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Kailua-Kona Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Kailua-Kona hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Kailua-Kona Vacation

Kailua-Kona Beach Vacation

There's nothing that can beat a Kailua-Kona vacation. Whether you're sipping on delicious cocktails at a local bar or flipping through a magazine by the ocean's edge, your trip to Kailua-Kona is an ideal time to live out your beachy fantasies. Many travelers like to stay close to Magic Sands Beach, situated just 12 miles (20 km) from the city center. However, you'll also find plenty of Kailua-Kona packages around Kahalu'u Beach Park and Makalawena Beach, two other superb nearby options.

Things You Should Know About Kailua-Kona

  • Held on the 4th of July each year, Independence Day is one party you shouldn't miss in United States of America. Schedule your Kailua-Kona vacation to coincide with this important event and join the local community in their festivities.
  • Settling on your travel budget is a breeze when you're familiar with the currency of your getaway destination. In this country it's U.S dollars. Love some extra dollars to splash on souvenirs and mementos? With our Kailua-Kona packages, you'll have tons leftover to play with.
  • You won't be short of friends to have a laugh with in Kailua-Kona. Approximately 12,000 people call this wonderful place home.
  • There are lots of memorable attractions to check out here, such as Hulihee Palace. If you'd like to see more sights like this, browse through our affordable Kailua-Kona vacation deals.

Save Time and Money with Kailua-Kona Packages

What is the best way to save money on my Kailua-Kona vacation?

It's so easy to save with our Kailua-Kona vacation packages. Combine your accommodations, flights and extras (like car rental and activities) and save as much as $583. Expedia has 550 partner airlines and 1,000,000 worldwide properties to pick from, so choice won't be a problem! Not only that, you'll be happy to hear there's no cancellation fee on most reservations if you need to change your plans.

Which airports can I fly into for a Kailua-Kona vacation?

Booking flights for your trip to Kailua-Kona is a piece of cake as there's only one major airport in the area. Kailua-Kona, HI Airport (KOA-Kona Intl.) has 1,629 flights each month.

What are the most popular types of hotels for a trip to Kailua-Kona?

There are many accommodations to select from in Kailua-Kona. In the end, it comes down to your style. Perhaps you can see yourself relaxing and unwinding in condos for the majority of your trip, or maybe private vacation homes are more to your liking. There are also some highly rated villas and apartments to consider.

What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

From cars, flights and hotels to activities and experiences, it can contain as little or as much as you like. With our Kailua-Kona packages, you can lock in one of these, all of them or any combination to suit your style. The more bookings you combine, the more discounts you gain!

What are the best things to do in Kailua-Kona?

Dream vacations are made from doing both things you love and things you've never experienced before. Are you ready to expand your horizons? Say yes to a new adventure on your trip to Kailua-Kona with the help of this great list of activities:

For more options, check out our Kailua-Kona things to do page.

*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

What are the advantages of a road trip to Kailua-Kona? 

There’s nothing quite like a Kailua-Kona road trip. And Expedia makes it easy for you to turn all those road trip ideas into reality. You can find cheap deals on hotels in Kailua-Kona or bundle your hotels with car rentals to save even more. With our Kailua-Kona packages, you’ll find hitting the highway for that road trip adventure is more affordable than ever.  

How to plan a road trip to Kailua-Kona? 

Planning a road trip can feel daunting, especially when you’ll be making multiple bookings for your itinerary. But you can find car rentals and low rates on hotels all in one place— Expedia. How you plan your road trip depends on what’s important to you. People love to take road trips to experience the great outdoors, bond with friends or family and see more of the world. When planning, bundle your car rental and hotel into one discounted package to maximize savings on both. Or, leave room for spontaneity, booking what you need when you need it with our last-minute deals.  

What to do on a road trip to Kailua-Kona? 

When taking a road trip adventure, it’s best to plan how you want to spend your time on your road trip itinerary. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the best things to do in Kailua-Kona. You can book all the road trip activities on your Kailua-Kona wishlist, and even plan activities along your route as well.  

How to rent a car for a road trip to Kailua-Kona? 

For an epic road trip, you'll need the perfect car. Renting a car for a road trip is the best option that doesn’t put miles or strain on your vehicle, and especially when it's also so affordable. Because when you book on Expedia, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can pick up a cheap car rental and head out to one of these incredible vacation rentals in Kailua-Kona. And when you bundle car rentals with hotel stays, you'll save even more on each part of your journey.

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Best Lodging Options Near Kailua-Kona

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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay $197
Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020
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Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI
    3.8 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    At check in we were upgraded from a mountain view to an ocean view. They made sure people were social distancing and everyone was wearing masks. We were looking forward to the pool slide but sadly it was closed. The stores in the hotel were WAY to pricey, but it wasn’t too far from a shopping center. ...

    Royal Kona Resort $151
    Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020
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    Royal Kona Resort

    Royal Kona Resort

    75-5852 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
      3.9 of 5
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      We had the loveliest time at this hotel! Weather was great for us the entire trip. It is close to everything and walkable. I loved the little beach area that felt like a salt water pool! Also we had the perfect room view to watch the luau at night! Just a wonderful and relaxing stay!!

      Kona Coast Resort
      Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020
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      Kona Coast Resort

      Kona Coast Resort

      78-6842 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI
        4.6 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Thought it had direct beach access, we never found it. We were only there 2 nights, so perhaps we missed the the secret path.

        Four Seasons Resort Hualalai $865
        Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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        Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

        Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

        72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, HI
          4.8 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          As usual, the Four Seasons did not disappoint. The facility was amazing, the views breathtaking, and the staff accommodating and friendly. You can’t go wrong when staying here!

          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona $126
          Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020
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          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona

          Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kailua-Kona

          75-146 Sarona Ln, Kailua-Kona, HI
            4.3 of 5
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            It was clean and the facility was beautiful. It had a Jacuzzi and pool. The customer service was excellent

            Kona Seaside Hotel $159
            Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020
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            Kona Seaside Hotel

            Kona Seaside Hotel

            75-5646 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI
              4.1 of 5
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Convenient location and very functional accommodation. Would stay again and recommend for short stay.

              Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
              Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020
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              Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

              Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel

              75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, HI
                4.1 of 5
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Like others have said, this hotel is a bit dated, but overall everything is quite nice. Good food and drinks poolside and right next to the beach. Only takeaways were the false-fire alarms 2 nights in a row.

                Kanaloa at Kona by Castle
                Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020
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                Kanaloa at Kona by Castle

                Kanaloa at Kona by Castle

                78-261 Manukai Street, Kailua-Kona, HI
                  3.6 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  We really enjoyed our stay at these condos! While not super modern or updated, they had everything we needed to cook and stay comfortably. The ocean view was amazing and we really enjoyed the ocean pool. The staff was friendly and it was close to Kona and other sites around the island. Overall, it ...

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