Best Time To Visit
The months from June to September are known for their warm weather and pleasant water temperatures. Rainfall is at its lowest during this time. If you are looking for more affordable flights and accommodation rates, you should visit Hawaii in September, October or November. Whale watching season also starts in November.
Citizens of the Schengen countries, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and the Kingdom of Brunei can visit the United States for up to 90 days without applying for a visa (as well as citizens of Andorra, Lichtenstein, Monaco and San Marino). Citizens of these countries must obtain an ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling. All other travelers must obtain a visa before visiting the United States. International travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the country.
Two airports serve Hawaii Island: Kona International Airport (KOA) in Kona in the west, and Hilo International Airport (ITO) in Hilo in the east.
KOA services major airlines, including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, GO! Mokulele, Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, United Airlines, US Airways and Westjet. KOA is accessible by car, taxi and shuttle, with The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency Hele-On bus operating a limited service between the airport and Kailua-Kona town.
ITO services GO!, Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines. ITO is accessible by car and taxi without public transportation available.
Address: 73-200 Kupipi Street Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Phone: +1 808 327 9520
The Hawaii County Mass Transit Agency provides public transportation around Big Island on the Hele-On bus. Additionally, the Transit Agency offers a Shared Ride Taxi program which provides door-to-door transportation within the urbanized area of Hilo.
The following cab companies serve Big Island:
Kona Taxicab LLC, +1 808 324 4444
Global Rider, +1 808 631 9196
Dakine Taxi, +1 808 329 4446
Malama Compounding Pharmacy
74-5563 Kaiwi Street Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
+1 808 324 6888
75-1027 Henry Street Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm, Sat - Sun 9am - 5pm
+1 808 327 6778
KTA Super Stores Waikoloa Village Pharmacy
68-3916 Paniolo Avenue Waikoloa Village, Island of Hawaii
Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm, Sat 9.30am - 1.30pm
+1 808 883 8434
US Post Office
Address: 74-5577 Palani Road Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Phone: +1 808 326 1432
Country code: +1
Area code: 808