The west coast of Hawaii is known as the “Kona Side,” and Kailua Kona is the lively center of it all. Kona was once a sleepy fishing village but has now transformed into a lively town jam-packed with entertainment and outdoor activities, and plenty of places to go shopping and dining.
Local weather conditions make sure that this side of Hawaii is almost always dry and sunny. There are numerous white sand beaches perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming close by. The Kona side of the Island is also known for its lush green golf courses which form an unearthly contrast with the black lava they are built upon and attract top-players from around the world.
Kailua Kona has shops of every description, and restaurants for every taste. Relax and look at the waves crashing over the black lava rocks while sipping from a cup of the world-famous Kona coffee, or have some freshly caught Ahi (tuna) while recovering from your busy day.