Kailua-Kona is located on the westside of the Big Island of Hawai’i in the Kona District. With a population of nearly 12,000 people Kailua-Kona is the second largest town on the Big Island.

The historical walking area on Kailua-Bay is worth checking out. There are several bars, restaurants and shops to pick up a souvenir. Check out the old Kona Inn and the farmers market, where you can pick up some fresh tropical fruit.

Many of the resorts are around the Kona airport making it the center of commerce and of the tourist industry on West Hawaiʻi.

The community was established by King Kamehameha I and was where the great king, decided to live out his final days.

The airport is located just 15 minutes north of the Kona International Airport.

With temperatures in the winter hovering around 81 degrees and summertime temperatures sitting around 86 degrees. The historic Kona village is a must see as you walk along the Kailua Bay.

There is a pier commonly used for fishing and other charters.

Kailua Kona in the morning.

Kailua-Kona in the morning.

Kona Shores

There are several beaches near Kona. Below is a list of a few of those beaches.

Kona Beaches

Kahalu’u Beach Park – Kahalu’u Beach Park is a shallow cove just south of Kailua-Kona on the west side of the Big Island. This is a popular snorkeling destination.

La’aloa Beach – This beach is often silky white sand and sometimes called “Magic Sands“, since the sand is washed out in a storm several times a year. This beach is 10 minutes south of downtown Kailua-Kona.

Kua Bay – Kua Bay is one of the cleanest beaches in the world, with it’s crystal clear blue water. Located just 20 minutes north of Kailua-Kona.

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