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

This brewpub, located on the Big Island’s western coast, opened in 1998. Constructed largely from locally gleaned materials, it has a bar made from native Ohia wood and a repurposed corrugated metal roof from a former Holualoa distillery.