Kona Vacations

United States
Of all the places Hawaiian royalty could have chosen as their preferred vacation destination, Kailua-Kona won out. Today, over 200 years of Hawaiian history is everywhere. The King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel has a collection of 18th century artifacts. Join a luau at the site of the king's former residence, …

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Things to see and do in Kona

Kat and Derry | Trip by SkyscannerLava Tube Cave
Lava Tube Cave
Kat and Derry | Trip by SkyscannerMauna Kea Beach
Mauna Kea Beach
troymckaskle | FlickrKona Farmers' Market
Kona Farmers' Market
Mike K | Trip by SkyscannerKua Bay Beach Park
Kua Bay Beach Park
Karen H | Trip by SkyscannerLaaloa Beach Park
Laaloa Beach Park
Kat and Derry | Trip by SkyscannerKeauhou Bay Adventures
Keauhou Bay Adventures
Liz DiCicco | Trip by SkyscannerMauna Kea Summit Adventures
Mauna Kea Summit Adventures
Trinity | Trip by SkyscannerKailua Village Farmer's Market
Kailua Village Farmer's Market
Karen H | Trip by SkyscannerMakalawena Beach
Makalawena Beach
Barby C | Trip by SkyscannerKona Country Club
Kona Country Club

Reviews of Kona

Juli Quinn
Juli Quinn
15/02/2020

Recommend you rent a car and explore! Everywhere is open to everyone. So much culture and good food along each journey, stop at the roadside food huts, visit the fruit, nut, coffee & honey farms. Every beach is vastly different, see as many as you can.

Skyler Fox
Skyler FoxDickinson, North Dakota
05/09/2015

A great town! It can be a little touristy, but it still has a small town feeling. I would highly recommend visiting!

Yogic Traveler ❀
Yogic Traveler ❀Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
06/11/2011

The hot, dry, desert side of the Big Island. If you are looking for sun tanning and white sand beaches on the Big Island you have come to the right place! Our beaches on the other side are volcanic rock and sand. Apparently Hawaii is the only place in the US where coffee is grown and Kona is famous for its coffee. You won't have any trouble finding cafes to sample the island blends walking around the streets of downtown Kailua.

William Huynh
William HuynhSydney
11/11/2013

Not much to do in the city itself. It is quite small but the tours run from there

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