What can you do on your own at Kona’s port?

What can you do on your own at Kona's port?
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Aloha, cruisers! Justin here, ready to help you make the most of your Hawaiian adventure. Today, we’re docking at the picturesque port of Kona on the Big Island. Known for its sunny weather, pristine beaches, and rich cultural heritage, Kona is a perfect spot for independent exploration. Whether you’re interested in water sports, historical sites, or simply soaking up the local atmosphere, there’s plenty to keep you entertained. Let’s uncover some of the top things you can do on your own in Kona’s cruise port.

Is there anything close by the pier in Kona?

Yes this is the best port for things close by.

 1. Plenty of shops and restaurants immediately across the street from the pier, they are open when the ship arrives.
2. Most walkable port 

How do you get to the Brewery?

 Kona Brewing Company

1. 3 minute drive from pier, 10-15 minute walk.
* Walk up the hill from tender. At the light, cross the street and turn left. Once in view of the bright orange Kona Brewing building, climb up the stairs by the road. 

What are the best beaches in Kona to visit?

 1. Kamakohonu Beach
* Immediately to the left of tender pier, small beach. Kona Boys Beach Shack on Kamakohonu beach rents umbrellas, lawn chairs, kayaks, paddleboards, and snorkels.
2. Magic Sands Beach
* 11 minute drive
*Public park with white sand beach & rocky shoreline, offering lifeguard-overseen swimming & surfing. Popular for boogie boarding. 3. Kahalu’u Beach Park
* 13 minute drive
* Excellent for snorkeling, clear water, lots of corals and fish.
* Hawaiian temples (heiaus) at this beach park as well.
4. Kahalu’u Beach Park
* 13 minute drive
* Excellent for snorkeling, clear water, lots of corals and fish.
*Hawaiian temples (heiaus) at this beach park as well. 5. Kohanaiki Beach Park (a.k.a Pine Trees Surfing Beach)
* 16 minute drive
*Rugged beach, lots of rocks in the water, not good for swimming.
Good spot for people interested in surfing.
6. Manini’owali Beach
* 25 minute drive
* White sand beach located at Kua Bay, calm water, good for snorkeling
7. Honaunau Bay
* 35 minute drive
* Not much sand, surrounded by rocks. This location is good for those interested in scuba diving, for both beginners and experts. There are scuba diving tutors and rental facilities available on site.