Things To Do

Explore beautiful Hawaii and all it has to offer.
Whether you want to swim with the dolphins, check out the local art gallery and fine dining, or take part in Hawaiian culture through Hula.

Hawaiian Culture

Learn about Hawaii’s Tropical Flowers and Tropical Flower Council. The variety of beauty in Hawaii is without end and guests can learn about the colorful flowers that make it so beautiful.
 
Learn about Hawaii, the biggest Island of the area and many adventures possible there. This site includes popular beaches, parks, and things to do.
 
Get a feel for the tradition and celebration of the Hula Hawaiian dance. This site provides a variety traditional hula songs, English translations and Hula steps.

ALOHA FESTIVALS
Celebrate Hawaii’s music, dance and history

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE
Hawaiian language translator

HAWAII – THE BIG ISLAND
Information on Hawaii island

HAWAI’I TRAVELLER
Discover Hawaii’s big island

HULA
Hawaiian music and hula

KE OLA MAGAZINE
“The Life”

KONA WEB
Exploring the Big Island of Hawaii

MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
Hilo’s premier hula competition

DOWNTOWN HILO
Visitor information about Downtown Hilo.

VOLCANO ART CENTER
Fine arts gallery showcasing local artists

COUNTY OF HAWAII
County directory of public services and events

HAWAII FLOWERS
Complete source for Hawaii’s flowers, foliages, and plants.

HAWAIIAN TROPICAL FLOWERS
send Hawaiian flowers and leis.

ISLAND NATURALS
Organic and natural foods in Hawaii

HAWAII GETAWAYS
Hawaii’s largest retreat center

AKAKA FALLS
Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island

BIG ISLAND TRAVELER MAGAZINE
Explore Hawaii’s big island.

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Experience a volcanic landscape

KAPOHO TIDE POOLS
Spring-fed tidepools

KILAUEA ERUPTION UPDATE
Kilauea status reports and updates

KEHENA BEACH
Kehena Beach on the Big Island

MAUNA KEA OBSERVATORIES
Observatories on the summit of Mauna Kea

OPEN EYE TOURS
Custom tours offered with or without walking

PACIFIC TSUNAMI MUSEUM
Information about and history of tsunamis in the Pacific

WAIPIO VALLEY
Waipio Valley, south of the Kohala Mountains

Outdoor Activities

Learn more about the volcanoes that developed the Hawaii chain of islands at the Volcanoes National Park. They offer ranger program tours as well as beautiful hikes.

Kahalu’u Beach Park is a favorite bay for snorkeling, especially with its easy accessible rental gear and beautiful tropical fish. Guests can get up and close with exotic tropical fish and Hawaii’s underwater ecosystem.

La’aloa Beach Park and White Sands Beach are small patches of beach is known transforming in the winter to a rocky shore and being an amazing beach for body surfing and splashing fun the rest of the year.

LA ‘ALOA BEACH PARK/ WHITE SANDS BEACH
One of the few Hawaiian beaches with life guards, popular scuba diving spot

KAHALU’U BAY
Coral reef, snorkeling, surfing, ancient breakwater

PARADISE HELICOTPERS
Tours departing from Kona International Airport

SEA QUEST HAWAII
Tours departing from Kona International Airport

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Active volcanoes about an hour’s drive away

HAWAII TROPICAL BOTANTICAL GARDENS
“Museum of living plants” is a day trip away

OHANA SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES
Sportfishing charter

THREE RING RANCH
USDA licensed exotic animal sanctuary.

KONA COMMUNITY AQUATIC CENTER
Local swimming pool

MANTA RAY VIEWING EXPERIENCE KONA
View manta rays in the wild.

BIG ISLAND HAWAII LIVE BEACH CAMS
Live webcams from Kona Coast, Waikoloa Coast, Kailua Kona

Sports & Health

Whether you are testing your limits or just there as support this is the Ironman World Championship is a renown event and a exhilarating experience.
 
Come see why Kona parties at KBXtreme! Bowl, play games, watch sports, eat, sing karaoke, or just have a drink and hang out with friends. KBXtreme’s got you covered!
 
Play a quick nine at Makalei Golf Club,   truly one of the most unique golf courses in the world. The Kona golf course encompasses all of the serenity and challenge that the Island of Hawaii has to offer. 
 
Kona Country Club features spectacular ocean views, excellent facilities and friendly service.One can always expect pleasant sunny skies and gentle ocean breezes.

Fine Dining

Umekes restaurant is known for its Poke bowls as well as it’s other Hawaiian fusion favorites. It has a laid-back atmosphere as well as a full bar.

Kona Brewing Company  cultivates the flavor of Hawaii in their hand crafted beer to create the best experience for their customers. They host informal tours and live music on Sunday.

 

Sam Choy’s Kai Lanai upscale restaurant is owned by renown Hawaiian chef Sam Choy and provides gourmet eclectic dishes complimented by extraordinary cocktails.
 
There are many other hotspots to visit on your journey through Kona, these are but a few.

ORIGINAL HAWAIIAN CHOCOLATE FACTORY
chocolate made and grown in Hawaii

PRIVATEERS COVE RESTAURANT
Funky eatery featuring exotic meats in eclectic dishes.

JAMAICAN FOOD TRUCK
Get amazing Jamacian food on the go.

KONA GRILL HOUSE
Sun dried specialties
konagrillhouse.com

JACKIE REY’S OHANA GRILL KONA
Seafood, Sandwiches and more.

ALOHA VISTA BAR AND GRILL
Italian and American restaurant.

TJ’S BBQ BY THE BEACH
best BBQ sauce and steak rubs around.

SAM CHOY’S
Hawaiian heritage cuisine

RAYS ON THE BAY KONA
locally and globally influenced seafood and American cuisine

KONA BREWING COMPANY
serving locally brewed beer

REBEL KITCHEN
sandwiches and salads with fresh, local ingredients
www.rebelkitchen.com

ISLAND LAVA JAVA
coffee, live music, breakfast and pastries

DA POKE SHACK
Hawaiian seafood

TESHIMA’S RESTAURANT

Japanese

BASIK
acai bowls and smoothies

BROKE DA MOUTH GRINDZ
Filipino, Hawaiian, burgers.

SHIMAICHI SUSHI KONA
sushi from local fishermen and farmers.

UMEKES
Hawaiian seafood; umeke means bowl in Hawaiian.

KANAKA KAVA
certified organic kava

Arts & History

Pu’uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park is a sacred site and was a sanctuary in old Hawaiian history. Those that broke the laws could find relief from their pursuers at this site. Guests can tour this sacred site with respect for it’s importance.

The Shops at Mauna Lani is not only a shopping center for local goods, but an event center for community events like Hula performances, local artists, and band concerts for guest’s enjoyment.

Kahilu Theater is the perfect place to see cultural shows like traditional music and dancing as well as regular shows like comedians, ballet , and concerts.

Explore futher with more than a dozen other historical and cultural motifs throughout the island.

HULIHEE PALACE
Hawaiian royalty’s former vacation palace turned museum.

ELLISON ONIZUKA SPACE CENTER
Space museum dedicated to Hawaiian Challenger mission member.

OFF THE GRID PRODUCTIONS

SHOPS AT MAUNA LANI
Free Polynesian shops twice weekly.

KEAUHOU SHOPPING CENTER
Free Hula show; farmer’s market on weekends.

PU’UHONUA O HONAUNAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Visit this spot used as a place of refuge ancient Hawaii

KALAKO-HONOKOHAU NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
See how ancient Hawaiians trapped fish

PUAKO PETROGLYPH ARCHAELOGICAL PRESERVE
See more than 1000 petroglyphs.

HOLUALOA VILLAGE
Grab some coffee and take in art galleries

ALOHA THEATER
Home of the Aloha Performing Arts company and a quality theater

KAHILU THEATER
Visual and theater art.

WEST HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Local community