Hawai’i Island, more commonly referred to as “The Big Island”, is a magical and wonderful place! Boasting 4 of the 5 major climate zones, and 8 of the 13 sub-zones. On the leeward side of the island is the spectacular Kohala-Coast. Classified as dry semi-arid (steppe), and dry arid (desert), South Kohala is the hottest area of the island.
The South Kohala-Coast is the home to vast fields of lava rock; kiawe and palm trees; pristine aqua and deep blue waters; and Billy goats. Yup, Billy Goats! Keep an eye out while driving Route 19 (Queen Ka’ahumanu Hwy), to or from Kona Airport, and your chances are pretty good that you may spot one. The Kohala-Coast is also the location of some of the most luxurious hotels in the State.
Nestled in the middle of lava fields, these resort developments offer a stark difference to the desert like, surrounding area. Like an oasis of palm tree-lined streets, meticulously manicured lawns and world-class golf courses crafted streams and cascading mini waterfalls, with various shops, restaurants, hotels, and vacation rentals.
On a clear day, you’ll be able to see Maui’s mighty Haleakala smiling at you from across the ocean. Approximately 11.5 miles north of Kona International Airport, there’s a Scenic Overlook. From there you can, safely, take in the view of the ocean, fields of lava rock, as well as neighboring Maui Island.
There are many taxi-cab and airport shuttle companies in Kona. All provide service to this area. If you want to ensure a comfortable, and safe commute with a knowledgeable, and conscientious driver, please book your Kona-Kohala transportation needs with D The Driver today! Call D The Driver if you need a Kona Taxi ride to or from the Kona International Airport!