Kailua Kona Tourist Attractions
Arced around its harbor, this town is the main center on the Kona coast, though many of the main Kona hotels are many miles north of the town, occupying various beaches.The town is the departure point for snorkeling excursions, is the site of a royal palace, and serves as a regional shopping area.
Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
The Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail traverses hundreds of ancient Hawaiian sites with cultural resources along the way including several significant heiau (temples), loko 'ia (fishponds) ko`a (fishing shrines), ki'i pohaku (petroglyphs), wahi pana (sacred places) and royal centers.
Kahalu'u Beach Park
Kahaluu is a black sand beach south of Kailua Kona. It is a good place for swimming and snorkeling, with a rocky beach and opportunities to see sea turtles and fish. This is particularly good for beginner snorkelers, with generally calm, shallow waters.
Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
Kaloko-Honokohau, an 1160ac park, is the site of an ancient Hawaiian settlement which encompasses portions of four different ahupua'a, or traditional sea to mountain land divisions.
Kona International Airport
Magic Sands Beach
Magic Sands Beach is located just south of Kailua Kona. The beach is sometimes sand covered and at other times it is void of sand leaving a rocky shore. It is a good location for swimming or snorkeling.
Map of Kailua Kona Attractions