If you’ve long had your sights set on visiting the well-loved tropical destination of Hawaii but haven’t yet turned the dream into reality, it’s not too late. A last-minute vacation to Hawaii can be a great way to surprise a loved one, add an unexpected event to the itinerary, and score on some of the best last-minute deals. And heading to Hawaii last minute doesn’t mean you’ll have to sacrifice quality. Our last-minute Kailua Kona vacation home rentals for Hawaii put you in prime locations on the Big Island near all the best sights, activities, and beaches. Enjoy the thrill of last-minute travel plans by booking your last-minute vacation in Hawaii!
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Activities to Include on Your Last-Minute Hawaii Vacation
One of the many great things about a last-minute vacation to Hawaii is that no matter the time of year, there are always epic things to do. Since Hawaii sees beautiful weather year-round, you can be almost guaranteed you’ll be able to enjoy a sunny getaway, especially in the Kona area of the Big Island. Flying into Kona and staying in the Kona area puts you in great proximity for enjoying some of the island’s best beaches, restaurants, and island activities. Kona and the stretch of coastline that lies to the north offer beautiful white sand beaches where swimming, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, and boogie boarding are all easily accessible. The Big Island is also known for its striking black and rare green sand beaches as well, which are just a short drive from Kona. Coffee lovers will love this area, with numerous coffee farms located throughout the highlands offering tours and samples. And when it comes to additional activities such as snorkeling tours, boating excursions, golfing, shopping, and adventure activities, you’ll find these are all easily accessible from Kona! Especially if you book one of our amazing Kona rentals!
Benefits of Last-Minute Travel
While it can be great to have a trip on the calendar to look forward to long in advance, traveling at the last minute also has its advantages. The ability to pack up and head out on an adventure at the last minute adds an element of spontaneity and excitement to a trip. With last-minute planning, you’ll also know exactly what the weather will be at your destination when you arrive, making it easier to pack and plan activities. And with last-minute planning comes the great potential of scoring great travel deals, saving in areas from hotels to airfare. And let’s face it – sometimes while we’d prefer to plan ahead, we just don’t always have the foresight. So, if you find yourself with extra time on your hands and nothing on the calendar, simply live life in the moment and make the most of it! Jetting off on a last-minute vacation may seem hasty at the moment, but once you’ve arrived at your destination, it will be a trip to remember.
Last-minute Homes for Rent in Kailua Kona HI
Sometimes planning a vacation last-minute can work to your advantage. When Hawaii vacation rentals haven’t already been booked, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to score some last-minute deals. Be sure to look into any last-minute perks when you book your Kona vacation rental!
Our homes for rent in Kailua Kona, HI, are ideally situated so that it will be easy to make the most of your Hawaii vacation. Whether you’d prefer the convenience of a condo or the luxury and privacy of a home, you’ll find that both options are well-appointed and offer everything desired for your getaway. Most of our accommodations range from 2-4 bedrooms with the ability to accommodate 4-8 guests. Whether you’re surprising her with a last-minute romantic getaway for two or you’re bringing along family or friends, you’ll find a place here to call home. Most of the housing in Hawaii embraces open concept living, with floorplans that allow cooling island breezes to flow throughout. Spend quality time together in the great room, indulging in moments that allow you to slow down and appreciate the most important things in life. The living rooms in these accommodations boast plenty of natural lighting and comfortable furnishings, with easy access to the adjacent kitchen. Fully appointed kitchens make it easy to enjoy some meals in, even when you haven’t planned ahead. With multiple bedrooms and the full layout of a residential home, the privacy needed for a good night’s sleep will come easily. Many have amazing views like our golf course Kona Coast vacation rentals.
In addition to an interior that will allow you to quickly adjust to vacation mode, you’ll also find onsite amenities to enjoy. Many of our condos are situated on well-manicured grounds that offer perks such as a swimming pool and hot tub. And if you’d prefer to have the pool to yourself, consider renting one of our Kona vacation rentals with a pool!
Top Activities for Your Last-Minute Vacation to Hawaii
You may have booked last minute, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun! In fact, many of the best activities on the Big Island require no advance reservations, making it easy to arrive without a set itinerary. The Big Island of Hawaii is home to an abundance of outdoor activities and interesting sights, all of which can be enjoyed whether or not you have booked ahead. Whether your Hawaii vacation is in the near future or you have already arrived on the island and you are searching for ideas for immediate enjoyment, consider adding these last minute activity ideas to your list of possibilities!
Unless you are looking for something fancy, you will find that most Big Island restaurants do not require reservations. Spending time in Hawaii offers the perfect chance to try new dishes that will excite the taste buds. Thanks to its diverse Asian population, Hawaii’s cuisine reflects a wide variety of origins in addition to Native Hawaiian dishes. From casual food truck fare to exquisite seafood dishes, there is much to discover for the foodie. Be sure to try some local favorite dishes during your stay, such as the well-loved poke, which features raw ahi served up with a variety of garnishes and seasonings. Pau Hana Poke in Kona is a good place off the tourist track to try this local favorite.
You will find it quite easy to beach hop around the Big Island’s best beaches, even with no advance planning. The Big Island offers perhaps the widest range of beach options when it comes to diversity, with its white, black, and even green sand beaches. Papakōlea Beach is the Big Island’s green sand beach, one of only two in the country. Punaluʻu Beach is one of the best black sand beaches in Hawaii, and as an added bonus often has green sea turtles lounging along its shoreline. There is no lack of stunning white sand beaches throughout the island, and you will find many options within the Kona area.
Last-Minute Availability Tours
If you were hoping to book an activity but didn’t plan ahead, there is still a possibility you can join a last-minute availability tour. Boat excursions, ziplining, horseback riding, ATV tours, and helicopter tours, among others, are all options for adding entertainment to your Big Island vacation!
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Even if it’s last-minute, our team is dedicated to bringing your Hawaii vacation dreams to life. Contact us for information on our last-minute Kailua Kona vacation home rentals!