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Arriving in Kona

When researching flights for your next vacation, be sure to check out Kona flights. Your cheap flights to Kona will arrive at Kona International Airport at Keahole, also known as Keahole Airport. You will find all of the shopping and dining options that you would expect, although Internet and Wi-Fi services are not available. To get to your hotel, taxis are widely available, shuttle services are run by SpeediShuttle, and the Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency Hele-On bus operates a limited service between the airport and town.

Getting Around Kona

The island is vast and the attractions are widespread, making traveling on foot slightly difficult unless you spend all of your time in the city center. Public transportation isn't widely available, but you can find taxis if need be. Most visitors find that they prefer to rent transportation while on the island. You can rent anything from a moped or a motorcycle to a convertible or even a Jeep or SUV. The roads are easily traveled for the most part, but you will find that there are a few roads that are only navigable by a 4x4 vehicle.

Main Attractions in Kona

The beauty alone makes the airfare to Kona worthwhile. You will be pleased to discover that there is so much to see and do while visiting the island. If you enjoy being active, check out Kona Surf Adventures and learn how to surf, go snorkeling, or head to Jacks Diving Locker for some excellent night diving. Wild Hawaii Ocean Adventures will take you snorkeling in places others won't go, and you can ride the fastest Navy SEAL boat in Hawaii. Spend a day relaxing at Kahakai Beach in Kahakai State Park. Coffee lovers will want to visit some of the many plantations, like Bayview Farms, and sample some of the locally famous Kona blend.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Kona

There is plenty to buy in Kona. Get some authentic Kona Coffee, grown right on the island. The best bet for tourist oriented shopping is to browse along Ali'i Drive, with plenty of shops and a wide range of goods. When you are ready for a bite to eat, try the crepes at U-Top It or head over to Bongo Ben's Island Café. For an authentic island dinner try Big Island Grill. For a night on the town, a good place to stop is Huggo's On The Rocks for a beachside atmosphere and quite often live music. LuLu's is another favorite with the locals. You will be thrilled that you chose to book your flights to Kona for a vacation you will always remember.

Flight stats for Kailua-Kona - did you know?
  • Kailua-Kona is 7 mi from Keahole Airport (Kailua-Kona, HI).
  • Keahole Airport (Kailua-Kona, HI)
    • Right now, 29 airlines operate out of Keahole Airport.
    • Keahole Airport offers nonstop flights to 17 cities.
    • Every week, at least 840 domestic flights and 33 international flights depart from Keahole Airport.

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