Leaning toward the Big Island’s Leeward Side? We can get you there
“Kona” is a Hawaiian term that refers to the leeward side of any island, the one sheltered from Hawaii’s predominant tradewinds, which blow from east to west most of the year. Because of its position within the Big Island’s geography, the Kona side is typically sunnier and hotter, especially compared to the wetter, windier Hilo side.
As the contrast between Kona and Hilo weather demonstrates, the Big Island offers an incredible amount of climate diversity to explore. Did you know that the island plays host to 11 of the world’s 13 climate zones? They all await you on the Big Island.
Once you’ve decided where on the Big Island you decide to call home, you’ll have another big decision in front of you: What to bring and what to leave behind? Unless you plan on just checking luggage and buying everything on the Big Island, you’ll likely find yourself shipping your household items via ocean freight.