We live in Perth W.Australia and plan to visit Kona for the Ironman in October (as spectator only) and plan to be there for 2-3 weeks. We regularly spectate at 70.3s and full Ironmans in Australia/Asia, great to watch.
Can anyone please suggest/recommend good location to stay (and possible condos/hotels/airB&B) within easy reach of start and transitions.
Many thanks. Penny
Where do locals like to eat in this area
A group of us are staying in Kona from October. 16- 26. We are looking to do helicopter tour and looking for best bang for buck. Any help much appreciated.
This will be our first trip to the Big Island. We do not enjoy typical tourist things, prefer to shop at farmer's and fish markets where the locals go. Prefer outdoor activities like botanical gardens and natural attractions, serious historical places of all kinds, and learning the real local cuisine and cooking. Suggestions?
I understand there is one boat company approved to take you as near as possible to view lava flowing into ocean. What is the name of the company and information on the cost of the tour?
Hi we are traveling to Kailua kona area in a few weeks and wanted a recommendation for a romantic restaurant on the beach. Thanks
Is there a bus service on the Big Island. If so how does on find out routes,rates and frequency of service?
I plan 3 days in the Kona area (before flying back to europe).
Which part of the Kona area are best to stay, knowing that I am a solo traveller, do not like resorts and malls, but would like to experience a cosy atmosphere with small reataurants and bars?
Thanks for your advice!
My wife fell when we were in Kailua Kona and cut her self (more like a puncture) on lava rock and it is quite infected any suggestions besides neosporene
One review says its a 5 mile hike while another says a local will drive ... is there alwasy someone who will drive you there without making you broke?
Is it cheaper to rent a car from the airport or in a downtown location in Kona? Also, has anyone used costco to rent a car and how does it compare to the other agencies. Thank you
Planning a family reunion in Kona next Christmas. Stayed at the water's edge in June and found it very hot. Is it hot and hardly any trades in winter as well? Should we plan on going up the hill for the trades?
I need a place for one night for me my wife, son and his girlfriend. Just need it nice and large enough for a night.
Thanks for the help.
I'll be visiting Kailua, Big Island over the next 2 weeks and would love to continue playing pick-up soccer on my trips to the Hawaiian Islands. Do you know of any pick-up games occurring on the West side of Big Island?
I heard the Hard Rock Cafe has been closed down due to the economy, is this true?
We'll be in Kailua-Kona the day Obama is inaugurated. I know that Hilo has a party going on but what's happening in Kailua-Kona and is it opened to some mainlanders joining in?
I'll be staying in Kailua-Kona Feb. 7-12, 2009 and am looking for an oceanfront condo with either 2 or 3 bedrooms. It will be me, my husband, my mother and my 2 year old son. So, either a 2 bedroom with a pull out or spare bed, or a 3 bedroom. I've received quotes from the following properties that have availability. Have you stayed in any of these or can you recommend one?
White Sands Village
Kona Bali Kai
Keauhou-Kona Surf and Racquet (Townhouse)
I am also looking for availability at Sea Village or Banyan Tree, however the above properties are the ones who have already gotten back to me so far. We are not looking for anything fancy, something clean, with 1000 square feet or more, and close enough to the ocean that we can hear the waves. Plus, something where our two year old will feel free to run around.
Hello! I'll have a rental car at Kona as of 9 am and need to return it around 5pm the same day. Is there any WAY I can see live lava flow? I need to see it and want to see it in person. Help - I'm willing to drive a great distance to experience this once in a lifetime phenomena. Please help me - local advice needed.
Aloha. . .
I’m planning to go to Kona, HI Jan 31 – Feb 7, 2009 and was wondering what the weather will be like. Will it be sunny/rainy/stormy? What is the temperature like?
Thinking of staying at the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort. What is there to do around there? Is this a good area to stay in?
Has anyone stayed at the Black Sands Beach House? What do you think of it? Also, I am in the Air Force but cant find anything on the Marine Corps Base and what it has to offer and if it has a hotel at the base - does anyone know? Where is the best place to go Scuba diving? Thank you for you help - cant wait to go in Jan.
Hoping some fine VT'er can help me out in getting a Kona Hard Rock Cafe City-T. Especially somebody who could accept a paypal payment (although, I can mail you a money order also)
Have started collecting these for the past few years and am trying to 'retrofit' my collection.
Either post here, or just email mail me directly.
Thanx in advance.
How much should I expect to pay for a round of golf (and I need to rent clubs) in Kona near the Marriot resort in Waikoloa? Also, what is the best area to go scuba diving in?
I will be arriving on the Carnival Spirit on April 24. I will be traveling with 6 people. We want to rent a car, I would like to know, what would be the best rent a car compamy to use. we need a mini van.
Our family will be visiting Hawaii On March 13-March 23. We have two children 4.5 and 2.5. We will need periodic babysitting services to help the grandparents wiht taking care of kids. You will not be alone wiht the kids we just need a female babysitter ages20-30 who is energetic and fun and responsible to help with entertaining kids, food prep when husband and I want some time to get away for afew hours. Can someone please advise me or even get me numbers of people with references? Thanks!!!!
We will be staying at a time share(Kona Coast Resort) we will only be there for a week in October. Is it possible to use public transit for getting around and to and from groceries, etc.?
We are heading to the BIg Island for a wedding later this year and our 6 year old son will be joining us. We plan to rent a house near the Waikola Hilton where the wedding will be taking place. I'd like to stay within walking distance of a beach perhaps has a protected lagoon or is considered a children's beach. Any suggestions?
there will be 6 of us going on a sunset cruise, is it only on Sat. eve and do we need to make reservations ( Jan 20) before we arrive? Any discounts on internet?
We are interested in the 50' Hokuhele
Any suggestions as to who to get as your captain? Will be there for only a ady
Breakfast recommendations in Waikoloa and Kona areas?
My niece is competing in the Ironman this October. She is staying @ a resort condo in Keauhou. She suggests I look for a hotel Btween Palani Dr and the end of Alii Drive as they will be running in that area. Has anyone attended the event as a spectator that can recommend a hotel or condo that would be along this route?
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