Any Holualoa Inn or Bed and Breakfast can become the perfect vacation retreat when visiting and exploring the Kona Coast in the beautiful state of Hawaii. Why would you want to stay anywhere else when you can spend your vacation in one of the most beautiful places in the world near the Kona Coast? If that doesn't convince you, maybe the fact that in ancient times royalty had homes here because of the beautifully clear waters and amazing views will help you decide to visit these magnificent shores.
Sea Quest Adventures
77-6529 Princess Keelikolani Dr.
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
If a thrill is what you are looking for, you are sure to find it at the Sea Quest Adventures Company. It isn't hard to find something to do near the Kona coast, but this great adventure stop offers more than your average Hawaii activities. Snorkel, observe sea caves, explore lava tubes, see whales and dolphins in their natural habitats and even learn the legends and stories of the Big Island with a Sea Quest captain at your side.
Sea Quest takes groups out to explore the beauty that is the Hawaiian coastline. Take an early morning ride with the captain or enjoy an afternoon of whale watching in which you can hear them singing through Sea Quest's technology. Prices range from a little under $90 to over $100 depending on the adventure you choose and the age of the explorers in your group.
Onizuka Center for International Astronomy
Ocean View, Hawaii 96737
View the stars from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. while you are in Hawaii or visit a sky telescope for daily viewings of the sky. Hawaii is a perfect spot for looking out over the universe, and with the equipment and expertise at this international center of astronomy you can do just that for a price that fits your budget.
You may want to call ahead for road conditions and other weather information. This observatory and visitor center is open every day of the year, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and provides stargazing programs for free. However, since this stop is located at approximately 9,200 feet, you may want to check health conditions and suggestions to ensure that your trip is both safe and fun for everyone involved.
Hawaiian Vanilla Company Inc.
P.O. Box 383
43-2007 Paauilo Mauka Road
Paauilo, Hawaii 96776
Even though it isn't located as near the coast adventures, this Vanilla Farm is the perfect stop for honeymooners and anyone looking for romance in Hawaii. Join the tea party at this beautifully decorated and glass-enclosed dining room, surrounded on all sides by the beautiful Hawaiian jungle atmosphere.
Both tea time and tours are available to the public, and you will receive a "tower of sweets" with your tea, making this one of the most delicious and exciting stops you will make while staying at any Holualoa Bed and Breakfast. The tea is served to groups of four to 40 only and reservations are required. You can also check out the fantastic lunch specials or the gift store if a souvenir is what you are after.