Saddle Road Drive From Kona To Hilo
Buckle Up For A Cross-Island Adventure!
Connecting the east and west sides of the Big Island of Hawaii, Saddle Road is a true highway adventure. This scenic drive from Kona to Hilo traverses the island, climbs towards the Humu’ula Saddle between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and delivers some of the most enthralling scenery on the island. At just under 53 miles and reaching an elevation of 6632 feet, you’ll gaze upon an array of diverse landscapes, including rainforests, dried lava flows, desert-like fields, rolling grasslands, and stunning coastline views. You’ll want to take it slow along this winding drive with steep climbs and descents. While Saddle Road Hawaii is frequented by native wildlife, including large herds of goats and sheep, you won’t find any services along the route, so be sure to pack some light snacks and have a full fuel tank before you embark on this sight-seeing excursion. Also known for unpredictable weather, fog, and low visibility, this is best driven on a clear sunny day when you can truly appreciate the expansive views as you cross the saddle between two mammoth volcanoes.
Island Breeze Luau
Named “Best of West Hawaii” every year since 2000, Island Breeze Lū'au is an experience you do not want to miss. Held under the stars on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay, this dramatic showcase of Hawaiian cuisine, Polynesian performances, and ancient Pacific traditions is the only lū'au which features the arrival of the Royal Court aboard an outrigger canoe. This family-friendly evening of delicious food and authentic Polynesian entertainment includes hula lessons, arts and crafts, live music, and a spectacular show. Island Breeze Lū'au is truly the most exciting way to experience the splendor and beauty of Polynesian Culture.Learn More
Daybeds & Cabanas
Relax and rejuvenate in your own plush daybed or shaded cabana right on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay. Breathe in the salty sea air and let the swaying palms and tropical breezes lull you into a state of island tranquility. Enjoy personalized service of craft cocktails and savory bites from our Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille and make the most of your days in the sun at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Resort.Learn More
When it comes to water adventures, Kona Boys and its decades of experience will provide you with the equipment, expertise, and aloha spirit to make your ocean activities safe and memorable. The Kona Boys Beach Shack is conveniently located on the sand in front of our resort, delivering you effortless access to tours, lessons, gear, and even fun stories of our island’s fascinating history from their passionate crew.Learn More
An unforgettable journey awaits, 100 feet below the sea, aboard the Atlantis. The Atlantis Submarine Dive is one of the most popular tours in Kona, and with good reason. You’ll witness the most captivating scenery, extraordinary habitats, and hidden treasures of Hawaii as you venture into the deep. Marine mysteries come to life in the underwater paradise of the Pacific on this exciting Kona tour below the blue. Peer through the portholes of this state-of-the-art 48-passenger submarine and behold the colorful reef, schools of vividly hued tropical reef fish, and more, as you explore the Hawaii you may have never seen before.Learn More
Discover Hawaii from a unique perspective when you take to the skies! Peacefully glide 1200 feet above the stunning Kona coastline and soak in the awe-inspiring, bird’s eye views of the Island of Hawaii. Delight in unparalleled panoramic views from an exhilarating vantage point; then end your flight with a quick dip in the refreshing waters of the Pacific. You’ll be set to soar into a whole different realm right from the Kailua-Kona Pier, steps from our beach resort.Learn More