A visit to Hawaii is on so many people’s bucket list. There’s so much the state offers. Relaxation, water sports, the beach, hiking, helicopter tours, the list really does go on and on. That said, there’s so much to see and do in Hawaii, you’ll need to decide ahead of time what your priorities are. There’s no way to do it all in one vacation. Figuring out what you want and matching that with where you can get that will make the most of your time and money. Visiting Kona is a spot with a lot to offer you.
Water, Water Everywhere
Located on the western coast of Hawaii island, known to the locals as “Big Island,” Kona has plenty of ways for you to play in the water. You should definitely try swimming and/or surfing, which is available pretty much everywhere in Hawaii, but you could opt for something with a little more pizzazz, like night time shark fishing Kailua Kona HI, snorkeling with dolphins or swimming with manta rays at night. You could also para sail, explore a coral reef by submarine or whale watch.
If water adventure isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty to do on land. A traditional Hawaiian luau complete with fire dancers is on many people’s must-see list. There are mountains to hike, inactive volcanoes to explore and history to dive into. Visiting Kona is the home of one of the former royal vacation palaces and Hawaii’s oldest Christian church. If you see the word “Kona” and you think coffee, you’ve come to the right place. This is the home of Kona coffee and you can visit them on your tour around Big Island. Also, don’t forget to take a nap one day so you can stay up late and view the stars from the observatory at the top of Mount Kea.
With so much to experience, Kona, HI is the perfect spot for your next vacation.