Hotels in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

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Kailua-Kona overview

Kailua-Kona is a friendly locale known for its beaches and oceanfront, and surrounded by picturesque views of the volcano and islands. You'll enjoy the ample café and dining choices, along with activities like diving and snorkeling. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Mauna Kea Observatory and Hulihee Palace. Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park and Mauna Kea are popular sights to see. A family-friendly area, Kailua-Kona also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kailua-Kona has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kailua-Kona with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Kailua-Kona hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kailua-Kona hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kailua-Kona

Fly in to Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.), 11 mi (17.7 km) from downtown Kailua-Kona. Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) is the next closest major airport, 21.1 mi (33.9 km) away.

What to see around Kailua-Kona

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Big Island Country Club
  • • Makalei Golf Club
  • • Honokohau Marina
  • • Kailua-Kona Wharf
  • • Swing Zone
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation
  • • Hula Daddy Kona Coffee Plantation
  • • Mauka Meadows Coffee Farm
  • • UCC Hawaii Kona Coffee Estate
  • • Dolphin Quest
Its beaches and volcano are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Queen's Bath
  • • Kiholo Bay
  • • Kua Bay
  • • Manini'owali Beach
  • • Kekaha Kai State Park
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
  • • Mauna Kea Observatory
  • • Mauna Kea
  • • Hulihee Palace
  • • Hapuna Beach State Park

When to visit Kailua-Kona

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 83°F day, 66°F night
  • April-June: 86°F day, 68°F night
  • July-September: 87°F day, 72°F night
  • October-December: 87°F day, 67°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 4.57 inches
  • April-June: 1.73 inches
  • July-September: 2.01 inches
  • October-December: 3.66 inches