Kailua Kona marks the Big Island capital if we talk in terms of access to attractions and outdoor activities. Kailua Kona is the Big Island capital if you are talking about access to (outdoor) activities. Although it is nearly always sunny on this side of the island, there is a wide range of beaches and temperatures from the northern Kohala coast to the south Kona region.
What to expect in Kona
Kona has a lot many different experiences to offer as compared to other places. The foremost thing that you will enjoy is swimming with some of the majestic sea creatures in the Malta swim. Stroll leisurely to the Hapuna beach which is the largest white sand beach on the Big Island at a 45-minute drive from north Kona. Don't miss out on this opportunity at the Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation to embrace the Kona coffee culture through a free tour. At Two Step, you can see beautiful small vibrant colored fishes, as well as dolphins, turtles, and monk seals. It makes the fantastic snorkeling destination at Honaunau Bay, just 30 miles south of Kona. Watching Humpback whales along the Waikoloa coastline near Kona is truly remarkable. Kealakekua Bay, located on the lush and tropical South Kona coast, is home to a beautiful coral reef is another best spot for snorkeling. Zipline over lush green treetops and waterfalls in a private natural reserve for zip-lining adventures. Yet there are many more things to explore, so book cheap flights to Kona and pack your bags for an adventurous journey!
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