is the largest town on the Kona side of the Island and was the seat of
government for the Kingdom of Hawaii for many years. Above is one of the
small beaches right in the town and the harbor. From this pier there are
all sorts of water oriented activities such as whale watching tours,
parasailing, scuba and snuba excursions, dinner cruises. We have taken
several of these outings and let me tell you, they are hard to beat for
tourist oriented fun. Beware though, you can go broke if you try to do
Across the pier is
behind the King Kamehameha
Hotel. You can see a bit of the hotel in the right part of the photo with the
beach that is a favorite for tourists staying at the hotel. On out first
trip to Kona we stayed at the King Kamehameha and I was very
sick with a bad cold. So bad that I didn't leave the room for a couple
of days. Some vacation! This beach was a favorite hang out for my
wife while I was laid up. Behind the beach basically in those trees is
the location of the King-Kam luau
one of the better ones in the area.
When you arrive at the
airport, you are always greeted by hula dancers.
Between the pier and the King Kamehameha
Hotel is this gorgeous banyan tree. You can see our Mustang parked under it.
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