honalo coast at sunset

Honalo

Just a few miles south of Kailua-Kona, Honalo is a residential area near historic Keauhou. Choose one of our great rentals in Honalo Hawaii, and you’ll love exploring the Kona Coast!

Honalo is just outside of Kona town, so you’ll be close to great shopping, whether it be for souvenirs or necessities. It’s also close to Keauhou Bay, which is an awesome spot for water sports. Try kayaking, outrigger canoe paddling, stand-up paddling, surfing, or boogie boarding, or just snorkel around looking at fish and coral. Keauhou Pier is also the spot to hop on snorkel trips to Kealakekua Bay, or a kayak snorkel and sea cave tour. Kahaluʻu Beach has a popular surfing school for beginners to the sport.

Head down to Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona for a fun stroll through souvenir shops and historical sites. Visit the gallery-like lobby of the King Kamehameha Hotel, the royal treasures at Huliheʻe Palace, and Mokuʻaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in Hawaiʻi. Hop in for a swim at the Kailua Pier, starting point of the world-famous Ironman Triathlon. Take a romantic dinner cruise from the pier, or get real adventurous with a parasail expedition!

Head south into Kona’s uplands, and you’ll pass through fragrant coffee fields. There are many working coffee farms to visit, though perhaps the most interesting is the Kona Historical Society’s Living History Farm, where costumed interpreters demonstrate the farm tasks of yesteryear. There are also many art galleries in south Kona, particularly in the town of Holualoa.

Stay in Honalo, and enjoy your visit to the Kona Coast!