Searching for a location for a perfect vacation rental spot? Vacation rentals are plentiful here. Nestled at the bottom of the Hualalai Volcano on the Big Island
of Hawaii, is the city of Kailua-Kona
. It was established in 1812 by King Kamehameha I who made Kona the center of his government. The city of Kona grew into a large royal compound and housed the royal family.
Located just 15 minutes south of Kona International Airport (in the adjacent Kalaoa)...historic Kailua Village (Kailua-Kona
) is a lively seaside town in the heart of the sunny Kona Coast. It is a charming oasis of green amidst a volcanic and relatively barren landscape. A perfect vacation spot, it has lodgings such as condo rentals and private vacation home rentals available, all within easy reach of the oceanside.
Once a sleepy fishing village and a retreat for Hawaiian royalty, Kailua Village is now a destination for affordable accommodations, great shopping, dining and learning about Hawaii’s rich culture. It was designated "Kailua-Kona" to differentiate it from the larger Kailua located on windward Oʻahu, although it is often referred to as "Kona" in everyday speech.
Walk around the small down-town area to buy local macadamia nuts, rent snorkeling equipment and buy a souvenir, then stop for a cup of Kona coffee, locally grown and brewed, and fairly legendary.
Take a tour over to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
; a displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution. This park boasts two of the World's most active volcanoes, and offers insights on the birth of the Hawaiian Islands. Or take in one of the Big Island's many golf courses for a bit of exercise.
The humidity here is generally between 50% and 80%. The temperature change between night and day is greater than the temperature change between winter and summer. Mornings are typically clear while thermal clouds created in the day raise the temperature during the day. This is a perfect area to enjoy a vacation home rental, and there is plenty of variety of accommodation to choose from.
The main road of Ali’i Drive has a variety of shops and restaurants, and the majority of the vacation rental accommodations in the area. Condo rental and other vacation rentals play big part in this area, but you’ll also discover some very important Big Island historic spots.
Kailua Pier, on the street’s northern end, is a great place to watch the sunset and is also the starting and finishing point of the Ironman World Championship.
Dry weather and endless sunshine provide ideal conditions.
You will find your vacation lodging here; condo rentals and full sized homes provide you with the vacation rental accommodation
to suit your needs, no matter what your criteria. If you are looking for side trips during your stay have a look at vacation rentals by owner Hawaii or accommodation in Maui