Things to Do Near Our Kona Bed and Breakfast
There are many activities in our area. Ka’awa Loa Plantation is located directly above Kealakekua Bay and Honaunau . . . both boast what is undoubtedly some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii . . . Lots of live reef, fish, turtles, spinner dolphins, and even now and then a few whales frequent the areas. Activities include snorkeling, swimming, ocean kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding. There is a great (and somewhat demanding) hike that starts at the top of our road (Napoopoo) down to the Captain Cook monument.
Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, the Place of Refuge, is the oldest and most well preserved Heiau (place of healing) in all of Hawaii. This national park offers daily talks with park rangers, a wonderful stroll down the coastline, and great photo taking opportunities. Our neighborhood is also home to the Saint Benedict’s Painted Church and several coffee farms that offer daily tours.
We have many diverse restaurants in the neighborhood. Some of our favorites are the Poke Shack, Big Jake’s BBQ, Hong Kong Chop Suey, Manago Hotel, Ke’ei Café (Hawaiian fusion), The Corner Pocket (pool bar), Dave’s Ice Cream, The Strawberry Patch, Annie’s Burgers, TK Noodle House, Rocco’s Pizza, Gypsea Gelato, The Rebel Café, and Toshima’s (Hawaiian-style Japanese). There is definitely something to please every palate!
Kailua-Kona is 12 miles to the north of us . . . close enough to head in for some of the great restaurants or more touristy things, but far enough away to get a good feel for the “Real Hawai’i”.
The beaches of the Kohala coast are between 40 minutes away (Makalawena and Ku’a Bay) to just over an hour to the north (Hapuna Beach, Mauna Kea Beach, and Spencer Beach.) Volcanoes National Park is an hour & 45 minutes around the south side. Both are easy daytrips from our location.