Kona Journals

Kona Hawaii 2001

A November 2001 trip to Kona by sizatt

Kona Sunset Photo, Kona, Hawaii More Photos
Quote: We went to Kona with some friends for 11 days. We stayed at Kona Coast II and were so impressed. It truly was one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. The great thing was we were able to instant exchange it and we only used 3000 points.

Kona Hawaii 2001

Overview

Kona Sunset Photo, Kona, Hawaii
Quote:
Visit Volcanos National Park. Go for a hike and see the lava. It's an adventure. Go to the top of Mauna Kea. You can see the world. Go to the black sand beach. Walk downtown Kona in the evening.

Quick Tips:

Walmart is there now and groceries are better priced there.

Best Way To Get Around:

Rent a car, it's the best way to see it all.

Kona Billfisher

Hotel | "Kona Coast II"

Quote:
We were able to stay in a two bed/two bath condo. The decor was beautiful. We were right on the golf course. The lanais were great in the evening. The master bed and bath was the greatest. A wonderful shower and jacuzzi tub. The kitchen was clean and had all the necessary cooking equipment. Maid service was good.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2003

Kona Billfisher
75-5841 Alii Drive
Kona, Hawaii
(808) 329-9277

Manta Ray Dive

Attraction

Quote:
It was awesome. We were able to see the rays and watch them glide over us. We saw a famous ray by the name of lefty. It was great. I would recommend it.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2003

Manta Ray Dive
Kailua-Kona
Kona, Hawaii

Hapuna Beach State Park

Attraction | "Hapuna State Beach Park"

Quote:
It is the most beautiful beach to just lay around. The sand is soft and you can walk out quite a ways before it gets deep. In the afternoon, it is possible to boogie board and watch a beautiful sunset as it disapears into the ocean. We have taken our children and they loved it. Tip: Take your rental car keys out of your swimsuit before boogie boarding. If you go and happen to find our keys, give them back to Avis. Enjoy!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 8, 2003

Hapuna Beach State Park
Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway
Kona, Hawaii

Quote:
Many cauldrons and old site to see. Many different smells. We recommend hiking to the flowing lava, but the park rangers discourage it. We have done it numerous times. Take flashlights for everyone, water for everyone, and good shoes. You hike around 7 miles and most of it is in the dark over lava beds. Not for children. The view is breathtaking.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2003

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Highway 11
Hilo, Hawaii 96718
(808) 985-6000