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Kona (Island of Hawaii)

This Hawaiian island was made to be explored. Wake up with a famous cup of Kona coffee, and hike (or bike) a volcano, spend an afternoon scuba diving and finish it all off with a luau at sunset. There’s so much to see and do. A Southwest Vacations® package can make it all happen.
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Calling all adventurers. If you’re the type to pack hiking boots for vacation, then the Island of Hawaii is for you. You can take a trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, try a helicopter tour, swim with the dolphins, snorkel, surf, and so much more. Then finish each day in a top-class resort. Go big, and book your Southwest Airlines® flight today.​ ​​

Here are a few of our most popular Kona (Island of Hawaii) resorts:

  • Royal Kona Resort

    Stay at a luxurious oceanfront resort with access to private beach areas and saltwater lagoons.

    3 star hotel rating

  • Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

    Inspired by culture, well-being, and genuine aloha, Fairmont Orchid is a luxury Island of Hawaii resort and spa beautifully located on the majestic Kohala Coast.

    4.5 star hotel rating

  • Hilton Waikoloa Village

    Feel the spirit of Aloha at Hilton Waikoloa Village, a spectacular oceanfront playground, set on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii.

    4.5 star hotel rating

  • Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

    Experience spacious and modern accommodations, three outdoor pools and waterslide, two 18-hole championship courses, and more.

    4 star hotel rating

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    Featured things to do:

    Southwest Vacations has activities, tours, and attractions to add to your vacation. View all of your options in the things to do section during the booking process.

    Hawaii is full of things to do. Here are our top picks:

    • Hang out with the sea turtles on the gorgeous black sand shores at Punaluu.
    • Witness the majesty of Kilauea at Volcanoes National Park.
    • Grab some binoculars and your sea legs for an afternoon of guided whale watching.
    • Recharge with a mug of world-famous Kona coffee in a quaint coastal village.
    • Suit up and dive deep for a scuba diving lesson.
    • Stop for a beautiful photo-op at the breathtaking Akaka Falls.

    Additional information on the Island of Hawaii:

    The Island of Hawaii is a favorite of experienced travelers, known for its volcanic hikes, stunning rainbows, and breathtaking beauty. We recommend a trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, ‘Akaka Falls, a trip to Mehana Brewing Company, the Lyman Museum, or the island’s astronomy center.

    If you are in Hilo (Island of Hawaii) you are on the “wet side” of the island, so make sure to bring a light, water-friendly jacket. But the rain shouldn’t deter you from the many adventures the Island of Hawaii offers.

    If you are in Kona (Island of Hawaii), make sure to try a cup of their famous coffee, watch an authentic luau, try swimming with the dolphins, riding horseback, and more.

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