Often called Kailua-Kona, and referring to the western Kona Coast district as a whole, Kona is on the leeward (dry and sunny) side of the Big Island.
The Kona Coast is the Big Island’s vacation central, with good weather, watersports, great beaches, Hawaiian temples, museums, restaurants and shops. The annual Ironman Triathlon is held here in October.
While you’re here, sample the local Kona coffee, follow the scenic oceanfront drive to Kailua Pier, visit the former royal palaces of Kamakahonu and Hulihee, and drop into Hawaii's first church.
Kona is on Kailua Bay on the island’s west coast. State Highway 11 connects it to other towns on the island.
Tours & Tickets
Journey deep into Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park and discover the Big Island's fascinating volcano-fueled ecosystem. Experience the magic of Pele's creation ... Read more
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
Discover two of Kona's most popular attractions at one great price! Explore Hawaii's ocean world aboard a Big Island submarine, then experience Hawaiian ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
The experience of watching 40 foot (12 meter) whales from a 24 foot (7 meter) Zodiac raft is something you'll never forget! Following Hawaiian Marine Park ... Read more
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Combine two amazing Big Island experiences with this submarine adventure and snorkel cruise in Kona. On your submarine tour, discover Hawaii's tropical ... Read more
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)