Hawaii-the Big Island Vacation Rentals

Overview
Hawaii is the original American tropical paradise. With its six major islands and wide range of activities to enjoy, visitors who stay in Hawaii condo rentals will never have a lack of things to see or experience. For instance, Maui offers secluded beaches and breathtaking ...Read more


 

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Hawaii~the Big Island Vacation Rentals

Overview
Hawaii is the original American tropical paradise. With its six major islands and wide range of activities to enjoy, visitors who stay in Hawaii condo rentals will never have a lack of things to see or experience. For instance, Maui offers secluded beaches and breathtaking views—from Haleakala National Park to one of the most beautiful drives in the world on the road to Hana. For surfers, Oahu offers a slice of heaven at its world famous North Shore, while its nightlife and party atmosphere draws guests of Hawaii condo rentals who enjoy an exciting night on the town. For adventure seekers, the Big Island is the place to go to experience the raw power of nature, where you can actually see live volcanoes at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. If you're a guest of Hawaii beach rentals and enjoy nature, you'll want to return time and again to Kauai—the eldest island— for its lush and unrivaled botanic beauty. And for those seeking to truly escape the stresses of civilization, the islands of Molokai and Lanai offer a peaceful, easy-going vacation without the highways, stoplights and trappings of city life.

The best place to begin your search for Hawaii condos is by first choosing the island that appeals to your specific sensibilities. You'll find great listings of Hawaii vacation rentals for all of the major islands at VacationHomes.com. And the good news is that the range of Hawaii beach rentals are vast—no matter what your budget.

Weather
A warm, steady climate is one of the greatest draws for visitors staying in Hawaii beach rentals. The temperatures remain close to 80 F throughout the year, and even the hottest months of summer are made enjoyable by the cool trade winds. If you're planning to stay in Hawaii condos during the winter, you'll be pleased to know that the wind and rainstorms generally pass very quickly. While the island's valleys and rangier areas have a tendency towards rain and dampness, visitors residing in Hawaii condos are always just minutes away from drier areas to sunbathe on the beaches.

There are specific times of the year that may suit different guests staying in Hawaii vacation rentals. Surfing season is during the winter, so guests of Hawaii condo rentals that enjoy hanging ten will want to head to Oahu's north shore for some of the most intense waves of the year. Of course, for families residing in Hawaii vacation rentals, it's always a good idea to visit in the summertime when the swimming is safer and there are a larger number of kids visiting. December through April is the most crowded time of the year, if you're planning to stay in Hawaii beach rentals during the summer, keep in mind that the warm-weather also draws crowds for short, but exceptionally busy time.

Activities
First time staying in Hawaii condo rentals? You may find the amount of activities available to you astounding. For instance, hikers will be in heaven traversing the countless miles of exciting tropical forest trails, majestic canyons and valleys, atmospheric swampland, archaic crater floors, and lava scorched landscapes. Hawaii beach rentals are great for relaxing, but after you've spent some time resting up, you're only miles away from the hiking experiences of a lifetime. In the heart of Pololu Valley on the Big Island, you can walk alongside a Cliffside trail 1000 feet above the valley floor, where you'll pass cascading waterfalls, lush tropical flora and spectacular views. Many guests of Hawaii vacation rentals travel to see the majesty of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. In this International Biosphere preserve you can view a native rainforest, visit a naturally formed lava tube, and discover incredible volcanic formations near the world's most active volcano. You have unlimited opportunities to experience breathtaking beauty and an abundance of adventure as a resident of Hawaii condos.
Enjoy a little surf with your turf? For visitors residing in Hawaii vacation rentals a quick jaunt over to Maui may be just the ticket. Guests of Hawaii condos can enjoy the amazing tours of the Nakalele coastline, with its stunning views of sea cliffs, erupting blowholes, and lava flows. Then, after an exhilarating walk, finish the combination tour with a kayaking experience you'll never forget in Kapalua Bay. Cruise along crystal clear blue waters, stop for a snorkel, and perhaps enjoy a visit from some indigenous dolphins. Of course, this is just a small sampling of the adventures waiting for guests residing in Hawaii vacation rentals.

While lazing about in one of the island's many top-notch Hawaii beach rentals, perhaps you've daydreamed of riding a horse along a deserted tropical beach? Well that dream can be a reality on the island of Molokai, where you can spend half a day on a gorgeous, secluded beach galloping through the sand, or walking your horse through the softly lapping waves. And for those guests staying in Hawaii condo rentals in Molokai, you won't want to miss the horseback adventure of a lifetime at Pu'u O Hoku, a working ranch covering over 14,000 lush acres, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and gorgeous tropical forest. For many visitors staying in Hawaii condos, no trip is complete without experiencing this breathtaking diversity of geography.

If you enjoy mountain biking and are a guest of Hawaii condo rentals, you can take advantage of many guided bike tours throughout the Hawaiian Islands. On Oahu, for instance, visitors of Hawaii condos can experience a guided tour through the 1000-acre Kaaawa Valley on Oahu's eastern shore. Explore a gorgeous, stream filled valley on your bike with spectacular ocean views and sheer valley walls that provide a stunning backdrop to this awe-inspiring valley ride.

As a guest of Hawaii vacation rentals, you never have to settle for any one activity. The islands offer an array of guided tours that offer a combination of activities.
For instance, how about biking, hiking, and sailing—all in the same day?


In Oahu, guests of Hawaii condos will want to experience the "Rainforest to the Reef" tour where you'll begin with a hike through a tropical rainforest: stroll past ancient rock terraces, streams, natural wading pools and a hidden 200ft waterfall. From there you'll take a leisurely bike ride through a lush rainforest over paved road and take in the sights from high above Honolulu. After lunch, you'll sail the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean on a relaxing adventure off beautiful Waikiki, where you have the option to swim and snorkel. For nature lovers, staying in Hawaii vacation rentals gives you access to endless adventure.

Each year, thousands of visitors stay in Hawaii condo rentals so that they can enjoy the nearby world-class scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities. While the views in Hawaii are famous—the views under the surface are just as breathtaking. Imagine swimming past living coral reefs, massive sea caves, stunning varieties of exotic fish, sea turtles, eels and more. Water temperature ranges are optimal for scuba diving, from 72 degrees in winter to the low 80s in the summer. Guests of Hawaii beach rentals can often walk down to the beach and dive straight into the blue waters, where visibility can exceed more than 100 feet. Explore the ocean on your own, or book a guided tour for the whole family.

If you're new to sea adventures, you'll find that many visitors staying in Hawaii beach rentals prefer snorkeling to scuba diving. Not only does it require far less training, it's also much less daunting. Snorkeling in Maui is one of the most popular activities on the islands. This is due to the fact that it has more miles of snorkel-friendly beaches than any other Hawaiian island. If you're unsure whether you're interested in scuba diving or snorkeling, you might consider trying "snuba," the latest water sport that combines the best of snorkeling and scuba diving.

Of course, for many guests residing in Hawaii condo rentals, their trip isn't complete until they've surfed the waves that have made the islands famous around the world. For instance, in Oahu, surfing reigns supreme. If you're a beginner, Oahu is the perfect island for guests looking to stay in Hawaii vacation rentals. It is by far the best place in the world to learn how to surf, with it's notoriously slow, crawling waves. However, once you've graduated to the bigger waves, you'll want to check out the Oahu's North Shore, where visitors from around the globe come to hang ten on its notoriously massive waves.

However, for tourists who just want to relax, there are countless things to see and do. There is a myriad of historic sites, museums, and shopping malls to visit. For guests of Hawaii vacation rentals that appreciate art, make sure to visit the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, which carries over 35,000 original pieces, including a celebrated collection of Asian art.

Food and Nightlife
Food and Hawaiian culture are inseparable, and there is an array of cuisines for guests residing in Hawaii vacation rentals. There are five star restaurants serving Hawaii Regional Cuisine, or you may want to sample the local street vendors for a taste of island culture. The trend these days is toward healthy cooking, so look for great deals on plate lunches featuring grilled fish and brown rice. Vegetarians will enjoy the luscious fresh papaya and pineapple, organic greens, tofu delicacies and more. Like Hawaiian locals, island fare is unpretentious.

For guests of Hawaii vacation rentals who enjoy an exciting nightlife, the islands are filled with just as many opportunities when the sun goes down in paradise. Lu'aus and fire dances are popular for tourists interested in local culture, but there are endless nightclubs, jazz bars, concerts, and even more exotic experiences like moonlight horseback rides, star gazing, and wine tasting on the beach.

Accommodations
Once you've decided which island best serves your interests and budget, make sure and visit VacationHomes.com for the best listing of Hawaii vacation rentals. Whatever your pleasure, there are countless things to experience on the islands and just as many Hawaii vacation rentals to select from. VacationHomes.com makes it easy to select the best Hawaiian condo rentals for you and your family.

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