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Located where Hualalai Volcano meets the ocean; the white sand beaches that surround Kailua Kona are perfect for all your recreational interests with gorgeous views second to none. King Kam Beach, snorkeling in Kona, Ali’I Drive, Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, Kailua Pier, Kealakekua Bay, the Mai-Tai, Kona Brewing Company, Manta Ray night dives, seahorse farms, surfing, whale watching and coffee tours are popular attractions and entertainment. In addition, the Big Island is known as the golf capital of Hawaii as well as the top destination for scuba divers from across the world.
Volcano National Park protects some of the most unique landscapes in the world from sea level to nearly 14,000 feet and is home to two (Kilauea and Muana Loa) of the world’s most-active volcanoes. The Ironman World Championship, Kona Coffee Festival and Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament are held in Kailua-Kona annually.
The almost-always beautiful weather (dry and sunny) has transformed Kona from a sleepy fishing village into the entertainment and activity capital of the Big Island. Sunshine is prevalent year-round, especially in the summer which is typically from April to October. Being on the leeward side of the island protects Kona from winds and creates drier conditions than on the windward side.
Tourism has aided economic growth in the region with more than a 100 percent increase in visitors in recent years. Farms and agriculture are also significant industries with coffee, nuts, fruit and cattle produced locally. The Hawaii State Department of Education operates public schools in the area for K-12 students, while Hawaii Community College features offers campuses in Hilo and North Kona. Kona Community Hospital, North Hawaii Community Hospital and Kohala Hospital provide modern medical care and facilities.
King Kamehameha I, chief of Kona, established the community in 1795 to be the seat of local government. Kailua-Kona was also designated as the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii before Honolulu became the permanent capital. In the late 1900s, a real estate and construction boom fueled by tourism advanced the area from a small fishing community into an entertainment hub.