The west coast of Hawaii island is known as the “Kona Side” and Kailua-Kona is the lively center of it all. This historic seaside town sits in the middle of the Kona coast, a few miles south of the Kona International Airport. Not too long ago Kona was a sleepy fishing village. Now, because of its central location and great weather, it has transformed into a lively town that is the activity capital of the Big Island.
Kailua Kona is located where the western slopes of the Hualālai volcano meet the ocean. North of the city where the weather gets dryer you can find gorgeous beaches, the resort coast, and world- famous golf courses. South of Kona are more secluded beaches and amazing snorkeling opportunities. A few miles inland, the climate is more humid and perfect for lush forests and for growing our world-famous Kona coffee.
Papa Kona Restaurant & Bar is located right on the water, in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona, on Ali'i Drive. The party starts here!