Description: North Kona is our “Little LA Gone Hawaiian” and a popular choice for those new to the island whether they are new residents, those looking for a second home, or wishing to invest in a business or vacation rental. The town of Kailua-Kona has all the amenities of a big city without being one. Here you can choose your climate zone as sunny beaches roll up the hill to become misty mountains. This is the Hawaiian weather you’ve dreamed of and it’s 365 days a year. If you’re looking for a thriving urban life soaked in “fun in the sun” in Hawaiʻi, then Kailua-Kona is your top destination.
Activities: Water sports in North Kona rank with the best in the world. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Location is everything. Take your pick of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, boogie boarding, canoe paddling, deep sea fishing, pleasure cruises, sailing, whale watching, submarine dives in Kona Bay, or just relaxing on the beach – it’s all here! You’ll find excellent golf at the Kona Country Club and the Makalei Golf Club, and tennis facilities at the Holua Tennis Center and the Royal Kona Tennis Club. Kailua-Kona is home to the Ironman Triathlon, which attracts world-class athletes to compete in an international sporting event of endurance through ocean swimming, biking and running.
Heritage: King Kamehameha chose Kailua-Kona as his seat of power in 1812, three years after uniting all of the Islands under his rule. It is home to Huliheʻe Palace, one of the three Hawaiian Royal palaces in the state, and to Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian ministry in Hawaiʻi. Kona Historical Society is very active in preserving and promoting this proud community’s heritage at the H.N. Greenwell Store Museum and through interactive performances at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm.