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The Best Things to Do in Kona, Hawaii

Stretching along the western shores of the Island of Hawaii, Kona is a breathtaking destination to discover. From south of Ana eho'om alu Bay to Punalu'u, this beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline is blessed with gorgeous beaches, coffee farms, golf courses, and historic Hawaiian landmarks. Perched above the beauty of Keauhou Bay, the Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa is immersed in the spirit of Hawaii.

The Kona Coast is home to endless things to do, including Kailua Village, restaurants, shops, nightlife, and the island's enchanting luaus. Swim and snorkel with gentle manta rays in Keauhou Bay or enjoy kayaking and paddle boarding. Tour the Kona coffee farms tucked into the lush Hualalai mountainside above our resort. Hike to volcano craters at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or stargaze at stargaze atop Mauna Kea. View humpbacks on a whale-watching cruise or tee off on Kona's spectacular golf courses.

Embrace the Island of Hawaii history on a walking tour of Kona's cultural sites and learn about Hulihee Palace, Mokuaikkaua Church and the legacy of King Kamehameha I. Take a day trip to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, with early temples and petroglyphs just north of Kailua-Kona, or explore Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park, a Hawaiian place of refuge.

Kona Country Club near outriggerkona resort and spa, Hawaii

Kona Country Club

Situated in Keauhou, 6 miles from downtown Kona on the Island of Hawaii, Kona Country Club is rated among the Top 100 courses by Golf Digest. Carved out of the lush Kona coast, the championship 18-hole course features stunning ocean views, wide fairways, sand bunkers, natural lava rocks and turquoise blue water. The Club has a pro shop, driving range, a putting and chipping green, and a short game practice for a day of true Kona golf.

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Mauna Kea near outriggerkona resort and spa, Hawaii

Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea is a dormant and sacred volcano on the island of Hawaii. With a peak of 14,000 feet above sea level, it is the tallest point in the state and the hub of astronomical observation. Explore the breathtaking, cloudless landscape and take a stargazing tour and see the night sky through massive telescopes.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Discover the dramatic landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii. Located near the Kona Coast, this national park is home to the active Kīlauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, which erupt with glowing lava flows. Explore the craters, lava lakes, hiking trails, and scenic drives in this breathtaking destination.
Keauhou Bay near outriggerkona resort and spa, Hawaii

Keauhou Bay

Tucked into the southern Kona Coast, near Kailua Village, this beautiful and protected bay is an idyllic spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding, canoeing, fishing, and boating. Go night snorkeling with the gentle manta rays under the moonlight.
Kona Coffee Tours

Kona Coffee Tours

The Kona Coast is the heart of coffee country on the Big Island of Hawaii. This beautiful region on the slopes of Hualalai and Mauna Loa is home to 650 coffee farms and plantations with free and guided walking tours and fresh Kona coffee tastings.