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Kawaihae Village is located on the northwestern Kohala Coast on The Big Island. This small country town is just minutes from the warm, sunny white sand beaches of the Kohala Coast, including Mauna Key Beach and Waikoloa Beach Resort. Kawaihae is home to the Garden of Pua Mau Place, which is located on the west slope of the Kohala Mountains. This impressive botanical garden has beautiful mountain and ocean views, and interesting ravines that slice through the Earth. The garden contains original sculptures, huge lava boulders, and a variety of everblooming tropical flowers, as well as a Hibiscus Maze. The park also contains The Magic Circle, which is an interesting collection of large stones based on the standing stone circles of the Celtic region of the British Isles. A ten-minute drive up the Kohala Mountains takes you to Waimea, home to Parker Ranch, beautiful boutiques and great restaurants. You will find Kawaihae to be a good central location to base your Big Island vacation, with its remote country charm being just a short drive to the island's finest resorts and restaurants, championship golf courses, hiking, snorkeling, sailboat rentals and kayak rentals, surfing, beachcombing and more!

Surrounding areas: Mauna Lani, Hawaii (7.3 mi), Waikoloa Village, Hawaii (7.5 mi), Puako, Hawaii (7.9 mi), Kamuela, Hawaii (8.4 mi), Waikoloa Beach Resort, Hawaii (8.7 mi), Waimea, Hawaii (11.9 mi), Kohala Ranch, Hawaii (12.4 mi)

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Kawaihae Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
The Fairmont Orchid1 N Kaniku DrKamuela, HI6.8 mi.(808) 885-2000
Nomura Hawaii Village68-1270 S Kaniku DrKamuela, HI7.1 mi.(808) 885-6611
Hyatt Regency WaikoloaWaikoloa, HI7.3 mi.(808) 885-1234
The Bay Club At Wailea Resort69-450 Waikoloa BCH DrWaikoloa, HI7.3 mi.(808) 886-7979
Elima Lani @ Walkosoa Village68-3883 Lua Kula StWaikoloa, HI7.9 mi.(800) 367-5004
Bay Club At Waikoloa Beach69-450 Waikoloa BCH DrKamuela, HI8.5 mi.(808) 885-7979
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel62-100 Kauna'oa DrKamuela, HI8.5 mi.(808) 880-1111
Hilton Waikoloa Village425 Waikoloa BCH DrKamuela, HI8.5 mi.(808) 885-1234
Mauna Beach Hotel62-100 Mauna Kea BCH DrKamuela, HI8.5 mi.(808) 880-1111
Nomura Hawaii VillageSouth Kaniku DrKamuela, HI8.5 mi.(808) 885-6611
Orchid At Mauna LaniNorth Kaniku DrKohala Coast, HI8.5 mi.(808) 845-9905
Kona Coast Resort IIAlii DrKailua-kona, HI27.0 mi.(808) 324-1721
Kanaloa At KonaManu Kai StKona, HI27.0 mi.(808) 822-9025

Kawaihae Weather & Climate

The north/northwestern tip of The Big Island is lush and green year round. Due to its central location on the island, it is also somewhat in the middle where precipitation is concerned - not quite as dry as the western "leeward" side, but not as wet as the eastern "windward" side. Showers occur year round in this area, but most often at night or in the late afternoon. The temperature is warm throughout the year, only slightly warmer in the summer months, and cooler during the overnight hours. Other important features of the climate on The Big Island include moderate humidity and persistent northeasterly trade winds. In winter, the trade winds may be interrupted for days or weeks by the invasion of cyclones and this brings more rainstorms and southerly and westerly winds to the island.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 78°F 64°F 1.75 in. 72°F
February 78°F 64°F 1.16 in. 72°F
March 80°F 65°F 0.95 in. 71°F
April 81°F 66°F 1.43 in. 72°F
May 82°F 67°F 0.37 in. 72°F
June 83°F 69°F 0.39 in. 74°F
July 83°F 70°F 0.36 in. 74°F
August 84°F 70°F 0.48 in. 75°F
September 84°F 70°F 0.69 in. 75°F
October 83°F 70°F 0.66 in. 75°F
November 81°F 68°F 0.99 in. 74°F
December 79°F 66°F 1.94 in. 73°F

Kawaihae Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Waimea Kohala airport (MUE) located about 10 miles southeast of Kawaihae in Kamuela, Hawaii, the Kona International At Keahole airport (KOA) located approximately 25 miles southwest of Kawaihae in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, the Hilo International airport (ITO) located roughly 55 miles southeast of Kawaihae in Hilo, Hawaii, and finally the Kahului airport (OGG) located around 70 miles northwest of Kawaihae in Kahului, Hawaii.

Kawaihae Attractions

 
State Parks
Hapuna Beach State ParkHI3.6 mi. 
Kona Coast State ParkHI20.9 mi. 
Mauna Kea State ParkHI28.5 mi. 


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