Pahoa

Travel Guide
Pahoa showing rugged coastline, night scenes and mist or fog
Fresh farm produce, turn-of-the-century architecture, charming art and craft galleries and stunning volcanic wilderness await in this scenic Puna district town.

Visit the town of Pāhoa on the eastern side of Hawai’i’s Big Island to find a magnificent historical site filled with ancient Hawai’ian heritage and allegory. Pāhoa’s rich history is woven into its landscape, where fertile volcanic soil sustains lush corridors of tropical forest. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and explore the quaint sugar-boom town, which has become an enclave for artists and musicians since the 1960s.

Explore Downtown Pāhoa to see the town’s  mix of Victorian and western architecture, with brightly colored façades and raised wooden sidewalks. Located on the island’s old railway crossroads, the town flourished during the sugar industry boom. Today, it is a charming agricultural centre with weekly markets. 

Visit Pāhoa on a Sunday to enjoy the local farmers market. Find fresh produce, tropical flowers, exotic plants,  freshly cooked food and goods from around the region. Try the local papaya salad or collect souvenirs such as T-shirts, paintings or jewellery.

Navigate the town’s perimeter to discover the eastern coast’s breathtaking beauty. Visit the Kapoho Tide Pools to find a magnificent underwater world and see brightly hued corals using your face mask and snorkel. Stop by Kalapana Beach to see black lava sand or visit Kehena Beach to look out over clear waters for whales in winter. Therapeutic warm springs can be found at nearby Ahalanui Park.

Head inland to Lava Tree State Park, a lush forested park and intriguing geological wonder. Stroll along the park’s 0.7-mile (1.1-kilometre) loop nature trail and see lava-rock casts of trees that were engulfed in the 1790 Kilauea volcanic eruption. Take a daytrip or tour to Volcanoes National Park, approximately one hour’s drive from Pāhoa. Explore hiking trails through stunning volcanic forests. 

Pāhoa is located in the picturesque Puna district on the Big Island’s eastern tip. Reach Pāhoa by car or charter tour. Enjoy a trip off the usual tourism trail in leafy Puna. Visit Pāhoa in February or between September and October to avoid peak-season crowds.

Where to stay in Pahoa

Humble Home in Hawaii
Humble Home in Hawaii
2 out of 5
16-2038 Maile Way, Pahoa, HI, 96778
The price is ₹6,975 per night from 6 Oct to 7 Oct
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Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
3 out of 5
126860 Kalapana Kapoho Rd, Pahoa, HI, 96778
The price is ₹18,253 per night from 29 Sep to 30 Sep
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Pahoa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Popular attractions SPACE Seaview Performing Arts Center and Kehena Beach are ...
Hawaiian Sanctuary
Hawaiian Sanctuary
3 out of 5
13-3194 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pahoa, HI, 96778
The price is ₹11,043 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct
Stay at this 3-star B&B in Pahoa. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Lava Tree State Monument and SPACE Seaview Performing ...
2.7/5 (9 reviews)
"It was awesome! The only issue was that the smoke detector was not disconnected."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

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Kalani Oceanside Retreat
Kalani Oceanside Retreat
3 out of 5
126860 Kalapana Kapoho Rd, Pahoa, HI, 96778
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Pahoa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a sauna. Popular attractions SPACE Seaview Performing Arts Center and Kehena Beach are ...
Kehena Treetop 1 Bedroom Home
Kehena Treetop 1 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
12-417 Kamakoa, Pahoa, HI, 96778
Stay at this 3.5-star golf holiday home in Pahoa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Kehena Beach and SPACE Seaview Performing ...
Black Sand Beach House 2 Bedroom Home by Redawning
Black Sand Beach House 2 Bedroom Home by Redawning
3.5 out of 5
12-7208 Moana Kai Pali Pl, Pahoa, HI, 96778
Stay at this 3.5-star golf holiday home in Pahoa. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Kehena Beach and SPACE Seaview Performing ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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