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Kona, Hawaii

Things To Do In Kona (Hawaii)

Get your binoculars ready for a small group adventure tour to Mauna Kea Forest Preserve for fantastic bird-watching opportunities. Visit both rainforest and dryforest habitats for a great introduction to Hawaii's wide variety of bird species, with guidance from an expert local guide and bird enthusiast. Puu Oo Trail is a historic cattle drive route located at the 6,000 foot (1800 meters) level of Saddle Road on Mauna Loa's northeastern flank. This is the windward side of the island and is often cloaked in misty clouds. It is enchanting to be serenaded by the forest birds as you cross three to four miles (5-6 km) of lava trail. At the Humuula hunter check-in station just off Saddle Road, you'll go into the Kaohe Game Management Area and four-wheel up to nearly 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) on the western side of Mauna Kea. Some of the avifauna you may spot along the way are iiwi, apapane, amakihi, omao, elepaio, and the elusive akiapolaau, with its unique multipurpose beak. In the dryforest, the track leads to a locked gate that is the entrance to the Mauna Kea Forest Preserve. Here, you'll have the opportunity to disembark from the van and take in the spectacular views. Then get down to some serious bird watching on foot in the mamane-naio forest. You'll particularly focus on sighting the critically threatened palila, which feeds almost entirely on the green pods of the mamane tree. There are two other endemics of note to be found here: the Hawaii amakihi, and the local species of the Hawaii elepaio (noted for the white feathering on its head).

Kailua Kona
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 800-464-1993

Experience the best of both worlds on Maui with a combined water adventure and hiking tour! You will kayak and snorkel along the beautiful Makena coastline, then take a culture and nature hike into Old Hawaii. This tour is an absolute must whilst in Maui!

Kailua Kona
Kona, HI 96740

The manta ray night snorkel was voted "one of the top 10 things to do in your life" by the Travel Channel! Experience the Kona manta ray snorkel yourself and see what all the fuss is about. You'll journey only five minutes off the Big Island's west coast to reach the snorkeling site. As the vessel's diving lights shine through the crystal-clear water, these gentle giants arrive to feed on plankton. Jump in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to night snorkel with Hawaii's friendly manta rays.

Kona
Kona, HI 96740

Skim across the waves on an exciting Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook monument and Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary. Snorkel with a rainbow of tropical fish among beautiful coral gardens in the bay's clear, crystal waters. Enjoy the delightful picnic snack provided before you head out again, exploring vast sea caves, lava tubes and the rugged beauty of the coastline.

Honokohau Marina
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-3199

Take the most uniquely Hawaiian eco-tour on Maui! Nowhere else on Maui can you sail aboard a Hawaiian sailing canoe, or "wa'apea", with an experienced, knowledgeable crew born and raised in Hawaii. Are you up for some action? Then be part of the crew and learn how to paddle a canoe the Hawaiian way. Or maybe you prefer to just relax and take in the spectacular surrounds, letting the wind do all the work for you! Either way, the Maui canoe and kayak adventure is an Hawaiian experience like no other.

Keauhou
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-987-0377

Join the Kona Coffee and Craters Tour for a Big Island off road climb up the cool and misty slopes of Hualalai volcano. Pinzgauers carry you up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) elevation to visit a surreal scene of lava flows and a forest full of native birdsong. This adventure tour teaches you all about the best of Kona - coffee and volcanoes! See the geologic forces which helped create the Big Island at Kaupulehu Crater, the heart of Hualalai's last eruption. Visit magnificent coastal viewpoints, see stunning lava formations, and scramble through a lava tube on foot. Climb aboard the Hualalai Holoholo PinzTrek and head off on a Big Island off road adventure up the side of Hualalai, one of Hawaii's most fascinating natural volcanic areas. The off-road Pinzgauers carry you from sea-level through a dense rain forest to a world of volcanic majesty at 6,000 ft. (1,800 meters) of elevation on privately owned lands of Kaupulehu. Although in plain sight of Kailua-Kona, these seldom-visited uplands are seemingly geologic light-years away!

Kona
Kona, HI 96740

Enjoy a two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island! You'll take off from Kona and fly above spectacular waterfalls, along the coastline and over the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Soar above rainforests, macadamia nut orchards and live volcanoes. Enjoy executive seating in a Bell 407 helicopter. Climb between the volcanic peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, enjoying the fantastic views from the helicopter's oversized sliding windows, perfect for taking photos. Revel in the beauty of ocean cliffs and tropical rainforests, where you'll dive between mist-shrouded peaks. Admire the cool mountain waterfalls and the deep green valleys of the Hamakua Coast before returning to Kona, where you can spot the million-dollar resorts that dot the coast. Your knowledgeable pilot will offer expert narration, which you'll hear over your two-way headset. Ask questions and talk with pilot as you fly!

73-341 U'u Street
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-969-7392

Fly to Oahu and take a memorable Pearl Harbor tour with USS Missouri tickets and Arizona Memorial admission. This day tour takes you on a journey through US history to the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the battleship USS Missouri.

Kailua Kona
Kona, HI 96740

See the Big Island of Hawaii's stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour. On the Grand Circle Island Adventure, you'll visit Volcanoes National Park and admire lush tropical rainforests in a comfortable, luxury minibus, complete with large windows to give you fantastic views. Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included.

Kailua Kona
Kona, HI 96740

Take a journey through the South Pacific's legends and lore, and enjoy an evening of Big Island luau feasting, music and dance. The Kona Coast's spectacular oceanfront sunset setting is the perfect background for the exciting Polynesian rhythms of the Lava Legends and Legacies Luau show.

Kona
Kona, HI 96740

You and your guide will leisurely paddle on the southern shore of the island in Makena Bay, past Little Beach and Big Beach out towards LaPerouse. You will have ample opportunities for snorkeling over colorful reefs with green sea turtles and a variety of colorful marine life. Don't be surprised if you spot dolphins or during the season, possibly encounter humpback whales.

Kailua Kona
Kona, HI 96740

The experience of watching 40 foot whales from a 24 foot Zodiac raft is something you'll never forget. Following Hawaiian Marine Park laws of stopping at least 100 yards away from these magnificent animals, this tour provides a close up look at the migrating humpback whales - it's not uncommon for them to be curious about the raft and come right under the boat!

Honokohau Marina
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-3199

Discover two of Kona's most popular attractions at one great price! Explore Hawaii's ocean world aboard a submarine, then experience Hawaiian culture at the popular Royal Kona Resort Luau. Great food, dazzling dance and music performances, and the spirit of aloha at its very best!

Kona
Kona, HI 96740

Take a journey through the South Pacific's legends and lore, and enjoy an evening of Big Island luau feasting, music and dance. The Kona Coast's spectacular oceanfront sunset setting is the perfect background for the exciting Polynesian rhythms of the Lava Legends and Legacies Luau show.

This historic Oahu Day Trip from the Big Island will take you on a patriotic journey from the site of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to the signing of the armistice on the USS Missouri. You will board the Navy launch for a trip into history across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial. Explore the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy, which served from World War II through to Desert Storm. The Missouri was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies.

Enjoy a two-hour helicopter tour of the Big Island! You'll take off from Kona and fly above spectacular waterfalls, along the coastline and over the Waipio and Waimanu valleys. Soar above rainforests, macadamia nut orchards and live volcanoes. Enjoy executive seating in a Bell 407 helicopter. Climb between the volcanic peaks of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, enjoying the fantastic views from the helicopter's oversized sliding windows, perfect for taking photos. Revel in the beauty of ocean cliffs and tropical rainforests, where you'll dive between mist-shrouded peaks. Admire the cool mountain waterfalls and the deep green valleys of the Hamakua Coast before returning to Kona, where you can spot the million-dollar resorts that dot the coast. Your knowledgeable pilot will offer expert narration, which you'll hear over your two-way headset. Ask questions and talk with pilot as you fly!

Discover two of Kona's most popular attractions at one great price! Explore Hawaii's ocean world aboard a submarine, then experience Hawaiian culture at the popular Royal Kona Resort Luau. Great food, dazzling dance and music performances, and the spirit of aloha at its very best!

Join the Kona Coffee and Craters Tour for a Big Island off road climb up the cool and misty slopes of Hualalai volcano. Pinzgauers carry you up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters) elevation to visit a surreal scene of lava flows and a forest full of native birdsong. This adventure tour teaches you all about the best of Kona - coffee and volcanoes! See the geologic forces which helped create the Big Island at Kaupulehu Crater, the heart of Hualalai's last eruption. Visit magnificent coastal viewpoints, see stunning lava formations, and scramble through a lava tube on foot. Climb aboard the Hualalai Holoholo PinzTrek and head off on a Big Island off road adventure up the side of Hualalai, one of Hawaii's most fascinating natural volcanic areas. The off-road Pinzgauers carry you from sea-level through a dense rain forest to a world of volcanic majesty at 6,000 ft. (1,800 meters) of elevation on privately owned lands of Kaupulehu. Although in plain sight of Kailua-Kona, these seldom-visited uplands are seemingly geologic light-years away!

Want an underwater adventure that saves you money? Take the Kona Submarine Adventure and Snorkel Dolphin Cruise combo.Your Atlantis Submarine Kona adventure takes you on an unforgettable 35-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials. You'll explore a huge natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! Pair your Big Island submarine adventure beneath the sea on the high-tech Atlantis Submarine with a Body Glove Snorkel-Dolphin Cruise. You'll see thousands of brightly colored tropical fish and other marine animals on your afternoon Snorkel-Dolphin Cruise. Please note: This tour is seasonal and operates from April to mid-December. Subject to the migration schedule of visiting whales in December.

The experience of watching 40 foot whales from a 24 foot Zodiac raft is something you'll never forget. Following Hawaiian Marine Park laws of stopping at least 100 yards away from these magnificent animals, this tour provides a close up look at the migrating humpback whales - it's not uncommon for them to be curious about the raft and come right under the boat!

Cruise the Kona Coast and enjoy a morning frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Snorkel equipment is available for use and expert instruction makes the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise a great activity for the whole family. Departing from Keauhou Bay, you will enjoy a beautiful Kona Coast morning cruise along the coastline to Kealakekua Bay. Delicious 100% Kona coffee grown on the Dant family farm, fresh fruit, muffins, danishes and tropical juice are served for breakfast. On arrival at Kealakekua Bay, you will have 2.5 hours of fun which includes a 15 foot (4.5 meters) water slide and high jump platform from the top deck! Make use of the snorkel equipment and flotation devices available onboard during your time at Kealakekua Bay and explore the crystal clear, warm Hawaiian waters. While at the bay, your captain will fire up the grill on the boat to cook garden burgers and the tastiest cheeseburgers in paradise that even Jimmy Buffet has only dreamed of. An assortment of beverages are available for purchase during the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise.

Get your binoculars ready for a small group adventure tour to Mauna Kea Forest Preserve for fantastic bird-watching opportunities. Visit both rainforest and dryforest habitats for a great introduction to Hawaii's wide variety of bird species, with guidance from an expert local guide and bird enthusiast. Puu Oo Trail is a historic cattle drive route located at the 6,000 foot (1800 meters) level of Saddle Road on Mauna Loa's northeastern flank. This is the windward side of the island and is often cloaked in misty clouds. It is enchanting to be serenaded by the forest birds as you cross three to four miles (5-6 km) of lava trail. At the Humuula hunter check-in station just off Saddle Road, you'll go into the Kaohe Game Management Area and four-wheel up to nearly 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) on the western side of Mauna Kea. Some of the avifauna you may spot along the way are iiwi, apapane, amakihi, omao, elepaio, and the elusive akiapolaau, with its unique multipurpose beak. In the dryforest, the track leads to a locked gate that is the entrance to the Mauna Kea Forest Preserve. Here, you'll have the opportunity to disembark from the van and take in the spectacular views. Then get down to some serious bird watching on foot in the mamane-naio forest. You'll particularly focus on sighting the critically threatened palila, which feeds almost entirely on the green pods of the mamane tree. There are two other endemics of note to be found here: the Hawaii amakihi, and the local species of the Hawaii elepaio (noted for the white feathering on its head).

Skim across the waves on an exciting Zodiac Raft and Snorkel Adventure to Kealakekua Bay, site of the Captain Cook monument and Hawaii's finest marine sanctuary. Snorkel with a rainbow of tropical fish among beautiful coral gardens in the bay's clear, crystal waters. Enjoy the delightful picnic snack provided before you head out again, exploring vast sea caves, lava tubes and the rugged beauty of the coastline.

The manta ray night snorkel was voted "one of the top 10 things to do in your life" by the Travel Channel! Experience the Kona manta ray snorkel yourself and see what all the fuss is about. You'll journey only five minutes off the Big Island's west coast to reach the snorkeling site. As the vessel's diving lights shine through the crystal-clear water, these gentle giants arrive to feed on plankton. Jump in the water for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to night snorkel with Hawaii's friendly manta rays.

See the Big Island of Hawaii's stunning beauty on a full-day Grand Circle tour. On the Grand Circle Island Adventure, you'll visit Volcanoes National Park and admire lush tropical rainforests in a comfortable, luxury minibus, complete with large windows to give you fantastic views. Round-trip transportation from your Kona hotel is included.

Fly to Oahu and take a memorable Pearl Harbor tour with USS Missouri tickets and Arizona Memorial admission. This day tour takes you on a journey through US history to the site of the attack on Pearl Harbor and the battleship USS Missouri.

Food may be the heart of a luau, but music is the soul. Hawaiian ancestors preserved their history by passing down songs and chants called mele. Celebrate these traditions, as well as the songs and dances from other cultures that live in our tropical paradise. The lyrical sway of the Hawaiian hula, the colorful precision of the Tahitian drum dances and the fiery emotion of the Samoan fire knife dance all speak deeply of the people who have come to call Hawaii home.

Volcanoes National Park encompasses the Mauna Loa and Kilauea volcanoes, two of the most active volcanoes in the world. There's plenty to see and explore in this outdoor lover's dream. This trip takes you exploring in Volcanoes National Park, to the Jagger Museum and Volcano House, Thurston Lava Tube, Kilauea Iki Crater and a visit to a colorful anthurium and orchid nursery to see these exotic blooms. You'll also drive through the town of Hilo along Banyan Drive. Another highlight of this day trip is your visit to the legendary Rainbow Falls, where you might be lucky enough to see the rushing water mix with sunlight to form beautiful rainbows.

Crater Rim Drive at Hawali Belt Road
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718
Phone: 808-985-6000

Established in 2000 for the preservation, protection and interpretation of traditional Native Hawaiian culture and natural resources, the Ala Kahakai NHT is a 175-mile trail corridor full of cultural and historical significance. It traverses through hundreds of ancient Hawaiian settlement sites and through over 200 ahupua'a, or traditional sea to mountain land divisions. Cultural resources along the trail include several important heiau (temples), royal centers, kahua (house site foundations), loko 'ia (fishponds) ko`a (fishing shrines), ki'i pohaku (petroglyphs), holua (stone slide), and wahi pana (sacred places). Natural Resources include anchialine ponds, pali (precipices), nearshore reefs, estuarine ecosystems, coastal vegetation, migratory birds, native sea turtle habitat, and several threatened and endangered endemic species of plants and animals.

73-4786 Kanalani Street, #14
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-6012

Sea Hawaii Rafting offers state of the art, environmentally friendly Zodiac adventures, including a chance to snorkel with the famous Kona manta rays, a whale-watching boat tour, and a visit to the beautiful waterfalls of the Kohala Coast. The experienced crew will help guests get up close and personal with the Hawaiian coastline and underwater life.

73-1397 Hiolani Street
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-325-7444

Kona has lush rainforests, stunning mountain views, and perfect weather year-round, as well as a number of world-class golf courses and resorts. Recognized as one of the country's best golf destinations, you'll find all the elements of a great golf vacation on the Big Island.

City of Kailua Kona
Kailua Kona, HI 96740

Along the western coastline of the Island of Hawai'i lies the hot, rugged lava of Kaloko-Honokohau. Some people find it difficult to understand why the ancient Hawaiians chose to settle upon these stark lava fields. The reason was, perhaps, a spiritual one, for there was a spirit in Kaloko-Honokohau. The Hawaiians who first came to the area felt its presence in every rock and tree, in the gentle waters of shallow bays and in the trade winds that gently swept across the lava flow. Perhaps you too will experience this spirit on your visit to this National Historical Park.

73-4786 Kanalani Street, #14
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-9057

Cruise the Kona Coast and enjoy a morning frolicking in the warm Hawaiian waters. Snorkel equipment is available for use and expert instruction makes the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise a great activity for the whole family. Departing from Keauhou Bay, you will enjoy a beautiful Kona Coast morning cruise along the coastline to Kealakekua Bay. Delicious 100% Kona coffee grown on the Dant family farm, fresh fruit, muffins, danishes and tropical juice are served for breakfast. On arrival at Kealakekua Bay, you will have 2.5 hours of fun which includes a 15 foot (4.5 meters) water slide and high jump platform from the top deck! Make use of the snorkel equipment and flotation devices available onboard during your time at Kealakekua Bay and explore the crystal clear, warm Hawaiian waters. While at the bay, your captain will fire up the grill on the boat to cook garden burgers and the tastiest cheeseburgers in paradise that even Jimmy Buffet has only dreamed of. An assortment of beverages are available for purchase during the Kealakekua Bay Deluxe Snorkel Cruise.

78-6831 Alii Dr. Suite #144
Keauhou, HI 96739
Phone: 800-322-5600

Food & Drink In Kona (Hawaii)

Go behind the scenes at Merriman's Restaurant, one of the innovators of Hawaii's regional cuisine. On this unique culinary guided tour, you'll visit two farms in the South Kohala district of the Big Island. This small group epicurean adventure culminates with a dinner featuring fresh ingredients from the farms visited earlier in the day. First, you'll visit Honopua Farm, where owners Ken and Roen Hufford offer a personal tour and samplings from the farm. This family-run farm is renowned for its organic vegetables, lavender and cut flowers. Continue to Kahua Ranch at the 3,000-foot (915 meters) elevation in the Kohala Mountains, on the same lands where many years earlier, King Kamehameha trained his warriors to conquer the island chain. Today, these historic Kohala grasslands are home to one of the most respected range-fed sheep and cattle ranches in Hawaii. This is a beautiful spot with breathtaking coastal views. Return to award-winning Merriman's Restaurant in Waimea for a special four-course dinner prepared by world-class chefs highlighting the products and produce from the farms visited. The knowledgeable and professional servers will offer insight into the creative interpretation for the evening's menu and assist with choosing wines from Merriman's award-winning cellar. A culinary learning adventure for all the senses!

The 2,000-square-foot outdoor lanai, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and tiki torches, offers seating for 175 patrons. Customers also can enjoy a cool meal or beverage inside the air-conditioned bar area at one of several surrounding tables or at the U-shaped bar itself. Inside the bar area is the retail store, stocked with colorful T-shirts, hats, towels, coasters, mugs and much more.

75-5629 Kuakini Highway
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-334-1133

TASTE Chef Nick's California infused Italian cuisine incorporated with our Farm to Table concept featuring local farms. SEE the Beach Tree restaurant, an ocean side experience coupled with our contemporary restaurant. RELAX with our welcoming staff as you enjoy intriguing and... approachable Italian and California Coast wines. BE a part of our experience. TASTE-SEE-RELAX-BE

72-100 Ka`upulehu Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-325-8000

At Taco's El Unico, what started as a simple walk-up Mexican taco stand has grown into a popular chain of restaurants and Kona's destination for tasty, authentic Mexican food.

75-5729 Alii Drive, Suite T103
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-4033

Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining in downtown Kailua-Kona. A landmark (formerly the Ocean View Inn) and a local's favorite Kona restaurant since 1934, the building housing The Fish Hopper has been beautifully restored to expand upon its spectacular ocean views. They proudly serve seafood from sustainable sources, harvested by methods that do not harm the environment.

75-5683 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-2002

Guests of the Island Breeze Luau will be amazed with a display of authentic Polynesian activities, cuisine, and performances. Island Breeze Luau, located in right on the edge of the ocean of the King Kamehameha Hotel is rated the best luau on the Big Island by kamaaina (local residents)visitors and travel writers. The luau begins with a lei greeting and picture taking. An open bar, arts and crafts await you. The imu (traditional underground oven) ceremony, is also a part of the exciting beginning to your Island Breeze ohana (family). There are many ways to participate in the luau activities: weave a coconut frond, learn how to open a coconut, learn the art of hula, get a Polynesian tattoo, and take the time to meet and talk to some of the performers.

75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-331-6387

The relaxed, casual, and friendly atmosphere at Harbor House mean that it's the ideal spot to enjoy a beer and fresh fish that was caught only hours ago. There are great beach and boardwalk views and people-watching potential at this local treasure.

74-425 Kealakehe Parkway, Suite 4
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-4166

Splasher's Grill is a small locally owned and operated grill on Alii Drive in the heart of Kailua Village where locals and visitors alike flock for the great cheeseburgers, grilled sandwiches, and french toast - as well as the view of waves crashing on the seawall across the street.

75-5663 Palani Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-2212

The Hualalai Grille by Alan Wong offers the best in Hawaii Regional Cuisine by award-winning chef Alan Wong. Savor the bounty of Hawaii and Hualalai in this refreshing open-air dining area overlooking the lush gardens of Hualalai and the 18th green of the Hualalai Golf Course.

100 Ka'upulehu Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-325-8525

This seafood restaurant with a view is all about providing a fun, breezy atmosphere for whole family. The restaurant features shrimp, of course, but also specializes in baby back ribs, mahi mahi, and delicious margaritas.

75-5776 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-331-8442

Diner popularity and Big Island-inspired cutting edge cuisine takes center stage at Brown's Beach House known for its gorgeous ocean views, incomparable cuisine and service that is sophisticated Aloha. Innovative island-inspired cuisine is drawn from simple, pure flavors of locally grown produce using the diverse variety of fresh seafood from the island waters and the finest mainland meats, redefining the continuing evolution of Pacific Rim and most recently Hawaiian regional cuisine.

1 North Kaniku Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: 808-887-7368

Recently, voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Bartender, Live Music and Night Spot by West Hawaii Today. Our fresh, festive food features global, coastal flavors and offers the freshest of ingredients, from locally caught fish to produce from our own organic farm. We proudly offer vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free options as well as just enough meat and the freshest of seafood! Our young and talented chef team sincerely loves to create the most amazing dishes with the finest local and seasonal products available. We feature live music nightly (when we are open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays) and offer the best talent and a wide array of musical styles. If the music moves you, get up and dance right under the stars as our dining area has no roof!

61-3616 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: 808-882-7771

With Kids In Kona (Hawaii)

Journey deep into Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park and discover the Big Island's fascinating volcano-fueled ecosystem. Experience the magic of Pele's creation with breathtaking sunset views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. From an erupting volcano to a native rainforest, there is something for everyone on this small group day trip! Highlights: *All entrance fees included *Lunch included *Dinner included *Led by a local guide *Small-group tour

74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 800-464-1993

You'll really get an idea of how big the Big Island is during the course of this Small Group Hawaii volcano tour to Kilauea Volcano. And you'll appreciate that someone else is doing the driving! Hawaii Volcano National Park is an inspiring and precious place, listed as both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere preserve. Starting out from Kona, Kilauea tours travel up the coast over desolate lava flows for about 30 minutes before proceeding up the rolling pasturelands on the flanks of Mauna Kea. Turning onto the Saddle Road that traverses the island between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, you'll see a dramatic and diverse landscape of ranchland, sub-alpine dry forest and rainforest (with striking features such as cinder cones, lava flows, lava tubes and kipuka). Stop for a short break and continental-style breakfast before continuing to drop down to near sea-level on the way through Hilo where you'll begin the final climb to the summit of Kilauea Volcano and the lush entrance to Hawaii Volcano National Park. On the way back, the Small Group Hawaii volcano tour travels along the Hamakua Coast and passes through Waimea before returning to Kona. By the end of the day, you'll have traveled over 300 miles (480 km) and experienced an elevation change (you go up and down a few times!) of over 30,000 feet (9,150 meters).

74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kona, HI 96740

Combine two of Kona's most popular attractions at one great price! Explore Hawaii's ocean world aboard a submarine, then experience Hawaiian culture at the Island Breeze Luau. It's the perfect Polynesian package!

75-5669 Alii Dr
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 800-381-0237

Experience the Hawaiian beauty known as the Kohala Waterfalls on this small group adventure tour. Drive along the Kona coastline and explore the areas where lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountain. You'll also learn about Hawaii's countryside - a place of old sugar plantations, ancient legends and extraordinary natural beauty.

Hawaii Forest & Trail Headquarters
Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-331-8505

You'll really get an idea of how big the Big Island is during the course of this Small Group Hawaii volcano tour to Kilauea Volcano. And you'll appreciate that someone else is doing the driving! Hawaii Volcano National Park is an inspiring and precious place, listed as both a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere preserve. Starting out from Kona, Kilauea tours travel up the coast over desolate lava flows for about 30 minutes before proceeding up the rolling pasturelands on the flanks of Mauna Kea. Turning onto the Saddle Road that traverses the island between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, you'll see a dramatic and diverse landscape of ranchland, sub-alpine dry forest and rainforest (with striking features such as cinder cones, lava flows, lava tubes and kipuka). Stop for a short break and continental-style breakfast before continuing to drop down to near sea-level on the way through Hilo where you'll begin the final climb to the summit of Kilauea Volcano and the lush entrance to Hawaii Volcano National Park. On the way back, the Small Group Hawaii volcano tour travels along the Hamakua Coast and passes through Waimea before returning to Kona. By the end of the day, you'll have traveled over 300 miles (480 km) and experienced an elevation change (you go up and down a few times!) of over 30,000 feet (9,150 meters).

Your Atlantis Submarine Kona adventure takes you on an unforgettable 35-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials. You'll explore a huge natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! A new adventure awaits you at depths up to 100 feet (30 meters). Enjoy the amazing view in air-conditioned comfort and safety of a Big Island submarine.

Combine two of Kona's most popular attractions at one great price! Explore Hawaii's ocean world aboard a submarine, then experience Hawaiian culture at the Island Breeze Luau. It's the perfect Polynesian package!

Experience the Hawaiian beauty known as the Kohala Waterfalls on this small group adventure tour. Drive along the Kona coastline and explore the areas where lava flows from Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea and the Kohala Mountain. You'll also learn about Hawaii's countryside - a place of old sugar plantations, ancient legends and extraordinary natural beauty.

Experience the beauty of the Kona Coast at picturesque Kealakekua Bay on an afternoon snorkel cruise. With equipment onboard and expert instruction available, the Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise is perfect for the whole family.

Journey deep into Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park and discover the Big Island's fascinating volcano-fueled ecosystem. Experience the magic of Pele's creation with breathtaking sunset views of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa. From an erupting volcano to a native rainforest, there is something for everyone on this small group day trip! Highlights: *All entrance fees included *Lunch included *Dinner included *Led by a local guide *Small-group tour

Your Atlantis Submarine Kona adventure takes you on an unforgettable 35-minute journey aboard an Atlantis 48-passenger submarine, as featured in National Geographic television specials. You'll explore a huge natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants! A new adventure awaits you at depths up to 100 feet (30 meters). Enjoy the amazing view in air-conditioned comfort and safety of a Big Island submarine.

75-5669 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-7939

Experience the beauty of the Kona Coast at picturesque Kealakekua Bay on an afternoon snorkel cruise. With equipment onboard and expert instruction available, the Kealakekua Bay Snorkel Cruise is perfect for the whole family.

78-6831 Alii Dr
Keauhou, HI 96739
Phone: 800-322-5600

Nightlife In Kona (Hawaii)

Take a journey through the South Pacific's legends and lore, and enjoy an evening of Big Island luau feasting, music and dance. The Kona Coast's spectacular oceanfront sunset setting is the perfect background for the exciting Polynesian rhythms of the Lava Legends and Legacies Luau show.

Experience an intriguing and provocative journey through space and time as you go where no rental cars can go! Discover Hawaii from the top of the Island's tallest peak, the Mauna Kea, which also known as "White Mountain", stands majestically at 13,796 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. Be sure not to miss this enchanting summit and star gazing small group tour!

Come early and explore the many shops of the Kilohana Plantation or stop at the local arts and crafts demonstrations and learn about the many ancient Hawaiian crafts and games. Then experience an unforgettable evening filled with delicious island cuisine and a truly spectacular traditional Hawaiian show.

Phone: 877-622-1780

Take a journey through the South Pacific's legends and legacies, and enjoy an evening of Big Island luau feasting, music and dance. The Kona Coast's spectacular oceanfront sunset setting is the perfect background for the exciting Polynesian rhythms of the Lava Legends and Legacies Luau show.

250 Keawe Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 800-648-2441

Experience an evening of delicious food and authentic Polynesian entertainment. Held under the stars on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu'ena - Kamehameha the Great's former estate in Kailua-Kona, the Island Breeze Lu'au has been named "Best of West Hawai'i" since 2000

75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-2911

Experience an intriguing and provocative journey through space and time as you go where no rental cars can go! Discover Hawaii from the top of the Island's tallest peak, the Mauna Kea, which also known as "White Mountain", stands majestically at 13,796 feet (4,200 meters) above sea level. Be sure not to miss this enchanting summit and star gazing small group tour!

74-5035B Queen Kaahumanu Hwy
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 800-464-1993

This open-air bar and dance club features oceanfront views and a lively, casual atmosphere. LuLu's also hosts parties, bands, musicians, deejays, surf events and sports events.

75-5819 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-331-2633

The largest open-air, oceanfront bar in Kailua-Kona offers a dramatic setting against the backdrop of Kailua Bay. Select from a variety of over 10 types of Mai Tais, Hawaiian specialty drinks and complete cocktail service in Kona's most spectacular location. Lunch and appetizers are served daily. With 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Kailua Bay, the bar features scheduled live entertainment while HD televisions broadcast current sporting events.

75-5852 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-3111

The Island Breeze Luau is held under the stars on the historic grounds of King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. A sumptuous Hawaiian buffet and delicious food cooked in an imu, the traditional underground oven, combine delightfully with dramatic Hawaiian and Polynesian entertainment to provide guests with an unforgettable evening under the stars. Every Sunday and Tuesday through Friday evening, outrigger canoes carrying the royal court glide past the ancient Hawaiian temple on the seaward border of King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel to begin the evening of feasting and dancing.

Phone: 808-329-2911

Recently, voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Bartender, Live Music and Night Spot by West Hawaii Today. Our fresh, festive food features global, coastal flavors and offers the freshest of ingredients, from locally caught fish to produce from our own organic farm. We proudly offer vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten free options as well as just enough meat and the freshest of seafood! Our young and talented chef team sincerely loves to create the most amazing dishes with the finest local and seasonal products available. We feature live music nightly (when we are open for dinner Thursdays through Sundays) and offer the best talent and a wide array of musical styles. If the music moves you, get up and dance right under the stars as our dining area has no roof!

61-3616 Kawaihae Road
Kamuela, HI 96743
Phone: 808-882-7771

Enjoy the drama and dance that fuses traditional and modern dance choreography, as the "Gathering of the Kings" retells the story of the journey of the Polynesians who settled the Pacific. In the sheltered outdoor setting, The Plantation Estate is a short walk from the Lobby of the Fairmont and parking amidst towering palm trees with family-style seating and easy viewing of the raised earthen stage.

Phone: 808-885-2000

Shopping In Kona (Hawaii)

Located just minutes from Kona Airport, Kona Coast Shopping Center offers an unbeatable variety of department stores, specialty shops and restaurants! From fashionable apparel to appetizing eats, they have what you're looking for.

74-5586 Palani Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-2262

Keauhou Shopping Center is the perfect place to stop when you're on the go. Enjoy the warm Kona trade winds and breathtaking views of Keauhou Bay at this open-air center, offering a great mix of shops, restaurants, professional services and a state-of-the-art multiplex theatre with stadium seating!

78-6831 Alii Drive, #K-14
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-322-3000

Located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Lanihau Center offers a variety of specialty shops and restaurants. For the traveler in search of the perfect souvenir, the shopping center boasts a number of gift and jewelry stores. Pharmacies, banks and a post office are also on hand to serve you.

75-5595 Palani Road
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-326-7260

Stroll, shop and enjoy the Aloha in a beautiful garden setting planted with native Hawaiian trees and across the road from breathtaking beaches. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere and take advantage of the great deals offered by the more than fifty merchants and farmers with hundreds of handmade products!

75-6129 Ali'i Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-334-1381

An abundance of fine Big Island shopping awaits you at Hilton Waikoloa Village, with selections ranging from fine art to the latest fashions to simple sundries. Purchase a new tennis outfit at the Kohala Tennis Pro Shop, delight in the jewelry at Na Hoku, or take in the artwork from local artists at The Gallery.

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive
Waikoloa, HI 96738
Phone: 808-886-1234