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The Kona Coast is really very distinctive. It has been created by lava flows from volcano eruptions that have happened in the recent past. The older flows have been taken over by lush vegetation so it is not unusual to turn a corner and go from lush tropical vegetation to barren lava. The Kona Coast is a unique place that everyone loves.
The town of Kailua, Kona is quaint and visitors love its feel. It is the main town on Hawaii's west side and serves as the commercial and shopping center for the local population and tourist centers to the north and south of town.
Things to see and do
* Hilton Waikoloa Village
* Pu`uhonua Honaunau National Historical Park
* Kakaluu Beach
* Snorkelling and swimming at Hapuna State Beach
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – US dollar ($) (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 91.9 sq km’s
Population – 11,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT/UTC minus ten hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 1 (USA) + 808
Port Location – Kailua, Kona port is right in the heart of downtown Kailua and you can walk everywhere from the wharf.
Transport Links – The city is served by Kona International Airport and cars and bicycles are available for rent.