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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.


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
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort
Kailua - Kona
7 minutes ago 3 stars $179
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
42 minutes ago 4 stars $179
Kona Coast Resort
9 hours ago 3 stars $135
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KAILUA-KONA
Kailua - Kona
10 hours ago 3 stars $141
Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger
12 hours ago 3 stars $115
Wyndham Mauna Loa Village
14 hours ago 3 stars $153
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
Kohala Coast - Waikoloa
14 hours ago 4 stars $253
Kona Seaside Hotel
Kailua - Kona
15 hours ago 2 stars $120
Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)
Kailua - Kona
17 hours ago 2 stars $106
Royal Kona Resort
Kailua - Kona
1 day ago 3 stars $129

Recently Rated Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
3.9 / 5
480 reviews
4 stars $179
Kona Bay Hotel (Uncle Billy's Hawaiian Family Resorts)
Kailua - Kona
3.1 / 5
176 reviews
2 stars $106
Royal Kona Resort
Kailua - Kona
3.8 / 5
458 reviews
3 stars $129
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
5.0 / 5
6 reviews
5 stars $944
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village
4.5 / 5
75 reviews
3 stars $126
Kona Seaside Hotel
Kailua - Kona
3.6 / 5
237 reviews
2 stars $120
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
Kailua - Kona
4.0 / 5
146 reviews
3 stars $161
Holiday Inn Express & Suites KAILUA-KONA
Kailua - Kona
5.0 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $141
Kona Coast Resort
4.2 / 5
140 reviews
3 stars $135
Aston Kona by the Sea
Kailua - Kona
4.1 / 5
74 reviews
3 stars $199

Featured Kona (Big Island of Hawaii) Hotels

From $129

1 Royal Kona Resort

3 stars
3.8 / 5 458 reviews

75-5852 Alii Drive Map

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Oceanfront Kailua resort features Don the Beachcomber mai tai heavenPerched on a lava-rock promontory on the edge of downtown Kailua-Kona, the Royal Kona Resort is a landmark hotel with renovated... More

Awesome Trip
An awesome trip to Hawaii. The hotel was within walking distance to the best restaurants. The staff was very friendly and always willing to assist you with your requests. Will definitely return to...
Mar 16, 2015
From $135

2 Kona Coast Resort

3 stars
4.2 / 5 140 reviews

78-6842 Alii Drive Map

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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... More

Great Stay in Kona Hawaii
Every day in Hawaii is great. Kona Coast is a great place to stay. Visit coffee farms and the farmers markets. Be sure to visit Kona Oceanfront Gallery and take back a great piece of artwork to...
Jan 26, 2015
From $126

3 Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
4.5 / 5 75 reviews

78 Kaleiopapa St Map

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... More

Would like to have stayed longer
Everything was very nice. Large living area, large bedroom.
Mar 10, 2015
From $253

4 Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

4 stars
4.5 / 5 82 reviews

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive Map

4th Night Free Plus Daily Breakfast for Two

Waikoloa beachfront dream resort with golf, tennis, full spa and yoga Fronting a luscious turquoise bay lined with powdery white sand, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers guests a... More

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 $115

5 Kanaloa at Kona by Outrigger

3 stars
4.1 / 5 30 reviews

78-261 Manukai St Map

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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... More

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 $179

6 Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

4 stars
3.9 / 5 480 reviews

78-128 Ehukai Street Map

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... More

Nice family stay
The location is great. By the say. 12 miles away from the airport. Go to places all day and come to spend the night. nice staff. clean.
Mar 22, 2015
From $161

7 Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 146 reviews

75-5660 Palani Road Map

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... More

Convenient but hidden $
Easy and great lobby displays. The swimming bay was a little grubby but nice to have so close. Good view of the luau. Quite the show. Still trying to figure out some charges we didn't incur.
Mar 4, 2015
From $106

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

2 stars
3.1 / 5 176 reviews

75-5739 Alii Drive Map

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... More

Location, but nothing else
Within the first ten minutes of being in room, we killed seven cockroaches. We got upgraded to a new room. It had nicer tv and higher thread count sheets but nothing else. Tile floors needed to be...
Mar 22, 2015
From $141

9 Holiday Inn Express & Suites KAILUA-KONA

3 stars
5.0 / 5 5 reviews

75-146 Sarona Road Map

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... More

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 $179

10 Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort

3 stars
4.3 / 5 8 reviews

755722 Alii Drive Map

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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... More

Perfect for family or two couples
Great bungalow had everything you need very nice property
Jul 2, 2014
From $120

11 Kona Seaside Hotel

2 stars
3.6 / 5 237 reviews

75-5646 Palani Road Map

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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... More

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 $117

12 Castle Kona Reef Condominium Resort

3 stars
4.0 / 5 81 reviews

75-5888 Alii Drive Map

Castle Promo - Save 10% Off

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... More

Perfect affordable stay
We were delighted by our time at this oceanfront condo, would stay again.
Jun 2, 2014
From $199

13 Aston Kona by the Sea

3 stars
4.1 / 5 74 reviews

75-6106 Alii Dr. Map

Save With Already Reduced Non-Refundable Rates

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... More

Great location
Wonderful getaway. Staff was awesome, location was great and rooms were clean! Will be back!
Jan 5, 2015
From $113

14 Castle Kona Bali Kai Condominium Resort

2 stars
3.2 / 5 95 reviews

76-6246 Alii Drive Map

Castle Promo - Save 10% Off

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... More

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

15 The Kona Hawaiian Sort

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-5961 Alii Drive Map

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... More

16 Royal Sea Cliff

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

75-6040 Alii Drive Map

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... More

From $165

17 Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger

3 stars
3.9 / 5 27 reviews

75-6040 Alii Drive Map

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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... More

From $153

18 Wyndham Mauna Loa Village

3 stars
3.6 / 5 10 reviews

78-7190 Kaleiopapa St. Map

Book Early and Save 10%

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.... More

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
From $944

19 Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

5 stars
5.0 / 5 6 reviews

72 100 Ka Upulehu Drive Map

Rate includes resort credit

Exclusive Kona Coast beachfront glamour with oceanview guest roomsWith the quality of service and opulence that has earned Four Seasons hotels worldwide renown, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at... More

wow what a property
never ceases to amaze me, family, food, atomsphere, staff, serivce, privacy, location. best places to stay. love this property
Mar 16, 2015
From $191

20 Raintree at Kona Reef, Hawaii

Not yet reviewed

75-5888 Alii Drive Map

Raintree at Kona Reef features a four-story beachfront condominium resort situated on three acres on the Kona Coast. The condominiums at Kona Reef have garden or ocean views and every unit has a... More