Right at the top of the Kona strip this is a convenient hotel with its own little beach and snorkel area. Has a good evening culture show. THE place to stay if you are training for or competing in the Iron Man triatholon-- it all happens right outside your door.
Small restaurants, dive shops, historical sites and the farmers' market all within a few blocks. Easy drives to Green Sands beach, Volcanoes National Park, and the north shore. Even Hilo on the opposite side of the island isn't far.
This is our go-to base for the big island.