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.
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.
Situated on the beach, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Dolphin Quest and Seaside Putting Course. Kings Shops and Genesis Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Historic Kailua Village, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace. Kailua-Kona Wharf and Kona Community Aquatic Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).
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.
Fronting a deep, half-mile stretch of beach on the sunny Kohala Coast, this family-friendly Waikoloa Beach resort is located next to 2 golf courses and across from the Kings' Shops and Queens' Marketplace.
Part of the 1,839-acre Mauna Kea Resort on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island, Hapuna Beach Resort is flanked by 2 golf courses and is a 20-minute drive from Waimea.
This family-friendly Waikoloa hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Waikoloa Kings Golf Course and Waikoloa Beach Golf Course. Kings Shops and Hapuna Beach State Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).
You may not have fancied yourself a surfer before, wise wanderer, but now that you’re here in Hawaii, why not at least attempt to hang 10? Or, if angling is more to your liking, venture farther out into the Pacific to reel in the elusive swordfish you’ve seen swim through your dreams. When you’re not in the water, explore the local landmarks and breathe in the coastal air carrying scents of hibiscus and plumeria blossoms. Before the day is done, sip a cup of freshly roasted coffee made from beans grown on local plantations, and when night falls, experience an unforgettable luau made famous by this island paradise.
Known by locals as simply the Big Island, the largest of Hawaii’s constituent landmasses is nearly twice as the size of all the state’s other islands combined. And by booking a stay in one of the Kona hotels on our site, you can enjoy all of the treasures this island has to offer.
If you’ve never been to the Big Island before, choosing where to stay can be a bit challenging only because there will be so much you will want to experience. To help narrow down your choices, here’s an overview of four of the best places to stay in Kona:
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