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Flying into Beautiful Kailua Kona

To those wishing to escape the tourist trap of O’ahu, Kailua-Kona offers just the respite from those well-worn paths. Tradition and the Aloha spirit are alive in Kailua-Kona. Year round perfect climate, breathtaking sunsets, and ancient cultural landmarks make this city on the Big Island worth a long visit. Booking a hotel near Alii Drive will put you in the heart of all Kailua-Kona has to offer.
Hotels in Kailua Kona
Lilikoi Inn
$200 avg/night
Kona Coast Resort
$129 avg/night
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More Than Just Great Coffee

While Kona is famous for its prized coffee beans, it is also home to historic sites and incredible vistas. Located just 15 minutes south of Kona International Airport, Kailua Village, the one time retreat for Hawaii’s Royal Family, is now a destination for shopping, water activities, and learning about Hawaiian culture. Desirable year round temperatures means you can freely enjoy incredible beaches like Kahaluʻu Bay, which has some of Hawaii's best snorkeling and offers surf for beginners to advanced. A walk down Alii Drive provides fantastic shops, restaurants, and nightlife. Historic landmarks, such as Hulihee Palace and the Mokuaikaua Church, are both on this historic road.

Best Time to Visit

Kailua-Kona's year round perfect weather means it is always a great time to visit. The best time to visit depends mainly on your budget. For those looking for a deal, the off-season is from fall to early winter and offers cheaper rates on airlines and hotels. Locals know that September and October are the best months to visit with near ideal conditions and almost no tourists. If you find yourself here in October, make sure to check out the Kailua Pier for picturesque sunsets and the starting and finishing point of the Ironman World Championship.


Many airlines serve Kailua-Kona, including  Delta, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian and United. There are non-stop flights stop from Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, on American, Delta, and Air Canada. LAX offers the most flights to Kailua-Kona, sothat is where you will have the best chance to find a flight. A direct flight from LAX is usually about five and half hours long.  

Getting Around

When you arrive at Kona International Airport, taxis and shuttles offer transport for a fee. Many tourist opt for renting a car, as there is not convenient public transportation. Renting a car enables you to drive along the Hawaii Scenic Byway, called “The Royal Footsteps Along the Coast,” and check out the 7 miles of archeological sites that have survived hundreds of years.