Kauai-Kona, Hawaii Travel Guide
In the western part of Hawaii below the Hualalai Volcano is the city of Kailua-Kona. Kailua-Kona has always been considered a great place to live because of the surrounding water there and the great weather. The climate in Kona is near perfect with the year round high is 87F and the year round low is 64F.
One of the most well known events in the area is the yearly Ironman Triathlon. This event starts just beyond Kailua Pier and requires participants to swim 2.4 miles. They then take to biking through numerous lava fields and other rough terrain and is 112 miles end to end. The final stage of the Triathlon requires them to run the next 26 miles through the same rugged terrain to the finish line.
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Kailua-Kona is also host to the Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament which has become world famous with big game fishermen. This tournament is open to the public and costs between $3,700.00 for a two angler team up to $5,000.00 for a six angler team. A charter boat can also be rented for the event for an additional $5,000.00.
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There are dozens of spectacular hotels in the area which include Royal Kona Resort, Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Resort, Kona Seaside Hotel, Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel and many others. You will also find many great places to eat in Kailua-Kona. Some worth mentioning are Huggo’s, Kona Brewing Co Inc, Jameson’s By the Sea, Hard Rock Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co and Basils restaurant.