Kailua Kona Big Island Hawaii is the hub of tourism on the Kona (leeward) side of the island of Hawai’i. With 10,000 full-time residents, it retains a small-town atmosphere, despite the large number of cruise-ship tourists and seasonal residents that come and go. Most people shorten the name to ‘Kona’ to avoid confusion with Kailua […]
Learning to Surf the Waves in Kona, Hawaii: An Adventure for Everyone If you’ve ever dreamt of conquering the blue waves with a surfboard under your feet, there’s no place better than Kona, Hawaii. Imagine this: You’re standing on a sun-kissed beach, the salty breeze teasing your hair, the rhythmic sound of waves crashing, and […]
The entrance to this lava tube is easy to find along Kaumana Drive. The large parking area, comfort station and picnic tables are the first glimpse of what is the entrance to a two mile lava tube. Those brave enough to explore the dark and damp cave will be rewarded with a skylight and numerous […]
This quiet bay is still the home to several local families. The rocky shoreline contrasts with the warm crystal clear waters that are a favorite od divers and snorkelers. However, this bay is one of the more significant historical sites in the Hawaiian Islands. Just off the rocky coastline is where Captain Cook and his […]
This wonderful upland state park is a gathering spot for campers, hikers and more. A drive to the end of Kalaniai Road will fill the visitor with spectacular views of ancient Hawaiian old growth forest, sounds of birds along with hiking trails and comfort stations.
Although not the most picture perfect Kealakekua Bay is one of the most noteworthy in the Hawaiian Islands. The rocky shoreline and clear waters is the sight where Captain James Cook was killed. Today, many include a visit to the bay for a day of kayaking, snorkeling and diving.
Many who have a Kona Coffee on their minds as they land at Kona International Airport at Keahole already have South Kona on their radar. Others on a trek to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will zoom through the enchanting discoveries that lie south of Alii Drive. However, the area between Keauhou and Kau is awash […]
Placed under the large banyan tree at King Kalakaua Park, this time capsule was placed during the Big Island’s last solar eclipse in 1991. The capsule contains significant items relative to that day and that celestial event. The capsule will be opened on the next Big Island total solar eclipse on May 3 2106.
The Big Island of Hawaii is by far the largest of all the islands in the Hawaiian chain, and it is also one of the most time consuming when it comes to getting from one place to another. Since the island is quite large and there is so much to see, a three or four […]
Located at the very edge of Kaunaoa beach, this open-air restaurant is a gathering spot for hotel guests and those looking for a light snack between surf and swim sessions. Seating is under any one of several thatched umbrellas and each table offers splendid Pacific Ocean views.