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Embrace the island spirit as soon as you arrive on the Big Island with a fresh flower lei greeting at Kona International Airport. Soak up the sweet scent of the local symbol of love and friendship, made from island orchids. Enjoy your choice of single- or triple-strand leis, or upgrade to the deluxe package for honeymooners.


  • 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

Traditional Lei Greeting in Kona

Hawaiian Lei Greeting

The history of the lei dates back to the ancient Hawaiians, who wore native flowers, braided leaves, 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.

Look for your lei greeter once you stroll past security at Kona International Airport on the Big Island. Enjoy a warm, Aloha welcome while a fresh strand of orchids is placed around your neck. Inhale the sweet fragrance and make the immediate switch into relaxation mode for the beginning of your trip.

For honeymooners, upgrade to the deluxe package to include two, ornate orchid leis.

Customer Reviews

Neal C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Leis lasted for a week! Friendly, warm welcome at the airport, easy to spot.

Nancy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Nice surprise for my family waiting for us at the airport.

Rebecca H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a great surprise.

Gisela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very nice. The lady was waiting for us with the lei at the baggage claim. Nice, fresh orchids with a wonderful smell.

Kevin M

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!

Belinda M

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.

Teresa B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

Doris P

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!

Benji R

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!!!

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