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Most Kailua-Kona hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.
For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Kailua-Kona trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.
Known as Kona to the locals, the western hub of Hawaii’s Big Island is as important today as it was to the ancient Hawaiians. Once the home of the kings and royalty of the island, today Kailua-Kona is a popular destination for history lovers, sport fishermen and those who just come to enjoy the sun.
Kailua-Kona’s western location means it is protected from the trade winds that bring rain to much of the island, and instead enjoys over 300 days of sunshine each year. Spend the day on the water with a fishing rod in your hand. Chartered fishing trips are available and the Kailua Pier is a favorite spot among locals.
Take in the beautiful sunset from the pier while you wait for the fish to bite. Like much of the island, Kailua-Kona offers great spots to dive, swim and surf. You can rent equipment from a number of operators within the town.
Kailua-Kona was a trade hub for the ancient Hawaiians, and there is much history to discover. Visit the former home of Hawaiian royals at the Hulihe’e Palace. Walk along the town’s main thoroughfare, Ali’i Drive, to reach the oldest Christian church in the state, the Mokuaikaua Church. The historic village can be explored with a guided tour, available from within town.
Try the local cuisine at one of the town’s many popular restaurants before you venture out to enjoy Kailua-Kona’s thriving nightlife. There are many bars lining the beach, creating a relaxed atmosphere to meet the locals.
Transportation in Kailua-Kona is limited and most visitors rent a car. There are a number of rental companies both in town and at the Kona International Airport.
As there are no Kailua-Kona lodgings registered with Expedia, you may find it convenient to stay in Kona Coast, which is about 3 miles away. The nicest options in Kona Coast are the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Mango Sunset Bed and Breakfast Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farm.
Looking to create some fun memories? A vacation is the perfect time to dive into some amazing new experiences.
Jump-start your trip to Kailua-Kona by checking out a few of these activities:
For a more complete guide to activities, check out the Kailua-Kona things to do page.
*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.
We visited during the time when most things were closed. Appreciated the fact we had the pool, food to order, store and the ocean view room
The common areas (bar, walkways and breakfast/dining area) were beautiful and fully functioning for the most part due to COVID-19. Pool was awesome but the lagoon has sea urchins which made us avoid use after discovering. Sad as we really wanted one of our party to experience the lagoon on his first ...
We liked being away from the busy parts of Kona-Kailua and yet there was a shopping center right up the street. EVEN when everything had to close down, the staff were excellent and tried to accommodate us. We'll be back.
Convenient location and very functional accommodation. Would stay again and recommend for short stay.
Great central location. VERY noisy at night with people shouting and partying on their balconies right below you and next to you.
Like others have said, this hotel is a bit dated, but overall everything is quite nice. Good food and drinks poolside and right next to the beach. Only takeaways were the false-fire alarms 2 nights in a row.
The hotel and staff was very accommodating with all the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus.
Property was beautiful. Staff friendly and helpful. Quiet and peaceful place.