Kailua Kona Big Island

Nestled at the bottom of the Hualalai Volcano, is a  western Hawaii city of Kailua-Kona.  Kailua Kona Big Island

In ancient times, this area was considered the premier place to live due to the excellent weather and clean water. Many Hawaiian Kings (Ali'i)  preferred to make their homes here.  Kailua Kona Big Island

Later, missionaries built churches and residences turning the tiny fishing village into a small seaport.Kailua Kona Town Hawaii - The Big Island

The main street, Ali'i Drive, runs along the oceanfront through the heart of the city from Kailua Pier to the Kuamo'o Battlefield.Kailua Kona Big Island

This charming town mixes numerous historical sites with modern tourist attractions.Kailua Kona Big Island

Restaurants, shops, and hotels abound. Sunsets viewed from the seawall are always spectacular.

Kailua Kona Big Island

The renowned annual Ironman Triathlon starts in Kailua-Kona just to the left of Kailua Pier.  Athletes swim 2.4 miles in open ocean starting at this site. Afterwards they ride bikes for 112 miles through lava fields and then run 26.2 additional miles to complete this rugged course.Kailua Kona Big Island

Local artisan captures the beauty of this quaint seaside town. kailua kona2

Kailua Kona Big Island

Sunset invites locals and tourists alike to view it captivating beauty.


Leeward side of Big Island, Hawaii

Useful Information:

Take Highway 19 south from Kona Airport. At Mile Marker #100, turn right on Palani Road. Continue to the end of the road which will bear left onto Ali'i Drive and to the heart of the city.

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