I just read the most recent Hawaii hotel occupancy and rate report and I’m surprised to see that rates on the Big Island are down 10% from this same time last year. The occupancy rate is 55.5% – down 30 percentage points from last year.
I’m quite surprised that the Big Island rates are down this low during peak summer travel season, especially since the volcano is putting on such a fiery show.
If you’ve been wanting to visit the Big Island of Hawaii, now is a fantastic time to do so. You’ll save money and escape the crowds. Just take a look at my Big Island vacation guide to get a glimpse of what to do and see on the Big Island.