Located on the picturesque west coast of Hawaii Island (the Big Island), Kona offers breathtaking landscapes and a fascinating history. The area was popular amongst Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s, which you can learn about on a tour of Hulihee Palace in the heart of Historic Kailua Village. Visit Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park to discover the deep blue on a snorkelling, scuba diving or kayaking adventure – you might even spot dolphins swimming off the coast! The park also played an important role in the island’s history as the spot where British explorer Captain James Cook first set foot on the Hawaiian Islands. Whether you’re planning a family getaway or a romantic retreat, there are Kona vacation packages for every travel style.
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Top things to do in Kona:
Climb 14,000 feet to the summit of Mauna Kea and watch the sunset
Explore two of the world’s most active volcanoes at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Learn about the island’s history and Hawaiian royalty at Hulihee Palace
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