Flights And Sights

Flying To Kona With American Airlines

Experience your dream vacation on a tropical isle when you take an American Airlines flight to Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. You'll find the requisite powdery white-sand beaches, but also black sand and green sand beaches. Relax at a spa or maybe play a round of world-class golf when you fly to Kona with American Airlines.

Relax with your family at Hapuna Beach

One of the world's most beautiful white-sand beaches, on the sun-kissed Kohala Coast. Or plunge beneath the waves and swim with the rainbow-colored reef fish at the kid-friendly Kahaluu Beach in Kona. The really adventurous will want to explore the 4-wheel drive road to the very tip of the island at South Point's Green Sand Beach.

Kilauea Crater at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Marvel as it then lazily moves down the charcoal mountain like a crimson ribbon paving a path to the sea. Do a nocturnal hike with a guide and a flashlight to watch the lava flow and splash into the Pacific Ocean.

Enjoy an ancient Hawaiian massage of lomi lomi

Rejuvenate yourself at one the island's numerous spas, such as the Hualalai Sports Club & Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, which specializes traditional therapies for stress relief and healing.

Stand at a perfectly-manicured tee and look out over the undulating greens of the Big Island's world-class golf courses

Try either like Mauna Kea Golf Course or the Hapuna Golf Course—they are both guaranteed to challenge your game. For a different kind of challenge, shoot a round at the Volcano Golf Course, 4,000 feet above sea level inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Snuggle next to your sweetie as you watch the sizzling sun as it kisses the deep blue Pacific Ocean good night

The romantic scene on Hawaii's west coast gets even better as the vast night sky lights up with streaks of vivid purple, burnt orange, hot pink and scarlet red colors.

Book your flight to Kona with American Airlines today to see some of Kona's best attractions.

More Things to Do in Kona

Follow American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in Kona. Eat like the ancient Hawaiians at a luau, stargaze from the top of a volcano where the Hawaiian gods were said to live, and enjoy the music, dancing and stories of old Hawaii. American will be with you every step of the way.

Feast al fresco, island-style

Think pig cooked in an underground oven, fresh fish, steamed octopus cooked in sweet coconut milk and wrapped in ti leaves, poi and sweet potatoes. Save room for haupia, a dreamy coconut pudding-like dessert. Your family will be charmed by hula dancing and Polynesian songs at a luau at the Fairmont Orchid's Gathering of the Kings on the Kohala Coast.

Commune with higher powers at the top of 13,796-foot Mauna Kea

Today, the world's best telescopes are located here—not only is it fabulous for stargazing, it's also the best place on the island to view spectacular sunsets. Stay long enough to observe the sky darken, and for the stars to come out.

Wander back in history to the Waipio Valley

From the black sand beach at the ocean to the sheer cathedral-like walls that reach nearly a mile high at the back, the lush valley covers six miles. Imagine how 40,000 Hawaiians once lived here, amid taro, red bananas and wild guavas.

Soak in the magic of the Hawaiian culture under the spotlight of a full moon at the Twilight at Kalahuipua'a, at the Mauna Lani Resort

The traditional celebration harkens back to another time in Hawaii when friends and neighbors gathered to sing, dance and tell stories.

Sink your fishing lures into Kona's deep blue waters, teeming in big game fish.

Known throughout the fishing world for "granders" (a 1,000-pound marlin), extra large ahi (tuna) and other prized fish caught in the waters off Kona, this is the place for you and your family to catch the big one.

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