Looking for the perfect location to chase away the winter blues? Head to the Hawaiian islands to get your fill of sun, surf, and serenity. Stay in one of our Kona vacation homes and you've got the makings for a truly unforgettable getaway that will send you home calm, cool, and collected.
Where is Kona, HI?
Located on the west side of Hawaii's largest island, the district of Kona consists largely of the Waiaha Springs Forest Reserve and Honua'ula Forest Reserve. Far removed from Honolulu, Hawaii's capital, Kona is making a name for itself and becoming a sought-after destination for travelers across the globe. Experience it for yourself with a stay in one of our Kona vacation rentals.
Things to Do in Kona, HI
If you're coming to the volcanic archipelago known as Hawaii, chances are you'll want to spend as much time as possible in the water. If snorkeling is your thing, you'll have a long list of options in Kona. If you're inclined to go deeper, hook up with one of the quality diving operators on Kona and swim with spinner dolphins, tiger sharks, swordfish, mantas, and more.
When its time for liquid refreshments, check out Kona Brewing Company for a tour and sampling, then stick around for lunch at their brewpub. If you're a gourmet coffee fiend, a tour of Kona Coffee Farm is a must. Take the 30-minute tour of the farm and indulge in samplings of some of the world's most expensive coffee.
Festivals and notable events abound on the islands - especially the Big Island. Those held in Kona are the Ironman World Championship, Hawaii Steel Guitar Festival, Kona Coffee Festival, and Hawaiian Sunset Saturdays.
From the Pacific Rim-influenced cuisine of Canoehouse to the made-to-order waffles and omelets for breakfast at Manta, you'll be covered from morning to night when it comes to keeping yourself fueled for all your Kona adventures. Island Naturals - a local market featuring fresh, organic food and salad bars - is the place to go when you want to grab a quick, healthy snack or buy ingredients to take make a delicious feast.
Kona is an excellent alternative to Oahu, the most visited spot in Hawaii if you're looking to enjoy the magic of the islands with viewer crowds. Check out our selection of Kona condo rentals today!
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