Kona, Hawaii is a great place to vacation with your family, and there’s no shortage of things to do and see during your visit! In this blog post, we will focus on Kona specifically. We’ve listed some fun activities that you can enjoy while you’re in this beautiful city. Whether you’re here for one day or a week, there is always something to do or see – read on to learn more!

Kona Beaches

Kona is home to many different beaches. You can spend a day lounging on the sandy shore, swimming in the ocean, or even snorkeling! If you are looking for something more active, there are also plenty of water sports available for rent around the island. Stand-up paddleboarding, surfing, and kayaking are all popular options. A few of the best beaches in and around Kona are:

  • Kealakekua Bay
  • King Kamehameha / Kamakahonu Beach
  • Makalawena Beach
  • Honokohau / “Kona Dog” Beach
  • Kahalu’u Beach Park

If you’re looking to take the beach going to another level, take a snorkeling tour with us.

Hiking In And Around Kona

If you’re not a big beach person, don’t worry! Kona is also home to some great hiking trails. There are trails of varying difficulty levels, so everyone in your family can find one that suits them. A few of the scenic trails in and around Kona are:

  • Maka’eo Walking Path
  • Makahi St trailhead
  • Makuala O’Oma Trail
  • Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail
  • Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park


After a long day of exploring, you can treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of Kona’s many restaurants. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it here. And if you want a true Hawaiian experience, enjoy a Luau, which is part feast, part cultural experience, and part history lesson.

  • Voyagers of the Pacific Luau – Royal Kona Resort
  • Feast & Fire Luau – Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
  • Island Breeze Luau – Kona Beach Hotel
  • Hawaii Loa Luau – Fairmont Orchid
  • Sunset Luau – Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Explore The Kona Coast

One of the best family activities is to explore the Kona Coast on a Snorkel & Sail Adventure. This four-hour cruise is an awesome way to explore the pristine waters off the Kona Coast. Besides a relaxing cruise where you can see dolphins and whales (seasonal), we will stop in Kealakekua Bay for some time to play in the water. If you’re looking for more ideas, we have another post that talks about more fun things to do in Kona, Hawaii.

If you want, we provide quality snorkel gear for you to explore the beautiful coral formations and exotic fish. And if you get a bit hungry, we provide a light continental breakfast and sandwiches with chips and pasta salad for lunch, along with our onboard bar for a refreshing drink.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Kona today! Your family will thank you for it. And who knows, maybe you’ll even make some lasting memories. Contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns about your trip to Kona, Hawaii.