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Old Hawaii's legends and a spectacular setting will make your visit in one of our Kona luxury rentals a royal one. Today, Kona evokes a private island feel with a seemingly endless stream of seaside landscapes, quiet activity, sumptuous meals and charming boutiques. It's no wonder the dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles alike find it appealing, as will you.
Things To Do
Kona's soft sunny shores and rugged lava terrain provide a duality to revel in—somehow, it's possible to enjoy an island escape with glimpses of a New England vacation. Multiple National Historical Parks include Kealakekua, Kaloko-Honokohau and Puuhonua o Honaunau. Kona's Big Island will enthrall, with its patches of diversity: colorful marine life, petroglyphs and buildings in which Hawaiian royalty once vacationed.
Swim, hike, snorkel and sunbath; every corner turned reveals an ancient temple, volcanic areas and an art community. You'll feel at home in your Kona luxury rental and find that the remarkable views tempt you to stay in your own sanctuary.
Eat and Shop
The resort area and private island mystique offers its share of upscale dining, seaside eateries and lively nightlife. Reach beyond the myriad of cuisines and make sure to explore Kona's best local dishes—the Kona mix plate, island fish and chips, and the bakeries with great breakfasts and sandwiches (perfect for picnics on the beach or hikes to the National Parks). Nearby Kailua adds to the varied selection of Kona. Make sure to find time to visit a coffee farm and sample the island's acclaimed Kona coffee.
Kona shopping is an experience in itself because there are no commercialized malls; rather, you'll find a smattering of boutiques and galleries packed with local crafts and art, jewelry, souvenirs worthy to find space for and gourmet foods, including coffee. The farmers' market will give you a taste of life as locals live it, plus it's the place for organic and fresh foods when you want to stay in and cook and enjoy a great meal in your Kona rentals extraordinary surroundings.
Kona is a walkable town, but renting a car will maximize your time in Kona and nearby towns