The balmy weather and protected shores of West Hawaii, its wide-open spaces and small town friendliness are just a few of the reasons the area has gained worldwide recognition as a visitor destination. West Hawaii is the preferred visitor destination for the Big Island.
Visitors can be as relaxed or as active as they choose, without the hustle and bustle of major population centers. The sunny weather makes it possible for visitors to be out of doors enjoying the sunshine or dining under the stars year round. Outdoor recreation - especially water sports - is popular with visitors and residents alike.
Visitors arriving in West Hawaii normally fly into the Kona International Airport via domestic, international or interisland air carriers. Rental cars, taxis and shuttle services are available at the airport. Daily flights from the West Coast make the Kona and Kohala areas a growing "long weekend getaway" for many families.