What is Kona best known for? Kona is also famous for its deep-sea fishing, hosting the International Billfish Tournament (August) every year. And on land, don’t forget to travel to the cooler upland slopes of town like Holualoa, where you can sample the distinctive flavors of 100% Kona coffee, which is what Kona is famous for!
Is Kona Hawaii worth visiting? If you only have 4-5 days, perhaps spent 1 day in Hilo and the rest of your time on Kona or Volcanoes National Park. Kona and Hilo are both worth visiting – just adjust your schedule based on whether you prefer beaches and upscale shops or rainforests and history. You can’t go wrong with either destination!
How do I spend a day in Kona?
- Pu’uhonua o Honaunau – Place of Refuge. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, also called a “Place of Refuge”, holds historical significance.
- Saddle Road.
- Ahuena Heiau.
- Mokuaikaua Church.
- Manini’owali Beach (Kua Bay)
- Makalawena/Pu’u Ali’i Beach.
What should I do on the first day of Kona?
- Day 1: Kona and the Beach. Start your trip by picking up your rental car from one of the car rental offices at the Kona Airport.
- Day 2: Ocean Views and Adventures.
- Day 3: Volcano Village and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
- Day 4: Jungle and lava fields.
- Day 5: Hilo and the Wailuku River.
- Day 6: The Hamakua Coast.