Royal Kona Resort is perched on the edge of Kailua Bay, just a 10-minute walk from the fishing village of Kailua-Kona. It’s 11 minutes on foot to Hulihee Palace, and a 20-minute drive south to the Captain Cook Monument. Kona International Airport is also a 20-minute drive.
Glass-bottom boat tours, snorkeling excursions, and deep-sea fishing are all within reach of this hotel located in Kailua-Kona Village, across the street from Kona Pier. Shopping centers and historical parks are also nearby.
Arrayed on 21 tropical acres overlooking the ocean, this Big Island (Hawaii) condo resort is on the Kona Coast, adjacent to a 36-hole golf course. A beach is about a half-mile away.
Located in Historic Kailua Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mokuʻaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace. Mokuaikaua Church and Kailua-Kona Wharf are also within 10 minutes.
Located on the water next to Kona Pier, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is ideally situated for walking around Kailua-Kona village; King Kamehameha himself once lived on this resort site, after he unified Hawaii.
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is located near an active volcano, snow capped mountains, and marine activities. You can observe majestic manta rays at Rays on the Bay, and enjoy the 200-foot lava tube water slide, hot tubs and children’s play area.
Located on the sunny Kona Coast, Castle Kona Bali Kai, a Condominium Resort, is situated just three miles from historic Kailua-Kona village and one mile from Kahaluu Beach Park.
Located in Historic Kailua Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mokuʻaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace. Mokuaikaua Church and Kailua Pier are also within 10 minutes.
One of the main draws of Kona is its stunning natural scenery, so take advantage of the views by spending your time in Kona outside on the beach. Lie on the soft sand beach of one of the luxurious Kona hotels, where you can relax in a lounge chair, snorkel, or learn how to surf. You can also visit one of the public beaches in town, like Manini'owali Beach or Makalawena, which promise to be among the world's best spots for seeing underwater sea life. There are many hotels in Kona that offer easy access to the Big Island's best beach destinations. If you want a view of the island's natural beauty from above, climb to the top of Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that is the highest point in the state of Hawaii.
There's plenty of fun to be had in Kona that's not on the beach or at one of the luxury Kona resorts, so head to some of the island's best attractions for delicious food, refreshing drinks, and a fascinating taste of local Hawaiian culture. Kona has some great coffee spots and don't miss the chance to have a fresh cup brewed from local beans. For a unique look at the Big Island's history, take a tour of the Hulihe'e Palace, a historic state monument.
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