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Year-round sun, quick access to Hawaiian beaches, and laid-back resorts make Kailua Kona a dream destination in the 50th State. While you’re here, make sure you visit a Kona coffee farm to sample some of the freshly grown and roasted beans that have made the region famous. Then, go diving at night to watch manta rays feeding on plankton.

Rent a car through Orbitz in Kailua Kona to explore the beaches on the edges of the town. Everything runs on island time here, so drive slowly and leisurely to take in the landscapes and enjoy the city at a slower pace.


Kailua Kona and beyond: Big Island by car

Your rental car in Kailua Kona gives you the opportunity to explore the island of Hawaii, sometimes known as Big Island. It’s one of the lesser explored islands in the state, so we’ve picked three destinations to visit here.

Kealakekua Bay

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park combines local history with underwater wonders. Come here to see where Captain Cook landed in Hawaii, and to watch dolphins playing in the calm waters of the bay. Join a scuba diving trip into the bay to see kaleidoscopic fish darting in and out of coral reefs. The bay is a protected area, which means the diving here is exquisite.

Journey time: Around 35 minutes

Distance: Approximately 15 miles

Mauna Kea

One of the most sacred sites in the entire state of Hawaii is the dormant volcano of Mauna Kea. During the day you get stunning views of the Big Island when you climb to the top, but come here at night for the real treat. The peak of Mauna Kea has some of the clearest skies in the world, so lie down and gaze upwards at a sky full of bright, glimmering stars.

Journey time: Around 1 hour 40 minutes

Distance: Approximately 65 miles

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Experience a hike like no other when walking through the lava-encrusted landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. One way to explore is with a tour – some take you into lava tubes beneath the surface, while others give you glimpses of local culture through Hawaiian dances and meals. Bring your camera for snaps of this ethereal, enchanting landscape.

Journey time: Around 2 hours 30 minutes

Distance: Approximately 100 miles