The selection of accommodations are as diverse as the activities awaiting travelers. They include waterfront, golf, beach, mountain, and locations within walking distance to the ocean. Wherever you decide to store the luggage, you will be impressed with posh amenities. Spas, five star restaurants, shopping, and even private lanais contribute to a pampered vacation.
Regardless of the location of your stay, there will be a plethora of surfing options. Favorite spots include Kua Bay and Kahalu’u Beach with break walls that make them ideal locations. Finding your own secret surf break location while out on a drive is also an alternative. While surfing is the most popular water sport in Kailua-Kona, boogie boarding is not far behind. This is due to the fact that anyone can take part as long as they have a board. An activity off the beaten path is to swim or surf with the dolphins.
Most visitors will be surprised to know that the tallest mountain in the world is located near Kailua Kona. There is more to take-in including the only rainforest located in the United States. The natural wonders in this destination showcase the following unique global features:
Kiholo Bay has picturesque hiking trails with gentle slopes and little resistance. A few other locations have already been mentioned including Mauna Kea and Hamakua Coast. Sugar cane, pineapple, and lush landscapes captivate visitors on each trek. Reaching peaks throughout the journey offer spectacular photo opportunities and jaw-dropping sunsets.
There are only two words needed to describe the weather at this destination: surfs up. Temperatures are moderate to hot with tropical ocean breezes. Higher elevations have been known to get cooler at night. Dressing casually during the day or evening is the only way to enjoy a busy schedule. There is always plenty of sunshine, although there is rain near the Hamakua Coast due to its windward side location.
The island destination requires a select mode of transportation including by plane or private boat. There is also a modern cruise port with major lines docking regularly. Visitors can take this option as they prepare to revel in their upcoming getaway. Rental cars are necessary to reach all the attractions during the visit.