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lava

For the first time in three years, lava is now flowing into the ocean via Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. Visitors and residents alike are flocking to the Kalpana area of the Big Island to witness the flow firsthand, up close and personal. Others are chartering ...

temple

In the heart of Kailua-Kona by the pier, an ancient sacred site exists amid the busy visitor attractions of the seaside village.

Known for centuries as Kamakahonu, the royal compound fronting Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel in Historic Kailua Village was a...

fishies

Whether Captain Cook Monument at Kealakekua Bay,  Two Steps at Honaunau Bay, Kahalu‘u Beach in Kailua-Kona, or the tide pools at Kapoho, the Big Island of Hawaii‘i provides some of the most stellar snorkeling spots in the entire state. For visitors and residents alike,...

church

Its 112-foot steeple pierces the sky above Historic Kailua Village and is one of the most recognizable sites along the entire Kona Coast.

The first Christian church ever established in the Hawaiian Islands, Mokuaikaua Church — located on Ali'i Drive across from Hulihe'e...

Every third Sunday of the month in Historic Kailua Village, a pedestrian-only, outdoor marketplace transforms Ali'i Drive into a must-attend event for residents and visitors alike. Featuring 105 vendor booths, a concert stage, food and live music, the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll showcases...

Whale

Every winter in Hawaii beginning in November, pods of magnificent humpback whales migrate from Alaska to the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands. February usually marks the peak of whale season in Kona, as thousands of whales become “snowbirds” in Hawaii, arriving here to...

kayak

It’s one of the most beautiful and historic bays on all of Hawaii Island. Located in South Kona below the town of Captain Cook, Kealakekua Bay is known worldwide for the pods of spinner dolphins that frequent the waters there. A popular destination for kayaking and...

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