The Kona coastline on the western shore of Hawaii’s “Big Island” stretches from the town of Kailua-Kona to beyond the marine conservation area of the Kealakekua Bay. World renowned by beach goers, Kona offers a strong persistent sun, very little rain and calm Pacific waters ripe with swimming and snorkeling opportunities. However, Kona is much more than just picturesque beaches. Kona offers visitors a juxtaposition of Hawaiian culture with a thriving coffee and art scene. When choosing between different Kona vacation packages, consider staying at a bed and breakfast in the village of Holualoa at the base of the dormant Hualalai volcano. As part of your Kona vacation package, reserve a spot on a guided tour on of one these coffee plantations for breathtaking views. Sample the region’s finest blends while enjoying a warm breeze, sweet with the aroma of flowers and coffee beans. Once you find your favorite local blend, enjoy it the next day while browsing one of the many art exhibits and galleries. In fact the Kona Art Center itself is housed in a converted coffee mill.
For those wishing to explore another side of the Kona coast, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park is sure to instill awe. This revered spot is also the setting for the royal grounds once home to the ali’is, or chiefs, and provides visitors to admire the beautifully landscaped grounds with temples and fishponds. Visiting this sacred ground can leave travelers feeling reinvigorated.
Kona vacation packages offer travelers the chance to experience the many facets this gem of a coastline has to offer. From coffee farms to national parks, traveling to Kona on a budget is not only possible, but reminds weary travelers that the best things in life truly are free.
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