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...]

Pololu Valley Virtual Tour

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Travel Itinerary: Kona + Hilo in 2 Days

Day 1 takes you north to Kua Bay Beach Park, one of the prettiest on the island, and Hapuna Beach State Park, known as one of the best beaches in Hawaii.  Then your drive takes you through the town of Waimea and to the Hilo area attractions.  Day 2 takes you north of Hilo to all the attractions of the scenic Hamakua Coast and then eventually back … [Read more...]

Anaehoomalu Bay Sunset

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Kekaha Kai State Park (Mahaiula Beach)

Like many places in Hawaii, this beach shares several names. The beach itself is called Mahaiula, which is just one part of a larger State Park. The Park is named Kekaha Kai, also know as Kona Coast State Park. Kekaha Kai (Kona Coast) State Park is home to some of the most picturesque and tranquil beaches in west Hawaii. Running from south to … [Read more...]

Mauna Kea Beach, Kona

    Mauna Kea Beach, also known as Kauna'oa Beach is a perfect crescent beach of white sand surrounded by shady trees and beautifully manicured landscaping provided by the Mauna Kea Resort. On a clear day, you can see the majestic volcano of Mauna Kea to View of Mauna Kea Volcano in background the … [Read more...]

Kua Bay, Kona (Manini‘owali)

  The road to beautiful Kua Bay and the Manini‘owali section of Kekaha Kai State Park is now paved. The park road, new parking areas at Kua Bay, new accessible comfort station and picnic tables, opened to the public in October 2005. In fact, the road is so new it is not reflected on most maps even to this day! Located off the Queen … [Read more...]

Kuki'o Beach, Kona

Kuki'o Beach is another pretty Kohala beach located just north of Kikaua Point, accessible at the Hualalai, Four Seasons Resort. This long crescent of white sand is surrounded by shady palm, ironwood, and kiawe trees. The white sand stretches into the distance across to the next cove. There is a band of lava rocks forming a narrow breakwater in the … [Read more...]

Kikaua Point Beach, Kona

Kikaua Point Beach is on the of prettiest, family-friendly beaches on the Big Island. This pristine white sandy beach is surrounded by lava rocks and large groves of shady trees. Just 100 yards north of the point is Kikaua Point - white sand beach Kukio Beach, another white sand crescent-shaped beach - pick whichever one you like best! The … [Read more...]

Samuel Spencer Beach Park

Get out and enjoy the calm waters and white sand of the Kohala coast! The Big Island has many great tour providers that can show you the best kayaking and snorkeling spots near Spencer Beach and throughout Kona.  Spencer Beach is popular with local families because of its reef-protected, gently sloping white-sand beach, and it's safe for swimming … [Read more...]