The tranquility of warm ocean breezes and the swaying palm trees are waiting for you at the postcard-perfect destination of Waimea. This lush slice of heaven, home to Hawaiians and paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) for centuries, offers travelers the chance to revel in everything from hiking and scenic horseback riding to historic sites and vibrant cultural centers. Our Waimea vacation rentals are the perfect way to surround yourself with the true beauty of Hawaii's Big Island.
Where is Waimea, HI?
Nestled among the rolling hills and seemingly endless pastures, Waimea is set about 11 miles inland from the beaches of Kawaihae, and 40 miles north of the iconic shores of Kailua-Kona. This central location puts you far enough away from the hustle and bustle of tourists, but still with easy access to some of the most sought-after Hawaiian attractions.
Things to Do in Waimea, HI
The seasonal festivals like the Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival in the early February and the July Rodeo at Parker Ranch welcome visitors from around the world to come experience the heritage of the Hawaiian culture. Head over to Isaacs Art Center and take some time to appreciate local and world-renowned artists who are featured in the current exhibitions before going on to visit the native Hawaiian art at Gallery of Great Things.
Book a romantic horseback riding trip through the picturesque landscape to explore this small slice of paradise in a unique way. Enjoy a picnic while you sample some sweet white wines from the Hawaiian islands, which pair perfectly with the local dishes. Feeling particularly adventurous? Try something to get your adrenaline pumping like an ATV tour or zip lining through the forest canopy. Don't miss a chance to hike through the stunning scenery of the Kohala Forest Reserve before you leave!
Whether you're traveling with a large group, your special someone, or setting off on a solo adventure, our Waimea vacation rentals offer the perfect spot to unwind in style or dive into a wind range of outdoor adventures.
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