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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental on the Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii your home away from home

Big Island is, as its name suggests, the largest of the Hawaiian islands. Although it covers more than 4028 square miles it has just over 200,000 residents, but many tourists visit this tropical paradise every year. The island rises steeply to its peak of Mauna Kea, 13,796 feet (4205m) above sea level. It is best known for its volcanoes, tropical gardens, waterfalls and beautiful climate.

Things to Do on the Kona Coast, Big Island

Golf

Kona's Country Club offers 36 holes of golf amidst gorgeous scenery close to your holiday villa on Hawaii's Kona coast. Altogether there are 20 magnificent golf courses on Big Island with stunning views from each fairway.

Outdoor Activities

Most visitors come to Big Island, Hawaii for the superb beaches and activities. Boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing and whale watching are just some of the activities offered on the Kona Coast.

Shopping

Big Island has some excellent shopping especially at the Keauhou Shopping Center. Kona Village is just minutes away from your Kona Coast holiday apartment which has plenty of shops, restaurants and Hawaiian arts and crafts.

Places to Visit Near the Kona Coast, Big Island Holualoa Kona Coffee Plantation

Situated on the gentle hill slopes above the Kona Coast is the prized Kona coffee belt. Tour the plantations to see the beans ripening on the small trees. Follow the coffee roasting process and learn what makes great tasting coffee, then buy some fresh coffee beans to take home. They make great gifts and souvenirs of a memorable Hawaiian vacation.

Hulihe'e Palace

Hulihe'e Palace is a former royal palace built in the 1800s in Kailua Kona. It is now run as a museum by the Daughters of Hawaii who preserve the palace, its furnishings and the cultural legacy of Big Island's history.

Volcanoes National Park

A visit to the Volcanoes National Park is a remarkable experience. See the dramatic volcanic landscapes formed by the active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa. See the Thurston lava tube and the Observatory at this impressive national park. After dark the hot lava creates an orange glow which can be seen for miles.

Weather at the Kona Coast, Big Island

The weather at your Kona coast holiday villa on Big Island is warm and sunny almost all year round. Daily highs range from 81°F in January to 87°F in August. The area has several inches of rainfall each month which falls as short but heavy tropical showers.

Travel to the Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Reaching your holiday villa on the Kona Coast is easy with a flight to Honolulu International (HNL) Airport. Connections to the local Big Island Airport at Keahole-Kona (KOA) can be arranged, followed by a short transfer to the nearby Kona Coast by hire car, taxi or shuttle. Some international flights also fly direct to the Keahole-Kona Airport from Los Angeles.

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