Hawai'i the Big Island - Kailua-Kona & the Kona Coast (PDF Chapter)
Kailua-Kona is the urban heart of the west side, although you’re free to place air quotes around ‘urban.’ Here you’ll find tour offices, shopping centers and some very fine restaurants. Up the mountain, Holualoa is a breezy artists’ enclave.
- plunge into the water with an otherworldly cast of angelic manta rays on a night dive
- hike from the highway or kayak to the cliffs in Kealakekua Bay
- dip into the coral canyons and multicolored reef panorama of Two-Step
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Best Activities with Kids, Kailua-Kona & Around, Keauhou Resort Area, Holualoa, South Kona Coast, Honalo, Kainaliu, Kealakekua, Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay, Honaunau, Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Hoʻokena & Around, Miloliʻi, North Kona Coast, Honokohau Harbor, Keahole Point, Kaʻupulehu.
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