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
Situated in the highly sought-after Teshima subdivision, this home underwent a complete remodel in 2008, featuring brand-new flooring throughout.The spacious living room,...
Listing courtesy of eXp Realty.
A super cute, solid, starter home with 3 bedrooms 1.5 bathrooms in a CPR duplex design. The front home is the subject property, and is located blocks from Ali'i Drive an...
Listing courtesy of Corcoran Pacific Properties.
HA'IKAUA POINT - An exclusive and historic 1.3-acre property along the Kona Coast of Hawaii — sitting on its own private peninsula. The family compound is surrounded by ...
Listing courtesy of Hualalai Realty.
Located in prestigious Keauhou Estates, this custom-built single-story home with a detached guest suite is a spectacular tropical retreat. Ideally located at an elevatio...
Listing courtesy of Venture Sotheby's International Realty.
Welcome to Ali'i Cove! This recently updated ground floor unit offers privacy and comfort in the heart of Kailua-Kona, just steps away from Honl Beach. With 2 bedrooms / ...
Listing courtesy of Hawaii Life.
Welcome to Kona Plaza #218, a convenient turn-key vacation rental in the heart of historic Kailua-Kona. This newly remodeled condo boasts a prime in-town location, mere s...
Listing courtesy of NextHome Paradise Realty.
REO/Foreclosure Property - Cute 3 bdrm/1 bath house (actual number of baths may not match County records - Buyers & their agents to do their own due diligence). Nice cabi...
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Brokers.
Great one bedroom ground floor condo in the heart of Kona town. Mountain views. Unit is in original condition and needs a full remodel - priced accordingly. The comple...
Listing courtesy of LUVA LLC.
Experience the ultimate island lifestyle at Casa De Emdeko! This exclusive 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom unit on the 2nd floor offers an expansive living space with tropical gard...
Listing courtesy of COMPASS.
Steps to the beach, and a short walk to town for restaurants and shopping – Alii Cove is the perfect place to enjoy coastal living. Introducing a stunning 2 bedroom, 2 b...
Listing courtesy of Kona Home & Land Realty, LLC.