Things to do in Kailua- Kona!
The "Big Island" is a new adventure for our family...as we find new and exciting things to do and places we like to work with we will update this list!
Ocean Rider Seahorse farm
73-4388 Ilikai Place, Keahole Coast, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
One of our favorites- Park at the Kona Community Aquatic center...walk across the football field- you will see a little path with shoreline access follow it! Pros- great area for littles to play and a few tide pools for the bigger kids to play in. Cons- no place to "wash off" before you get back to your car.
Hapuna Beach State Park
This is our "go-to beach". This is a new find for us! It is a bit of a drive from Kona- bring a sack lunch- tons of tables in the shade. SANDY beach with bathroom, foot rinse and more than one shower area. Great parking ($5 for non Hawaiian residents). If you don't bring a lunch then stop in at Waikoloa malls and grab a bite! You may see our crazy family enjoying the sand and surf!
Great area for Picnics- Close to Kona International Airport- just mark it in your GPS- Great walking trail and quite a few tide pools
This is one of the first beaches we were taken to as a family...it was fun but a bit confusing to get to...basically if you are heading out of Kona heading west. Go past the airport and past the Veterans cemetery soon after that you will see Laueki Place- turn! Go to the guard stand and they will give you a pass and directions to beach. Pros- great area for the little (calm water) and a shower and clean bathrooms! Cons- its a little walk on a paved path through a lava field...bring a wagon!
Lots of great play grounds here! Some of our favs: Higashihara Park and if your willing to drive to Waimea- The Waimea Park is awesome!! There is also a little playground by the Kona Aquatic center. I am sure there are more and we will add as we find them!
Great BLOG on the top 10!
Poi Dog Deli! A must do. Keiki area, craft beer/ciders and super delicious food! New family favorite! Located across from Safeway in Kona.