If you’re looking for a peaceful Big Island retreat, you’ll find it at a Papaikou vacation rental. This serene corner of Hawaii sits just 5 miles north of Hilo, a lovely bayfront town. In a Papaikou rental, you’ll have quick access to all of Hilo’s amenities, with the quiet atmosphere of a smaller community. Be sure to make time to explore the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden a mile to your north and the beaches to your south. Spend a blissful afternoon snorkeling at Carlsmith Park, then head back to your comfortable Papaikou rental and relish the slow pace of island life.