Kailua Kona is the largest town in West Hawaii, and a popular visitor destination on the Big Island. The Kailua Kona area is generally considered to run from about the airport to the bedroom community of Keauhou several miles South of town. The "center" of downtown Kailua-Kona might be considered the intersection of Palani and Kuakini, or alternately (a block away) the Kailua Pier.
Kailua Kona is home to many restaurants, boutique stores and shopping, and coffee shops and outlets selling Kona Coffee. Ali'i Drive, home of many stores and "restaurant row" is a walkable stretch of road that runs through the heart of town by the ocean. In addition to affordable eateries and shopping, there are plenty of affordable accommodations at local hotels, inns, vacation rentals, and bed & breakfasts.
Kona town offers access to many beaches, several of which are in town, and water related activities. Dive and snorkel spots, kayak and paddle surf rentals, and deep sea fishing are just a few of the activities you can participate in. If all you want is to relax at the beach or find a great spot to watch the sunset, you can do that too.
Kailua Kona boasts Hawaiian historical sites such as Hulihee Palace, Hawaii's first church, and numerous heiaus (temples). The town also has a history as a ranching community, and of course the area is known for growing Kona Coffee. Come, and enjoy Kailua Kona!