Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows is in Waikoloa on the Kohala Coast, a 5-minute drive from Puako Petroglyph Park and 15 minutes from the ruined ancient Hawaiian temple at Puukohola Heiau National Historic Site. The Shops at Mauna Lani mall is a 2-minute shuttle ride from the hotel.
Royal Kona Resort is perched on the edge of Kailua Bay, just a 10-minute walk from the fishing village of Kailua-Kona. It’s 11 minutes on foot to Hulihee Palace, and a 20-minute drive south to the Captain Cook Monument. Kona International Airport is also a 20-minute drive.
Located on the water next to Kona Pier, Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel is ideally situated for walking around Kailua-Kona village; King Kamehameha himself once lived on this resort site, after he unified Hawaii.
This beachfront resort is located in Waikoloa, close to Dolphin Quest, Anaehoomalu Beach, and Seaside Putting Course. Also nearby are Genesis Gallery and Kings Shops.
Many of Hawaii’s highlights are located near to Makalawena, making it a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Among the most interesting places to explore are the marvelous Kua Bay and the remarkable Hawaii Gateway Energy Center. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located close by Makalawena are the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park and Honokohau Marina.
To really get a feel for the area, stop at the nearby local attractions such as Ahu'ena Heiau in Kailua-Kona. These spots are a magnet for locals and tourists alike. The Hawaii area features some fascinating relics from yesteryear; begin your local history tour at Hulihee Palace in Kailua-Kona.
Finding somewhere convenient to unpack your bags in Makalawena couldn’t be easier. The Kona Seaside Hotel, Kailua-Kona, the Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel, Kailua-kona and the Uncle Billy's Kona Bay Hotel, Kailua-Kona are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.
Finding the ultimate place to stay is a vital first step of any trip. Short and long stay options in and around Makalawena are a little limited, so search Expedia's easy-to-use Makalawena lodging page straight away for the latest information and deals.
The better island-based options include the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai and Mango Sunset Bed and Breakfast Inn at Lyman Kona Coffee Farm.