4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Kona, Hawaii
  • Duration:  15 minutes (approx.)
Aloha! Be welcomed on the Big Island with traditional lei greetings at the Kona International Airport. Start your Hawaiian vacation the right way and embrace Hawaii's tropical beauty with a lei greeting including gorgeous lei's made from fresh native flowers.


  • Fresh flower lei greeting at the Kona International Airport (KOA)
  • Professional meet and greet assistance upon arrival
  • Enjoy the symbol of love and friendship and true Hawaiian welcoming
  • Multiple lei options available!

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What You Can Expect

Best Traditional Lei Greeting in Kona

Hawaiian Lei Greeting

When you arrive in Kona at the Kona International Airport, look for your lei greeting representative at the first non-secured area and receive your wonderful island greeting. Treat yourself and loved ones to a traditional lei welcome, featuring beautiful, fresh local orchids. This is the perfect way to start your family vacation, honeymoon or special occasion.

The history of the lei dates back to the ancient Hawaiians, who wore braided leaves, native flowers, shells, feathers, stones and bones to beautify themselves. They often offered these garlands to each other and to their gods as a symbol of love and friendship. The lei was treasured and worn with pride by people of every age.

Leis are still carefully made by hand by Hawaiians, weaving fragrant, colorful flowers and leaves together to create a work of art. A symbol of Hawaii, leis are worn on all special occasions and given to family and friends as gifts of love.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Young lady was right at the baggage pick-up holding a sign with our name on it holding 3 beautiful leis. Totally surprised my wife and her best friend! Great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It is a must do if your are a first timer to the islands. My husband was very surprised and excited to receive our lei's at the airport. They are very beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I had a wonderful time on the Big Island. The Lei greeter was patiently waiting for us!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a nice surprise to our daughter!
Thanks for making her smile!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

My children and Grand children loved the Lei Greeting and the start of their vacation in Hawaii. Wish we could have been with them. However, knowing Viator - we were there in spirit!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

You see it on TV your entire life....the experience of having a lei placed about your neck at the airport is great!!! Highly recommended!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Was a big surprise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Was a big surprise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The flowers were very fresh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Beautiful! The ladies were there at the airport near the baggage pickup. They were friendly and took our pictures with our camera. Great way to start the vacation and the lei's lasted most of the week

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