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Kailua-Kona

The former home of the Hawaiian royals is today an exciting town showcasing the vibrant local culture.

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.

Accommodation in Kailua-Kona

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.

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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay CA $237
Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2020
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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
     
    3.9 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    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

    Royal Kona Resort CA $226
    Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020
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    Royal Kona Resort

    Royal Kona Resort

    75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
       
      3.9 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      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 ...

      Kona Coast Resort
      Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020
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      Kona Coast Resort

      Kona Coast Resort

      78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
         
        4.5 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        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.

        Kona Seaside Hotel CA $197
        Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2020
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        Kona Seaside Hotel

        Kona Seaside Hotel

        75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
           
          4.0 of 5
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Convenient location and very functional accommodation. Would stay again and recommend for short stay.

          Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel CA $178
          Reviewed on Mar. 18, 2020
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          Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

          Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel

          75-5739 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
             
            3.2 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great central location. VERY noisy at night with people shouting and partying on their balconies right below you and next to you.

            Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
            Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020
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            Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

            Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

            75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
               
              4.2 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              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.

              Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
              Reviewed on Mar. 25, 2020
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              Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort

              Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort

              75-5961 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI
                 
                4.5 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                The hotel and staff was very accommodating with all the restrictions brought on by the coronavirus.

                Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village
                Reviewed on Mar. 16, 2020
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                Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village

                Holua Resort at the Mauna Loa Village

                78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Property was beautiful. Staff friendly and helpful. Quiet and peaceful place.

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