Southwest Airlines is proud to serve Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport.

Before the airport was established in Kona, visitors had to travel by vehicle across the Island of Hawaii to arrive at their final destination. Now, the western shores of the island welcome more visitors than any other. Whether you crave Kona’s famous coffee or to see where King Kamehameha spent the final years of his life, you’ll find plenty to explore during your stay.

Trace the footsteps of Hawaiian royalty with a visit to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. This restored royal gathering place can be explored via walking tour that includes the Great Wall, the Hale o Keawe Heiau sacred temple, and the black lava rock shore. Looking for more lava? Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to two active volcanoes, Kilauea and Manua Loa, and other ancient Hawaiian sites. Kaloko Honokohau National Historical Park, which remains a place of cultural and spiritual significance, offers other outdoor sightseeing opportunities. The park is home to sacred temples, petroglyphs, and two traditional royal Hawaiian fishponds. Let the spirit of the area move you as it has generations of natives and visitors.

Coffee lovers shouldn’t miss the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Visitors are invited to explore this coffee farm at their leisure or participate in hands-on exhibits. See the original farmhouse dating back to the 1920s and taste the farm’s own 100% Kona coffee. Hungry for more flavors of Kona? The poke in the region is a can’t-miss treat—poke-only eateries and fish markets will have the best. If you can’t find a luau to get a taste of Kalua roast pig, you’ll likely be able to find it at a local spot served during breakfast or as part of a buffet. Visitors with a sweet tooth should sample a malasada, a Portuguese sugar-covered fried dough dessert.

See what you’ll discover when you visit Kona (Island of Hawaii). Southwest Airlines flies to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport, which makes starting your Kona adventure simpler. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the heartfelt Hospitality you’ll feel as part of the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport.

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Things to do in Kona (Island of Hawaii).

Outdoor sights
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Kekaha Kai State Park
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
Can’t-miss museums
  • Hilihee Palace
  • H.N. Greenwell Store Museum
  • Kona Coffee Living History Farm
Cultural sightseeing
  • Kamakahonu
  • Kealakekua Bay
  • Mokuaikaua Church

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