Attractions in the Kailua Kona Area


Kailua Kona is bursting with life and the unique Hawaiian way. There is always something to do and something beautiful to see. With local foods like Kona coffee, poke, chocolate and locally brewed beers, the flavor of Hawaii is here for you to sample and enjoy. Please, come, explore and make memories to last a lifetime.

See our personal reviews of great local highlights.

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SPORTS, HEALTH & FITNESS

IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
 
held each year in the fall
KBXTREME BOWLING
 
family entertainment center
HOLISTIC HAWAII
 
natural resources, services and products
triathalon near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
sport fishing near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
boat near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii By User:Momarzia59 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

HAWAIIAN CULTURE

ALOHA FESTIVALS
 
celebrate Hawaii's music, dance and history
HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE
 
Hawaiian language translator
HAWAIIAN PETROGLYPHS
 
HAWAII - THE BIG ISLAND
 
Information on Hawaii island
HAWAI'I TRAVELLER
 
Discover Hawaii's big island
HULA
 
Hawaiian music and hula archives
KE OLA MAGAZINE
 
"The Life"
KONA WEB
 
Exploring the Big Island of Hawaii
MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
 
Hilo's premier hula competition
VOLCANO ART CENTER
 
fine arts gallery showcasing local artists
ALTERNATIVE HAWAII
 
Hawaii island hopping
COUNTY OF HAWAII
 
County directory of public services and events
HAWAII TROPICAL FLOWER COUNCIL
 
complete source for Hawaii's flowers, foliages, and plants
HAWAIIAN TROPICAL FLOWERS
 
send Hawaiian flowers and leis
ISLAND NATURALS
 
organic and natural foods in Hawaii
HAWAII GETAWAYS
 
Hawaii's largest retreat center
AHALANUI THERMAL POOLS
 
volcanically heated spring-fed pools
AKAKA FALLS
 
Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island
BIG ISLAND MAGAZINE
 
Explore Hawaii's big island
DOWNTOWN HILO
 
visitor information about Downtown Hilo
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
 
experience a volcanic landscape
HILO TROPICAL GARDENS
 
experience the Big Island in a quiet, breath-taking setting
KAPOHO TIDE POOLS
 
spring-fed tidepools
KILAUEA ERUPTION UPDATE
 
Kilauea status reports and updates
KEHENA BEACH
 
ASKehena Beach on the Big IslandDF
MAUNA KEA OBSERVATORIES
 
observatories on the summit of Mauna Kea
OPEN EYE TOURS
 
custom tours offered with or without walking
PACIFIC TSUNAMI MUSEUM
 
information about and history of tsunamis in the Pacific
WAIPIO VALLEY
 
Waipio Valley, south of the Kohala Mountains
beach near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
lava field near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii MartinRe at the English language Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia Commons
snorkeling near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii

OUTDOORS

LA'ALOA BEACH COUNTRY PARK/WHITE SANDS BEACH
 
one of the few Hawaiian beaches with life guards, popular scuba diving spot
KAHALU'U BAY
 
coral reef, snorkeling, surfing, ancient breakwater
 
PARADISE HELICOPERS
 
tours departing from Kona International Airport
SEA QUEST RAFTING AND SNORKELING
 
tours departing from Kona International Airport
HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
 
active volcanoes about an hour's drive away
HAWAII TROPICAL BOTANTICAL GARDENS
 
"museum of living plants" is a day trip away
OHANA SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES
 
sportfishing charter
THREE RING RANCH
 
USDA licensed exotic animal sanctuary
KONA COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER
 75-5530 Kuakini Hwy, Kailua-Kona, HI
local swimming pool
 
MANTA RAY VIEWING EXPERIENCE
78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
view manta rays in the wild
BIG ISLAND BEACH CAMS
live webcams from Kona Coast, Waikoloa Coast, Kailua Kona
hula near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii By Ron Ardis (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronardis/7326253/) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
golf near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
surfing near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii By Cristo Vlahos (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Golf

MALAKEI GOLF CLUB
 
public, 18 hole course
KONA COUNTRY CLUB
 
public, 36 hole course
fish in restaurant near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
coffee near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii
poke near Kona Guest House in Kona, Hawaii By Janine from Mililani, Hawaii, United States (ahi poke (poh-kay)  Uploaded by Fæ) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

restaurants

ORIGINAL HAWAIIAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
chocolate made and grown in Hawaii
SAM CHOY'S
 
Hawaiian heritage cuisine
JACKIE REY'S OHANA GRILL
 
seafood, steak, pasta in casual setting
RAYS ON THE BAY
 
locally and globally influenced seafood and American cuisine
KONA BREWING COMPANY
 
serving locally brewed beer
REBEL KITCHEN
 
>sandwiches and salads with fresh, local ingredients
ISLAND LAVA JAVA
 
coffee, live music, breakfast and pastries
DA POKE SHACK
 
Hawaiian seafood
TESHIMA'S RESTAURANT
 
acai bowls and smoothies
BROKE DA MOUTH GRINDZ
Filipino, Hawaiian, burgers
SHIMAICHI
 
sushi from local fishermen and farmers
UMEKES
 
Hawaiian seafood; umeke means bowl in Hawaiian
LEMONGRASS BISTRO
 
asian-inspired cuisine
KANAKA KAVA
 
certified organic kava

Arts & history

HULIHEE PALACE
 
Hawaiian royalty's former vacation palace turned museum
ELLISON ONIZUKA SPACE MUSEUM
 
space museum dedicated to Hawaiian Challenger mission member
SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI
 
free Polynesian shops twice weekly
KEAUHOU VILLAGE SHOPPING CENTER
 
free Hula show; farmer's market on weekends
PU'UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
 
visit this spot used as a place of refuge ancient Hawaii
KALAKO-HONOKOHAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL 
PARK
 
see how ancient Hawaiians trapped fish; see petroglyphs
PUAKO PETROGLYPH ARCHAELOGICAL PRESERVE
 
see more than 1000 petroglyphs
H.N. GREENWELL STORE MUSEUM
 
general store as it would have been in 1880 Hawaii
HOLUALOA VILLAGE
 
grab some coffee and take in art galleries
ALOHA THEATER home of ALOHA PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY
 
quality theater
KAHILU THEATER
 
visual and theater art
WEST HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE
 
local community college