Destination guide

Take in the oceanfront beauty of Kailua-Kona

The ocean views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Kailua-Kona. Renowned for its snorkelling, shopping and coffee shops, this city welcomes all visitors. Hulihee Palace and Hapuna Beach State Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions 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 snorkelling and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Kailua-Kona a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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

Travellers speak highly of Kailua-Kona for its snorkelling. If you're planning a holiday around the weather, September, August, July and October are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 31°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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kailua-Kona?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 3,241 vacation rentals near Kailua-Kona. From 1,852 flats & apartments to 63 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kailua-Kona for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

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

Whether you're traveling 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: 587 vacation rentals
  • Kona Palisades: 133 vacation rentals
  • Alii Heights Mauka: 160 vacation rentals
  • Keauhou Mauka: 24 vacation rentals
  • Opihihale: 113 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, 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 traveling to Kailua-Kona?

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

  • Swing Zone: 1,944 vacation rentals
  • Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: 2,384 vacation rentals
  • Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation: 2,677 vacation rentals
  • Mauna Kea Summit: 1,939 vacation rentals
  • Big Island Country Club: 2,539 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kailua-Kona listed on Vrbo UK 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 Flats in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,852 Flats in Kailua-Kona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kailua-Kona include:

  • Cottages: 63 rentals available
  • Houses: 1,199 rentals available
  • Villas: 165 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins 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 2,693 vacation rentals with pool available in Kailua-Kona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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