Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Kohala Coast—along the northwest side of the Big Island of Hawaii—is known for its seaside resort communities and award-winning golf courses. Tucked amid the prestigious Hualalai Golf Course, the Inspirato vacation homes feature lush golf course views and private pools.

Farther north, stay in Hale Elima, a Balinese pod-style home, ideal for families with older children or couples traveling together. Hale Kealoha offers the best beach access in Kohala Coast; it's just a 20-foot walk across lava rock from your backyard to reach the sand.

Spacious Keliana, Nanea, Naupaka, and Ohi’a residences are located within the Mauna Lani’s exclusive Laule’a community and each feature private pools, resort access, and stunning ocean, mountain, or golf course views.

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Beauty on the Big Island

The Big Island offers something to entice everyone: world-class dining, scuba diving, hiking a volcano, exploring a rainforest or a champagne sail at sunset. Between the snow-capped hills and hardened lava fields are stretches of pristine white- and black-sand beaches, as well as clear blue water with rich coral and marine life. On the revered Kohala Coast, the many micro-climates of the Big Island give way to bright sun.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested Airport
    Kona International Airport (KOA)
  • Average Temperature
    70°F in winter; 77°F in summer
  • Peak Season
  • Car Recommended?
  • Average Water Temperature

Destination Highlights

  • Captain Cook's Monument

    Paddle across Kealakekua Bay to Captain Cook's Monument, where dolphins will greet you in one of the world's most pristine snorkel and dive areas. Bring your snorkel gear for the calm waters on the other side.

  • Hapuna Beach State Park

    It’s easy to see why Hapuna’s 61-acre stretch of fine, golden sand is often ranked a top U.S. beach by Condé Nast Traveler. Enjoy snorkeling the clear blue waters and if you’re up for the challenge, snorkel a mile down the coast to Wailea Bay.

  • Puukohola Heiau

    One of the last major temples built in the Hawaiian Islands, Puukohola Heiau was constructed from 1790 to 1791 by Hawaiin ruler Kamehameha the Great. This sacred U.S. National Historic Site is associated with the founding of the Hawaiin Kingdom.



  • Forecasting Your Kohala Coast Vacation

    The Kohala Coast resides on the sun-kissed western side of the Big Island, where high temperatures hover between 80 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, and lows fall to around 70 degrees. Save for the occasional drizzle of rain, the sun shines almost daily, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling, sipping tropical cocktails along the waterfront, and frolicking on the beach.


Map of Kohala Coast, Big Island

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