For me, the Kona & Kohala Coast offers the best weather in Hawaii. Generally drier, sunnier and feels more Hawaiian island life, than the other islands.
The main airport serving the western region is KOA Kona International. A lovely open air facility.
Flying Private: There are several FBO options available. Assistance is offered upon request for current clients. Many good opportunities for 1-way repositioning flights.
Size: 150 rooms
Style: Luxury Beach Huts
Year Opened: 1965
Most Recent Renovation/Update: 2023
The original Hawaii Beach Hut returns, with a new luxury update.
Set amidst 81 acres along the shores of Kahuwai Bay, pristinely preserved and sustainably renewed, classic, thatched-roof hale live lightly on the sacred land, where hardened lava has graciously parted for vibrant flora and native, bountiful greenery. Emerging from a decade of stillness, this long-awaited new chapter weaves a cultivated tapestry of formative experiences, signaling a restorative new era with the same steady pulse.
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You get additional Amenities when I manage your reservation.
• Complimentary one category upgrade upon booking, based on availability
• Daily full American breakfast at Moana for two people per bedroom
• $150 USD resort credit per bedroom
• Additional Welcome Amenity
• Complimentary early check-in / late check-out subject to availability on day of arrival/departure
Size: 305 rooms
Year Opened: 1983
Most Recent Renovation/Update: 2020
Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection will elevate the rich heritage of Kalāhuipua‘a with the defining hallmarks of the Auberge Resorts Collection: a crafted approach to luxury expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service.
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Size: 243 rooms
AN excellent resort, though it will sell-out quite often.
Four Seasons Resort Hualālai, set on the picturesque Kona-Kohala coast on the island of Hawaii, is a magnificent work of destination art. Built into its natural surroundings, the resort combines history, culture, pure pampering, and true aloha to all who come its way. The resort features 252 magnificent rooms and suites, championship golf, a world-class spa and fitness center, tennis, on-site ocean activities, retail boutiques, seven pools, cultural experiences, and award-winning dining. The contrast of ancient black lava rock with towering coconut palms, white-sand beaches, and azure seas creates opportunities for lasting memories.
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TRAVEL + LEISURE: Visiting Mauna Loa, the Largest Volcano in the World
Turns out, the largest active volcano on Earth is a very popular vacation spot.
My Virtuoso The Big Island of Hawaii Information Page
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels, Water Adventures and Activities.
WIKIVOYAGE: The Big Island of Hawaii Page
A great resource for all the basic information you need for The Big Island of Hawaii.
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