While Kona, Hawaii may not come with the seasonal weather changes so often associated with Halloween, it’s an amazing vacation destination to head towards in October when you’re looking to pair fun with incredible scenery and options for excitement as well. There are plenty of holiday-related activities to try out and of course, traveling here this time of year comes with fewer crowds so you can take full advantage of some of those highlight stops on your Halloween in Kona getaway that might otherwise prove tricky to book!
The beautiful Kona District encompasses just about 2/3 of the western portion of the island of Hawaii and hosts everything from amazing shorelines and coffee farms to historic landmarks in abundance. Whether you’re a traveler that can’t wait to fill their Halloween itinerary with exploration, dining, shopping, and more—Kona is the place to be when October 31, 2021 rolls around. The following are just a few activities and stops you’ll want to be sure to add to your itinerary to make sure your getaway this Halloween in Kona is absolutely unforgettable.
Take a Ghost Tour and Indulge in the Paranormal Experience This Halloween
If you’re the type of Halloween traveler that’s looking to dig into the paranormal details that define Kona, booking your place on a ghost tour is the way to go! The Kona Haunted Hele Ghost Tour is a must when you’re looking to retrace the steps of island royalty along Ali’i Drive. Your knowledgeable guide will give you insight into local mysteries, intriguing stories, and the haunted history that are a part of Kona’s past and present. If you book this tour in person at the Kona Inn Shopping Village at booth 63, there are opportunities to pair your haunted ghost tour with a psychic reading too! Don’t miss out on purchasing a Haunted Hele guidebook if you’d like to take a self-guided approach to finding those spooky destinations across the area even after the tour is complete.
Grab a Seasonal Drink at Kona Coffee Café
There’s nothing better than pairing your Halloween festivities with just the right caffeine kick. At Kona Coffee Café, Halloween-time travelers can celebrate the region’s coffee culture as well as the holiday in true island style! This charming and welcoming stop is a great place to settle in and capture the essence of the season, even if it all comes with that island flair. This coffee shop enjoys beautiful waterfront views and promises to be the ideal place to cozy up with a coffee, espresso, smoothie, soda, and a snack.
Check Out the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
With fewer crowds to contend with, those who travel to Kona during Halloween will find it to be a great time to explore the Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. A peek into the past is well aligned with the spirit of the season, and this beautiful and intriguing locale promises to captivate the mind and imagination in equal measure. Situated at Honaunau Bay in South Kona, this historic park covers 180 acres of land and was once designated as royal grounds. Framed by black lava rock and stunning shorelines, a trip this way can be enjoyed as a self-guided tour. During your exploration, take time to appreciate the deathly escape that so many people made here in the past. As a puuhonua, this land was considered sacred and the only place that those who broke laws could be safe from those who pursued them and ultimately redeemed from a death sentence. It’s a story that’s just about right for the Halloween season!
Answer the Call When Keauhou is Calling Your Name
Halloween is a season where you’re likely to run into imaginary and fantastic creatures of all types. That said, if you’re lucky enough to be in Kona during October, you’ll also have the chance to get up close to some real-life amazing creatures if you visit Keauhou! This district is located south of the historic Kailua Village and is regarded as one of the area’s richest cultural spaces to explore. Bordered by Kahaluu Bay on the north, Keauhou enjoys amazing surf and is an area popular amongst those looking to enjoy time swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and diving alike. While it was once an exclusive royal retreat, today Keauhou is a place where visitors can come and go freely to enjoy the scenery and perhaps even encounter a manta ray! Consider booking a night manta ray excursion while you’re in the area because when plankton are available in abundance in this area, the manta ray put on a display that’s utterly breathtaking!
Book Your Hawaiian Adventure Today
Heading to Hawaii any time of year to enjoy an amazing stay is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Whether your travel plans bring you this way for Halloween or another time, the property professionals at Venture Hawaii have you covered. Reach out today to learn more and to start planning! If you enjoy playing golf, you’d be happy to hear that we offer amazing Kona golf course view rentals with easy access to your favorite sport!