The scenery in Hawaii looks so beautiful from your cabin window above Kailua-Kona that you'd be forgiven for feeling sorry when the plane hits the tarmac at Kona International Airport (KOA).
Get ready to wheel your belongings for a little while after walking out of the airport. There aren't any hotels in the immediate area, so you're going to have to try your luck in central Kailua-Kona.
Situated only 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the airport is the Hulihee Palace. If you find yourself with some time to spare, make sure to make your way over to check it out.
Now that you know where you are going and what you'd like to see and do, be sure to reserve your accommodation as soon as you've confirmed your dates.
Kailua-Kona, HI Airport (KOA-Kona Intl.) doesn't have accommodations in its immediate surrounds. Investigate your options a little further away and find your ideal place.
Keen to stay just minutes from the terminal before you take off? Unfortunately, you'll need to look further out for a place to lay your head. The Banyan Tree Sanctuary is a good option, but be sure to leave enough time to reach the airport and check in for your flight.