Where to stay around Kailua-Kona?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,492 holiday lettings near Kailua-Kona. From 1,931 condos to 768 houses, find unique self catering accommodation 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 are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kailua-Kona:

  • Kona Palisades: 75 holiday homes
  • Francolin Place: 103 holiday homes
  • Kohala Estates: 46 holiday homes
  • Sunset Ridge: 76 holiday homes
  • Opihihale: 45 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kailua-Kona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kailua-Kona. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Big Island Country Club: 3,153 holiday lettings
  • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm: 2,379 holiday lettings
  • Makalei Golf Club: 3,240 holiday lettings
  • Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area: 2,237 holiday lettings
  • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation: 3,214 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,931 condos in Kailua-Kona. Our other popular types of Kailua-Kona holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 768 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 175 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 88 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kailua-Kona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,846 holiday homes with pool available in Kailua-Kona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a self catering villa in Kailua Kona, Hawaii your home away from home

    Kailua Kona is on the west side of the Big Island, Hawaii. This volcanic island rises 13,796 feet (4205m) above sea level to the peak of Mauna Kea. It has the only active volcano on Hawaii and you can see the orange glow where the lava meets the ocean, giving off clouds of steam and an orange glow after dark. With beautiful landscapes and a tropical climate, Hawaii continues to be the perfect place for a self catering villa holiday in Kailua Kona.

    Things to do in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

    There are several coffee plantations on the Big Island and a tour is an interesting way to learn how coffee beans are grown, harvested, roasted and ground to make a perfect cup of coffee. Sample the Kona coffee before buying some locally roasted beans. Coffee also makes a great souvenir gift to take home for friends.

    The Big Island has many lush gardens and tropical plants which thrive in the warm, damp environment. Pua Mau Place Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are some of the most colourful places to visit from your villa in Kailua Kona.

    Kailua Kona is a great place for shopping, particularly as it is a cruise ship port. The Kona Inn Shopping Village, Ali’i Gardens Marketplace and Coconut Grove all offer great local shopping along with the Lanihau Center and the Kona Coast Shopping Centre.

    For a real taste of Hawaii, attend a beachside luau. Enjoy an evening of local dancing, singing with drummers and skillful fire knife dancers. Don’t forget to wear a colourful lei, which is the traditional garland of flowers worn around the neck in Hawaii

    Places to visit near Kailua Kona, Hawaii

    Volcanoes National Park - This National Park is well worth a visit with a dramatic landscape and the active volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauana Loa. See the Thurston lava tube and the Observatory there.

    Hulihe’e Palace - This Royal Palace dates back to the 1800s and is preserved and run by the Daughters of Hawaii. It now houses an interesting museum and preserves the legacy of Hawaiian history and culture.

    Weather in Kailua Kona, Hawaii

    The weather is constantly warm and sunny in Hawaii whatever the season, which is why it makes such an great vacation destination. Temperatures will average between 26-29°C (79-83°F) with rain showers occasionally at any time of year. The western side of the islands are generally warmer and dryer than the windward sides on the east.

    Flights to Kailua Kona, Hawaii

    Flights to Hawaii’s Big Island arrive daily into Kona International airport from the UK, which is just 7km from your self catering apartment in Kailua Kona.

    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.

    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)