The average price of a 7-day trip to Waikoloa is $3,765 for a solo traveler, $6,762 for a couple, and $12,677 for a family of 4. Waikoloa hotels range from $170 to $777 per night with an average of $301, while most vacation rentals will cost $280 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) are between $909 and $1,537 per person for economy flights and $2,852 to $4,823 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $139 to $281 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Waikoloa, HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to KOA and stay in a Waikoloa hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Waikoloa is usually early September.

 

Average Waikoloa Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Waikoloa for a week is $2,786-$5,645($398-$806 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $139 to $281 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $517 to $1,368 for economy

Lodging: $216 to $286 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $315 to $385 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Waikoloa for a week is $5,060-$9,318($723-$1,331 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $278 to $562 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,034 to $2,736 for economy

Lodging: $216 to $286 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $315 to $385 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Waikoloa for a week is $8,552-$16,772($1,222-$2,396 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $556 to $1,124 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,068 to $5,472 for economy

Lodging: $432 to $572 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $441 to $539 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Waikoloa

How cheap can you make a vacation to Waikoloa? The cheapest trip to Waikoloa is about $269 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $160 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $152.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Waikoloa for a week is $1,884-$3,411($269-$487 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $65 to $129 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $517 to $1,368 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $170 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $190 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Waikoloa for a week is $2,856-$5,682($408-$812 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $130 to $258 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,034 to $2,736 for economy

Lodging: $152 to $170 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $160 to $190 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Waikoloa for a week is $5,328-$11,124($761-$1,589 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $260 to $516 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,068 to $5,472 for economy

Lodging: $304 to $340 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $240 to $304 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Waikoloa cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Waikoloa Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Waikoloa.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Waikoloa for a week is $6,133-$20,711($876-$2,959 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $292 to $590 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,437 to $3,981 for first class

Lodging: $442 to $777 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Waikoloa for a week is $9,614-$28,822($1,373-$4,117 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $584 to $1,180 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,874 to $7,962 for first class

Lodging: $442 to $777 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,100 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Waikoloa for a week is $19,228-$50,084($2,747-$7,155 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $1,168 to $2,360 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,748 to $15,924 for first class

Lodging: $884 to $1,554 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,400 to $2,940 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Waikoloa Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Waikoloa is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Waikoloa due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Waikoloa Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Waikoloa hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Waikoloa.

 

Flight Costs to Waikoloa

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,537 average in late December to a low of $909 in early September. Median flight price is $942. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Waikoloa our data includes 404 originating airports, and 112 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Waikoloa from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $8,173 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Daniel K Inouye International (HNL) in Honolulu, HI (the United States) at an average of just $125.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Waikoloa, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $629, so you can easily save about 69% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Waikoloa can easily cost $970 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $65 per person. Private tours can cost $1936 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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