11 Best Hawaii Beach Bungalows For Your Bucketlist

by Billy | Updated: February 5, 2020

Are you searching for Hawaii beach bungalows?

We’ve narrowed it down to the bungalows that are centrally located from hot spots and offer top-notch accommodation.  

Enjoy sandy beaches and picturesque views of the Pacific ocean from these private Hawaii beach bungalows.

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Location: Oahu

If you’re considering a trip to Oahu, then check out our article on things to do in Oahu for free.

Sunset Hale Bungalow

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Sunset Hale Bungalow / VRBO

Surrounded by a lush tropical mountain, Sunset Hale Bungalow is an enticing place to stay while visiting Hawaii. It’s surrounded by surfing spots such as Waimea Bay and Banzai Pipeline. Hawaii’s popular Sunset Beach is also three minutes away from the bungalow.

Designed specifically for beach living, this bungalow has an open floor plan that allows you to access different spaces easily. The indoor floor is made of lava rocks and the interior decor is complemented by Asian furnishings. Better yet, you can do some star-gazing through the central skylight located above the king-size bed.

Pipeline Bungalow

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Pipeline Bungalow / VRBO

This is one of the most attractive Hawaii beach bungalows because of it’s unique light-colored interior. While it’s situated along Banzai Pipeline, its ambiance is teed up with picturesque views of Oahu’s North Shore. Snorkel spots such as Turtle Bay and Sharks Cove are in close proximity. Haleiwa town is also nearby which makes for great shopping outings.

Pipeline Bungalow features a master ensuite bedroom with a king-size bed, a raised loft with two separate beds and a living room with a sofa bed.

Vintage Redwood Bungalow

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Redwood Bungalow / VRBO

Vintage Redwood Bungalow is all about the island vibe; large windows give you a clear view of the ocean and the covered lanai has a hammock that lets you enjoy the Pacific breeze.

It’s located along Oahu’s North Shore beaches. If you’re looking to explore some Hawaiin cuisines, the Kamehameha Highway packs a wide range of eateries to dine.

On the other hand, you can prepare your favorite delicacy in the fully equipped kitchen while sipping a drink from the bar. A dining table with space for four is also at your disposal. Open-beam ceilings and wooden floors create the ultimate Hawaiian vibe.

Location: The Big Island

Seaside Zen Cottage

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Seaside Zen Cottage / VRBO

Here’s a great Hawaii beach bungalow for families and large traveling groups because it can accommodate up to seven guests. Mauna Kea summit, Kahalu’u Beach Park, Magic Sands Beach, Kailua-Kona Wharf, and Kona Le’ a Plantation are some of the hot spots surrounding this bungalow. Most enticing of all is the lagoon, which is located just in front of the bungalow.

Seaside Zen cottage features three bedrooms (each with a queen-size bed), three bathrooms, a private lawn with a picnic table and a large patio. 

Balinese Bungalow

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Balinese Bungalow / VRBO

Just southeast of the Puna coastline lies this grand cottage, which has fabulous views of Kehena bay. Handcrafted and constructed from Bali materials such as pinewood, cedar, Merbau, and teak, this bungalow has a foreign design found in Bali. Japanese and Balinese antiques also create a unique ambiance. 

From its outdoor hot tub, bamboo fence, garden chairs, and tropical trees, this is the real definition of a tropical beach bungalow!

If you end up staying in this bungalow, make sure you visit these nearby spots; Kaimu Black Sand Beach, Pohoiki Black Sand Beach Park, and Mackenzie State Park.

Puako Bay Cottage

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Puako Bay Cottage / VRBO

Situated next to the Puako Bay in Maui, this is one of the finest Hawaii Beach Bungalows. Snorkeling can be done in the Puako reef, which is just a swim away from the bungalow.

Witness manta rays gliding along, whales breaching the ocean’s surface, and friendly dolphins via Liquid Hawaii Charters (which is just a three-minute walk from the house).

The tropical backyard has an amazing Pacific ocean view and is surrounded by Heliotrope/Kamani trees.

This cottage has one bedroom only. While the bedroom has enough space to accommodate two, kids can enjoy ample space in the living room.

Location: Maui

Lahaina Surf Bungalow

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Lahaina Surf Bungalow / VRBO

With a private beach that has an awesome surf break, this is the perfect bungalow for surfers. One of the coolest parts is the pool that overlooks the ocean. Unlike other beach bungalows, this one is located in a gated community adding an extra amount of security.

Lahaina town, Hawaii’s most historic town is a three-minute walk from the bungalow. Lahaina Surf Bungalow has two bedrooms; the master bedroom has a king-size bed while the loft bedroom is fitted with one queen-size bed and two twin beds.

Hale Nalu

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Hale Nalu / VRBO

This bungalow is located in a 1.25-acre property known as the Sprecks Beach Estate. It’s just a 10-minute drive from the airport, which is a plus for those that don’t want to travel far after a long flight.

Situated in a central position in Maui, the Hale Nale is in close proximity to Kanaha Beach Park, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and Kuau Bay Beach. These places let you participate in different activities such as beach walks, yoga, and cycling.

Honu’ea Cottage

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Honu’ea Cottage / VRBO

Named after turtles that nest on the beach found on the front side of the property, this is a perfect Hawaiian bungalow for romantic travelers. The one-acre landscape is perfect for long, relaxing walks on the uncrowded South Shore beach.

From the master bedroom, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean and the beautiful floral landscape surrounding the bungalow.

Kawili Channel Cottage

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Kawili Channel Cottage / VRBO

This cottage is located just across the street from the beach.

Accessing West Maui Mountains, Maui Arts, and Cultural Center, and Maui Tropical Plantation is easy from this centrally-located bungalow. It has an air conditioning system (a must for Hawaii) and is surrounded by friendly neighbors. Snorkel gear is also provided to you by the management. 

And there you have it, the best Hawaii beach bungalows for your next vacation.

The greatest part is that most are just a stone’s throw from the beach, which is enough reason to add one of these to your bucket list.