Area Attractions

Area Attractions

Volcanoes National Park

The Volcano National Park is a great experience about 90 miles away going south, some of the road is a curvy so it may take a couple hours to get there. There are some short walks to a Thurston lava tube, a visitor center with a hotel and restaurant, another visitor center lookout over the Kilauea Caldera, and Crater Rim Drive. Chain of Craters road will take you down towards the ocean where you can walk out near to some active lava flows. It is constantly changing so sometimes there is more activity than other times, and access may be restricted for safety.

The Coffee Shack

The Coffee Shack is a local restaurant with a fantastic view of 26 miles of the Kona coast, overlooking Kealakekua Bay. Our scenic lanai offers an incomparable view of Kealakekua Bay, where the famous explorer Captain James Cook first arrived in Hawaii. We are perched high on the mountain slope overlooking the lush mountainside of fully producing 85 year old coffee trees. Enjoy the beautiful open lanai for breakfast, lunch, or just a quick cup of coffee on your way to Volcano or Pu’uhonua O Honaunaua (Place of Refuge) National Park.

City of Refuge

This 182-acre park contains the Puuhonua, a sacred place of refuge, as well as other temples and coastal sites.

Kahaluu Beach Park

Kahaluu Beach Park is a tiny sheltered cove on the west side of the Big Island right in the town of Kailua Kona. It’s one of only a handful of beaches in Hawaii with such a large tame fish population. Kahaluu Beach is not a marine preserve, yet for having no fishing limitations, it rivals and sometimes surpasses the quantity of fish you’ll see at a dedicated marine sanctuary.

Kahaluu Beach Park’s abundance of marine life, sheltered cove, great park facilities, and convenient location make it one of the top beaches on my Big Island snorkeling list.

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden

The Hawaii Tropical Bioreserve and Garden is a 501(c)(3) Scientific and Educational non-profit, whose mission is to serve as a nature preserve and sanctuary, a living seed bank, and a study center for trees and plants of the tropical world. The Garden is dedicated to the collection and display of the world’s tropical plants, and to the education of both children and adults about the plight of the world’s rainforests.

Akaka Falls

This is a great tall waterfall at the end of your nice walk with views of streams and a valley the walk takes you through tropical jungle with lots of flowers if in the flower season really beautiful.

Lava Java

We offer the freshest food on the island, using locally sourced ingredients. Including grass fed Big Island Beef, local organic lettuce, Puna Chick’s Chicken, Big Island goat cheese and more…All our food is prepared fresh everyday to the highest standards. We have our own bakery on site and bake all our own breads, pizza dough, pastries, muffins and desserts from scratch daily.

The Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper Seafood & Steaks – Kailua-Kona Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean at The Fish Hopper Seafood and Steaks, overlooking Kailua Bay on the Big Island Hawaii. Enjoy fresh Big Island seafood and a selection of seafood flown in weekly from the mainland’s west coast. Join us for Kona’s longest Happy Hour from 2pm – 9:30pm every day! We have a variety of mixed drinks including our signature Bucket of Fire, Flaming Volcano and gluten free Big Island Mai Tai! This is the perfect oceanfront location to gather with friends!

Big Island Grill

CUISINES
American, Diner, Polynesian, Hawaiian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night

Quinns Almost by the Sea

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub

Harbor House

CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly