Things To Do

Touristic Top Ten

1.  Get in the water - Go snorkeling or an offshore adventure (Manta Ray diving is a once in the lifetime experience)

2.  Stargaze on Mauna Kea

3.  Visit Volcanoes National Park 

4.  Relax on any of Big Islands white or black sand beaches

5.  Hike or drive up to Pololu or Waimea Valley

6.  Whale watch on the Kohala coast (or even in the backyard Heeia Bay!)

7.  Visit a locals farmer market (Saturday morning at nearby Keauhou Shopping Center, Sunday Morning in Captain Cook)

8.  Have brunch or dinner, watching the bodyboarders at Magics Beach Grilll

9.  Have a Kona beer at Kona Brewing Company or Ola Brew

10. Stroll the downtown shops, bars, and restaurants in downtown Kona

Off the Beaten Track Kona Suggestions

Exhausted the guide books?  Second/third trip to Kona?  Here's our recommendation for some things to do, that you might not see in your regular travel websites:

1.  Stand up paddle board or kayak in nearby Keauhou Harbor

2.  Go for a walk to peaceful end of the world

3.  Book a romantic hot tub experience at Mamalahoa Hot Tubs

4.  Sip some coffee and enjoy the best views of South Kona at Kona Joe

5.  Travel up nearby Hualalai volcano, and hike Cloud Forest 

6.  Go on an aquaculture tour at Keahole Center for Sustainability

7.  Dog Lovers?  Take a rescue dog for a field trip

8.  Yoga on the beach?  Cow cuddling?  Everything in between, check out some of the interesting Airbnb Experiences

9.  Bike to downtown Kona using Kona bike share.  Pickup available at Keahou Shopping Center. 

10. Cruise Alii Drive in a Big Island Buggy (they even drop off the buggy for you)