Living in Kailua-Kona: Things to Do and See in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii—A Tropical Paradise Home to Kukio, Hualalai Resort, and Other World-Class Resorts

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Often referred to as "Kona" by the locals, Kailua Kona is the main western city of the Big Island of Hawaii. Nestled on the western coast of the Hualalai Volcano, this idyllic retreat is replete with unspoiled natural beauty, unique ecological features, superb recreational amenities, and an alluring tropical lifestyle.

The luxury resort communities and private developments of Kukio, Hualalai Resort, Kohanaiki, Mauna Kea Beach Resort, Mauna Lani Resort, Waikoloa Beach Resort, and Hokulia that dot the Kailua Kona coastline each offer their own distinctive, world-class amenities consisting of golf, spa, tennis, beach, surf, ocean activities, and fine dining. All located on the west side of the Big Island and a short distance from the Kona International Airport, these communities offer a tropical setting, year-round sunsets with gentle trade breeze to keep you nice and cool throughout the day. The island paradise is a draw for outdoor and nature enthusiasts, with its stunning white and black sand beaches, lush tropical rain forests, cascading waterfalls, luau, exotic flowers, snowcapped Mauna Kea and even an active volcano.

Kona is also home to the Historic Kailua Village, a lively gathering place located a 15-minute drive south of the airport. Bustling with shops, restaurants, and nightlife, this bustling seaside town is a great place to discover the rich history and culture of Kona at such places as Mokuaikaua Church, Hulihee Palace, and the Ahuena Heiau.

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the allure of the Big Island’s beautiful Kailua Kona coast has enticed some of the world’s most prominent and successful to purchase residences in the area. Island Resort Property specializes in assisting these clients find the perfect property that captures each client’s unique lifestyle.

How Many People Live in Kailua-Kona?

Population: 191,000

What Languages Are Spoken in Kailua-Kona?

Language: English

What is the Currency in Kailua-Kona?

Currency: USD

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