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Water Sports and More Big Island Attractions

Located in the heart of the Big Island, Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel offers easy access to unforgettable Big Island 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. From water sports to hiking to helicopter rides, there is plenty of fun things to do in Kona, HI. Visit our Activity Desk for advice on the best things to do on the island.

Kona Boys Water Sport Rentals

Get out on the water with Kona Boys, our on-site water adventures company. They offer plenty of ways for you to enjoy the unique waters of the island, including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), surfing, diving, and outrigger canoe rides and charters. Guests of our hotel receive 15% off rentals.

Body Glove Cruises

If you prefer to let someone else do the boating, book an adventure with Body Glove Cruises. Cruise options include dolphin and whale watching, snorkeling and the six-in-one Kona Coast Cruise, which includes Hawaiian dinner, sunset, historical tour, cocktails, live music, dolphin, and whale watching. These cruises leave from the Kailua Pier just outside our hotel.

Parasailing Adventures

For a truly unforgettable experience, take a parasailing adventure with UFO Parasail Hawaii. You can book your “flight” above the water online or in our lobby.

Ocean Eco Tours

Catch the perfect wave, swim with wild dolphins or manta rays (at night), and explore the underwater beauty of Kona with Ocean Eco Tours. Hotel guests receive 10% off snorkel gear rentals during the week with any booking.

Kona Coffee Tasting Tour

Hawaii is famous for its deliciously strong Kona coffee. Find out how it all happens by taking a self-guided coffee-tasting tour of one of the island’s 600 specialty coffee farms.

Drive Saddle Road 

Looking for an adventure? Increase the adrenaline of your trip with a drive across Saddle Road. Spanning a high valley between the two great mountains of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, this interior shortcut between East and West Hawaii leads drivers through a thrillingly wide variety of eco, climatic, and geologic zones as you climb up to a stupefying 6,000 feet and wind your way back down again.

Shopping & Dining

While there are ample shopping and dining opportunities right here at our Kona resort, we encourage you to experience the culture and unique tastes of our great island. Popular shopping and dining destinations near our hotel include:

  • Historic Kailua Village
  • Keauhou Shopping Center
  • Queens’ Marketplace
  • The Kings’ Shops
  • Hilo Hattie
  • Maunaloa Macadamia Nut Factory
  • Kona Commons Shopping
  • Fish Hopper
  • Krua Thai Cuisine
  • Big Island Grill
  • Splashers Grill
  • Quinn’s Almost by the Sea
  • Big Daddy’s Pupus & Beers
  • Lemongrass Bistro
  • Mask-Querade Bar

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