Whether you’re looking for an affordable weekend getaway with your friends or a romantic vacation to Hawaii, forget the major resort destinations, crowded beaches, and big towns. Instead, opt to stay in one of these 10 charming Hawaiian cabins. From beachfront cottages to mountainside jungle cabins, not only will your stay be incredibly unique, but your wallet will be thanking you as well.
1) Kaloko Mountain Cabin, Big Island
If you’re in the mood for a rustic Hawaiian adventure, this cabin is the perfect home base. Located above Kona on the slopes of Mount Hualalai, this cozy cabin is situated on five acres of lush greenery with easy access to hiking trails, as well as just ten minutes from town and some pretty incredible beaches.
2) Pa’ani Cabins, Big Island
Perfect for backpackers and budget travelers, the Pa’ani cabins, located on Pa’ani Ranch, are rustic lodging ideal for active tourists who simply need a place to rest their head each night.
3) Waimanalo Beach Cottages, Oahu
Often considered one of the most magnificent beaches on Oahu, Waimanalo is truly a slice of paradise. Add in one of nine charming, airy, beachfront cottages and you have an idyllic weekend getaway.
4) Haleakala Wilderness Cabins, Maui
Haleakala National Park is Maui’s sparkling gem, and within the park are three lovely wilderness cabins maintained by the National Park Service. However, you will need to put forth some effort in getting there – the cabins are accessible only via hiking a minimum of 3.7, or as far as 9.3, miles.
5) Camp Olowalu, Maui
Located just six miles southeast of Lanai are the campsites and cabins at Olowalu. This site, which features six A-frame cabins that sleep six people each, a kitchen, mess hall, and bathroom facility, is suited for group retreats and other large group gatherings. Where better to have a company retreat or family reunion than a oceanfront oasis?
6) Dragon Cabin, Big Island
Less than a mile from the town of Hawi, this charming cabin is actually a remodeled coffee worker’s dwelling. The airy cabin accommodates two in approximately 400 square feet and is the ideal tropical getaway for the adventure-loving couple.
7) Namakanipaio Cabins, Big Island
Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, three miles from Volcano House, is this beautiful campsite nestled in a eucalyptus grove 4,000 feet above sea level. The camper cabins were recently refurbished with new flooring and beds, but you can also choose to pitch a tent at a neighboring campsite if that’s more your style.
8) Barbers Point Beach Cottages, Oahu
On Oahu’s leeward coast, at White Plains and Nimitz Beach, sit 24 two and three bedroom beachfront cottages. The only catch is that these charming cottages are managed by the United States Navy MWR, and are only available for military personnel and their families. Still, the picturesque accommodations are too pretty not to share.
9) Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui
Though the cabins were temporarily closed in April 2015 for renovations, they should be open any time now. Here you will be surrounded by a lush, tropical landscape, complete with a black sand beach, caves, waterfalls and some amazing trails. There truly is no better place to stay for the outdoor enthusiast.
10) The Lodge at Koke’e, Kauai
With cabins, dormitories and new units with separate bedrooms, the Lodge at Koke’e has something for everyone. The nearby restaurant features a retail shop and cocktail bar in case you want to ditch the outdoors and hiking for a few hours.
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