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.

Activities

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)
Weather

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.

Where to stay near Kailua-Kona?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 3,349 house rentals near Kailua-Kona. From 792 Houses to 1,854 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kailua-Kona is on HomeAway.

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: 682 vacation rentals
  • Keauhou: 1,806 vacation rentals
  • Kulalani: 186 vacation rentals
  • Kona Palisades: 186 vacation rentals
  • Alli Heights: 198 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?

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

  • Magic Sands Beach: 2,222 home rentals
  • Kahaluu Beach Park: 2,248 home rentals
  • Big Island Country Club: 3,448 home rentals
  • Kona Country Club: 2,258 home rentals
  • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm: 2,368 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kailua-Kona listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway has 792 Houses in Kailua-Kona. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kailua-Kona include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,854 lodging choices
  • Villas: 178 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 75 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 2,743 vacation homes with pool available in Kailua-Kona.

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