Cultural Kona Parks

Categorized as Big Island Vacation Information

A luxury vacation rental stay on Big Island in Kona is an enviable location, with miles of culture stretching out one scenic mile after another. King Kamehameha spent his last days here and the vast area’s draw is still clear today, with historic churches, dramatic sea cliffs and diverse marine life.

Planning a vacation to the Big Island? Experience all of Kona’s culture from one of our Kona luxury rentals.

Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Spending time at your vacation rental, by the pool and at the beach should all be part of the trip. Additional experiences for guests wanting to soak up culture along with sun are simple with national and state historical parks. The fish ponds, heiau, lava rock structures and petroglyphs tell the story of Big Island’s ancient past. Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is a lovely place for hiking, fishing, snorkeling, wildlife viewing and cultural demonstrations. Pack a picnic and explore.

Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park
For those who want to snorkel, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park is the place to see the tropical fish in the ocean, sea turtles resting on the shore and endangered wetland birds flying overhead. The historic Mamalahoa Trail and Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail feature historic points and the Ala Hele Ike Trail is a hike to the beach with native plants and historic structures along the way.

Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park
Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park is a water sports paradise, with kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Bluegreen waters, tropical fish in the bay and the Hikiau heiau (sacred temple honoring Hawaiian god, Lono) will delight you as you explore the land from the sea’s vantage points.

For more places to stay in Kona, take a look at our selection of Kona vacation rentals.

After excursions to the parks, if you still want to see Kona’s culture and heritage, visit a coffee farm for tours and tastings. Take some home and make sure to buy a bag to enjoy during your stay in your luxury vacation rental.