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Come Face to Face with Manta Rays During a Nighttime Kona Dive

Come Face to Face with Manta Rays During a Nighttime Kona Dive February 29, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
Sunset on the Kona coast marks the start of what is perhaps the Big Island’s most intriguing nighttime show – the manta ray feeding frenzy taking place inches from curious ocean lovers submerged in the dark sea. Manta ray dives have been a coveted experience for over a decade, offering guests...

Swim with dolphins at Ho`okena Beach

Swim with dolphins at Ho`okena Beach February 1, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
There doesn’t seem to be anything more romantic, adventurous, or special than swimming with dolphins – without a scuba instructor or dive cage. And the Big Island is known for just that. While each side of the island has spots known to locals as great for swimming with dolphins, one of the...

Kayaking in Kona’s Kealakekua Bay is pure tropical beauty

Kayaking in Kona’s Kealakekua Bay is pure tropical beauty January 29, 2012 | Things to Do | Read More
It was at Kealakekua Bay in South Kona that Captain James Cook, the first European to be documented to land in the Hawaiian Islands, first anchored and set foot on the Big Island. Pre-contact Hawaiians had just completed a circle island journey for the Makahiki, a celebratory time in honor of the god...

Uncle Billy’s Kona still delivers good service and low rates

Uncle Billy’s Kona still delivers good service and low rates January 27, 2012 | Hotels | Read More
Growing up on the east side of the Big Island, Kailua-Kona was our weekend getaway spot. Kona is usually dry and sunny, always warm, and covered in white sand beaches that the east side lacks. When we weren’t camping, Uncle Billy’s Kona Bay Hotel in Kona was our go-to affordable place to...

Kona Brewing Co. Pub serves up awesome beer and great food

Kona Brewing Co. Pub serves up awesome beer and great food January 25, 2012 | Food, Nightlife | Read More
I love beer. And I love food. It’s sort of common knowledge the that it can be hard to find great bar food, especially on small tropical islands – but the Kona Brew Pub on the south side of the Big Island never fails to please. The Kona Brewing Company has been producing beers locally since...
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