The average price of a 7-day trip to Kailua-Kona is $2,118 for a solo traveler, $3,804 for a couple, and $7,131 for a family of 4. Kailua-Kona hotels range from $84 to $381 per night with an average of $147, while most vacation rentals will cost $260 to $520 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Ellison Onizuka Kona International at Keahole Airport (KOA) are between $909 and $1,537 per person for economy flights and $2,852 to $4,823 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $52 to $111 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Kailua-Kona, HI, US

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to KOA and stay in a Kailua-Kona hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • August 13th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Kailua-Kona is usually early September.

 

Average Kailua-Kona Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $1,517-$3,062($217-$437 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $52 to $111 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $517 to $1,337 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $141 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $130 to $158 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $3,182-$5,576($455-$797 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $104 to $222 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,034 to $2,674 for economy

Lodging: $106 to $141 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $130 to $158 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $4,772-$10,148($682-$1,450 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $208 to $444 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,068 to $5,348 for economy

Lodging: $212 to $282 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $208 to $221 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Kailua-Kona

How cheap can you make a vacation to Kailua-Kona? The cheapest trip to Kailua-Kona is about $168 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 0% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $260 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $72.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $1,173-$3,458($168-$494 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $32 to $63 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $517 to $1,337 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $84 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $260 to $280 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $1,914-$5,236($273-$748 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $64 to $126 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,034 to $2,674 for economy

Lodging: $72 to $84 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $260 to $280 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $3,828-$9,800($547-$1,400 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $128 to $252 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,068 to $5,348 for economy

Lodging: $144 to $168 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $364 to $448 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is very difficult to travel to Kailua-Kona cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Kailua-Kona Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Kailua-Kona.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $3,105-$10,002($444-$1,429 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $94 to $200 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,313 to $2,674 for first class

Lodging: $189 to $381 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $520 to $988 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $5,076-$14,076($725-$2,011 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $188 to $400 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,626 to $5,348 for first class

Lodging: $189 to $381 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $520 to $988 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Kailua-Kona for a week is $10,152-$25,188($1,450-$3,598 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $376 to $800 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,252 to $10,696 for first class

Lodging: $378 to $762 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $832 to $1,482 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Kailua-Kona Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Kailua-Kona is much higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Kailua-Kona due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Kailua-Kona Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Kailua-Kona hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

While there are a few options for vacation rentals here, the selection is somewhat limited in Kailua-Kona.

 

Flight Costs to Kailua-Kona

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,537 average in late December to a low of $909 in early September. Median flight price is $942. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Kailua-Kona our data includes 404 originating airports, and 112 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Kailua-Kona from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $8,173 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Daniel K Inouye International (HNL) in Honolulu, HI (the United States) at an average of just $125.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Tuesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Kailua-Kona, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $629, so you can easily save about 69% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Kailua-Kona can easily cost $480 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $32 per person. Private tours can cost $951 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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