Kailua-Kona travel guide

Kailua-Kona Tourism | Kailua-Kona Guide

You're Going to Love Kailua-Kona

With a population of 11,975, Kailua-Kona is a must-see destination in Hawaii, United States. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 8 days in order to fully appreciate everything Kailua-Kona has to offer.

Where to Eat in Kailua-Kona

If you’re looking for affordable options, Magics Beach Grill (77-6452 Ali'i Dr) and Huggo's (75-5828 Kahakai Road) are great picks.

When to visit Kailua-Kona

Kailua-Kona in October
Estimated hotel price
S$ 744
1 night at 3-star hotel
Kailua-Kona in October
Estimated hotel price
S$ 744
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Kailua-Kona in August, when the average temperature is 25 °C, and the highest can go up to 29 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 18 °C, with an average temperature of 22 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Kailua-Kona, with an average rainfall of 40 mm.

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How to Get to Kailua-Kona

Plane

When flying to Kailua-Kona, you’ll arrive at Kona Intl (KOA), which is located 12 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Kailua-Kona from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 22h 48m.

Car

Another option to get to Kailua-Kona is to pick up a car hire from Honolulu, which is about 269 km from Kailua-Kona. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Hertz, among others, in Honolulu.

Plane

When flying to Kailua-Kona, you’ll arrive at Kona Intl (KOA), which is located 12 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Kailua-Kona from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 22h 48m.

Car

Another option to get to Kailua-Kona is to pick up a car hire from Honolulu, which is about 269 km from Kailua-Kona. You’ll find branches of Dollar and Hertz, among others, in Honolulu.

Airports near Kailua-Kona

Airlines serving Kailua-Kona

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,444 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,943 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,364 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,930 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
JetBlue
Good (1,543 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (188 reviews)
Korean Air
Excellent (768 reviews)
Avianca
Good (1,335 reviews)
Japan Airlines
Excellent (951 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (70 reviews)
Aeromexico
Good (772 reviews)
Copa Airlines
Good (743 reviews)
China Airlines
Excellent (633 reviews)
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Where to stay in Kailua-Kona

From 5-star hotels such as the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai to great affordable options like the Pacific 19 Kona, Kailua-Kona offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 354 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 739 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Kona Islander Vacation Club and Kona Islander.

Where to stay in popular areas of Kailua-Kona

Most booked hotels in Kailua-Kona

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai
5 stars
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 1,650+
Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection
5 stars
Excellent (9.6, Excellent reviews)
S$ 1,033+
Outrigger Kona Resort and Spa
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 390+
Royal Kona Resort
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
S$ 335+
Courtyard by Marriott King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
S$ 474+

Hiring a car in Kailua-Kona

Alamo, National and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Kailua-Kona is the Dollar branch at 73-200 Kupipi Street, which is 12 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in Kailua-Kona (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in Kailua-Kona is Standard (Volkswagen Tiguan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is, on average, 59% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Alamo, National and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Kailua-Kona is the Dollar branch at 73-200 Kupipi Street, which is 12 km from the city centre.

Expect to pay S$ 1.36 per litre in Kailua-Kona (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 16.27 and S$ 21.69. The most frequently booked car type in Kailua-Kona is Standard (Volkswagen Tiguan or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Full-size car hire (Chevrolet Malibu or similar) is, on average, 59% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.