Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Kohala Coast—along the northwest side of the Big Island of Hawaii—is known for its seaside resort communities and award-winning golf courses. Tucked amid the prestigious Hualalai Golf Course, the Inspirato vacation homes feature lush golf course views and private pools.

Farther north, stay in Hale Elima, a Balinese pod-style home, ideal for families with older children or couples traveling together. Hale Kealoha offers the best beach access in Kohala Coast; it's just a 20-foot walk across lava rock from your backyard to reach the sand.

Spacious KelianaNanea, and Ohi’a residences are located within the Mauna Lani’s exclusive Laule’a community and each feature private pools, resort access, and stunning ocean, mountain, or golf course views.

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Beauty on the Big Island

The Big Island offers something to entice everyone; world-class dining, scuba diving, hiking a volcano, exploring a rainforest or a champagne sail at sunset. Between the snow-capped hills and hardened lava fields are stretches of pristine white and black sand beaches as well as clear blue water with rich coral and marine life. On the revered Kohala Coast, the many micro-climates of the Big Island give way to bright sun.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
  • Average Temperature
    77° F
  • Annual Rainfall
    9 inches
  • Whale-watching season
    December to May
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Fresh Things To Do

Featured Activity

  • Discerning the Diversity

    A vacation to Kohala Coast means you'll have a dizzying array of activity choices, most with unique climates or scenery. So, where should you begin? Here are our choices.

    Kilauea Volcano. Whether you visit by land or air, Kilauea Volcano—the most active volcano in Hawaii—is well worth a visit, even though it's been dormant since 2018. Take a two-hour helicopter tour for a bird's-eye view, or hike through the ancient rainforest to a newly lava-paved crater. From the crater's edge, it's hard to judge size and distance until you see the people walking along the crater floor. The abrupt contrast of the ancient fern forest and the newly created crater floor couldn't be greater.

    Horseback Riding. Discover the magic of the Big Island's captivating Waipio Valley as you journey into its magical mountains on a guided horseback tour through lush trails, taro patches, magnificent waterfalls and historical and spiritual sites. This experience is an entirely new world of scenery, and Inspirato families consistently love it.

    Dolphin Quest. Dolphin Quest Hawaii is fantastic. Feel the thrill of a lifetime as you swim with, touch and even kiss the dolphins in a tropical paradise. You'll love the intimate dolphin time, and kids always leave smiling. 

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Hawaii, Kohala Coast Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Kohala Coast Vacation

    The Kohala Coast resides on the sun-kissed western side of the Big Island, where high temperatures hover between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows fall to around 70 degrees. Save for the occasional drizzle of rain, the sun shines almost daily, making it an ideal base for snorkeling, sipping tropical cocktails along the waterfront and frolicking on the beach.


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