With almost no rainfall, Kailua-Kona is known for its gentle breeze and warm, sunny weather. Kailua-Kona has an abundance of activities, such as great golf, shopping, restaurants, fishing, swimming, and snorkeling, with a friendly small town feel. With many different elevations and an impressive diversity in lot size (from 5,000 square feet to 5 acres lots and everything in between!), Kailua-Kona attracts beach lovers and mountain dwellers alike from a variety of backgrounds. All will enjoy the many beaches with easy free parking, such as Kahaluu Beach Snorkel Park and White Sands Beach. Those who prefer to admire from afar will appreciate the impressive ocean views, the famous Kona coffee farms, flower, avocado and mango fields.
From young to retirement age, Kailua-Kona attracts all types of residents. The young crowd enjoy the downtown and the surfing while those lucky enough to retire to Kailua-Kona like the peace of mind and amenities often found in the many gated communities. There are also several resort properties such as the 4 Seasons at Hualalai and Kukio, as well as a brand new resort, Kohanaiki, currently being constructed with golf courses and multi-million dollar homes.
The Big Island offers a diverse array of activities, many of which are found in Kailua-Kona itself, and some which are just a short daytrip away. In Kailua-Kona, there is great hiking, horseback riding, parasailing, stand-up paddleboarding on the pristine waters and ziplining. Foodies will enjoy the variety of restaurants while outdoor adventurers will love beach days in the warm, turquoise waters or hike for spectacular views.
Kailua-Kona has the small-town feel without the isolation. Just short 15 minute or so drive to the airport, a Costco, and a Target, Kailua-Kona has the convenience of a much more populated town. Despite the occasional VOG When the Kona winds roll in, the skies are clear and perfect for star gazing in the characteristically cloudless sky. The Big Island has the lowest priced homes of all of the Islands. For those looking for space, beauty, and weather, Kailua-Kona is the answer.