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travel to Hawaii

As of November 15 the Big Island has been open and welcoming travelers back for a month! With a months hindsight we want to answer some questions about what traveling to Hawaii is like in the time of COVID.

TESTING

So far we haven’t had any issues with our travelers not having their tests on time or being accepted. (Knock on wood!) Gauging how long it takes at the airport, of course, depends on crowds so it’s impossible to say for sure. But taking into account not only time for the test but also the usual baggage claim, car rental, etc its estimated at 2 hours at most. But like we said it’s dependent on days, times and crowds!

It’s a huge help to have all required travel forms completed prior to your arrival! All the forms and relevant information can be found at Safe Travels Hawaii.

 

FLIGHT INFORMATION

We are required to notify each complex of arrivals and departures so ask that you keep us informed of your flight info prior to arrival. If you are looking for further information on the complexes, resorts or local business we can answer any questions or put you in touch with the right people.

Also we have noted some airlines are cancelling flights. We can be flexible with your dates and if you need to subtract or add days to make the flight work out we can work with you, just make sure you keep in touch so we can accommodate your changes as best we can.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING & MASKS

Traveling to Hawaii in the time of COVID does mean following all the local travel regulations. While the islands are open this is definitely an important part of allowing tourism to continue and keeping everyone healthy and safe. We ask that you socially distance while out and about and follow the local mask mandates and any business rules they ask you to adhere to.

 

CANCELLATION & POLICY

As we know very well things remain up in the air and ever changing we remain flexible on cancellation policies as well as reservation deposits, credits and date changes.

 

Please call or email for more information or if you have any further questions about travel to Kona.

 

Mahalo!

(808)334-1199

makereservations@konarentals.com

 

 

 

There are a multitude of adventures to have in Kona and on the Big Island:

Take a submarine tour

Coffee Tours

Historical Landmarks

Waterfalls

Volcano Tours (Adventures with Lava!)

Biking, Hiking, Segue Waying, Flying

Private & Group Tours

Dolphin Experiences

Whales

Mantas

Whatever the Kona Coast provides we’ve got a tour for you! 🙂

You can even book airport greetings!

Now Kona Vacation Rentals can book your adventure for you! Just let us know what you are looking for and we can find and book the best Island Adventures available so that everything is ready for your Kona Trip!

We hope everyone enjoyed their first full weekend of summertime in Kona & everywhere else!Kona Vacation Rentals has several summer deals available and watch out for Shark Week inspired and Labor Day Holiday booking deals to come as well 🙂

Don’t forget the Big Island Chocolate Festival is this starts tomorrow! If you are looking for some fun and some great chocolate it’s a great idea and you can support local Kona businesses at the same time!

More information: Big Island Chocolate Festival!

Have a wonderful time 🙂

Just a heads up that tickets for a great event are about to go on sale!The Big Island Chocolate Festival will be returning next year on April 26-27. The event takes place at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Tickets go on sale this November 23rd… not only is it fun but its a great gift idea for all the Island Chocolate Lovers.

Even better proceeds from the event are donated to local charities. The festival is put on by the Kona Cacao Association & you can find more information on their website.

This weekend Kona celebrates the Ironman Championships (Oct. 13!)Check out a round- up of expert predictions here!

Also check out a wrap-up of Kona’s iconic Underpants Run here!

Good luck to all of the athletes! We hope you have a wonderful race!

Don’t forget to check out our featured properties page!Not only can you find great places to stay for your Kona Trip but you can see properties we’re offering special rates or limited window booking deals on…

This weekend the Big Island marks the start of the 55th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival which runs April 1-7 in the Hilo area.They have shows an arts fair and a parade (amongst other things) open to the public while the big event is the 3-day long Hula competition. (The Hula competition is ticketed. You can find more information linked in the website for the festival above.)

It’s quiet a fun show!

The festival itself was started and continues as a celebration of Hawaiian Culture!

Trip Advisor has put the Big Island in the Top 10 Destinations to Visit in the US! Part of the appeal no doubt is the perfect mix between the many adventures you can have on the Big Island and the peaceful way of living!Congratulations!