The Big Island is officially known as the Island of Hawai’i and got its nickname for a good reason: it’s Big! In fact, it is the largest island of the US, and much greater than all other Hawaiian Islands combined. Its size plays tribute to having 8 out of the world’s 13 climate zones, so depending on your location on the island, you can find a distinct range of activities. The west coast of Hawaii is known as the “Kona Side,” and Kailua Kona is the lively center of it all.
Kona was once a sleepy fishing village but has now transformed into a lively town jam-packed with entertainment and outdoor activities, and plenty of places to go shopping and dining. There are numerous white sand beaches perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming close by. The Kona side of the Island is also known for its lush green golf courses which form an unearthly contrast with the black lava they are built upon and attract top-players from around the world. Kailua Kona has shops of every description, and restaurants for every taste.
Hilo is the capital of the Big Island and lies on the east side of the Island. The city is not your typical tourist town but very easy to fall in love with. Although many people prefer the west coast, you will find Hilo is a charming, tropical place with a laid-back atmosphere. People are friendly, and time seems to run a bit slower than on the Kona side. Waimea lies on the oldest of five volcanoes that make up the Big Island: Kohala. With its rolling green hills, it is also home to the Hawaiian Cowboys and has great access to the spectacular Waipi’o valley and Pololu valley, while still being close enough to some of the prettiest white sand beaches.
Local weather conditions make sure that the west side of Hawaii is almost always dry and sunny. Relax and look at the waves crashing over the black lava rocks while sipping from a cup of the world-famous Kona coffee, or have some freshly caught Ahi (tuna) while recovering from your busy day. All three Elite Alliance properties are located on the Kona side of the Island!
The Kona Coast of Hawaii's Big Island is known for its excellent dry and sunny weather. You can find pleasant temperatures year-round, with sunny mornings perfect for relaxing with your morning coffee or catching some waves before the crowd. In the winter the lows can reach the mid 60s. In the summer it can reach the high 80s.
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