Things to Do on The Big Island of Hawaii
Our Hawaiian hotel puts you in the heart of the island where it's easy to enjoy the many area attractions. Experience a number of unforgettable activities that will give you a first-hand look at some of the region's most historic sites and the world's most scenic settings. You don't even need to leave the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Hotel in Kona, HI to experience Hawaiian culture at its finest. We offer one of the island most popular Kona luau events with our Island Breeze Hawaiian Lu'au.
The friendly Activity Desk team at our Hawaiian hotel can organize and advise on the best helicopter rides, volcano tours, island excursions and inter-island tours.
- Place of Refuge - A national park and located approximately 30 miles south of the hotel, Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, the Place of Refuge, is open daily to the public. During the early years of Hawaiian civilization, the Place of Refuge was a sacred sanctuary for people who broke kapu (sacred laws). Kapu-breakers' lives would be saved only if they could safely reach this area. Features at the park include ancient fishponds, thatched roof homes, heiau or temples and ancient rock walls. Live demonstrations of ancient Hawaiian craft such as the building of canoes and tikis are also held in the park.
Places of Interest
- South Kona - Historical and scenic sites that include the Place of Refuge and the Painted Church nestled along the hillside overlooking Kealakekua Bay, where famous explorer Captain Cook met his fate in 1779.
- Volcanoes National Park - Approximately 95 miles east from Kona, the park is open 24 hours daily all year round. An entrance fee gains you access to the park and the Kilauea Visitor Center. Also inside the park are the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum, The Volcano House, Thurston Lava Tube and scenic vistas.
- Hilo and the East Coast - Hawaii's second largest city, Hilo is the administrative capital of the Big Island and full of interesting diversions. At the north end of town along the Wailuku River is Rainbow Falls. Northward of Hilo is Waipio Valley with its scenic gorges.
To learn more about the King Kamehameha Hotel in Kona HI, please call (800) 367-2111.