The 7 best Big Island Resorts
The majority of the best resorts on the Big Island are located on the Kona side of the island. This is the dry side and closer to the Kona airport. While Hilo does have an airport, you will most likely fly into Kona. The Kona Airport is north of Kona and south of Waikoloa.
Most of the resorts on the island are north of Kona and located on the Kohala Coast. An area that is dry and sunny almost every day of the year. While you may see some recommendations advising to stay on different parts of the island during your trip, I recommend staying in the Kona/Waikoloa/Kohala area. While the while Big Island is big, everything is easily accessible as a day trip.