Kailua Kona (also known as Kailua or Kona) is a scenic seaside city in
Hawai’i, US. Located near the volcanically-active Hualalai Volcano, this
city is famous as the birthplace of the Hawaiian monarch named King
Kamehameha I, the national hero who had conquered and united the Hawaiian
Islands. Like most of the parts of Hawai’i, this place is also famous for
its remarkable scenery, sunny beaches and water sports like sport fishing,
snorkelling and swimming. Some of the most famous beaches in Kona are the
Kailua Beach Park and Kalama Beach Park, while those looking to do some
hiking will find plenty to cheer about in Lanikai Pillbox Hike.
Things to do in Kona
Kailua Beach Park
Known for its top-class surfing zones, the Kailua Beach Park is a typical
Hawaiian beach with white sands, turquoise waters and a coconut palm trees.
It is also a good place to stroll about in early morning and late evenings,
while during weekends one can come here to enjoy music and barbeques during
The Lanikai Beach (implying the ‘Heavenly Sea’) is regarded as one of the
best beaches in the Caribbean and in the world. It stretches for about 0.5
miles and features a white sandy beach. It is favoured by rich visitors and
supermodels who prefer to spend their evenings here in its posh residential
colony and doing photo shoots respectively.
Moku Aikaua Church
Built in 1837, the Moku`Aikaua Church is a world-class example of New
England architecture in Kona. It is considered a very holy place of worship
with miraculous superpowers. It is mostly built using of local lava rocks,
coral-based mortar and cast-off ballasts of ships.
Best Time to Visit Kona
Winter season (the months from November to March) are the best to book your
flights Portland to Kona. It is the season when you can get the best
experience on the beaches. Book your flights from PDX to KOA during this
time of the year to enjoy Christmas and New Year Celebrations. It is
advised to book Kona flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak