Kona International Airport
Kona International Airport (KOA, or Keahole Airport) is one of the two major airports on the Big Island and is the main airport for the Kona Coast, serving the Kona area. Most Airlines offer non-stop interisland service from Honolulu and Kahului, as well as trans-Pacific service from selected cities on the West Coast of the United States. Airline service from the U.S. mainland is also provided by Alaska, American, Delta, Northwest, US Airways, and United. Direct service from Vancouver, Canada is provided by Air Canada and Westjet.
Keahole Airport, located about 7 miles north of Kailua-Kona, is an open air airport and has a very Hawaiian look.
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Kona International Airport at Keahole
73-200 Kupipi Street
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2645
(808) 327-9520 Official website: http://hawaii.gov/koa
Driving Direction From Kona Airport
It is about 8 miles from the airport to Kona Reef. It is really quite easy, Kailua-Kona is a small town.
- Exit the airport and turn right (south) on the highway. The ocean will be on your right.
- When you get to town (about 6 miles) turn right on Palani Rd.
- Palani Rd. curves to the left at the bottom of the hill when it gets to the bay and becomes Ali’i Drive. You don’t have to watch for any signs, it just becomes Ali’i Drive and takes you right through the shops and tourist area of town.
- Just after the Royal Kona Resort Hotel is the Kona Reef on the right. It has bright blue roofs. The address is 75-5888 Ali’i Drive.
- Because of the trees and bushes, the Kona Reef sign and entrance road/driveway won’t appear until you are almost there, but you will be going slow enough that it won’t be a problem.
- Turn in and park in the small lot at the second driveway on the left and you will be closest to Building ‘D’.