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Kailua-Kona Travel Guide


Kailua-Kona Introduction


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The famed Kona coast covers about two-thirds of the western coastline of Hawaii Island—the perfect spot for spectacular sunsets. At the heart of Kona is the town of Kailua-Kona, where many of the area's restaurants and tourist activities are clustered. Along the North Kona and South Kohala coasts, you'll find some of Hawaii's most luxurious resorts.  Click here to see the full Kailua-Kona travel guide on Travel42 »

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Kailua-Kona Geography


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Unlike the eastern coast, which owes its lush greenery to ample rainfall, Kona gets plenty of sunshine. And because it sits on a lump of volcanic rock, the Kona countryside seems somewhat barren by comparison. Along with sandy beaches and palm trees, the Kona coast has lava caves and jagged inlets that are lapped by a generally moderate surf.  Click here to see the full Kailua-Kona travel guide on Travel42 »

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Kailua-Kona History


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The west coast of the Big Island is linked to important events in Hawaii's past. King Kamehameha was reputedly born near Kohala, on the northwest coast of the island. In his bid to become ruler of all of Hawaii, he built an enormous heiau, at what is now Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site, to honor and enlist the support of his war god.   Click here to see the full Kailua-Kona travel guide on Travel42 »

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Kailua-Kona Sightseeing & Things to Do


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Kailua-Kona lies at the base of 8,271-ft-/2,521-m-tall Mount Hualalai, where some of the town's residents still grow Kona coffee (and macadamia nuts, avocados and citrus fruit) on farms high on the cool mountain slopes. Modern shopping centers, huge discount warehouses, light industry and a slew of restaurants and modern shops line the streets to the east, north and south of downtown.   Click here to see the full Kailua-Kona travel guide on Travel42 »

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Kailua-Kona Nightlife


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Although Kailua-Kona is known for its activities during the day, you can find good lounge music and other entertainment after sunset. Try the Mixx Bistro or Huggo's On the Rocks in Kailua-Kona for music, or visit some of the resort lounges for evening cocktails.  Click here to see the full Kailua-Kona travel guide on Travel42 »

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Kailua-Kona Restaurants & Dining


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There is no shortage of food on the Big Island. From fine Pacific Rim dishes served in grand hotel dining rooms to huli-huli chicken plate lunches on Alii Drive, Kona offers a variety of cuisines.   Click here to see the full Kailua-Kona travel guide on Travel42 »

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