Let your trip to the Big Island lead you to Kailua Kona! This hot spot is the center of tourism in western Hawaii. Browse Kailua flights and land conveniently in the middle of paradise. Don't forget a Kailua Kona car rental, which will allow to you easily experience the Hawaiian sights and landscapes at your own pace. Adventurers and nature-lovers can hike, dolphin and whale watch, snorkel, and enjoy some real island sunsets.
Driving in and Around Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona is a 7-mile drive from the international airport, and car rental in Kailua is a popular option, so book in advance. The Mauna Kea Summit is a must-see, and a vehicle will certainly help you trek to the top. Stop at the Visitor Information Station on the way up for an altitude adjustment and weather update. When you reach the summit, you'll be almost 14,000 feet up! For a one-of-a-kind astronomical experience, try the trip at night. For more fun, be sure to look into dolphin and whale watches, which are offered by multiple companies and will get you closer to Hawaii's ocean life. Another convenience of a Kailua car rental is access to Place of Refuge, an archaeological site with burial grounds and reconstructed villages. This legendary spot is in Captain Cook, 22 miles from Kailua Kona.
Say "Aloha" to Kailua Kona
Enjoy a journey that can be equal parts adventure and relaxation. Start your island vacation off right by booking a hotel in Kailua. If you book a hotel and flight at the same time through Travelocity, you can save up to $537! Make things simple and convenient by renting a car so you can customize your trip months in advance or make it up as you go. Whatever your travel style, let Travelocity help you make the most of it.