When you visit The Big Island of Hawai’i, you must travel to Kailua–Kona Historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona) a lively seaside town in the heart of the sunny Kona Coast Why? Well, we are going to tell you with our list of top 5 places to visit in Kona, Hawaii.
One of the remarkable things to do in Kona, Hawaii is to visit Mauna Kea Summit Adventures and go on a stargazing tour and see the spectacular sunset. This is the tour for you and your family. They will pick you up at the assigned at pick-up point and you will then meet your guide for the tour.
- Sunset at the summit: The most dramatic spectacle in Hawai’i
- Stargazing: Learn the night sky from Polaris to the Southern Cross and see the treasures of the night sky through their powerful telescope.
Included in the price is a hot supper at mid mountain, hot drinks on the way back down the mountain, arctic style parkas with hoods and gloves. A wonderful experience not to be missed!
*A word of advice would be to dress warm it gets very cold when you are high upon that mountain.
Local Farmers Market
Of course the local farmers market had to be listed in our top 5 places to visit in Kona. There are many farmers markets in Kona that you should visit. Two of the popular markets are the Kona farmers market in central Kona that is open Wednesday through Sunday and the South Kona Green Market in Captain Cook that is open every Sunday. At the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay you also have the Ho’oulu Community Farmers Market & Artisans Fair Every Wednesday 9 am to 2 pm.
Climb aboard a top-of-the-line, 48-passenger submarine and descend into the depths of the Big Island’s deep blue! From assorted reef fish, moray eels, elusive lobsters, to even the famed Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles or reef sharks, surprising sea critters are found at every turn! Your expert Atlantis narrator will share about the fascinating formation of the Hawaiian Islands and name and describe many of the species of the surrounding marine life. Look out for the 18,000-year-old, 25-acre, fringing coral reef, boasting a bustling ecosystem beneath you! Experiencing this submarine tour has to be a priority of things to do in Kona Hawaii for your vacation.
Wondering what to do in Kona, Hawaii that is entertaining? You can find some of the best Hawaiian luau venues in the Kona resort areas. Check with your concierge desk or just ask the locals because they will know.
- Island Breeze Luau: This Luau is located on the grounds of the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. It is among walking distance of the many Kona Restaurants, retailers and historical sites. The luau is well accessible from the Kohala Coast Resort area to the north and the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay to the south.
- Haleo Luau Dinner & Show: The Voice of Life at Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay celebrates the history of Keauhou and those who came from this area. You also have the chance to meet the entertainers before the show to speak and enjoy interactive arts and crafts.
Plan your visit to one of the monuments to Earth’s origin during the day and enjoy the landscape and see the volcano smoke before your very eyes from a distance. At night witness the night lava bubbling beneath you by the magical light of the moon. It is truly a unique and an opportunity to see these changes of nature under the superb starry Hawaiian sky.
Well, this rounds up our list of top 5 places to visit in Kona. If you ever take a journey to Big Island of Hawai’i, we hope that you look into our top 5 places to visit in Kona, Hawaii. They are all a lot of fun and you won’t wonder what to do in Kona, Hawaii.