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 KonaSince 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 NightlifeThe 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 NextWhat 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
The price is Rs16,480 per night from 15 Dec to 15 Dec
Situated by the ocean, this spa hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Hulihee Palace and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Magic Sands Beach. Kahalu'u Beach Park and Kona Le'a Plantation ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,623 reviews)
"Great"

Reviewed on 2 Dec 2021

Royal Kona Resort
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
78-128 Ehukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs18,833 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
This family-friendly Kailua-Kona hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Haleo Luau and Keauhou Bay Beach. Kahalu'u Beach Park and Magic Sands ...
4/5 Very Good! (24 reviews)
"All the people that work at the property were fantastic and went above and beyond."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2021

Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
The price is Rs25,545 per night from 16 Dec to 16 Dec
Located in Kailua-Kona, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, just steps away from Kailua-Kona Wharf and Kamakahonu Beach. Hulihee Palace and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (992 reviews)
"It’s a convenient location."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
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.
Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
75-6040 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
Situated on the waterfront, this eco-friendly condo is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Honl's Beach and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Magic Sands Beach. Kona Inn Shopping Village ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (374 reviews)
"The property was in a very convenient location and had nice ocean views. The unit itself was very dark inside (in the middle of the day you had to have the lights on in the living room and/or kitchen or you could not see anything). There was only one hot tub and it was quite small and dated. Also, ..."

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2021

Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
3 out of 5
78-261 Manukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
Situated in Kailua-Kona, this golf condo is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Keauhou Bay Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Kahalu'u Beach Park and Magic Sands Beach. Haleo ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (473 reviews)
"This place is perfect. It’s secluded and kinda tucked back in a corner which gives it a very private feel. It’s about the right distance from everything and very quiet. Convinced that we couldn’t had stayed at a better place. 5 stars all the way!"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021

Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
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
Situated by the ocean, this condo is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Honl's Beach and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Magic Sands Beach. Kona Inn Shopping Village and Mokuaikaua Church ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (139 reviews)
"The view from our room was phenomenal and property is located close to everything and yet it’s peaceful and relaxing"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2021

Kona Reef, A Raintree Vacation Club Resort
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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