I'm only just beginning to plan a trip for next June to Hawaii and I am unsure where to start! We know we would probably like to stay on the Big Island and it would be preferable to rent a vacation home versus staying at a resort.
What I'm not sure about is where the 'best' location on the island may be for us. I've looked at several different areas and obviously see some very different prices ranging from $200/night to $2.000/night. We're definitely in the lower end of that price range :( I'd like to find something for no more than $400/night.
Requirements for location are really only to be near a beach (within a few minutes) and within driving distance of a few major attractions. We love hiking and just want to be able to get out and explore the island.
We'll be cooking in most of the time due to our family's food allergies, so restaurants are really of little concern. The main priority would be having access to fresh fish, fruits and veggies and it doesn't sound like that should be a problem anywhere on the island!
So any suggestions on specific locations to look at for a rental house? Thanks!