4 Beach Resorts That Prove The Kohala Coast Is Hawaii’s Hidden Gem for Laidback Luxury

If you only have a few days to spend on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kohala Coast is most likely where you’d want to be. Just north of Kona International Airport on the coastal Queen Kaahumanu Highway, it is home to long stretches of pristine white sand beaches, luscious green landscapes and ash-black lava rock caves. From here, you can even see Maui rising at the end of the horizon.

The Kohala Coast is close enough to the Big Island’s artsy villages, plunging waterfalls, valley lookout points, black sand beaches and a one-of-a-kind petroglyph preserve that it makes it the perfect place to check in, unpack and unwind in between each sun-kissed adventure. These are just a few reasons why the Kohala Coast has become an enclave for Hawaii’s top-notch beachfront resorts. But don’t expect to have to put up with a pretentious or stuffy ambiance. Even the finest resorts have adopted the region’s love for laidback luxury. And, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the coast gets less than nine inches of rain each year! If you’re planning a trip to the Hawaii this year, here are four of the best hotels on the island:

Oscar Raymundo

Oscar Raymundo lives in San Francisco and has written about travel, culture and technology for National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel and Refinery 29. He loves getting lost in exhilarating places and inspiring readers to live their everyday like an escapade. ...(Read More)