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Best Time of Year to Visit

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Best Time of Year to Visit

I have been to the Big Island before but want to come back. I am looking at 10-14 days. My options at this point are end of Nov-1st of Dec, Early February or Last two weeks in April. Which would you advise.


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1. Re: Best Time of Year to Visit

Depends on what " best time to visit" means to you.

Weather varies little....we always stay South Kohala. Of the dates you mention.....February would be my choice.....as the whales are the star attraction.

Accommodation pricing would be lowest in November (aside from Thanksgiving week)......then perhaps late April...if pricing is a concern.

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2. Re: Best Time of Year to Visit

IMO, the best time is sooner not later!!

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The last two weeks in April will be the best water conditions at the beaches up north and likely better weather on the east side if you plan to spend any time there. February is the best for whales, particularly on the Kohala Coast, but Volcano will be cold and the whole east side can experience winter storms with lots of rain. Winter also tends to be more overcast in the Kona areas and brings winter swells that can be fun for bodyboarders and surfers but not for swimmers, kayakers and snorkelers.

As noted, the Kohala Coast is warm and sunny year round.

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4. Re: Best Time of Year to Visit

right, it depends on what you want to do in the water, if anything, any plans for the east side, what you want to get away from at home. (Texas, so not freezing.)

I would avoid President's Day/Valentine's Day, as it is usually a ski week on the mainland too and many weddings and anniversaries. You sure won't get any price breaks over that period, and things will be booked up.

If snorkeling is your main deal, then the end of April.

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