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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Kailua-Kona?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,463 holiday lettings around Kailua-Kona. From 1,982 flats & apartments to 69 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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:

  • Kahaluu Bay: 661 holiday homes
  • Kona Palisades: 153 holiday homes
  • Alii Heights Mauka: 191 holiday homes
  • Keauhou Mauka: 25 holiday homes
  • Opihihale: 125 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? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kailua-Kona. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Swing Zone: 2,167 holiday lettings
  • Makalawena Beach: 3,237 holiday lettings
  • Manini'owali Beach: 3,363 holiday lettings
  • Magic Sands Beach: 2,172 holiday lettings
  • Ahu'ena Heiau: 2,167 holiday lettings

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

Yes, of course. offers 1,982 Flats in Kailua-Kona. Our other popular types of Kailua-Kona holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 69 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 735 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 186 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins 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 2,906 holiday homes with pool available in Kailua-Kona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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