Kona, Hawaii

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Welcome to the Big Island of Hawaii and to Kona. The Kona Coast is a land of infinite variety, ranging from pristine beaches to rolling uplands that are home to coffee plantations, macadamia groves and the largest privately owned cattle ranch in the United States. To the southeast lies Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea, and Kilauea, one of the most active volcanoes in the world. And offshore lies a fisherman's paradise. Kona is hailed as "The Billfish Capital of the World," and the town hosts the annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament.

Twice as large as the other major Hawaiian Islands combined, Hawaii's terrain ranges from tropical beaches to the alpine crags and basalt heights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. At over 10,000 feet above sea level, Mauna Kea is the highest point in the Pacific Basin. On Hawaii, the temperature is always a result of elevation.

Note: Kona is an anchorage port. Transportation from ship to shore is via the ship's tender service.

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  • Place of Refuge Place of Refuge

    Situated on Honaunau Bay, Puuhonua O Honaunau is one of Hawaii's most sacred places. Immerse yourself in ancient Hawaiian culture, explore the Royal Grounds and enjoy this serene historic site.

  • Kealakelua Bay & Captain Cook Monument Kealakelua Bay & Captain Cook Monument

    The largest sheltered natural bay on the island, this marine sanctuary teems with tropical wonders. On its shores, you'll find a monument, erected in 1874, dedicated to explorer Captain Cook.

  • Aquatic Adventures Aquatic Adventures

    Enjoy the breathtaking coastline and turquoise waters of the Big Island from a glass-bottomed boat, canoe, submarine or catamaran. For intimate views of the marine life, choose a guided snorkeling excursion.

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

    See active volcanoes, dramatic lava landscapes and get insight into the birth of the Hawaiian Islands from 70 million years of volcanic activity.

  • Cultural History Cultural History

    Celebrate the vibrant Hawaiian culture with tours of a Kona coffee plantation, a cattle ranch or the National Historic Park. Visit sacred royal grounds and learn the island's legends and folklore.

  • Ahu'ena Temple Ahu'ena Temple

    The great king's ancient temple, built on the gentle shores of Kamehameha Beach in 800 AD, was a holy gathering spot and traditional place of sacrifice dedicated to the god, Lona.

  • Kona Coffee Sampling Kona Coffee Sampling

    The high elevation, distinct climate and rich volcanic soil create an ideal environment for harvesting the unique Kona coffee bean. Tour a thriving plantation and sample a robust, aromatic brew.

  • Cloud Forest Sanctuary Cloud Forest Sanctuary

    Discover the dense, lush forest and magical botanical gardens that cling to the slopes of the sleeping volcano, Hualalai. A guided walk through this peaceful sanctuary is a nature lover's dream.

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