My friends favorite kona activities…I asked a handful of my friends here on the Kona side of the big island what are some of their favorite Kona activities to do here.
Their answers are varied and surprised me. I got to get out more!
Sometimes I forget about all the things to do here. Too much work, not enough living.
Bev B. lives down in Ocean View and said, What I like best about Ocean View is the gorgeous night sky. Billions of stars and the Milky Way is brighter and milkier than I’ve seen anyplace else.
George W. said, In short, going to the beach. Punalu’u, Whittinghton, Ho’okena, Ka Lae in that order.
Liz G. said, My picks are scuba diving at Honaunau, of course, and motorcycle riding on the Kohala Mountain Road.
(I never expected that answer, just shows you what I know.)
This next one really surprised me…
From Mark G., One of my favorite Kona activities on the Kona Coast is to take part in a ‘Peaman’ event. 8 to 10 times a year a bunch of Kona folks and sometimes some folks from out of town, get together at the Kona pier and have a little biathlon.
We swim anywhere from 1/3 to 3/4 of a mile, then get out of the water and run up and down Alii Drive anywhere from 2 to 4 miles.
There’s always a ‘Pea Wee’ course as well in case you’re not up to going the full distance. Great for the kids…
After the fun there’s more fun in the form of a drawing for prizes brought by the participants, and the ‘Passing of the Perpetual Pea’ which is sort of a good luck charm which passes around the gang from person to person, usually in recognition of support of the events, or just embodying the ‘Pea’ lifestyle.
It’s been reported that holders of the ‘Perpetual Pea’ have had amazing events occur in their lives.
The events are always free and it’s a great opportunity to meet folks that you might not usually run into in everyday life.
And it’s all made possible by a long term Kona resident we all call Peaman. A great guy who really knows Aloha.
Paul B. said, My favorite thing to do is go to the Spa @ the Hilton and get a massage and use the facilities. Spend half a day or so. It’s an impressive setting: the shower/locker room area, sauna, steam bath, outdoor rock Jacuzzi spa and outdoor relaxing area. Men’s and Women’s facilities are separate. And the massage is the frosting on the cake.
And last but not least, Leo S. said, He liked having dinner at a restaurant called the “Canoe House” out at the Mauna Lani Resort.
Interesting how everyone had a different answer. I’m definitely going to do some of the above things myself! Thanks everyone for your input.