"Living in Paradise" Kailua-Kona by klarson

Kailua-Kona Travel Guide: 370 reviews and 861 photos

My time in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

In October of 1999, I moved to Kailua-Kona to work with Youth With A Mission there. I lived in Kona for over two and a half years. This was the first time in my life living in the tropics, and also the first time living outside of the midwest.

Kona (the real name is Kailua, but since there's another Kailua on Oahu, most people just call it Kona since it's in the Kona district) is generally very sunny and dry. It is on the leeward side of the Big Island of Hawaii, so does not get too much rain. Most of the rain comes late in the afternoon or evening when it does rain.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Warm weather, sunshine, aloha spirit
  • Cons:Isolation - can get island fever after awhile!
  • In a nutshell:A Place to Enjoy Summer All Year Long!
  • Last visit to Kailua-Kona: Jul 2002
  • Intro Written Dec 13, 2002
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