Anyone travelling to Hawaii is required to have a government Safe Travels account and self-quarantine for 10 days. Some travellers may be exempt from quarantine with proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of departure.

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Holidays in Hawaii Island

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Hawaii Island Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Hawaii Island hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Hawaii Island trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top Hawaii Island Flight & Hotel Packages

Fairmont Orchid Gold Experience
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Top hotels in Hawaii Island

Hilton Waikoloa Village
Hilton Waikoloa Village
4 out of 5
69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$273 per night from 3 Mar. to 4 Mar.
4/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"The pools and museum are great. The facility seems a bit dated in places but is overall impressive"…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2021

Hilton Waikoloa Village
Royal Kona Resort
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$258 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
4/5Very Good! (1,565 reviews)

"Pros: clean, friendly, updated room, pool was nice. Lagoon looked nice as well Cons: older mattress, restaurant wasn’t the best, walk down a bit to shopping center better food and service."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2021

Royal Kona Resort
Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations
Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations
3.5 out of 5
69-699 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$297 per night from 4 Mar. to 5 Mar.
4.6/5Wonderful! (813 reviews)

"Staff was extremely friendly, awesome pool and just beautiful all around."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2021

Kings' Land by Hilton Grand Vacations
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Top activities in Hawaii Island

Hawaii's Big Island

Discover the stunning natural beauty and fascinating history of this paradise island, the largest in the United States. Hawaii’s Big Island, or officially Hawaii Island, certainly lives up to its name. It is nearly twice the size of all of the rest of the Hawaiian Islands combined. The island consists of five volcanoes that rise up from the Pacific Ocean, creating stunningly beautiful landscapes and picture-perfect beaches, complemented by a rich and fascinating history and culture.

Hawaii Island has many resort regions with top-notch facilities, including gourmet restaurants, luxury spas and superb golf courses, as well as the two main towns Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Car rental companies operate out of these two towns, as well as out of both international airports, as public transport is limited. Driving is the best option if you are planning to spend some time exploring the island.

Head to Kohala Coast to discover some of Hawaii Island’s most popular beaches, such as Mauna Kea Beach and Hapuna Beach State Park. Relax on the pristine sands, or dive into the crystal blue water to swim with the dolphins, turtles and tropical fish native to these waters.

Inland, there are many natural wonders to discover. Hike through the tropical rainforests, see and hear stunning waterfalls, or take in the awe-inspiring spectacle of the island’s two active volcanoes at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. You will also be able to climb to the peak of Maunakea, Hawaii Island’s tallest peak which, when measured from the sea bed, is taller than Mount Everest. Don’t miss the spectacular views from the remote Pololū Valley Outlook at the north of the island.

As it was once home to the Hawaiian royal family, the island has many sites of strong cultural and historical interest. Visit the 72 hectare Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, once the site of royal grounds, as well as a place of refuge for those who broke the Kapu, or sacred laws. The Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park is home to fascinating archaeological sites where you’ll discover petroglyphs, or kii pohaku, native Hawaiian carvings into lava rock which date back hundreds of years.

Hawaii Island’s tropical climate, with over 300 days’ sunshine per year on the west coast, ensures that it is a popular destination all year round. The busiest time falls between December and March, so if travelling in the period it is recommended to book accommodation well in advance. Many surfers head to the island in winter, as the rough winds cause large sea swells, but temperatures remain warm. Hawaii lies in the North Pacific Ocean, 3,219 kilometres from the US mainland.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Hawaii Island holiday package cost?
Our Hawaii Island holiday packages, which begin at just AU$1,885, are the easiest way to save loads of cash. Handpick your preferred flights, hotels and rental cars to create a customized itinerary.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Hawaii Island holiday package?
It’s difficult to predict what the future holds, so it’s good to know that you can cancel or change your Hawaii Island holiday package. If you made your booking in the last 24 hours, you may be eligible for a refund. If your booking is older, your hotel, airline or car rental company may charge a fee. Visit our Customer Service Portal for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Hawaii Island?
You can save as much as $200 if you bundle your car rentals, flights and hotels into a Hawaii Island holiday package. Sometimes cheap packages mean fewer choices. But that’s not the case with Expedia. We offer more than 400 airlines and 1 000 000 properties all over the world, which means you’ll always have plenty of variety to choose from. Eager to save even more? Add some interesting activities to your package deal to unlock even more discounts! After all, travel is about more than simply getting to your destination.
When is the best time of year to visit Hawaii Island?
Hawaii Island is a busy place in July, June, March. If you’re not into large crowds and like a quieter pace, book your escape for December, October, November. Watching your holiday expenses? Make the most of the great deals on offer in November. December is generally when prices soar and hotel rates are at their peak.
How far in advance should I book my Hawaii Island holiday?
Earlier is always better. Air carriers usually advertise flights nearly 12 months in advance, and this is a fantastic opportunity to score some of the cheapest prices. Boss just told you to use up some holiday time next month? No sweat. Expedia are never short on fantastic bargains to send you on the getaway of your dreams, at an affordable price.
What does an Expedia Hawaii Island travel package include?
Hotels, flights and rental cars — we have them covered. With Expedia, you can shape your Hawaii Island travel package however you want. All you have to do is work out exactly what you need. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add extras like activities and experiences. The more you bundle, the greater your savings!
What should I know before booking a Hawaii Island travel package?
Our prices are always low. However, you’ll score even more savings when you book your hotels, flights and car rentals together. With an Expedia travel package, you’ll get transparent pricing and a huge range of choice.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Hawaii Island holiday packages?
With a holiday package, you can customize both your trip and a payment schedule. Expedia can help reduce financial stress to do with your travel with a Book Now, Pay Later solution, thanks to us joining forces with online lender Affirm. That way, all you have to concentrate on is getting organised to jet off into the sunset.
Can I choose my airline with a Hawaii Island Expedia holiday package?
You can. Expedia has access to more than 550 airline partners around the world, so opt for the carrier that’s a good fit for your needs.