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Hawi is a quaint little town located at the north tip of The Big Island, just fifty miles from the Kona Airport and 75 miles from Hilo. Twenty miles over the nearby National Scenic Highways "Mountain Road," takes you to the old ranch town of Waimea. Hawi is considered the principle town of the North Kohala region, and was once a thriving center of Hawaiian culture and population, surrounded by bustling sugar plantations. Today Hawi, and its' neighboring towns of Kapaau and Makapala have become a haven for artists, retirees and those seeking an alternative to the busy lifestyle of other Big Island resort cities. Hawi is known for its' beautiful village green and unique restaurants, including one that features island cuisine in a tropical setting - considered by many to be the best restaurant on the island. You will also find craft shops and galleries, a very good coffee/ice cream shop, natural food store, country grocery store and a post office in town. The lovely black sand beach of Pololu Valley is just 15 minutes away, and the white sand beach at Mauna Kea Resort is 25 minutes away. Other activities in or nearby Hawi include hiking, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving and whale watching (January - March.) A Farmers Market is held every Saturday under the Banyan Tree that features Hawi grown organic produce.

Surrounding areas: Kapaau, Hawaii (2.2 mi), Kohala Ranch, Hawaii (2.8 mi), Kawaihae, Hawaii (13.9 mi), Waipio Valley, Hawaii (17.6 mi), Kamuela, Hawaii (18.2 mi), Waimea, Hawaii (19.3 mi), Mauna Lani, Hawaii (20.8 mi)

Hawi Vacation Rentals




Hawi Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Bay Club At Waikoloa Beach69-450 Waikoloa BCH DrKamuela, HI16.4 mi.(808) 885-7979
Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel62-100 Kauna'oa DrKamuela, HI16.4 mi.(808) 880-1111
Hilton Waikoloa Village425 Waikoloa BCH DrKamuela, HI16.4 mi.(808) 885-1234
Mauna Beach Hotel62-100 Mauna Kea BCH DrKamuela, HI16.4 mi.(808) 880-1111
Nomura Hawaii VillageSouth Kaniku DrKamuela, HI16.4 mi.(808) 885-6611
Orchid At Mauna LaniNorth Kaniku DrKohala Coast, HI16.4 mi.(808) 845-9905
The Fairmont Orchid1 N Kaniku DrKamuela, HI20.5 mi.(808) 885-2000
Nomura Hawaii Village68-1270 S Kaniku DrKamuela, HI20.7 mi.(808) 885-6611
Hyatt Regency WaikoloaWaikoloa, HI20.9 mi.(808) 885-1234
The Bay Club At Wailea Resort69-450 Waikoloa BCH DrWaikoloa, HI20.9 mi.(808) 886-7979
Elima Lani @ Walkosoa Village68-3883 Lua Kula StWaikoloa, HI21.6 mi.(800) 367-5004

Hawi Weather & Climate

The North Kohala Coast on the northern tip of The Big Island has a climate similar to the wet windward (or eastern) side of the island. This means rain and wind storms are more frequent during Hawaii's winter months, November through April (although they generally clear up within 24 hours.) Unlike temperature, Hawaii's rainfall varies tremendously according to location and altitude. The most rain usually occurs at moderate elevations on the east sides of the islands due to moisture-laden ocean tradewinds. Thunderstorms are also possible on the Kohala Coast in the summertime. Even the warmest summer days are kept comfortable with the blowing trade winds. The average air temperature ranges from 74 to 88 degrees with moderate humidity of around 53 percent during the day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 79°F 66°F 5.92 in. 72°F
February 79°F 66°F 3.67 in. 72°F
March 79°F 66°F 6.55 in. 71°F
April 80°F 67°F 5.59 in. 72°F
May 82°F 68°F 3.12 in. 72°F
June 84°F 69°F 3.89 in. 74°F
July 85°F 70°F 4.62 in. 74°F
August 86°F 71°F 3.88 in. 75°F
September 86°F 71°F 2.48 in. 75°F
October 85°F 71°F 3.45 in. 75°F
November 82°F 69°F 5.80 in. 74°F
December 80°F 67°F 5.42 in. 73°F

Hawi Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Waimea Kohala airport (MUE) located about 19 miles southeast of Hawi in Kamuela, Hawaii, the Kona International At Keahole airport (KOA) located approximately 37 miles southwest of Hawi in Kailua / Kona, Hawaii, the Kahului airport (OGG) located roughly 59 miles northwest of Hawi in Kahului, Hawaii, and finally the Hilo International airport (ITO) located around 62 miles southeast of Hawi in Hilo, Hawaii.

Hawi Attractions

 
State Parks
Hapuna Beach State ParkHI17.4 mi. 
Kona Coast State ParkHI33.3 mi. 
Wai‘änapanapa State ParkHI38.7 mi. 
Mauna Kea State ParkHI39.6 mi. 


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