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Kona offers famous java and the world’s biggest volcano

Hawaii is the epitome of paradise on Earth, but Kona stands out among the Islands' many regions. The Big Island is ideal for anyone who wants a truly relaxing and nature-filled vacation. Kona's natural setting is enhanced by its lack of corporate businesses, adding to its hideaway appeal. Home to the world's most active volcano, Kona has hiking trails that would blow away the most experienced hiker, beaches that postcards cannot capture the beauty of, and restaurants that range from Michelin stars to tiny shacks full of adventures flavors. All eight islands of Hawaii have their beauty, but Kona seems to embody the “spirit” of Hawaii best.


Places to visit

Mauna Kea Summit/Mauna Loa

The Mauna Kea Summit is home to Mauna Loa, the biggest, and still active, volcano on Earth, which has been around for over 700,000 years. This place is almost an amusement park for people who love nature, geology, and beauty. Either attend an extensive seven-hour tour with a guide, or create your own tour with a hike - at Mauna Kea. Visitors will see active lava, witness inspiring sunsets, and take in nights of endless stargazing.

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

With brilliant white sand and the purest ocean water, Manini'owali Bay is a magazine-worthy beach. Part of Kekaha Kai State Park, you can swim with turtles, watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, go snorkeling and even try boogie boarding. Be careful of lava rock pools when the tide goes out in winter. Naturally, this beach can get busy, so arrive early if possible.


Kona coffee

Kona is home to what was recently voted the country's best coffee, with locally-grown Hawaiian Queen Coffee beating over 600 competitors to be crowned best in the whole state of Hawaii. Most coffee shops are local and carry it. Fair warning: it is hard to enjoy this extraordinary coffee and go back to your normal cup of joe; but worry not, most coffee is available for purchase.


Kona hotels

The hotels in Kona range from five-star luxury resorts to cozy huts on the beach. Prices run from as low as $90 a night all the way up to $900 for en-suite rooms with ocean views and every luxury on-site. The average price is typically about $130 per night, and the vast majority are usually located either on or right beside the beach.


Climate

While it can rain often on the other islands of Hawaii, it is rare that Kona gets showers (January tends to get the most rain). It has a tropical environment and essentially enjoys the same weather all year-round. During the day, the high average is usually mid to high 80s, and at night, the average is high 60s to low 70s. It can get a little windy at night from the ocean breeze, so bring layers if you're hoping for beach fires. June through October tend to be the hottest months, and the rest of the year is only slightly cooler by a few degrees.

Recently booked Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Kohala Coast - Waikoloa
1 hour ago 4 stars $234
Kona Seaside Hotel
Kailua - Kona
2 hours ago 2 stars $110
Royal Kona Resort
Kailua - Kona
2 hours ago 3 stars $129
Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)
Kailua - Kona
5 hours ago 2 stars $106
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
Keauhou
1 day ago 3 stars $135
Kona Coast Resort
Keauhou
1 day ago 3 stars $126
Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort
Kailua - Kona
1 day ago 2 stars $113
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Keauhou
1 day ago 4 stars $169
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kailua - Kona
4 days ago 3 stars $152
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Kailua - Kona
4 days ago 3 stars $188

Recently Rated Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kailua - Kona
4.0 / 5
155 reviews
3 stars $152
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
Keauhou
3.9 / 5
520 reviews
4 stars $169
Kona Coast Resort
Keauhou
4.2 / 5
157 reviews
3 stars $126
Royal Kona Resort
Kailua - Kona
3.8 / 5
506 reviews
3 stars $129
Kona Seaside Hotel
Kailua - Kona
3.6 / 5
252 reviews
2 stars $110
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Kailua - Kona
4.4 / 5
10 reviews
3 stars $188
Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger
Kailua - Kona
3.9 / 5
27 reviews
3 stars $155
Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)
Kailua - Kona
3.1 / 5
193 reviews
2 stars $106
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
Keauhou
4.5 / 5
78 reviews
3 stars $135
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
5.0 / 5
8 reviews
5 stars $744

Featured Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Hotels

From $129

1 Royal Kona Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 506 reviews

75-5852 Alii Drive

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KONA'S BEST LOCATION - With a dramatic oceanfront setting overlooking picturesque Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort offers great value and is conveniently located within walking distance to the...

Wonderful! Location, Location, Location!
I came to Kona for my 60th birthday gift to myself. I had lived in Kona in the past for 8 years. Kona has changed, but this place still has that special Hawaiiana atmosphere without being priced...
May 15, 2015
From $234

2 Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

4 stars
4.6 / 5 84 reviews

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive

4th Night Free Plus Daily Breakfast for Two

Waikoloa beachfront dream resort with golf, tennis, full spa and yoga Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is located on the Kohala Coast in the 3,200 Mauna Lani Resort. Ocean front Mauna Lani Bay...

The best vacation ever!
Next time I will take the children. Beautiful beach, nice rooms, very good restaurants! Love the place.
Dec 30, 2014
From $126

3 Kona Coast Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 157 reviews

78-6842 Alii Drive

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Oceanfront Keauhou resort with gardens, views and villas with kitchensAffordable paradise is within reach at the oceanfront Kona Coast Resort in Keauhou, just south of Kailua town. The low-rise...

Awesome hotel for family
The location of the hotel is great , close to popular beach to snorkeling and close to shopping center and only 30 mins away from airport and Costco
May 19, 2015
From $152

4 Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 155 reviews

75-5660 Palani Road

Rate includes breakfast

Landmark heart-of-Kailua hotel fully remodeled and still a good dealEnjoy Big Island aloha spirit in the heart of Kailua town at the landmark King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Rising just off the...

Great Stay
This was our second trip and totally enjoyed both times, will return
May 24, 2015
From $135

5 Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
4.5 / 5 78 reviews

78 Kaleiopapa St

Includes Free Tennis

Island living at mid-priced, fully equipped Keauhou villas near the seaHolua Resort at Mauna Loa Village offers at-home living on the sunny Keauhou coastline, a short drive from Kailua-Kona. Guests...

Would like to have stayed longer
Everything was very nice. Large living area, large bedroom.
Mar 10, 2015
From $110

6 Kona Seaside Hotel

2 stars
3.6 / 5 252 reviews

75-5646 Palani Road

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Kailua value hotel offers Island-style rooms near waterfront and shopsThe budget-friendly and family owned Kona Seaside Hotel offers great perks just off the waterfront in downtown Kailua-Kona. The...

I would stay there again.
An older motel with modern methods. It is owned by the locals, only motel that is not corp. owned in the area. Very nice and very close to food sources, beaches, and general shopping area.
Mar 10, 2015
From $169

7 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

4 stars
3.9 / 5 520 reviews

78-128 Ehukai Street

Already Discounted Non Refundable Rates

Hawaiian getaway for canoeing, dolphin swims, and Holoholo toursSheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii, the Big Island, is a blend of adventure, culture, heritage and authentic...

20th Annv/50th Birthday celebration
Staff not very friendly, room was not cleaned every day. Had to pretty much pitch a fit to get them to bring towels. Tub was clogged, safe didn't work and toiled kept making noise all night long....
May 20, 2015
From $179

8 Aston Kona by the Sea

3 stars
4.2 / 5 77 reviews

75-6106 Alii Dr.

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Affordable Kailua-Kona oceanfront condos offer full kitchens and views Hugging a secluded beach cove in Kailua-Kona, the Aston Kona by the Sea captures the romantic ruggedness of the Big...

Great location
Wonderful getaway. Staff was awesome, location was great and rooms were clean! Will be back!
Jan 5, 2015
From $155

9 Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger

3 stars
3.9 / 5 27 reviews

75-6040 Alii Drive

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Located on seven acres of prime oceanfront land two miles south of the town of Kailua-Kona, the gracious Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger is a multi-level complex of striking architecture that...

From $106

10 Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)

2 stars
3.1 / 5 193 reviews

75-5739 Alii Drive

Includes Daily Continental Breakfast

Bungalow hotel in the heart of Kailua town offers plenty of alohaThe centrally located Kona Bay Resort (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts) offers local-style living with a budget-friendly...

nice getaway
Enjoyed the room and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Apr 17, 2015
From $129

11 Holiday Inn Express & Suites KAILUA-KONA

3 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

75-146 Sarona Road

The City of Kailua-Kona is located on the Big Island of Hawaii . It was chosen as the final home of King Kamehameha I and became the capital of Hawaii. The new Holiday Inn Express and Suites...

Relaxing and no worries
Every time I stay here they staff is friendly and the free hot breakfast is a great way to start the day. I have never been disappointed with the service and the room is always clean, quiet and...
Feb 9, 2015
From $128

12 Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger

3 stars
4.0 / 5 32 reviews

78-261 Manukai St

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Keauhou oceanfront resort offers condos with kitchens and viewsSet on 16 acres of ruggedly beautiful Keauhou, Kona shoreline, Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger has the look and feel of an...

wonderful seeing
We had a fabulous oceanfront condo, so couldn't ask for a more perfect setting. Convenient location South of Kailua Kona. Condo was very tastefully decorated and week equipped with everything we...
Jun 5, 2014
From $113

13 Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort

2 stars
3.3 / 5 104 reviews

76-6246 Alii Drive

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Affordable Kailua condos with full kitchens and mountain or ocean viewsEnjoy a value-priced stay by the sea at Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort, with fully-equipped mountain and ocean view...

Cold shower
Shower was cold entire time I was there, Could not seem to fix it. Room could have cleaner
Nov 23, 2014
From $188

14 Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort

3 stars
4.4 / 5 10 reviews

755722 Alii Drive

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Yesteryear charm at Kailua resort, near waterfront, shopping and dining Located just off the waterfront about a mile from downtown Kailua-Kona, WyndhamVR Kona Hawaiian Resort offers the serenity...

Great for family
Large room with kitchen, wash machine and everything, great location.
May 7, 2015

15 Wyndham Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
3.6 / 5 10 reviews

78-7190 Kaleiopapa St.

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Fully-equipped oceanfront villas in Keauhou with six pools and JacuzzisWyndham Mauna Loa Village offers at-home living on the sunny Keauhou, Kona coastline, a short drive from downtown Kailua-Kona....

Great for the family
This place was wonderful! The room was spacious and homey....The entire family was comfortable! We had such a blast, we ended up staying an extra night! Close to the ocean and eateries/grocery...
Nov 14, 2014

16 The Kona Hawaiian Sort

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-5961 Alii Drive

Featuring an outdoor pool like you wouldnt believe, this Hawaiian resort sits comfortably in Kailua-Kona. Each spacious villa offers comforts such as air-conditioning, a private balcony and a...

17 Royal Sea Cliff

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-6040 Alii Drive

Royal Sea Cliff is perched on an ocean bluff with a dramatic view of the Pacific. This tropical resort has many amenities to add to your full island experience. Lush vegetation and breezy palm...

From $185

18 Kona Reef Resort by LaTour Hotels and Resorts

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-5888 Alii Drive

The Kona Reef Resort condominiums are conveniently located at the blue water's edge in scenic Kailua-Kona, a tropical paradise for those seeking nature in its purest form. If location is important,...

From $137

19 Castle Kona Reef Condominium Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 89 reviews

75-5888 Alii Drive

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Condos with full kitchen and private balcony on the Kailua oceanfrontAn "under the radar" condo along Kailua-Kona's sunny beachfront, Castle Kona Reef makes Island living affordable for families...

Perfect affordable stay
We were delighted by our time at this oceanfront condo, would stay again.
Jun 2, 2014
From $744

20 Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

5 stars
5.0 / 5 8 reviews

72 100 Ka Upulehu Drive

Rate includes resort credit

The four seasons resort hualalai is in the exclusive hualalai residential community on the beautiful kohala coast north of kona. The resort is fringed by exceptional ocean frontage with its own...

amazing
Amazing. Little pricey but worth every second. Very relaxing resort. Will go back again for sure. Staff was amazing.
Apr 8, 2015