For those that are wanting to experience the authentic centre of Hakalau, Travelocity offers a number of local haunts in which to spend some time. There are 6 hotels, apartments and other accommodation options within an easy commute to Hakalau that ought to suit your needs.
See the attractions close to the heart of Hakalau. Travelocity-listed hotels located around the area include Hakalau Vacation Rental and Lai Nani Resort.
If you are planning to rest and relax wandering distance from the Hakalau Beach while you are exploring Hakalau, the Oceanfront Legacy and The Palms Cliff House Inn are worth considering.
Investigate the Hamakua Ranch House or the Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel. The Hamakua Ranch House is 17 miles (27 kilometers) outside of the heart of Hakalau. The Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, is situated only 12 miles (20 kilometers) away. Another option is to book a room at the Hilo Naniloa Hotel or the Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel.
Looking for things to do? You could spend the day enjoying Hilo Farmers Market, University of Hawaii at Hilo and University of Hawaii at Hilo Botanical Gardens, in Hilo, 12 miles (19 kilometers) to the south of Hakalau. A few Hilo places to base yourself include the Hilo Seaside Hotel and Hale Kawehi. Or, you could stay in [name of second nearby city or town (sibling)], 30 miles (52 kilometers) to the south of Hakalau, where you can choose from the Tara Firma Inn - Volcano and At the End of the Road Bed & Breakfast. The Kilauea, Volcano Art Center and Gallery and Volcano Winery are a couple of the most popular places to get to know while in [name of second nearby city or town (sibling)].
Kailua-Kona is home to some 12,000 locals, and can be reached 55 miles (90 kilometers) west of Hakalau. You might like to research a few local attractions, such as the Makalei Golf Club, Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation. You have quite a few places to sleep in Kailua-Kona that should suit most travelers. Some popular options include: the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, Royal Kona Resort and Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Two more places to kick your feet up include: the Kanaloa at Kona by Castle and Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff.
Hilo International Airport is the prime airport for flying to Hakalau. It is 14 miles (22 kilometers) from the town center. For travelers who would like to stay nearby, check out Castle Hilo Hawaiian Hotel or Hilo Naniloa Hotel.