North Kona on the west coast, is the busiest and most widely known part of the Big Island, it's here the touristy sea-side village of Kailua-Kona is set at the edge of Kailua Bay. This lively, fun town offers a wide variety of dining, bars and quirky shops.
The beaches along this coast do offer exceptional snorkeling. Just east of the town are the slopes of the Hualalai Volcano and there are several scenic drives that provide impressive views of the coast as you wind your way up to the higher elevations.
The sunsets here are legendary, with no high rise buildings or towering hotels, the views are natural and unspoiled.
There is a wide variety of hotels available in Kailua-Kona, call Bon Voyage for advice and prices. Please note that car hire on the Big Island is recommended.