Overview Kailua Kona

Visiting Kailua Kona

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Stories and Tips Kailua Kona

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Big Island Adventures - Activities for Less!

Written by MilwVon on 29 Sep, 2007

While you are wandering around Kailua Town, you will stumble upon these storefronts offering assistance in planning for your vacation activities and tours. Shell Vacations has several in the Kona Inn shopping area, plus one in the Coconut Marketplace, another where Pancho & Lefty's is,…Read More


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Last Day in Paradise

Written by MilwVon on 29 Sep, 2007

Part of the travel challenge in going to Hawaii is that from the Midwest you're five (or six during non-daylight savings time) time zones away. Travel to Hawaii typically starts early in the morning, and by the time you arrive you've been traveling some 14-16…Read More


I Think I Should Go To Kona...

Written by JDTrvlAgnt on 04 Dec, 2008

Kailua Kona is major destination for tourists and visitors alike, seeking perfect weather and accommodations on Hawaii's Big Island. Enjoy spectacular beaches, a chill beach vibe, and of course entertainment galore.Kona as it is loving called by the its inhabitants has many great vacation homes…Read More


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Downtown Kailua-Kona

Written by keithtu on 27 Sep, 2006

The downtown area is geared heavily towards tourists with many shops and restaurants. Parking can be a real challenge. The hotels all have restricted parking for hotel guests. There is one free public parking lot which is usually full, and a couple paid parking lots.…Read More


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HONU!

Written by JimandBill on 13 Nov, 2004

This was an incredible trip. We flew into Kona airport, checked into the resort, and then headed for Hilo, where we had reservations at a gay-owned and operated, clothing-optional bed-and-breakfast located south of Hilo. The accommodations at the B&B were questionable, but the daily breakfast,…Read More


Coffee Plantation tours

Written by Tami and Mike on 21 Jun, 2004

We had a lot of fun stopping at various coffee plantations and learning how the coffee beans are grown, picked, dried, and roasted for coffee. They gave out plenty of free samples, and we were happy to make purchases to take home. Kona…Read More


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