The town is designated
Kailua-Kona to differentiate it from the larger, Kailua located on
windward Oahu, although it is referred to as "Kona"
in everyday speech.
The heartbeat of Kona is
the town of Kailua where stores and restaurants on Ali'i Drive
weave among impressive historical landmarks. Kona is home to the
Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament and Ironman Triathlon
World Championship. Ocean activities depart from Kailua Pier,
Honokohau Marina and Keauhou Bay.
Of the two small beach
spots worthy of mention, Kamekahonu Beach in the heart of town and
facing a lovely restored Hawaiian temple is good for swimming.
There are several nice sand beach locations just beyond Honokohau
Marina. Honokohau is a quiet secluded beach popular with nudists
and has an interesting ancient Hawaiian temple half submerged in
the water. You can walk for almost a mile along the coast here and
find natural swimming pools and green turtles.
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