Fly to the Big Island Through KOA
Ten airlines service the Kona International Airport. With an average of 9,000 passengers a day, this airport is a major gateway to the Hawaiian Islands. Book an affordable trip to Hawaii with a flight through KOA.
Book a Bed and Breakfast Near the Airport
Some of the closest lodging to the Kona International Airport are quaint bed and breakfasts. The Ohi’a Park Estate* offers a picnic basket on request. Boynton’s Kona Bed & Breakfast* features the two-bedroom Plumeria Suite and one-bedroom Pikake Suite.
Rent a Car from KOA
Eight car rental companies service the airport for guests who plan to drive during their vacation. Hertz is present both in the airport and at the nearby Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka’upulehu*. The Ohi’a Park Estate offers courtesy transportation to and from the airport to help guests get around on a budget.
Dine Before You Fly
The Kona International Airport has a single on-site restaurant and bar with branches in each terminal. Laniakea by Centerplate is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the south terminal, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the north terminal. However, with limited food options and high prices, travelers may want to fill up elsewhere before flying.
For resort dining, the Four Seasons is the best option. This hotel features three on-site restaurants. The Beach Tree serves lunch and dinner, offering Mediterranean cuisine with a tropical flair. The ULU Ocean Grill serves breakfast and dinner, while the Hualalai Grille focuses on dinner.
Get a Free Travel Guide
The Hawaii Tourism Authority offers free downloadable travel guides, brochures, and planners from its website. These publications offer an excellent resource for planning a budget vacation to the Big Island or other parts of Hawaii.
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