Somewhere, you’re reviewing meeting notes and planning talking points for a presentation. But Kona is somewhere else entirely. Crashing waves greet this coastal district on the west coast of Hawaii’s Big Island and cooled lava outlines a lush landscape with dark ripples and layers of rich natural history. There are no conference calls while you’re on vacation in Kona—unless you call up the office to show off ocean views with a decadent pineapple drink in hand…or better yet, a steamy cup of the region’s famous coffee. Whether you’re jet setting solo or planning a fun family vacation in Kona, all the waves, wonders, and wilderness waits to welcome you with a warm “Aloha.”
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Hiking to the top of a volcanic crater or lounging on the beach with a good book is priceless—and that’s exactly how you should spend at least part of your Kona vacation. On the east side of Kona, rugged Hualālai is a must-climb for experienced adventure seekers. Farther east, Mauna Kea is a more of an ambling hike and the perfect place to watch a spectacular sunrise or sunset. Rally your crew bright and early and sip a fresh cup of coffee from one of the many local roasters. You can even stop for a tour of Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation during your commute from the coast.
As for lazy beach days and pineapple-inspired beverages, you have many easy, breezy options to choose from. Around the edge of Kua Bay, Manini'owali Beach can boast of more than a fun name. Swim with dolphins and sea turtles, ride the cushiony waves on a bodyboard, or snooze on the white sand. Kona family vacations are incomplete without a day at Kamakahonu Beach. The beach is near plenty of snorkeling, shopping, and historic sites, like Hulihe'e Palace—where Hawaiian monarchs called home beginning in 1838.
Coffee isn’t the only thing brewing in Kona. Each March, craft breweries from all over the island and the mainland gather for the Kona Brewers Festival for tastings, a golf tournament, and gourmet eats. In April, sway your hips along with the joyful hula dancers at the Merrie Monarch Festival, a celebration of King David Kalākaua, who revived many of Hawaii’s beloved traditions, including hula dancing as we know it. Come November, the islands still have covet-worthy weather, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t warm up with 10 days at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival—that’s a lot of coffee.
As you’re planning a getaway, far from your desk and the controlled climate of a conference room, give into the sparkling, warm waters of the Pacific and the vibrant landscapes of the Big Island. Book your cheap vacation in Kona with Travelocity…the savings alone make this a dream trip.
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