"Life's a Beach" Kailua-Kona by yooperprof
Kailua-Kona Travel Guide: 374 reviews and 868 photos
Just a typical little beach in Kona - nothing special about it. . . .
When I was in Kailua-Kona, I felt like Goldilocks. I thought that it was "just right." I know that for a lot of people, there's not enough "development" here: not enough nightclubs, fine restaurants, luxury shopping experiences, dramatic surf experiences, whatever. For other people, there's much too much development here. (And to be honest, there is indeed an undeniable cheerful tackiness to Ali'i Drive.) But for myself, there was "just enough" development along the beachfront here. I'd like to preserve it in amber, just as it is.
When I stayed in Kona in 2005 with my friend Harry, this was the view from our "partial ocean view" room at the Royal Kona. Pretty nice!
- Pros:Where it's happening on the Big Island
- Cons:There's not a lot happening on the Big Island
- In a nutshell:If you want a lot happening, you should be on Oahu
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