Adventures in Paradise, The South Kona Coast
of the Big Island of Hawaii offers many opportunities for ocean sports and nature trekking, including swimming with the Dolphins at Kealakekua Bay. Visit historic sites, like Pu`uhonua O Hona`una`u (The City of Refuge) and enjoy the very best of Old Hawai'i
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|South Kona Hideaway
83-5399 Middle Keei Road
Captain Cook, Hawai'i 96704
1-877-632-0999 toll free
raveling South from
Kailua-Kona, into the South Kona District toward South Point, (the Southernmost point in the United
States) the first landmark to be seen is Kealakekua Bay,
where Captain Cook met his unfortunate end at the hands
of the Hawaiians. A monument dedicated to his memory
stands there today.
This bay is also famous for snorkeling and diving and is
a well-known habitat of the Pacific "spinner"
dolphin. The climate here is much the same as Kailua-Kona,
but the shoreline tends toward rocky lava outcroppings,
and pebbled beaches.
Many of Kona's commercial diveboat tours use Kealakekua
Bay as a staging area for accompanied scuba-dives and
snorkeling expeditions, displaying the colorful and
exotic ocean fauna for visitors.
Continuing South, the long highway intermittently crosses
barren lava flows, and passes through coffee and banana
farms, which eventually give way to orchards of Macadamia
Nut trees covering acres and acres of rolling land
sloping toward the sea.
We recommend that you allow at least 4 days to make a
quick tour of the Big Island, but to really have time to
relax you should allow a week, remember, you want to go
home renewed, not exhausted!.