Outdoor Activities in Kailua-kona

Outdoor activities in Kailua-kona are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Kailua-kona comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Kailua-kona and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Kailua-kona has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Kailua-kona.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Kailua-kona:

  1. Mauna Kea Summit

    4.4 (1109 Votes)
    Mauna Kea Summit

    Outdoors, Entertainment

    If you love astronomy, then the Mauna Kea Summit is your dream come true! The perfect place to see meteors, stars and simple take in the beauty from more than 4000 metres! The summit lies on top of a dormant volcano which is the highest point in Hawaii. Highlights include: Observatory for star gazing Beautiful volcanic rock terrain The ride to the summit is as much a learning experience as th...Read more
  2. Saddle Road

    Outdoors, Entertainment

    If you love long drives, then the Saddle road is a must on your ‘to do list’ while you visit Hawaii. Connecting the east to the west of Hawaii, the road is a popular stretch with breath-taking scenery! No fuel stations are available, so fuel up before you hit the highway. The legendary ‘Fog’ which braces the highway is sure to add thrill to the drive. A must if you want ...Read more
  3. Kona Brewing Company

    Outdoors, Food And Drinks, Brewery, Cafe

    Get the best of both worlds – Food and Beer! Take a tour of this environmentally conscious brewery and taste four of their beers at the end of the tour. Also, don’t miss eating the cafe after the tour – they whip some of the best sandwiches, pizzas and burgers you would have had in a long time! And even if you are not in the mood for a brewery tour, you can still spend a lazy ...Read more
  4. Kua Bay Or Manini'owali Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment

    Part of Kekaha Kai State Park, Kua Bay is a secluded beach with sugar white sand and some of the best look out points and hiking opportunities. One of the popular attractions in town during summer as well as winter. During summer, the beach is a perfect spot to enjoy swimming and snorkelling, if the water is calm while winters are ideal to take up surfing. Marine life at the Bay is quite a crow...Read more
  5. Mountain Thunder Coffee Plantation

    Landmark, Cafe

    Perfect place for all the Coffee lovers! Mountain Thunder is the largest organic coffee farm in the Country and educates its visitors about the whole process of obtaining coffee – from composting, roasting and bagging! Visitors can choose between a free tour and a VIP tour. If you are a di hard coffee fan, then a VIP tour – Roast master of the Day is a must! You get a chance to roas...Read more
  6. Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

    4.5 (575 Votes)
    Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

    Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary

    A one of its kind farm in Kailua Kona that is dedicated to care for seahorses - and it shows in the way they conduct tours! Learn everything you need to know about the seahorses and then some more. Highlight of the tour is that visitors get to actually have a seahorse curl around their finger. You may even buy a pair for your aquarium at home – just make sure you understand how to care fo...Read more
  7. Hulihee Palace

    Outdoors, Landmark, Historical Site, Palace

    Situated on Ali`i Drive, Hulihe`e Palace was the vacation residence of Hawaiian royalty and now is a museum operated by the Daughters of Hawai`i and has on display pretty furniture and some of the most beautiful artefacts. 
  8. Honokohau Settlement And Kaloko-honokohau National Historical Park

    Outdoors, National Park, Historical Site, Archaeological Site

    Home to historically and archaeologically important site - Honokohau Settlement – it is a site not to be missed while in Kailua Kona. Get a chance to see four different ahupuaa (traditional sea to mountain land divisions), heiau (sacred temples) and kii pohaku (petroglyphs). Marvel at the Hawaiian fishponds, explore the pristine beach or get acquainted with the marine life at the Shore.&n...Read more
  9. Magic Sands

    4.5 (804 Votes)
    Magic Sands

    Beach, Leisure, Nature

    Perhaps the most unique beach in the world, the Magic Sands beach is named after the mysterious phenomena of its disappearing and re-appearing sand! There are days when the beach is rocky and on other days it is covered in beautiful white sand. The waves themselves are bigger than most beaches and even though the beach is a small one, it sure does exude a distinct charm. Good place to body surf...Read more
  10. Saint Benedict Roman Catholic Church

    Church, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Also known as “Painted Church” as the interiors of the Church are painted with Bible teachings and various Saints – around a time when not many could read or write and this was considered one of the best ways to impart the lessons. While an important historical site, the Church has various programs to reach out to those in need and to serve the community.
  11. Honokohau Marina

    4.1 (540 Votes)
    Honokohau Marina

    Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment

    Head out to the Marina for a delightful experience. This stunning Marina has been carved out of Lava and has various options for the visitors to choose from when it comes to go on a charter for fishing and whale watching tours. Or just take a walk along the picturesque beach. Make sure you are wearing comfortable shoes as the road isn’t a smooth one and one may encounter quite a lot of st...Read more
  12. Kiholo Bay

    Outdoors, Beach, Entertainment, Leisure

    The Kiholo Bay is a one of a kind experience. If you love turtles and pristine blue waters to snorkel in, then the place will be a story you will keep telling for years to come. The bay is a marvel- meeting of fresh and salt water with a rocky lava island in the middle. A heaven for the experienced snorkeler, other tourists visit the bay to simply watch the turtles and enjoy the sea breeze.
  13. Keauhou Shopping Centre

    Outdoors, Restaurant, Entertainment, Performance

    If you want to experience the dynamic pulse of city, then the Keauhou Shopping centre is your place! Offering a complete authentic shopping experience, shops are open from morning to midnight- making it an ideal tourist spot to shop till you drop! The shopping centre includes: Apparels and Accessories Restaurants Entertainment like Cinema house Specialty shops Medical shops A good way to spen...Read more
  14. Big Island Abalone

    4.2 (375 Votes)
    Big Island Abalone

    Outdoors, Island

    Abalone or ‘Ear shells’ as they are commonly known are endemic to Hawaii and are known as one of the best quick food all over the world. The Big Island Abalone Corporation is known for cultivating Ezo variety of Abalones. Highlights include: Guided tours of the abalone farm available in Japanese and English. Try a couple of raw abalone to get the most out of the experience. Not fo...Read more
  15. Lekele Burial Ground

    Outdoors, Nature

    The Lekele Grounds is a historic burial site of warriors who lost their lives in the battle of 1819. An easily overlooked place of interest, history buffs will take pride in visiting the burial sites of over 300 warriors. Pay your tribute to the warriors and their story of struggle which ended the Hawaiin Kapu Traditions of the royal family. Placed among serene greenery, the burial ground is su...Read more