Family vacation? Honeymoon? Girls getaway? Whatever your reason for planning a trip to Kona, Hawaii, it’s definitely the right one! And lucky for you, Kona has a place to stay for all occasions. From tree houses to beach houses, the list below will help you decide where to stay in Kona.
Cozy Guesthouse | $$ | Couples and small families
If you still can’t decide on where to stay in Kona, check out this cozy, family guesthouse. Enjoy a local feel at this ocean-inspired guesthouse on the outskirts of the city. Away from the business of the tourist-filled city, but close enough to the local produce market and beach. Enjoy a nice sunset accompanied barbeque on the beach with your family or relax on the patio for your honeymoon, either way you won’t have a worry in the world at this private, cozy beach house!
Hotel | $$$ | Couples and families
Kona Seaside Hotel offers a local yet luxurious experience on the shore of Kona Bay. Kona Seaside Hotel was founded 60 years ago by a hawaiian native who came back from world war II with the dream of building hotels that embody the spirit of Hawaii. Today, people come from all over the world to stay in the family-owned, locally-run Kona Seaside Hotel. Enjoy room service and ocean views from your room or spend the day exploring the local restaurants and coffee farms or snorkeling in the bay.
Cabin | $$ | Couples and solo travelers
Enjoy a nestled getaway in this one bedroom cabin on the bay. This was rated as one of the best places to stay in Kona through airbnb. Enjoy a private kitchen and bath with a two minute walk to the bay. The experience is made enjoyable through the airbnb hosts and their knowledge of the local area. Enjoy a peaceful trip to hawaii in this beach-front cabin.
Guesthouse, mansion | $$$ | Friends, Group getaways
This 4-bedroom, 7-bathroom mansion is located right in the middle of paradise in Kona Hills. With an infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a hot tub to enjoy in the evening, this guesthouse offers the perfect escape for a family or group of friends. Enjoy laying on the beach, hiking the mountains, or relaxing in the entertainment room!
Luxury Resort | $$$$ | Business travelers, couples
If you’re looking for an exotic, exciting place to stay, your search for where to stay in Kona is over. Nestled in the mountains, the Hawaii Volcano House is just as exciting as it sounds. Built in 1846, the Hawaii Volcano House and property offer a cultural visiting experience for families, couples, and solo travelers. Located right in the middle of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, the area offers direct access to hiking trails on active volcanoes and historic tours on the rich land that makes up the park and island! This is a great adventure for anyone looking to dive into the Hawaiian culture! If you are craving a more nature-filled experience, the site also offers camping!
Private guesthouse | $$$$ | Couples
If you aren’t sold on the hot tub sunset view, maybe the outdoor bar, private beach, and tennis court will convince you! Enjoy a girls weekend or family getaway in this 3 bedroom oceanfront house in a private community by the bay. The master bath includes a king bed, private bath, and balcony. Kayaking, scuba diving, and dolphin watching is all a short walk away when staying at this private paradise.
Hostel | $ | Great for travelers on a budget
Traveling with a friend? Traveling solo? Just want to hang out and meet people on your visit in Hawaii? Pineapple Park Kona is the best-rated hostel in Kona located right on Kealakekua Bay. In addition to enjoying a drink and conversation with fellow travelers, pineapple park also offers kayaking, manta ray snorkeling, and most importantly, free coffee every morning! They even offer access to car rentals and airport pickups. The area is surrounded by the pristine bay waters and miles of hiking trails.
Resort | $$ | Couples
Experience a champagne-filled glass of paradise at the world-renowned Sheraton Kona Resort. Most rooms comes with a mountain or beach view and a private balcony. The Kona Sheraton is located nicely between the ocean and the city. Guests enjoy the hot tub, poolside bar, and local activities like golf and tennis. With 24-hour room service and airport pick-up and drop off, the Sheraton offers a relaxing, hassle free, luxurious way to explore the big island.