All about Kailua Kona Hawaii
Kailua Kona is a beautiful sea-side community located on the West Coast of The Big Island of Hawaii.
The population was 11,975 as of the 2010 census. The locals refer to it as "Kona" whenever they are talking about it. There is an International airport located in Kona and is only a 10 minute drive from Downtown Kona.
Kona is located right on the Pacific Ocean about mid-way between the northern and southern-most parts of the Island. Kona is at the base of Hualalai volcano.
This community was originally founded by King Kamehameha as his seat of government. Prior to his rule this was primarily a fishing village.
The climate in Kona is tropical with warm temperatures year around. The coldest month is January. The average high temperatures in January is 82 the low temperatures in January is 67 degrees. The humidity level ranges from 50% to 70% with an average rainfall of only 11.15 inches making it rather dry compared to other areas of the Big Island. Typically mornings are clear as cloud formation increase as the day progresses with rain usually coming at night.
Kona is the home of the World renown Iron man World Championship Triathlon. Kona is also known for the Kona Coffee Festival and the International Bill fish Tournament. Local Shopping in Kona includes; K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Costco, Target, Ross, Sports Authority, Macys, Petco, Office Max, and 100s of small Ma and Pa retail stores. Fast food chains include; McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Subway, Taco Bell, Panda Express, Taco Delmar, Dairy Queen, Jack in the Box, Starbucks and LL Hawaiian.