was, until the late 1900’s, a small fishing village established by King Kamehameha as the seat of government. It later became the summer home for the Royal Family. While Kona has become a bustling area, it remains more laid back than the frantically active main tourist areas. For private, relaxing accommodations, you try a condo rental or vacation home rental
. There is never a loss of exciting activities, but here the pace is set by you - not by the bustle around you. Enjoy a laid back private vacation home rental, condo rentals or luxurious lodging.
Malulani Gardens is a charming subdivision located in town, offering vacation rentals with stunning, unobstructed views of Kailua Bay
and the coastline. This area is minutes from the beach and shopping, and offers a pedestrian friendly environment in a greenbelt setting. This neighbourly atmosphere offers three Parks in the area of the subdivision alone. Many of Owner Directs vacation rentals have solar hot water heating, open air front and back lanais, master suites and skylights for lots of beautiful, natural Hawaiian light.
Kailua-Kona has a tropical climate year round
, with temperatures ranging from 80F-88F year round. The oceanfront main street is a scenic drive offering many historical sights, including the Kamakahonu Royal Residence and Hulike’e Palace
, used by the Royal Family until 1917. Kailua-Kona is also home of the Ironman World Championships, the Kona Coffee Festival, and the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament
Local activities include the beautiful beaches with swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, paragliding, boat tours and deep sea fishing
. Volcano National Park
offers the most prolific volcanoes and lava flows in the world
, and can be explored by helicopter, hiking, biking and ECO tours. The Kona coffee fields
are worth a visit and the road side stands still sell fruit and other farm products. The town offers shopping, restaurants, hula shows, ukulele jam sessions, golf, and arts and crafts and of course, Owner Direct offers a wide choice of private vacation rental accommodations to meet your needs.
Travelling here is no problem as the Kona airport is 30 minutes away, and has direct flights from San Francisco
, Oakland and Los Angeles
. Flights also leave from Honolulu
to Kona almost every hour. Car rentals are available at the airport including 4x4 vehicles if you are planning to go to more remote areas. Check out the Owner Direct website to have the perfect accommodations waiting for you upon your arrival.
For this paradise, go at your own pace vacation
, rent an Owner Direct vacation rental at Malulani Gardens where you can relax on your private lanai with your feet up, as a cruise ship goes by in the bay below and whales breach in the distance. As your lanai smells of the beautiful plumeria you bought at the market, and the snack on the table is from the local farmers market, you will be living like royalty
. Go to Owner Direct now, to find your Hawaiian Palace accommodations at Malulani Gardens!