Kailua-kona Travel Guide

Articles about Kailua-kona

By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Kristin Conard

Restaurants in Kailua-kona

A quintessentially Hawaiian seafood restaurant built over the ocean, Huggo’s is a Kona institution, having been in the same island family for more than 30 years. There are nautical charts on the tabletops, a roomy open-air bar, and live Hawaiian bands on most nights.

Things to do in Kailua-kona

Kona’s Keauhou Bay is one of the best places on earth to swim up close to huge and harmless manta rays, elegant nocturnal beasts that feed on plankton.