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The Leeward Activities and Beauty of Kona Hawaii


Kailua-Kona pier next to the loacal shops and restaurants

Kailua Kona, Hawaii

Kona is famous for sportfishing, snorkeling, sunsets and coffee, making it a perfect sport for your Hawaii Big Island vacation. Kona means “leeward” in Hawaiian. The northern portion of the Kona side of the Big Island is also known as the Kohala district.  The weather and ocean conditions can be vastly different on each side of the island depending on the time of year and the predominant trade winds.  The Big Island is large and diverse, boasting 11 of the world's 13 climate zones.  Because the mountains block the northeasterly trade winds, the Kona side of the island gets very little rain and enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine a year. If you plan to vacation the Big Island, make Kona one of your stops.

Ali'i Drive

Ali'i Drive is the oceanfront main thoroughfare, weaving from Kailua Pier all the way south to Keauhou Bay.  A splendid mix of curio stores, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, art galleries, and souvenir stands line the Ali'i Drive.  All of this on the picturesque Kona coast, where you will find the most remarkable sunsets in the backdrop of azure-blue waters. Ali'i Drive is a scenic waterfront panorama, nestled between rows of souvenir and curio shops, sidewalk cafes, and a long lava rock sea wall. Check out our Ali'i Drive page for more information.


Ali'i Drive in Kona sports beaches, shops, markets and fine restaurants

Kailua Pier

Hawaiian Billfish Championship in Kona Hawaii

Kona is home to the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament and Ironman Triathlon World Championship.  The Ironman Championships first event is the 2.4 mile swim which begins at the Kailua Pier and stretches out into the bay.  Ocean activities, tours, and dinner cruises depart from Kailua Pier.  Unlike piers in other cities, the waters alongside Kailua Pier are pristine, clear, and inviting.  In fact you will often see people swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking right next to the pier.  A fitness-oriented town, you will find many people of all ages jogging or swimming as early as sunrise.


There are splendid views of the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean all up and down Ali'i Drive.  Nearby are some great sights such as the scenic drives along route 180 to Holualoa town and the high altitude Kaolo Road, both just north of town.  Across from the King Kamehameha hotel and the Kailua Pier is The 'Ahu'ena Heiau, which is a preserved ancient Hawaiian temple. On the north side of Kailua Pier is Kamakahonu Beach, right in front of the King Kam hotel.  At the northern edge of town is the Old Kona Airport Beach Park and the snorkel spot Pawai Bay.  Going south on Alii Drive you will pass several beach parks on your right.  Although relatively small in size, they are beautiful and offer waves and snorkeling nearby.  Further south you will come to Keauhou Bay, where there is a sandy beach, kayaking opportunities, shopping and several hotels.

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Kona Hawaii Sunset over Kealakekua Bay


While strolling through town, take the time to enjoy the wonderful Kona sunsets.   With no tall skyscrapers or towering hotels, the view of the ocean and the sunsets are natural and unspoiled.  A special place to watch the beautiful sunsets is right behind the Kona Inn Restaurant, located in the Kona Inn Shopping Village on Ali'i Drive.  There is a wide grassy area adjacent the sea wall, intermingled with palm trees.  From here, you have a splendid view of the Kailua Pier, the bobbing boats and rolling waves.


Hale Ho`ola
Big Island Hawaii Bed and Breakfast Inn

85-4577 Mamalahoa Hwy
Captain Cook, HI 96704
Toll Free: 877-628-9117 or 808-328-9117
E-mail: tlc@hale-hoola.com



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