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 […]

11/28/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

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 […]

10/27/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

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 […]

09/23/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

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, […]

07/19/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

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 […]

06/10/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

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% […]

05/27/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

Hawai’i Begins Its Vaccine Passport Program

Hawai’i Begins Its Vaccine Passport Program June 4, 2021 Update on Hawai’i’s Vaccine Passport Rollout Beginning June 15, 2021, all travelers vaccinated within Hawaii will be able to travel via trans-Pacific routes without a pre-travel test. Those who have been vaccinated in Hawaii will be able to fly and return to the mainland without a pre-travel test. Once the state […]

05/06/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

Plan a 2021 Trip to Hawaii’s Big Island

  Plan a 2021 Trip to Hawaii’s Big Island Whether it’s your first or 15th time visiting Hawaii’s Big Island, we look forward to welcoming you to the home of the Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, famous Kona coffee, and so much more in 2021.  View Discounted Kona Hawaii Vacation Rentals  2020 was a doozy, […]

04/12/2021 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

Southwest Airlines expands nonstop service from San Jose to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines launches nonstop flights to Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, from  San Jose International Airport (SJC) on January 21. Flight details and bookings are now available on

01/17/2020 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals

Picture perfect Kona Morning – Moon set and turtles! Click to see photos

Watching the moon set this morning was pretty amazing and I knew we were off to a good start! View from  our Kona Now office, easy way to start the day. Oh wait, a quick peek over the seawall and eye spy a little turtle friend having a nosh.

09/25/2018 | by konanow | Vacation Rentals