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Papaikou overview

Papaikou is a relaxing place that features picturesque views of beaches and islands. You'll enjoy the ample dining choices. Take in some local culture at popular attractions, such as Pacific Tsunami Museum and Lyman Museum. Popular attractions such as University of Hawaii at Hilo and Akaka Falls are sure to leave an impression. Papaikou is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Papaikou

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Papaikou has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Papaikou with by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Papaikou hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Papaikou hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Papaikou

Fly in to Hilo, HI (ITO-Hilo Intl.), 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from central Papaikou.

What to see around Papaikou

Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Onomea Tea Company Estate
  • • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden
  • • Panaewa Rainforest Zoo
  • • Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory
It's well known for its beaches and these favourite places for nature lovers:
  • • Onekahakaha Beach Park
  • • Richardson Beach Park
  • • Richardson's Ocean Park
  • • Hakalau Beach Park
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window shopping, here are some favourite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Hilo Farmers Market
  • • Hilo Shopping Center
Top sights in the area include:
  • • University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • • Pacific Tsunami Museum
  • • Lyman Museum
  • • Akaka Falls
  • • Imiloa Astronomy Center

When to visit Papaikou

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 26°C day, 17°C night
  • April-June: 28°C day, 18°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 20°C night
  • October-December: 28°C day, 18°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 828 cm
  • April-June: 686 cm
  • July-September: 777 cm
  • October-December: 936 cm
  • Family-friendly
  • Romantic
  • Beaches
  • Dining
  • Shopping
  • Business-friendly