The island of Hawaii is the largest in the Hawaiian chain and is often referred to as the ‘Big Island’. From the Kohala Coast to Kona, the west side of the island is sunnier and drier compared to the lush east side.
The Kohala Coast is home to world-class resorts, fine dining, spa oases and some of Hawaii’s best golf courses. The region is also known for its sunny beaches and calm, clear waters to enjoy snorkeling, diving and kayaking.
The Kona district stretches along the rugged coast from Kona International Airport to south of Kealakekua Bay. Famous for its delicious coffee, you’ll want to explore cooler upland to tour the coffee farms and sample the distinctive flavors.
Throughout the island of Hawaii, you’ll discover historical Hawaiian landmarks. Located in south Kona, Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park remains one of Hawaii’s most sacred places. Once the home of royal grounds, this 180-acre national park is a well-restored Hawaiian place of refuge.
Things to do from the Kohala Coast to Kona include Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona), Hulihee Palace, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, Pololu Valley Lookout and Puako Petroglyph Archeological Preserve.