Restful Kailua Cottage
Travel Blogs from Kailua-Kona
... visited one of the three ABC stores in Kona. Josie picked out a sweet little stuffed animal octopus as her prize and Mac picked out a ball, its particulars of which seemed no more outstanding than any ordinary ball other than it was squishy like a hacky-sack and had a Hawaiian print on the cloth portion. And it was very bouncy. Josie and Cheryl also selected some postcards and Cheryl purchased some Pikake ...
... at the site. This year the place was packed and parking was tight. We found a spot and headed for the Visitor’s Center so that Josie could get her materials for her Junior Ranger badge.
We walked through the exhibits. The festival provided guests the opportunity to make many crafts: a bamboo horn or flute, a gourd with netting to carry water, leis, hats, etc. Josie really wanted to make the gourd, so we signed her up for that. Both ...
... hardly see him! He then turned dark red again, swam a bit more, landed on some light coral, and camouflaged once again. It was so amazing to watch!
We didn’t want to leave this amazing place, but we finally had to get back in the boat. We sat in the bay for quite awhile eating lunch while we heard the story of Captain Cook. Kealakekua Bay was where Captain Cook first made contact with ...
... warmer than the air, so sliding in to the dark blue water was like slipping into a hot bath blind folded. When in the water we were given a flashlight (one of my favorite tools). With the flashlight allowed a more focused dive, being able to see deeper into reefs, light up crustaceans and shine a fish or two and watch them swim and ricochet off the reefs. We saw a puffer fish blow up to the size of a fitness ball with the assistance from ...
... at the Garden Visitor Center. Visitor will be given boards and stones and cooked taro to try their hand at ku'i kalo (taro pounding).
We arrived at the garden's visitor center, and asked where does the poi making taking place. The gentleman told us to walk up the garden, and find a little boy with glasses, names Hayden, which would be our poi teacher. We grabbed a couple of heavy duty umbrellas from the bucket by the door, as it's ...
Other places to stay in Kailua-Kona
75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $151
- No no no no no!!!! Don't stay here!
- Not the value you hoped for...
- My Wife Remembers
75-5646 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $109
- Hidden Quality
- Stayed there for 13 days
- Excellent budget hotel
75-5739 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $118
- If you are on a budget......
- Never Again
- Pleasant Stay
78-7190 Kaleiopapa Street, Kailua-Kona | 3 star hotelfrom $158
75-6000 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $200
- NOT alot of Bang for your Buck
- Right on the water in Sea Village condo #3317
- Nice, quiet place
75-5968 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona | 2 star hotelfrom $56
- Not special
- The Pearl of Kona