Kona-Kohala Coast

The 40-mile coastline of the sunny Kona-Kohala Coast has many important historical sites as well as the world's top resorts and the sunniest beaches such as Hapuna Beach, a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach with gentle rolling surf. Visit the King's Trail, an ancient path filled with petroglyphs, extending several miles to Puukohola Heiau, the last temple built during Kamehameha I's reign. The Kona-Kohala Coast has large lava fields extending from mauka (mountain) to makai (ocean).

Some of the world's most luxurious and renowned resorts on the Big Island are located on the Kona-Kohala Coast. For example:

  • Outrigger Fairway Villas
    The Fairway Villas, the Big Island's newest luxury resort condominium, is opening with contemporary Hawaiian 2- and 3-bedroom villas in prestigious Waikoloa Beach Resort on ten gorgeous acres along the Big Island's Kohala Coast. A contemporary Hawaiian plantation design that blends a Hawaiian architectural theme with numerous luxurious features that include a private gated community, infinity pool with lap lane and elevated waterfall spa, poolside picnic area, including dining areas with gas barbecues and commercial ice machine. Granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, full-size washer and dryer, and jacuzzi soaking tubs in all master bedrooms.
  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott
    Fronting one of Hawaii's most beautiful beaches, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott lies along the Big Island of Hawaii's sunny Kohala Coast, in the fabulous Waikoloa Beach Resort.
  • The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel
    On the Big Island of Hawaii, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel is upbeat, breezy and dramatic. Sharing 1,839 acres of oceanfront paradise with the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel opened in 1994. The hotel is nestled into the bluffs above the #1-rated Hapuna Beach in a flowing, contemporary Hawaiian style. All 350 of its guestrooms are ocean-facing and radiate from an open-air lobby that provides sweeping views of the Kohala coastline.
  • The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
    The world-renowned Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on beautiful Kauna'oa Bay, considered by many to be the island's single most picturesque beach. Crescent-shaped with pure white sands and shimmering aqua waters, it is perfect for water activities including swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, catamaran riding, whale watching and deep-sea fishing. Even at night, guests step onto a circular lava outcropping overlooking the Bay, to watch the manta rays swim beneath. A testament to earlier times when his world-class resort paid tribute to the ancient Hawaiian spirit, Laurance Rockefeller's vast collection of Asian and Pacific art still graces the walls and lush tropical grounds. Over 1600 museum-quality pieces have been carefully preserved and displayed so that the unique culture of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel will live on for generations to come.
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village
    When the Hilton Waikoloa Village was built in 1988, there was nothing like it in Hawaii, let alone on the sunny Kohala coast. This 62-acre resort has everything. A main attraction is a 4-acre swimming and snorkeling lagoon and beach. One can glimpse colorful tropical fish and perhaps even a rare, green sea turtle. Here guests can be a part of an interactive program guided by Dolphin Quest. Portions of the Dolphin Quest fees are donated to the Pacific Marine Life Foundation to support vital marine education, research and conservation.
  • The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
    During your stay, we hope you will take some time to enjoy the wonders of the Big Island of Hawaii. From snow-capped mountains to desert-like landscape to lush tropical rainforests, this - the youngest of the Hawaiian chain - has much to offer the adventurous and spirited traveler. We encourage you to discover the natural beauty and splendor of the island. On property, choose to play 36 holes of championship golf at the Francis H. I`i Brown golf course - home of the Senior Skins Game for a decade. Or opt for an invigorating game of tennis at our 10-court facility - a K-Swiss Resort Academy and PTR Facility of the Year, 1998. Paddle an outrigger canoe, sail in a Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe, participate in a historic hike, learn to weave a coconut leaf basket and more from our beach boys. Enjoy snorkeling in the clear waters of Pauoa Bay, a scuba lesson in our 10,000-square-foot swimming pool, or a refreshing dip in one of our lava-enhanced whirlpools. For those who seek the ultimate in relaxation, try our 'Spa Without Walls,' oceanside massage, or sit back and watch the Kohala sunset from the vantage point of a swaying hammock.
  • Kona Village Resort
    As dramatic as the setting sun, Kona Village Resort beckons with an enchanting beauty. Ancient people walked upon this land. Today, their legends remain as strong as the spirit of aloha. A few feet from the beach, a natural spring dedicated to the Hawaiian god Kane pours into the ocean. Fresh from the mountains, it brings life to Kona Village Resort and all who come its way. There are no phones in your room at Kona Village Resort. Nor are there TVs or radios to distract you. Instead, music is provided by the tradewinds and the sea. It is no wonder that those who experience this Polynesian oasis return again and again. To a special hammock. A favorite hale. A moment suspended in time. A sense of place...a retreat from today's changing world.
  • The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
    Nestled between two white sand beaches on the sunny Kohala Coast, the elegant Mauna Lani Bay Hotel offers the perfect blend of Hawaiian hospitality and luxury. Guests are awed by the mystical fishponds, ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs, lush gardens, spectacular sunsets, and picturesque shoreline. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel has built an international reputation for its outstanding service and luxury. The accommodations are the utmost in taste and elegance. Every room features a private lanai, most of which overlook the blue Pacific or the ancient fishponds. The concierge can help arrange a variety of island experiences such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sunset sails or seasonal whale-watch cruises. Spend a day at the beach or pool, or enjoy some golf at one of two championship courses. There's also tennis, a fitness center, miles of sandy beach, and hiking and jogging trails for guest to enjoy.
  • Villas at Mauna Lani Bay
    The Villas at Mauna Lani offer you another opportunity to enjoy Mauna Lani hospitality. Each exquisite villa offers dramatic vistas and views of Mauna Lani Bay's peaceful and historic fish ponds. The Villas are ideal accommodations for families seeking an island retreat of their own. Each of the well appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom villas is individually owned and decorated. Guests will enjoy the master bedroom/bath suites, daily housekeeping service, spacious private lanai, state-of-the-art kitchen, fully-equipped laundry facility, and a designated parking stall. In addition, guests have full use of all the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel's services and facilities.
  • The Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay
    There is a growing list of travelers who have elected to luxuriate in a bungalow at Mauna Lani Bay. The guest list includes hibernating CEOs, discriminating retirees, newlyweds, vacationing families, gregarious rock stars, and high-flying athletes. Guests of the bungalows are met at the airport by their private butler and brought by limousine to the resort. A private chef prepares meals to the guests' specifications. Each bungalow is fully staffed so guests can fulfill any whim 24 hours a day. It is a world where "no" does not exist.
  • Mauna Lani Point
    On the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Lani Resort stands apart from other island destinations. The spectacular setting of lush green golf course, blue seas and black lava is best appreciated at Mauna Lani Point, Hawaii's most elegant vacation condominium community. The graciously appointed one- and two-bedroom oceanfront condominium homes, all located on the golf course, are spacious and sophisticated. Mauna Lani Point's private recreation area features a pool with waterfall, whirlpool spa and sauna.
  • The Islands at Mauna Lani
    At Mauna Lani Resort, bordered by the fairways of the Francis H. I'i Brown golf course, The Islands offers some of the most elegant and spacious vacation accommodations available anywhere in Hawaii. The split-level townhomes have a minimum of 2100 square feet of space, with elegant appointments such as white oak wood floors and ceilings and a SubZero refrigerator/freezer in the kitchen. Your private estate home in a country club setting.

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