Kailua-Kona

Travel Guide
Kailua-Kona
“E komo mai Kona!” That means “Welcome to Kona!” in the native Hawaiian language, and you’ll hear it a lot when you escape to this fabulous tropical rock in the Pacific Ocean. Where is Kona, anyway? It’s on the eastern side of the island of Hawaii, and it’s a perfect destination for your next trip. Why? Because Kona holidays will get you lei’d the second you walk off the plane.

Things to Do in Kona

Since you’re on an island during your Kona holiday, and islands are surrounded by water, jump in. Reserve a spot on a charter boat for a swimming adventure with dolphins that will knock your swim fins off. You’ll be able to swim alongside the gentle marine mammals and see how they operate in their natural state. Just be careful—they’re known to be very playful.

When you’re done frolicking in the deep blue sea, use your lastminute.com.au Kona car hire and head to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park to see what an active lava spitting mountain looks like up close. Next, stop by the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum to learn about the history of scientific exploration on the slopes of Kilauea.

Shopping, Dining and Nightlife

The city centre is a great place to do your island shopping. Take a walk, bike ride or drive down Ali’i Drive and visit as many shops as you can. Everything from high-end stores to cute souvenir shops are spread out along this oceanfront strip. Pick up a set of koa wood bowls, brightly coloured aloha shirts and a melodic ukulele. Don’t want a ukulele? Well, one of your friends back home will. You need to bring them some presents, after all.

Are you ready to stuff your face with some of the finest food in the islands? If you’re debating whether or not to buy a Hawaiian shirt, do it over a traditional plate lunch of lau lau, kalua pork, lomi lomi salmon, rice and poi. There’s more to this plate lunch, but you’ll have to spend a holiday in Kona to find out what else. Don’t forget about the Kona Farmers Market that’s held Wednesday through Sunday, where you can sample 100 percent Kona coffee and a fresh poke bowl.

You’re on holiday, so you definitely deserve to let loose for a night or two. Any one of the major resorts in town have lobby bars that turn it up when the sun goes down. Kona Brewing Company beers are local favourites, but when you visit Hawaii you’ve got to suck down a couple of mai tais and lava pits.

What’s Next

What are you waiting for? Pack your thongs and cozzie and get the heck out dodge. Browse through lastminute.com.au’s selections of Kona packages to book a hotel and flight together in order to save big bucks for other activities. One of our Hawaii holiday packages is bound to be perfect for you!

Royal Kona Resort
Royal Kona Resort
3.5 out of 5
75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
The price is ₹20,465 per night from 12 Oct to 13 Oct
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,713 reviews)
"We enjoyed the lagoon; but their were not enough chairs at the pool. Staff wasn’t overly helpful. Resort was clean but it was a bit beat up looking. Location was good."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ₹21,201 per night from 16 Oct to 17 Oct
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Haleo Luau and Keauhou Bay Beach ...
4/5 Very Good! (508 reviews)
"Beautiful resort with pool slide and waterfall in the pool. Also the mantra ray viewing area in the hotel is so unique and amazing! For that alone, I would book this hotel!"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2022

Kona Coast Resort
Kona Coast Resort
3.5 out of 5
78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Stay at this 3.5-star golf hotel in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,006 reviews)
"Excellent property. Large condos, beautiful view, great amenities."

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aston Kona by the Sea
Aston Kona by the Sea
3 out of 5
75-6106 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Stay at this 3-star beach condo in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the family amenities ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (990 reviews)
"Beautiful condo style resort with pool, jacuzzi and small private beach right on the water. Would highly recommend for a relaxing visit. No restaurant, bar or other amenities on the property or within walking distance, but a great place!"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
75-6040 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Stay at this 3-star condo in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in their ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (396 reviews)
"Liked the underground secure parking. Place was clean and great views of the ocean. Rooms are nice and plenty of space."

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2022

Kona Reef, A Raintree Vacation Club Resort
Kona Reef, A Raintree Vacation Club Resort
3 out of 5
75-5888 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI, 96740
Stay at this 3-star condo in Kailua-Kona. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (199 reviews)
"I liked that the condos were spacious/clean. And the staff was amazing.. I love me some Mrs. Rita!!"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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