Stay at Kona Seaside Hotel in Kailua Kona, HI
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Oceanfront hotel on Hawaii’s big island near historical landmarks, shops, and restaurants
Hotel at a Glance: Kona Seaside Hotel
Kona Seaside Hotel sits on acres of gorgeous tropical gardens on the oceanfront of the Big Island’s scenic village of Kona. Guests can relax near the pool or explore Hawaiian landmarks that are located within walking distance of the hotel. Visitors can shop and eat locally produced goods and food at nearby restaurants and boutiques.
- Where you’ll stay: standard room with king or double bedding or upgraded deluxe/superior room with outdoor seating on private balcony and pool, garden, or ocean views
- Grab some local grinds from restaurants like Splasher’s, Kona Brewing Company Pub & Brewery, and Umeke’s Fishmarket Bar & Grill.
- Get an up-close view of coral reefs, manta rays, and tropical fish when you launch off of Kailua Pier on boat tours specializing in scuba diving or snorkeling.
- Visit the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, a designated Hawaiian location that preserves the history of old Hawaii.
Kailua Kona, Hawaii: White-Sand Beaches and Thriving Coffee Farms
A couple hundred years ago, the seaside village of Kailua Kona was a beach retreat for Hawaii’s royal families. Expansive summer homes cropped up along the village’s picturesque shoreline, taking full advantage of the white sands and clear turquoise waters (some homes are open to the public, including Hulihee Palace and Ahuena Heiau). This village—known as “Kona” to locals—is more accessible to the everyday visitor today.
One of Kona’s most famous exports is its coffee. The beans are grown in rich volcanic soils along the western slopes of Mount Hualalai, and then picked by hand, dried in the sun, and roasted. Many coffee farms, such as the organic Blair Estate, offer tours and tastings throughout the year. Be sure to try a cup of peaberry; its small, round beans have a more concentrated flavor and are considered by many to be the best variety of Kona coffee.