Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Kailua-Kona

The ocean views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Kailua-Kona. Renowned for its snorkeling, shopping and coffeehouses, this city welcomes all visitors. Hulihee Palace and Hapuna Beach State Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Kailua-Kona

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Kailua-Kona for its snorkeling and swimming. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Kailua-Kona a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Big Island Country Club (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Makalei Golf Club (6.7 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm (9.3 mi / 14.9 km)
  • UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate (9.5 mi / 15.4 km)

Seasonal weather in Kailua-Kona

Travelers speak highly of Kailua-Kona for its snorkeling. If you're planning a vacation around the weather, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 87°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kailua-Kona

Beautiful ocean views, volcano viewpoints and breathtaking sunsets are a few of the stunning natural features that Kailua-Kona boasts. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Kailua-Kona is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (23.4 mi / 37.6 km)
  • Mauna Kea (26.5 mi / 42.6 km)
  • Hapuna Beach State Park (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
  • Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (18.8 mi / 30.2 km)
  • Hualālai (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Queen's Bath (7.5 mi / 12 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kailua-Kona

Fly into Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), the closest airport, located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala), which is 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Kailua-Kona?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,285 house rentals around Kailua-Kona. From 707 house rentals to 1,891 condo and apartment rentals, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Kailua-Kona is on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Kailua-Kona?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kailua-Kona:

  • Kahaluu Bay: 661 vacation rentals
  • Kona Palisades: 153 vacation rentals
  • Alii Heights Mauka: 191 vacation rentals
  • Keauhou Mauka: 25 vacation rentals
  • Kulalani: 188 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Kailua-Kona?

Vrbo Canada offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Kailua-Kona. From Vrbo Canada travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Magic Sands Beach: 2,171 home rentals
  • Big Island Country Club: 3,414 home rentals
  • Kona Country Club: 2,196 home rentals
  • Kailua-Kona Wharf: 2,166 home rentals
  • Manini'owali Beach: 3,363 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kailua-Kona listed on Vrbo Canada where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, of course. Vrbo Canada has 707 Houses in Kailua-Kona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kailua-Kona include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,891 lodging choices
  • Resorts: 41 lodging choices
  • Villas: 185 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,746 vacation homes with pool available in Kailua-Kona.

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