Hotels in Hawaii Island near Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)

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Hotels in Hawaii Island near Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)

Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) Hotels

Kona International Airport (KOA) is a small, homely airport located on the western shore of Hawaii’s largest island. It serves the chilled out, ocean-front town of Kailua-Kona, and the idyllic resort areas of North Kona. The airport blends into Hawaii’s lush surroundings, being largely open-air, with its shops and check-in areas located in hut-style buildings, surrounded with palm trees and hibiscus flowers. It even has its own museum dedicated to space travel, for added on site entertainment.

Hotels in Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)

There are many handsome hotels near Kailua-Kona Airport, which as well as making the most of the Hawaiian climate with their outdoor pools, also have added perks like kitchenettes and free WiFi. Your island getaway can be made easier on the pocket thanks to the number of inexpensive 2-star hotels dotted about, which boast fitness centers, air-conditioned rooms, and free breakfasts.

Where to stay

For a taste of small town charm, with lazy days hanging out at the cool coffee shops and checking out the local sights including Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest in Hawaii, you should stay in Kailua-Kona to the south of the airport. Its main street, Ali'i Drive, offers scenic views of the voluptuous, sun-dappled coastline. For a resort vibe beside sweeping sands and warm ocean waters, stay north of the airport, by the beach near Waikoloa Village.

How to get to Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.)

You can fly over from a number of top destinations in the US. Catch year-round flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver, or seasonal flights from locations such as Portland. At the airport, wander through the palms to the taxi rank, and race to your destination. If you’d prefer the freedom of exploring in your own vehicle, you can also rent a car onsite.

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