The Kona coast is lined with turquoise shores and rural towns. You’ll get an in-depth look at this picturesque side of the island on Shaka Guide’s Kona Big Kahuna Loop. From visiting some of the island’s top snorkel beaches to stopping at cultural sites that tell the story of Hawaii, this bite-sized tour packs a lot in.
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Stop at a bee farm for local honey
• Snorkel at Kealakekua Bay and Two-Step Beach
• Visit an ancient historic site at Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Site
• Learn about the Kona Coffee legacy and try free samples
• Visit a painted church
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 11:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Kona and Waikoloa
Direction: Counterclockwise loop, ending where you began
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In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the aina when you visit.
There’s a guided tour of Big Island Bees! If you decide to do it, expect to spend about an hour on the tour (see costs below).
There's a guided tour of Kona Coffee Living Museum (see costs below)!
We recommend that you start the tour before 11 a.m.
Start the tour in Waikoloa on the western coast of the island. You’ll travel counterclockwise, ending in Kona. Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!
How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs.
Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.
No, this tour can only be done in one direction.
It's your vacation - what you see and do is up to you. You choose where to stop on the tour and how long to stay.
Every tour stop, story and song has been carefully curated so you can make the most of your vacation.
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