Unforgettable experiences at Hawaii’s sunny seaside town
Located at the heart of the west coast of the Big Island, Kona is home to world-famous Kona coffee and the Ironman World Championship Triathlon. Kona’s incredible seascapes and dry climate have attracted tourists from around the world. Explore the charming city, immerse yourself in the area’s coffee culture, and swim with amazing sea creatures such as the manta rays. There’s so much to do you’ll wish that you had more time to explore the best of Kona.
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There’s no question that Kona is famous for its aromatic and flavourful coffee. The humid climate, volcanic soil and frequent cloud cover in South Kona creates the perfect environment to grow the Kona coffee fruit. Embrace the coffee culture in the area by visiting a coffee farm and learn about the steps that take place into making some of the best and richest coffee in the world.
Night Dive with Manta Rays
You might have heard people rave about this, night diving with manta rays is truly one of the best things to do in Kona! Manta rays feed on plankton in the evening and tour operators use a neon light raft to shine lights to the ocean floor, which would then illuminate the plankton. You’ll get the opportunity to swim alongside these harmless creatures as they play and snack. This is truly a sight to behold and a once in a lifetime experience.
Relax and Snorkel on Kona Beaches
The Kona coast has some of the best snorkelling spots in Hawaii. Bring your own snorkel gear or rent one easily as you can almost snorkel everywhere in Kona. Some of the best spots to snorkel are Honaunau (Two Step), Kealakekua Bay and Kahaluu Beach Park. Some snorkel spots are harder to reach so if you want to make the best out of your snorkel experience here, we recommend joining a local tour where you’re being shown the best spots to snorkel in the area.
Shop at Ali’i Drive
From souvenirs to locally made art, Ali’i Drive is the perfect place to explore and pick up gifts for your loved ones back home. Shops, boutiques and cafes stretch along several miles of the coast. Take time to stroll it to soak up the local scene while enjoying the amazing ocean view. If you’re in the area in the evening, you’ll also get to watch one of the prettiest sunsets you’ll ever see