The Hawaiian word Kona, translated as
"leeward side" is synonymous for plenty of sunshine, great coffee
and big fish. All great reasons to choose one of our Kailua-Kona vacation
rentals as your base for exploring the area. The Kona Coast stretches along the West Side Coast of
the Big Island. The quaint town of Kailua-Kona, was once a tiny
fishing village but now has turned into a small seaport, welcoming
cruise ships year round. Abundant in this charming town are
restaurants, shops and numerous historic sites.
Those who enjoy history will find this area
most interesting and a perfect reason to choose Kailua-Kona vacation
rentals. Many Hawaiian kings made their home in Kailua-Kona
and a visit to the local museum takes you back in time to the old
Hawaiian days. You will also learn about the great influence
the missionaries had on the Hawaiian people. The highest structure
in the downtown area, is Makuakiaua Church, the oldest house of
Christian worship in Hawaii and worthy of a visit.
Kona coffee, known worldwide for its superb quality and flavor is
grown in a narrow strip of land on the mountain slopes above Kailua-Kona.
The coffee mill and museum show the entire coffee process, from the
drop off station to the roaster.
The nearby historic Parker Ranch is one of the
oldest ranches in the United States and dates back to John Parker, a
sailor from Massachusetts, who landed in Hawaii in 1809.
Choosing Kailua-Kona vacation rentals will also ensure that you will
have fun in the sun as you participate in the many water activities.
Snorkeling and diving are very popular here and the array of marine
life will amaze even the most experienced diver. Or try your
hand at fishing and cook your catch of the day, at your very own
home away from home.
For Kailua-Kona vacation rentals choose from oceanfront condos,
villas, vacation homes, cottages and studios. If you are going
to Hawaii for a family vacation, consider renting from an owner on
the Big Island of Hawaii. Self catering accommodations, not
only give you the choice of dining in or out, but you can share
costs with family and friends and save money.