escape to the secluded Honomalino Bay, and relax below coconut trees on the dark-sand beach.

Two Ladies Kitchen (Hilo)

Well-loved by Hilo residents, this busy little family shop is famous for its mochi –traditional Japanese rice cakes made in every flavor and color.

Lava Tree State Monument (Puna)

Hit the trails of this trippy 17-acre parkland where lava-cooked trees leave a mold of their trunks behind.

Palace Theater (Hilo)

Spice up the night at Hilo’s 1920s-era theater, complete with a live pipe-organ player. Watch everything from the latest Woody Allen movie to classical-music concerts.

Laupahoehoe Train Museum (Hamakua Coast)

This Hamakua Coast gem pays tribute to Hawaii's golden era of railroads, sugar cane trains, plantations and memorabilia.

*Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.