Hawaiʻi Vacation Rental Performance Report for September 2023
Vacation rentals across Hawaiʻi reported increases in supply, with lower demand, average daily rate and occupancy, in September 2023 compared to September 2022.
In comparison to pre-pandemic September 2019, ADR was higher in September 2023, but vacation rental supply, demand and occupancy were lower.
In September, the Big Island vacation rental supply was 209,100 available unit nights (+26.1% vs. 2022, -4.6% vs. 2019).
The island’s unit demand was 93,100 unit nights (+12.0% vs. 2022, -27.2% vs. 2019), resulting in 44.5% occupancy (-5.6 percentage points vs. 2022, -13.8 percentage points vs. 2019) with ADR at $214 (-4.9% vs. 2022, +46.6% vs. 2019).
Hawai‘i Island hotels reported ADR at $373 and occupancy of 66.4%.
The State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism recently issued the Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report for the month of September utilizing data compiled by Transparent Intelligence, Inc.
In September 2023, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 707,700 unit nights (+6.5% vs. 2022, -22.5% vs. 2019) and monthly demand was 373,200 unit nights (-4.9% vs. 2022, -40.0% vs. 2019). This combination resulted in an average monthly unit occupancy of 52.7% (-6.3 percentage points vs. 2022, -15.4 percentage points vs. 2019) for September. Occupancy for Hawai‘i’s hotels was 75.5% in September 2023.
The ADR for vacation rental units statewide in September was $260 (-8.0% vs. 2022, +34.3% vs. 2019). By comparison, the ADR for hotels was $346 in September 2023. It is important to note that unlike hotels, units in vacation rentals are not necessarily available year-round or each day of the month and often accommodate a larger number of guests than traditional hotel rooms.
The data in DBEDT’s Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report specifically excludes units reported in Hawai‘i Tourism Authority’s Hawai‘i Hotel Performance Report and Hawai‘i Timeshare Quarterly Survey Report. A vacation rental is defined as the use of a rental house, condominium unit, private room in private home, or shared room/space in private home. This report does not determine or differentiate between units that are permitted or unpermitted. The legality of any given vacation rental unit is determined on a county basis.