Kailua Kona, also known simply as “Kona”, is the largest community on the west side of the Big Island and is served by the Kona International Airport. The population of Kona is approximately 15,000 but during the high tourist seasons the effective population can more than double. The mix of housing in the Kona area ranges from multimillion dollar homes to $100,000 leasehold condominiums. Kona is home to the Palamanui Community College campus, which is part of the University of Hawaii system. A multitude of short-term vacation rentals (generally condos, but including some houses as well) and Bed & Breakfasts augment the hotels in providing accommodations for tourists. There are a number of hotels along Alii Drive, Kona’s main street for tourism and restaurants, ranging from the Courtyard King Kamehameha at the north end of Alii Drive to the Sheraton Keauhou at the south end.
Activities in the Kona area include water sports, from snorkeling (in Kona or boat trips to snorkeling sites along the coast) to surfing, diving, swimming, paddling, and sailing and fishing charters. There are numerous sightseeing opportunities, including coffee farm tours, a vanilla farm tour, a cacao farm tour, whale watching (November through March) and even a wild animal sanctuary. You can learn about the Hawaiian history and culture at the Honaunau City of Refuge near Captain Cook and the Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park to the north of Kona. Hiking trails and biking offer the opportunity to explore the countryside while getting a healthy dose of exercise. Kona also hosts the Ironman Triathlon World Championships annually in October.
Residential areas in Kona include:
Kona Bay Estates
Built in the 60"s this classic 3 bedroom/1.5 bath Kama'aina home features hardwood floors and redwood single wall construction. Electrical and plumbing upgrades along wi...
Listing courtesy of Savio Realty Ltd. - Hilo Office.
This enchanting estate with modern farm home, coffee orchard, sprawling lawn and panoramic coastline and ocean views is perched at a cool 2000 foot elevation minutes from...
Listing courtesy of KW Big Island.
This true oceanfront condo is located on the 4th floor Penthouse and showcases endless ocean views and is located directly in front of Banyan's surf break- one of the top...
Listing courtesy of Grand Welcome.
Stunning Ocean Views from this 2 bedroom 2 bath Kona Palms end unit. Kona Palms is a small 12 unit complex located on Alii Drive at Lymans Bay which is a well known Kona...
Listing courtesy of Premier Island Properties LLC.
Free-standing Class A office building in Kailua Kona on Walua Road. 1st Floor: 2 Offices Full Bathroom Elevator Elevator Service Room Storage under stairs 2nd Floor: R...
Listing courtesy of Island Land Company, Inc..
Looking for the perfect location in Kona - here it is! This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom condo in the resort-like complex of Keauhou Surf & Racquet Club. Gated community right o...
Listing courtesy of Corcoran Pacific Properties.
Located just a short distance to the charming village of Holualoa, this 4 bed, 2 bath home is a must see! Split living with 3 bed, 1 bath on one side of the home, Kitch...
Listing courtesy of eXp Realty.
Located at a ideal 850 ft elevation, this spacious 3 Bed/2.5 Bath plus office single-level Hawaiian dream home is looking for its next lucky owner. The house sits on a ha...
Listing courtesy of First Island Realty, LLC.
Property owners are extended the opportunity to apply to the Kukio Golf & Beach Club: an oceanfront private club with world class amenities including Tom Fazio designed 1...
Listing courtesy of Kukio Properties.
This ground-level condominium with ocean views is being sold turnkey furnished and is approved for Short-Term Vacation Rentals. It's move-in and rent-ready! Located along...
Listing courtesy of KW Big Island.