On the western side of the Big Island of Hawaii, you'll find Kailua-Kona, or simply Kona, as the locals refer to it. In Kona, you'll find everything Hawaii is famous for, from the peaks of dormant volcano Mauna Kea down to the many beaches that dot the coast around Kona, including King Kamehameha Beach and Mahai'ula Beach. Any number of Kona hotels will put you right in the middle of the action, and don't forget the perfect Kona car rentals for a quick vacation within a vacation.
Driving in and around Kona
There are many flights to Kona that will fit your schedule, and from the moment you arrive at the open-air Kona International Airport, you'll feel completely at ease. The drive from the airport into town is a short seven miles, and a number of well-known car rental companies operate out of the airport. After you've explored your surroundings and you're ready for any day trips from Kona, you can easily get to a number of destinations. The island is only 75 miles from one coast to the other. Nature lovers should take their car rentals in Kona and head east toward Hilo, where you can visit Hilo Forest Reserve or majestic Rainbow Falls in Wailuku River State Park. If you're a coffee fanatic, head south from Kona to the Kau District, where you'll not only find some of the world's finest coffees but also some of Hawaii's famous black sand beaches, as well as breathtaking Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
After you've found the perfect option out of many rental cars in Kona, the Big Island is your oyster. And after you've explored the four corners of this island paradise, Travelocity can help you search over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide so you can pick the perfect destination for your next getaway.