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Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Swim with Dolphins
Swim with Dolphins , Kailua-Kona
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Get as up close as possible to playful spinner dolphins and other amazing sea creatures at the marine-life conservation area of Kealakekua Ba
Scuba & Snorkeling , Kailua-Kona
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A snorkeling or scuba tour from Kailua-Kona lets you see a range of marine creatures frequenting the area. As your boat glides to spots teemi
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Mauna Kea , Kailua-Kona
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Ascend to the highest point in the state at Mauna Kea. The peak of this dormant volcano is 4,027 m (13,803 ft) above sea level and is conside
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Duration: 11 hours
This 12 hour nature tour offers an in-depth look at Hawaii’s youngest and largest island. Explore the diverse landscape and natural wonders, including a visit of the Volcanoes National Park, walk through rainforests to soaring waterfalls and stroll black-sand beaches as you scan the horizon for green sea turtles. This family-friendly tour requires easy walking and introduces people of all ages to the island, and includes lunch, snacks, refreshments, and park entrance fees.
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Farm
The Vanillerie , Kailua-Kona
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Welcome to the Vanillerie, a small vanilla farm on the west side of Hawaii's Big Island. We invite our visitors on an unexpected journey to t
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Kailua-Kona

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Swim with Dolphins · Scuba & Snorkeling · Zipline
Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year. Usually called simply Kona, the town was once Hawaiian royalty's favorite retreat. Its near-perfect weather has made it a popular vacation destination for anglers, snorkelers, boaters, and cavers from around the world. With a permanent population of about 10,000 people, Kona sits just 17 km (11 mi) from the island's major airport and is the center of commerce and tourism on the Island of Hawaii's western coast. Add Kailua-Kona and other destinations in United States to your travel plans using our United States trip planner.

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Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

If you wish to indulge yourself while on the Kona coastline of the Big Island, book your stay at one of Kailua-Kona's fully furnished beachside villas, offering spa services, free Wi-Fi, and secure parking. You can also try one of the coastline's luxury resorts, featuring tennis courts, fitness centers, and on-site activities like hula lessons and diving classes. Smaller hotels a short drive from the city may not offer beach access, but they provide plenty of privacy at a fraction of the cost of the area's big resorts.
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