The Big Island's varied terrain and ample land offers a vast array of unique accommodations. From modest hotels ideal for storing stuff while guests explore the island all day, to luxurious resorts to relax at all day long, the Big Island's hotels are as diverse as the island itself. Hilo on the east side is home to several laid back, waterfront hotels while the Kona Coast boasts the island's extravagant resorts that are destinations within themselves.
Hawaii's largest and youngest island can treat visitors to casual accommodations for those who will spend most of their time exploring outside and just need somewhere to store their stuff and sleep. Uncle Billy's Hilo Bay Hotel and the Hilo Seaside Hotel offer modest accommodations that are simple, yet infused with a local feeling you'll find nowhere else, and hey, they're both affordable and overlook the ocean.
Down along the gorgeous Puna coast, Kalani Oceanside Retreat brings a home style feel to the jungle of east Hawaii. Kalani offers individual cabins, and even camping spots on large, lush acreage. You'll meet unique travelers and have a pool, hot tub and sauna, gift shop and kitchen area. For private home vacations rentals, look into the Palms Cliff House Inn or the Hilltop Legacy. They offer the comfort of a residential home on beautiful property.
Since the Big Island is so large it's a good idea for those exploring the entire island to move hotels as they move around the island. And 10 Best has you covered.