Our Wonderful Vacation Rentals on Kona Coast, Hawaii
Stretching from Kona International Airport to Kealakekua Bay, the Kona Coast is a world-renowned visitor destination. People come here to bask in the perpetual sunshine, enjoy ocean sports of every stripe, and venture out to explore the entire island. Kona has all the amenities that visitors could possibly need, yet no part of it feels like a big city in any way. Choose one of our great vacation rentals in Kona Coast, Hawaii and get ready for your Hawaiʻi Island adventure!
Kailua-Kona, the main town here, has grown over the last 30 years from a small fishing village to a major tourist destination. However, it’s still charmingly small, with a great walking area along downtown Aliʻi Drive. Though today it’s full of hotels, condos, and souvenir shops, the deep history of the area is still prevalent and accessible. Many of the island’s chiefs and royals once lived here or spent time in the area; the King Kamehameha Hotel is built where the king himself used to live, and Huliheʻe Palace, a home of later royalty, stands just nearby as a museum. The history of early missionaries is also apparent, as Mokuʻaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in Hawaiʻi, stands just across the street from the palace.
As you head south from Kailua-Kona, you’ll pass through the cooler uplands, which are full of fragrant coffee fields. The weather is different here from in “town,” and afternoon showers are common (and refreshing!). The small towns in this area are adorable, historic, and artsy, from Holualoa to Hōnaunau. One of the most popular attractions on the whole island is Kealakekua Bay, the place where Captain Cook first landed on Hawaiʻi Island, and where he later met his death. This bay is absolutely astounding for snorkeling. There are two companies running kayak tours in the bay, and you can also get there via snorkel boat from Keauhou pier. Nearby, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park is an incredible place to learn about traditional Hawaiian culture.
The Kona Coast: your jumping-off point for a great Hawaiʻi vacation!
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