Life in Kona is a daily tropical island adventure and you are never far from nature to explore. From the Kailua-Kona Coast, you will see whales swimming past from November through April and their peak season from mid-January through early March migration. This vibrant community of the Big Island will make you want to explore every inch of the place. The fertile coffee fields of Holualoa give the hills above North Kona a bright, green, natural look. While looking out into the vast, blue ocean with a colorful sunset in the sky provides visitors with a truly wholesome feeling. On the west side it is customary to stop wherever you may be even along the roadside to reflect on the day and watch the breathtaking sunsets off this coast.
The beautiful blue waters around the North Kona region are great for exploring. Kailua Bay, Keauhou Bay, The End of the World, Mahai’ula Beach, Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay), Kekaha Kai Beach, and Magic Sands Beach (La’aloa Bay and beach park) are perfect for a variety of ocean activities from body surfing, canoeing, surfing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Swim with the pods of dolphins that are often seen playing along the coast and in Kailua Bay, go deep-sea fishing for some of the best catches like marlin, ono, mahimahi, free dive or snorkel with Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu), manta rays and an array of tropical fish. The white-sand, tropical beaches are perfect for sunbathing and relaxing with family or friends.
The Big Island is also known for its varied climate – warmer close to the coast but cooler at high elevations like Holualoa. This town is where many people come to enjoy the famous Kona Coffee.