Kona, Hawaii

Sunset at Anaehoomalu Bay, Kohala Coast

  The Big Island of Hawaii is divided in half by three volcanoes, Hualalai, Mauna Kea, and Mauna Loa. To the east is the Hilo side which is the windward side of the island, and to the west is the Kona side which is the leeward side of the island. Kona is famous for sportfishing, snorkeling, sunsets and coffee. It means “leeward” in … [Read more...]

Kailua Kona Pier - Virtual Tour

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Humpy’s Big Island Ale House, Kailua-Kona

Humpy's Big Island Ale House

Big Island Nightlife? Before I packed up and moved out here, I was a tourist looking for cool things to do on the island for a week. Mostly I looked for active, outdoor adventures, but I was also faced with the all-too-common question: What is there to do around here at night? On the first night of my first week on the Big Island, I went to … [Read more...]

Magic Sands Beach Park, Kona (La’aloa Bay Beach Park)

Magic Sands Beach, Kailua-Kona, Big Island Hawaii

  La'aloa Beach Park – also known as Magic Sands or White Sands beach. This is another beautiful Big Island white sand beach, small and quaint and easily missed as you drive down Alii Drive. The beach is called Magic Sands because when rough surf hits, all of the sand is emptied off thebeach and Magic Sands Beach, Kona temporarily moved … [Read more...]

Kamakahonu Beach

  The "King Kam" beach is a popular spot for visitors and locals alike. This beach is conveniently tucked away between the Kailua pier and the King Kamehameha hotel right on Alii Drive.   The gentle wave action here has earned Kamakahonu the name "Kids' Beach" among the locals. This beach is a must-visit for any vacationing family … [Read more...]

Old Airport Beach Park, Kona

This beach park is located on the site of the original Kona Airport which closed in 1970.  Today, the runway is the parking lot for this mile long beach.  The white sand is surrounded by large lava rocks and tide pools which block the ocean's waves.  The beach park encompasses over 100 acres and features a lava rock covered beach area with … [Read more...]

Ali'i Drive, Kailua-Kona

    Explore Ali'i Drive Fishing at the Sea Wall, Kailua BayAli'i Drive is a scenic waterfront panorama, nestled between rows of souvenir and curio shops, sidewalk cafes, and a long lava rock sea wall. Take the time and explore Ali'i Drive. You could visit Kailua-Kona a dozen times and find something new, … [Read more...]

Kailua Kona - Virtual Tour

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

  Kailua-Kona is the Big Island's waterfront tourist hub with a small-town feeling. Although abuzz with visitors, cruise passengers, and tourists from all over the world, Kailua-Kona is not thought of as a large city. In fact, you won't find the shore lined with high-rise hotels and many of the nearby beaches are still only sparsely … [Read more...]

Running / Walking Events for November 2010

The Big Island of Hawaii - and especially Kona, is a popular vacation destination for the fitness-minded, the adventure racer, triathlete, and outdoors enthusiast.  The Big Island Running Company offers a wide assortment of running footwear, athletic clothing, and outdoors apparel and is conveniently located in the Coconut Grove Marketplace in … [Read more...]