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Kailua-Kona
Coffee drinkers will recognize Kona as the source of some of the best beans in the world. Get your blood pumping with a walk along the “Royal Footsteps” waterfront stretch of Alii Drive, or take stargazing to the next level with a nighttime visit to the summit of Mauna Kea. Waterfalls, volcanoes, and soft black sands are just some of the natural features that make Kailua unique. Shimmy your hips at a hula-filled luau, or get an eyeful of native history at the Kamakahonu compound.

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The Volcano Van Private Tours
The Volcano Van Private Tours
Owner description: We are a personal and private tour provider serving all areas of the Big Island of Hawai'i, We allow our guests to get an up-close look at the Big Island's great volcanoes... more Owner description: We are a personal and private tour provider serving all areas of the Big Island of Hawai'i, We allow our guests to get an up-close look at the Big Island's great volcanoes, including world famous Kilauea, the most active volcano on earth. Whether you're staying in the rain forests of Hilo, or the sun-drenched beaches of Kona and Kohala; we'll pick you up and introduce you to a day full of unforgettable excitement! less
Attraction type: Private Tours; Bus Tours; Volcanos
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Mauna Kea Summit
Mauna Kea Summit
At 13,796 feet, this peak offers an incredible view of lava, desert, the valley and Mauna Loa.
Attraction type: Mountains
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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Attraction type: Beaches
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HIStyle Tours LLC
HIStyle Tours LLC
Owner description: HiStyle Tours is a Hawaiian owned business keen on native and local culture. We offer a variety of private tour services, ranging from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, custom... more Owner description: HiStyle Tours is a Hawaiian owned business keen on native and local culture. We offer a variety of private tour services, ranging from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, custom private tours, off the beaten path tours, scenic hikes, waterfalls, beaches, light tackle fishing, snorkeling, historic sites, local cuisine and more. You contact us and we will appropriate a tour special to you. less
Attraction type: Private Tours; Nature & Wildlife Tours; Historical & Heritage Tours; Volcanos
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Three Ring Ranch
Three Ring Ranch
Owner description: The Three Ring Ranch is a private, USDA licensed, non-profit, exotic animal sanctuary located right above the village in Kona. The Only accredited sanctuary facility in Hawaii... more Owner description: The Three Ring Ranch is a private, USDA licensed, non-profit, exotic animal sanctuary located right above the village in Kona. The Only accredited sanctuary facility in Hawaii. Home to zebra, nene, hawks, monkeys, owls, flamingos and reptiles, as well as many other rare, endangered and exotic animals. We host 2 hour educational excursions by appointment only. You can be in a small group tour or VIP tours for single couples or families. Children over age 6 welcomed. Bring your cameras! Best way to contact to arrange a tour is via email which gets you more details and a fast reply. No drop in visits please. less
Attraction type: Zoos; Eco Tours; Private Tours; Educational sites; Nature & Wildlife Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

TJ'S BBQ by the beach
TJ'S BBQ by the beach
Ranked #1 of 251 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Barbecue
Frenchman's Cafe
Frenchman's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 251 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: French
Da Poke Shack
Da Poke Shack
Ranked #3 of 251 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Hawaiian
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Island Ono Loa Grill
Island Ono Loa Grill
Ranked #4 of 251 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price: $5 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hot Dogs, Hawaiian
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Umekes Ali'i Plaza
Umekes Ali'i Plaza
Ranked #5 of 251 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Price: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Seafood, Hawaiian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Kona Tiki Hotel
Kona Tiki Hotel
$56 - $112
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
Koa Wood Hale - Patey's Place Hostel
Koa Wood Hale - Patey's Place Hostel
$43 - $59
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Kona Magic Sands
1.5 of 5
Kona Magic Sands
$85 - $135
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nancy's Hideaway
Nancy's Hideaway
$130 - $150
Ranked #4 of 12 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
Big Island Retreat
2.5 of 5
Big Island Retreat
$124 - $276
Ranked #5 of 12 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
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Kona Sugar Shack
Kona Sugar Shack
$150 - $1,200

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Ohi'a Park Estate
4.0 of 5
Ohi'a Park Estate
$387 - $507
Ranked #2 of 12 Kailua-Kona B&B and Inns
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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
5.0 of 5
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
$727 - $1,639
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
$179 - $367
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Kailua-Kona
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