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stay on BI. east or west?

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stay on BI. east or west?

We are planning to visit big island in early January. We read in a couple of places that it is very rainy on hilo side during that time of the year. And sunny in. Kona side. Where would you recommend us to stay in big island. We are going for a week. We will be doing more outdoor activities and mot just beaches. Please advise.Thanks!

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1. Re: stay on BI. east or west?

VNP is on the east side and the beaches and nice weather (warm temps/sunny skies) are on the west side. Mauna Kea is best accessed from the west side.

If you can do an overnight in Hilo or Volcano to give yourselves time to explore VNP and some other sights on that side, and then 5 or 6 nights on the west side, I would do that. In January, you might find the weather more comfortable in Hilo than Volcano for your east side stay.

Please have a look at some of the links under "Top Questions" at the right where you'll find information to help with planning your trip.

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