Located in the heart of sunny Kona is the historical seaside village of Kailua-Kona home of the Kona Ironman Triathalon and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament. Once the playground of Hawaiian royalty, Kona boasts the best weather on earth and is known for its ocean adventure activities off of the Kailua Pier and its sublime golden coast coffee. Awaken your senses and let the adventures begin!
Swim, parasail, kayak or paddleboard in the warm, crystal clear waters of Kailua Bay. Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, sunset cruises, and more depart from the Kailua Pier.
Ironman World Championship's beginning and end.
Kahaluu is one of the best snorkeling spots on the Big Island and is also simply referred to as “Snorkel Beach”. Fed by a fresh water spring, these waters are almost always calm, with colorful corals, rock formations, and 100+ species of fish.
Visit Kahaluu Beach.
The historical landing place of British explorer, Captain James Cook, the bay’s pristine, crystal clear water is one of Hawaii’s most beautiful places for snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving.
Let's get "Cook"ing.
A multi-purpose sports complex with an Olympic-sized swimming pool, indoor stadium, baseball and soccer fields.
Get your game on.
Located on Ali’l Drive, just a few minutes from the Kona Seaside Hotel, it served as the vacation residence of Hawaiian Royalty and houses historical Hawaiian artifacts.
Visit to Hulihee Palace.
Built in 1820, it was the first Christian church in Hawaii.
E komo mai.
This holy site was the personal heiau (temple) of King Kamehemeha the Great and is located across the street from the Kona Seaside Hotel.
Visit the King's Ahuena Heiau Temple.
Grown on the golden coast of Kona, Kona coffee is a favorite of coffee connoisseurs. Within 30 minutes of Kailua-Kona, you can tour locally owned coffee orchards and experience the tradition of Kona coffee.
Time for a Kona coffee break.