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Kailua-Kona/Waikoloa, HI Travel and Vacation Getaways

A vacation like no other awaits your arrival on Kailua-Kona, Hawaii where all of your senses are filled to the brim every minute of every day. Delight in everything from swimming, scuba diving, and windsurfing to jet-skiing, whale watching, and volcano exploring on this island that offers all but two of the world's climate zones. Scenic trails are tailor-made for hiking and horseback riding.

Volcanic rocks make snorkeling a breathtaking underwater adventure. Championship golf courses provide a new challenge on every hole on this island, the golf capital of Hawaii. And the charming town of Kailua-Kona welcomes you with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities.

Kailua-Kona/Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii Vacation Destination

Catch the Aloha Spirit the moment you set foot on the Big Island of Hawaii and allow it to propel you towards an adventure you'll always treasure. Head out to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and check out two of the most active volcanoes in the world. Set sail on a day tour to set your sights on the majestic migrating humpback whales. Take a waterfall walk through lush tropical forests to the 442-foot Akaka Falls in Akaka State Park.

Discover huge tree ferns, all types of bamboo, and several rare, endangered species on a tour of the 70-acre Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary. Swim and engage in cool water sports at the two beaches at Kona Coast State Park where freshwater springs bubble up through the sand. All this and more is happening in and around activity-rich Kailua-Kona.

Kailua-Kona/Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii Travel Tips

  • Packing Tips - Bring good hiking boots with thick soles for hiking Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and a camera with a good zoom, because you don't want to get too close to the lava. Bring your binoculars for whale watching, too.
  • Best Attractions - An erupting volcano is one of the highlights at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
  • Best Time to Visit - Amazing whale watching opportunities abound from December through April.

Weather - Climate (average high temperature)

  • January: 82°F
  • February: 82°F
  • March: 83°F
  • April: 84°F
  • May: 85°F
  • June: 86°F
  • July: 87°F
  • August: 88°F
  • September: 88°F
  • October: 87°F
  • November: 85°F
  • December: 83°F

Nearby Airports

  • Kona International Airport (KOA)