7 days on the Big Island -where to stay?

Old Mar 18th, 2023, 03:33 PM
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7 days on the Big Island -where to stay?

My wife and I will be spending 7 days on the Big Island in late April. Our plans are to spend our time exploring the island by car. Looking to stay in a mid-priced condo or AirBnb in scenic setting away from any crowded resort environment. Pool and resort amenities not needed nor is fine dining or nightlife. How would you advice dividing our stay between East and West sides? Which towns/areas. Any specific condo or other lodging recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Check out the Destination Forums for the different Hawaiian islands on Trip Advisor (different from the reviews section). It is very active.

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I would spend 3 nights somewhere on the east side of the island to explore that coast and also have 1 full day for VNP. Take a look at the options on VRBO. There will be quite a bit of driving involved but the area is scenic. Or you could spend a couple nights in Volcano Village. I personally prefer the Kohala coast area of the big island for the beaches and resorts, but if you don't want resort atmosphere you'll pretty much have to base yourself in Kona. Kona has many smaller condos that are oceanfront. Maybe a place like Sea Village?
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