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Top 3 Big Island Waterfalls


Some of the world’s most magnificent waterfalls are found on the Big Island of Hawaii. With so many Big Island waterfalls to visit during your stay in Kona, we’ve broken it down into a few of our favorites. While some are easily accessed, others require a bit more adventure to reach.  Whether you plan on going at it alone or want the help of a local guide (or even helicopter)...

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IRONMAN World Championship in Kona Hawaii – Where Champions Race


During October of each year professional triathletes from around the world descend upon the Big Island of Hawai’i to participate in the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona. This 140+ mile legendary course takes athletes on a journey through the unique and magical Hawaiian landscapes while putting their body, mind and spirit through the ultimate test. After a three-year break from Hawai`i due to COVID-19, Kona welcomed back this iconic...

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Award Winning Big Island Luaus


Attending a traditional luau is a must for visitors to the Big Island. With so many options to choose from, you can be sure that you will have plenty of opportunities to be immersed in Hawaiian culture and tradition, while experiencing amazing local food and drinks. The Aloha spirit comes to life at a variety of luau venues across the island, but most are in the areas of Historic Kailua...

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News From Kona Now – Spring 2022


Spring is in the air and there is lots of exciting news from Kona Now coming to you. From updated COVID-19 guidelines, to major facility improvements at one of our most popular resorts, and of course our amazingly low shoulder season rates for Kona Hawaii accommodations are available now. For these reasons and more, this Spring is the ideal time to stay with us at Kona Now. COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS...

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Best Big Island Shave Ice


Shaved ice or Hawaiian shave ice is an ice-based dessert made by shaving a block of ice and flavoring it with syrup and other sweet ingredients. Hawaiian shave ice is so fine that flavorings are absorbed into the ice rather than settling to the bottom of the cup as with a snow cone. Think of it as a gourmet snow cone with tantalizing tropical flavors. Hawaii’s shave Ice tradition was brought to the island in...

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Unforgettable Big Island of Hawaii Day Trips


While the village of Kailua Kona itself has tons to see and do, venturing out to explore beyond is a must when visiting the Big Island of Hawaii. We put together a list of just a few of our favorite day trips from Kona that you will not want to miss. From some of the best beaches to dramatic island valley views, to quaint artist communities and farm day extravaganzas,...

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Kona MUST Be on Everyone’s Bucket List


The Kona District covers approximately two-thirds of the West side of the Big Island of Hawaii. Along this extensive area, you’ll find loads of experiences and attractions ranging from coffee farms and historic Hawaiian landmarks, to loads of outdoor adventures and the most amazing accommodations. King Kamehameha spent his final years in Kailua-Kona and it is easy to see why. Waterfalls, miles of breathtaking beaches, volcanoes, tropical rainforests, shopping, and...

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Kona Without A Car!


If youʻve heard about the recent car rental shortages and high prices, but still want to get away to Big Island, consider visiting Kona without four wheels…. One of the things we love most about Hale Kona Kai is its easy access to shops, restaurants and cultural activities. We are located directly on the Kailua-Kona coast, at the southern edge of Kona town. Our guests often ride the elevator down...

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WELCOME TO KONA REEF RESORT. The Perfect Kona Vacation Rentals


Situated in the heart of the charming seaside town of Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Find your perfect Kona Vacation Rental at the Kona Reef Resort… For those seeking nature and tranquility, yet still want to be only steps to town where you can find amazing restaurants, shopping and entertainment, Kona Reef Condominiums provide the perfect location for your Kona Hawaii vacation rental property. At Kona Reef you...

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Save with Kona Now on Long Summer Stays of Aloha


Whether you’ve accumulated a surplus of vacation days or are in need of an extended escape from the real world, consider Long Summer Stays in beautiful Kona, Hawaii. Kona Now’s Long Summer Stay discounts make your dollar go further while you perfect your ‘Aloha’ and immerse yourself in the Hawaiian pace of life. Save 15% on 30-Night Stays Feel at home in places that are perfect for staying a month...

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