special-places

Special Places

Only 30 miles from KMHAll for KMH guestsKekaha Kai State Park15 miles from KMH60 miles north of KMHRide OnBEST snorkeling85 miles from KMH100 miles from KMH

More than a just a house...

Kona Mountain Home offers guests the ultimate vacation experience while also giving a feeling of being home in Hawaii.

Our family's dream came true and we hope to share this piece of paradise with you. Our guests don't need to worry about long lines to rent a kayak, or buying/bringing beach chairs, or packing bulky beach towels and snorkel gear in their luggage. Like a local, you will have all the gear you need to enjoy Hawaii's beaches and parks.  We have 2 kayaks, 1 paddle board, 1 surf board, 5+ body boards, beach towels, snorkel gear, coolers, water jugss, camp chairs, & shade canopies. Through out KMH you will enjoy unique touches that make our home special.  When you return from a fun (and sometimes tiring) day exploring the island our hot tub, lanai, and cozy furnishings will help you rest and relax so you can get ready for another day of fun.  KMH offers a beautiful, intimate setting for any couple, family, and/or friends to enjoy a special retreat as unique as Hawaii itself.

Kua Bay ...

Kua Bay

Only 15 miles from KMH we consider Kua Bay our 'home beach.'  Sometimes we pack up for a full day at the beach and spend hours at Kua, but we also will get through with a house project around 4 in the afternoon and the kids will say 'let's head to Kua'.  It is an easy trip and always fun.  Bring the boogie boards and the shade canopy, but kayaks, surf boards, and paddle boards are not allowed.  Kua Bay is a state park with running water, showers, and restrooms.  There is also a reef around the rocks at the edges of the beach.  Kua is popular for locals, so it can get crowded.  To ensure easy parking we recommend arriving early in the day.

South Point ...

Activity Two

Travel to the most southern point in the United States.  Waves crash into the cliffs on the western edge and pound the green beach along the eastern edge.  Hawaiian's have fished these powerful waters for centuries.  The cliffs are lined with ladders for the fishing boats... and for some cliff jumpers.  South Point is a full day trip from KMH.  Bring your own water and food.  The southern part of the island is sparsley populated and there not many options South of Kona for food/gas.   Most people who go to south point, get out and take a picture and leave.  If you have the time to walk around, watch the ocean, and maybe watch some locals cliff jump you will leave fealing that South Point is one of the most unique places you have ever seen.

Kealakekua Bay and Manini Beach ...

Activity Three

Less then 30 miles from KMH is one of the most prized bays in Hawaii.  Kealakekua Bay is a conservation area where the reef life thrives and dolphins come to rest.  This is also where Captain Cook was killed.  You can hike, kayak, paddle board, or even swim to the monument across the bay.  After the Japan earthquake and the tsunami hit Manini Beach there is sand in the small inlet.  Young children love to play in the protected waters and snorkelers use the inlet as a way into and out of the bay.  Napoopoo Beach was once a black sand beach, after a stormy night decades ago it was covered with large, smooth lava rocks.  Reminding us, Nature is in control.  Our family likes to spend all day playing in and around the water when we travel to this bay.  Manytimes we stop at one of the many eateries along Mamalahoa Highway on the way home to KMH.  

Volcano National Park ...

Activity Two

Just over a 2 hour drive from KMH is an active volcano in Volcano National Park.  Many guests like to drive to Hilo and do the helicoptor tour to see the volcano.  Others will hike in.  Because the volcano is constantly changing, the options for viewing the lava changes as well.  If you have a national park pass, bring it, there are several National Parks on the Big Island.  

Some travelers will plan their vacation so they stay in one location for all of their stay, and others will break it up by region.  Whichever way you choose to travel, taking the time to see Hawaii's volcano is important.  There is no other place like it in the world and it reminds us that Hawaii gets a big bigger everyday!