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Kona Coast Resort

78-6842 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808)324-1721

Area Travel Guide

An oceanfront playground is just the beginning of all there is to do at the Kona Coast Resort. Hike in a tropical rainforest. Explore lava tubes formed thousands of years ago and witness the spectacular sight of fresh, fiery lava spilling into the ocean today. Hang with the "big fish" Kona is one of the world's best sport fishing centers. You don't have to train for Kona's Ironman Triathlon to enjoy the cycling along the coast. If exercise is your thing, head to the resort's fitness center.

Kona Coast Resort offers you so many ways to spend your precious time on the Big Island. Take a dip in one of our two sparkling pools. Play a game of volleyball or tennis. Stop into "Splash", the on-site activities for beach equipment rentals. And just minutes away you will find all of the wonderful Big Island attractions including boating, fishing, scuba, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, whale watching and so much more.

Across from the resort, Keauhou Shopping Center offers shopping, restaurants and entertainment. And just 10 minutes away you'll find Kona Village, with more restaurants, shops and Hawaiian arts and crafts.

For more information on things to do on the Big Island, including a calendar of events, please click here.

Kona Coast Resort's Concierge Services is eager to assist you in creating the ultimate vacation experience by scheduling all your activities, so you make the most of your vacation time. Contact 866.927.4049 for additional information.

Quick Area Guide
Yoga Hale: 1.3 miles
Holualoa Kona Coffee Company: 4.3 miles
Drums of Polynesia: 4.6 miles
Kona Surf Adventures: 5.9 miles
Kona Historical Society: 6.3 miles
Hulihee Palace: 6.4 miles
Island Breeze Luau: 6.7 miles
Dolphin Quest: 31 miles
Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo: 90 miles

Discover Kona Le'a Plantation, home of Holualoa Kona Coffee Company on the gentle upland slopes overlooking the Kona coast, just 10 minutes from Kailua-Kona. You'll enjoy the scenic drive on Mamalahoa Highway through the prized Kona coffee belt. 77-6261 Mamalahoa Highway, 808.322-9937.

Have a unique cultural experience. "Drums of Polynesia" is a fast-paced, entertaining musical journey through the islands of the South Pacific. Featuring a talented cast of singers, drummers, musicians and dancers performing songs and dances rarely seen in typical luau shows, the dynamic performance culminates with a spell-binding Samoan fireknife dance. An open bar serves guests throughout the evening. Royal Kona Resort, 75-5852 Alii Drive 808.329.3111.

Learn a little bit of history. The Kona Historical Society holds over 40,000 photos, artifacts, and publications, in temperature controlled, monitored conditions. 81-6551 Mamalahoa Hwy 808.323.3222.

Situated on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona, Hulihe'e Palace was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty. Today it is a museum operated by the Daughters of Hawaii and is a showplace of beautiful furniture and fascinating artifacts. 75-5718 Alii Dr. 808.595.6291.

Take surf lessons from Kona Mike's Surf Adventures on the Big Island. Kona Mike's instructors are experienced Hawaii surfers and are well trained in CPR, first aid, lifeguard certified and trained in professional rescue. You and your family will be well taken care of! Visit www.konasurfadventures.com or call 808.334.0033.

Get up close and personal with the Hawaiian coastline and marine life on Sea Hawaii Rafting's exciting boat tours and snorkeling adventures! Located in Kona, Sea Hawaii Rafting offers an adventure of a lifetime. The Zodiac adventure tours are state of the art and environmentally friendly. Offering exciting excursion including snorkeling trips to secluded beaches, dolphin encounters, Kohala Coast Waterfall tour, cave and lava tube exploration and whale watching! Their team of experienced captains and crew will lead you to discover the best Hawaii has to offer. www.seahawaiirafting.com . 808.325.7444

Visit Yoga Hale for a calming yoga experience. Yoga Hale's classes are set in a friendly and relaxed environment and welcomes people of all ages, genders, and experience. Offering expert instruction and two instructed classes per day including "Hot" style yoga, Vinyasa style yoga, Gentle Yoga designed for beginners or anyone who wants to reacquaint themselves to basic yoga techniques and Yin and Yang Yoga which is a mixture of light hatha yoga flow followed by meditation. For more information and details about upcoming class schedules and other Yoga events visit www.yogahale.com or call 808.938.9980.

Go to a Lu'au! The Island Breeze Lu'au is held under the stars, on the historic grounds of the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. The Hotel is located adjacent to the pier at Kailua Bay, on Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. 74-5599 Luhia St, Ste E5, Luhia Center II, 808.326.4969.

Play with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest on the Big Island! Choose from a variety of programs including feeding the dolphins, meeting the dolphins face to face, and behind the scenes training adventure. 425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738. 808.886.2875.

Visit the only zoo in the United States situated in a tropical rain forest. The Pana'Ewa Zoo is located in Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii. Free admission. 808.959.9233.

Take on an affordable adventure and go geocaching! Experience the various trails in Hawaii's Big Island and discover a treasure or two along the way. Many geocaching adventures await on www.geocaching.com

Volcano Tours: Enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight over Kilauea Volcano or cool off with a refreshing plunge in a natural black lava mountain pool. Visit active volcanic vents and craters. Tour a private working macadamia nut farm. Visit www.kapohokine.com or call 808.964.1000.

Horseback riding on Kahua Ranch: 8,000 acre Kahua Ranch offers some of the best horseback riding country in the world with great opportunity to really ride. Fromm 5,000 ft. rain forest to dry low lands, there is a great variety of climates and trails to experience. Choose from picnic, sunset and open rides. Open 7 days a week. Visit www.naalapastables.com or call 808.899.0022 for more information.

If we haven't featured your optimal vacation experience yet you may opt for:

  • A romantic sunset dinner cruise
  • World class sport fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Manta ray night snorkeling or glass bottom boat dinner/manta cruise
  • Submarine dives
  • And believe it or not much more!

Please call our experienced Big Island professionals prior to or upon arrival, and allow us the privilege of assisting you in creating your best vacation ever at 866.927.4049.


There are 20 magnificent courses on Hawaii's Big Island (and more are being developed). These courses are carved out of ancient lava flows, nestled amount historical Hawaiian landmarks, and fronting some of the most beautiful coastline of the Pacific. The striking contrasts of lush green fairways, pure white bunkers, jet-black lava flows, and turquoise blue Pacific waters make for some of the most scenic holes anywhere. Listed below are just a few of those golf courses.

Makalei Hawaii Country Club
Semi-Private – 18 holes – Par 72 * 61
72-3890 Hawaii Belt Road
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Phone: 808.325.6625

Hapuna Golf Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6029 Yds.
62-100 Kauna'oa Drive
Kohala Coast, HI 96743
Phone: 808.880.3000

Mauna Kea Golf Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6365 Yds.
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
Phone: 808.885.6655

Waikoloa Beach Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 70 – 5958 Yds.
1020 Keana Place
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Phone: 808.886.6060

Waikoloa Kings' Course
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6010 Yds.
600 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Phone: 808.886.7888

Waikoloa Village Golf Club
Resort – 18 holes – Par 72 – 6142 Yds.
P.O. 383910
Waikoloa, Hawaii 96738
Phone: 808.883.9621

Shopping in Kailua-Kona

Crossroads Shopping Center
75-1027 Henry Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

  • Subway
  • Manna Korean BBQ
  • Kona Natural foods
  • AT & T Wireless
  • Big Island Surf, Co.
  • Maryl Realty, Inc. Safeway
  • Countrywide Home Loans
  • Mail Boxes Etc.
  • Territorial Savings
  • Kama'aina Diamond Company
  • Denny's

78-6831 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

  • Paradise Found Boutique
  • Circus Shop Us
  • Drysdale's Two Restaurant
  • Kenichi Pacific
  • KTA Super Stores
  • Los Habeneros
  • Peaberry & Galette
  • Rocky's Pizza
  • Royal Thai Café
  • Subway
  • Keauhou Cinemas
  • Hot Hula Activities & Greeting Center
  • Post Office
  • Shell Vacations
  • Clint Sloan Studios
  • Originals by Oscar
  • Showcase Gallery
  • Greeting Center

75-5744 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740

  • Hawaii Pedals
  • Manta Ray & Snorkel Dive
  • Reebok Store
  • Big Island Adventures
  • Fun Factory
  • Sgt. Leisure
  • Island Salsa
  • Big Island Swimwear
  • Surf & Sandals
  • Christel's Boutique
  • Krazy About Kona
  • Star Shine
  • Cuzn's Deli
  • Hawaiian Fruit & Flowers
  • Jim Bill's Gemfire
  • Pacific Fine Art
  • Tropical Bags
  • Kona Candle & Gift
  • Toejams
  • Candle Boutique
  • Joy's Aloha Wear/Volcano
  • Hula Heaven/Flamingo's
  • Kona Inn Children's Wear
  • The Treasury
  • Limited Editions Hawaii
  • Island Life Tee Shirt Co.
  • Honolua Surf Co.
  • Tropical Batiks/Kona
  • Alleygecko's
  • Corner's of the Pacific
  • Coconut Willies
  • ABC Stores
  • Kona Coffee Café
  • Kona Jewelry Factory
  • Kona Inn Jewelry
  • Kona Gallery
  • Kuno's Hawaii
  • Hale O He'e
  • Tropical Heat Wave

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