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Kona Activities Guide

Kona Activities Guide

  • A must see is the Hilton Waikoloa Village. It is about a twenty five minute drive from Kona. It has dolphins, galleries and a free boat and tram that take you around the resort grounds. You have to pay for parking, but if you eat there, even a small appetizer, your parking is free. View Website
  • Play with the dolphins at Dolphin Quest oat the Hilton. Choose from a variety of programs including feeding the dolphins, meeting the dolphins face to face, and behind the scenes training adventure. 425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa, (808) 886-2875.
  • The place of Refuge is a popular attraction near Kona. There is no charge if you are going for spiritual reasons. Just tell them at the gate. View Website
  • The best boat and snorkeling trip is on the Body Glove Boat. Leaves from Kona. Ask for their new boat the kanoi 11. They have a 21.00 discount if you book directly with them. (link below) which makes the afternoon three hour tour 57.00 each. This includes snacks and beverages. It takes you to the best snorkel areas and provides equipment. I have not tried the Snuba but it looks like fun. It allows you to go further underwater. Also the body glove on ebay is actually 50% off. Go to ebay.com and enter hawaiisavers~ Buy well in advance. View Website 
  • Another activity that I highly recommend is the Donkey Drawn Kart or Great Horseback Riding in Waipio Valley, which is about 40 minutes or more driving from Kona. Many people tell us this was their favorite activity. You MUST reserve this in advance. Well worth the drive and the entire Waipio Valley area is a must see. 808.899.0022 for more information. 
  • Dubbed "The Great 4-D Movie Ride," the 24-seat theater shows 3-D features and simulated "rides" on a 19-foot widescreen projected from twin, high-definition digital projectors. The on-screen action is synchronized with full-range motion seats, a 2500W 5.1 DTS surround sound system and in-theater "4-D" effects, such as blown air and water spray, for a complete multi-sensory experience. View Website
  • The Mauna Lani is a favorite place of mine for exploring the ancient fish ponds. There is often hula and music near the lobby around cocktail time (6?). The Shops at Mauna Lani has a free hula show. Each month on Saturday closest to the full moon the Mauna Lani hosts a complimentary evening of Hawaiian stories, hula music and events called Twilight. It is not advertised and is open to everyone with lawn chairs, coolers and big hearts. Please note: Bring a flash light and a jacket (it gets cool at night). There are no lights out there so walking back to your car is hard with out a flash light. Get there early or be prepared to sit in the back like we did and not be able to hear everything. Held at the Eva Woods Parker cottage on the ocean at the Mauni Lani. View Website 
  • Watching the moonrise over the Mauna Kea is a memorable sight. Be sure to check out the ponds in the atrium on either side of the lower level entrance for a wonderful variety of fish in a spectacular setting. This is well done and worth the trip!
  • The Mauni Lani sponsors a Sea Turtle Release Program so if you are there on July the 4th be sure to go from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. where they will have entertainment, food and activities for the entire family. View Website
     
  • Take surf lessons from Kona Mike's Surf Adventures on the Big Island. Instructors are experienced surfers and are well trained in CPR, first aid, lifeguard certified and trained in professional rescue. www.konasurfadventures.com or call (808) 334-0033
  • Visit Yoga Hale for a calming yoga experience. Classes set in a relaxed environment and welcomes all ages and experience www.yogahale.com or call 808-938-9980.
  • Submarine and Glass Bottom Boats – The Atlantis Submarine rides (real submarine) are great for adults and children but remember that the children have to be at least 3' tall. Also the glass bottom Boat offers a one hour or 90 minute tour. Submarine and Glass Bottom Boats are great tours for the whole family. We recommend that you take food with you in our picnic basket, or pick up a snack to go from safeway.
  • Discover Kona Le'a Plantation, home of Holualoa Kona Coffee Company on the gentle upland slopes overlooking the Kona coast, just 10 minutes from Kailua-Kona. You'll enjoy the scenic drive on Mamalahoa Highway through the prized Kona coffee belt. 77-6261 Mamalahoa Highway, (808) 322-9937. Map of coffee tour road at bottom of page

 

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