Kamakahonu is a small bay located in Kona, Hawaii. It was once the home of King Kamehameha I and is now a popular tourist destination. There are many things to do in Kamakahonu, including swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and more! Keep reading for a list of the top activities in this beautiful Hawaiian location.

Swimming in Kamakahonu

Swimming is a popular activity in Kamakahonu. The water is crystal clear and the perfect temperature for a refreshing swim. There are also many fish to see while swimming in the bay.

Sunbathing At The Bay

Sunbathing is another popular activity in Kamakahonu. The bay has many sandy beaches where you can relax and soak up the sun. There are also plenty of trees for shade if you need a break from the sun.


Snorkeling is another great activity in Kamakahonu. The bay is home to many different types of fish and other marine life. Snorkeling is a great way to see these animals up close and personal.

Once you are done snorkeling in Kamakahonu Bay, you may want to up your game with a Kealakekua Bay snorkeling adventure.

After Kamakahonu Come Experience Kealakekua Bay!

Kona Style offers an incredible 4-hour Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Adventure aboard the luxurious 50′ catamaran, Kona Style. This adventure leaves the docks at 8:30 AM every day and includes a continental breakfast and sandwich bar lunch. During your excursion you will enjoy snorkeling above the lush coral gardens of Kealakekua Bay which is home to the Captain Cook Monument and a marine sanctuary filled with incredible marine life.

And when you are done with your Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Adventure you will want to return to Kamakahonu for shopping and dining adventures. There is a treasure trove of local shops and there are a wide range of dining experiences in and around Kamakahonu.

Finally, you will want to make sure to visit the Kamakahonu National Historic Landmark. Many of the structures are a reconstruction of the residence of King Kamehameha I. This is where King Kamehameha I lived out the remaining years of his life and instituted some of the most constructive measures of his reign. Additionally, this is the spot where the first missionaries to reach Hawaii came ashore in 1820. It is a must see landmark.

We are sure you will agree that adding Kamakahonu to your Big Island vacation plans will be well worth it. And if you also want to add a world class snorkeling adventure to your vacation plans, contact us at Kona Style.