Kona in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Hawaii
King Kamehameha the Great loved to visit Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. You will, too. Start your day sipping locally grown Kona coffee. Then set out on Alii Drive, where you can shop boutiques, dine or simply look out over the bay. Or, get an early start and take the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park and the most active volcano in the world.
Recent changes in activity at the Kilauea Volcano have resulted in possible higher levels of sulfur dioxide, ash fall and vog. If you have respiratory concerns, you should be particularly mindful of this while on the island. For the most up-to-date information on the volcano's activitiy as well as a brochure on any protective measures that may be needed, please visit the County of Hawaii Kilauea Eruption website at www.lavainfo.us.
Activities & Attractions
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
Black sand at Punallu`u Beach
Cowboys and cattle at the world’s largest ranch
Snow on top of Mauna Kea mountain
Hapuna State Park’s white sandy beach
Shopping on Ali`i Drive
Swimming and surfing (4-miles away)