Fun things to do in Kona Hawaii : Tours, attractions, activities & what places to visit

Looking for exciting places to visit and fun things to do in Kona? There’s a reason why King Kamehameha the first chose Kona as his home – the climate is warm and temperate all year round and the landscape is majestic. Nowadays Kailua-Kona is a friendly tourist hub with a small town feeling. Visitors will usually stay a few days (and then wish they’d stayed longer) to visit places like Mount Kea summit, Kohala waterfalls, and Volcano National Parks, and also take part in activities like whale and bird watching, shore excursions, snorkeling, golf, hiking, biking and of course sampling some of the finest premium coffee on the planet.

Fun things to do in Kona Hawaii

Fun things to do in Kona Hawaii

If you weren’t already aware, the Kona Manta Ray night dive is one of the most rewarding, and written about, dives in the world. The Kona coast is the perfect place to get close to manta rays (they are quite harmless as they have no teeth). Kahalu’u beach park is also a beautiful place to Snorkel due to the large numbers of colorful reel fish and Hawaiian turtles.In Kona there is no shortage of activities for families, couples and singles alike. Here are some more fun ideas to help plan your next adventure…

Ideas for Lodging in Kona

If you are looking for spacious lodging in Kona I would recommend the Kona Coast Resort. It’s a short stroll to Kahaluu Beach and on the premises you will find 2 outdoor swimming pools, 3 Jacuzzis, a sauna, restaurant, tennis court, fitness center and a playground for kids. Surf lessons are also available nearby at Kona Surf Adventure.Another good choice is the Paniolo Greens Resort. There is a large swimming pool, fitness center, free Internet and parking. They also offer fun activities like lei making and horseshoes.

Fun things to do in Kona Hawaii

Things to do in Kona Hawaii: Places to visit

Kona Submarine Adventure and Royal Kona Resort Luau: Take a sightseeing shuttle to the submarine dive site then hop on board and explore the Hawaiian Ocean in a big island submarine. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean bottom and marine life…

Mauna Kea Summit and Stars Small Group Adventure Tour: Take a sightseeing drive to the Mount Kea Observatory and truly discover Hawaii from the top of the Island’s tallest peak. You will have a great sunset view from Mount Kea while your guide shares information about astronomy and tales of legends. Enjoy a hot picnic dinner, private star show with telescope, and finally some hot cocoa and cookies. …

Lava Legends and Legacies Luau on the Big Island: Take an exciting journey through the South Pacific’s legends and legacies and enjoy a night of cultural music and dance. You will be greeted with shell lei, free drinks in an open bar, a sumptuous buffet and the lava-legends and legacies revue…

Manta Ray Night Snorkel from Kona  is regularly listed in adventure and travel magazines as one of the top things to do in Kona and Hawaii. You will receive instructions and then be provided with snorkel equipment and wet suit after which you will be able to see these amazing Manta Rays only inches away..

Kona things to do nearby

Fun things to do in Kona Hawaii

Maui Value Pass: The Maui pass lets you dive on the Atlantis Maui Submarine adventure and gain admission to the Hawaii Nature Center, Maui Ocean Center and and the Maui Tropical Plantation, amongst other things…

Atlantis Maui Submarine adventure

Na Pali and Ni’ihau ‘The Forbidden Island’ Kauai Snorkel Cruise’: This snorkeling adventure commences from Port Allen Harbor, Kauai where you will cruise the majestic Napali coast next to the Forbidden Island, Ni’ihau. Snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of Kauai is absolutely breathtaking…

Diamond Head Crater Sunrise Small Group Adventure: This small group tour will take you through Diamond Head State Park to the summit of Oahu’s famous crater. You will have a 360 views over Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean from the summit…

Kona Accommodation that doubles as an adventure…

At the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel you can practice your golf swing and putting stroke before heading off to one of the great golf courses on the island. Take advantage of the quiet white sandy beach on your door step, or the ocean view swimming pool. On site there is a full service health spa & massage center, tennis courts and a children`s playground.

The Fairmont Orchid is an oceanfront resort on the sunny Kohala Coast. The hotel offers plenty of sports including kayaking, scuba diving and tennis. The property has a private beach, spa tub, pool side bar, fitness center and restaurants.

The Waikoloa Beach Resort & Spa features a large pool with a fun water slide. They also rent pedal boats, kayaks and other water-sports equipment. Guest rooms have balconies with a mountain view, pool view or ocean view.