BIG ISLAND’S WEST AND EAST SIDES
BOTH HAVE UNIQUE OFFERINGS
Sunny and Dry West Side – Kona and Kohala Coast
The massive mountains on the Big Island create a dry side and wet side of the Island. The prevailing trade winds approach Hawaii from the North East. When the winds bring humid ocean air up against the mountains it provides lots of rain on the East side of the Island. The mountains then leave the west side of the Island sunny, dry and warm.
It is said to be “eternal springtime” on the West side of the Island, with almost constant warm and sunny weather. The average high and low in the coolest month (February) is 82˚, and in the warmest month (September) is 88˚. In the resort areas on the west side of the island the evenings are typically in the mid 70s to low 80s. It is very rare for the temperature to ever drop below 70 on the coast.
The most popular area to stay is the Kohala Coast. This area is home to the nicest resorts, the most beautiful weather and the best beaches.