Up until the late 1900s, Kailua-Kona was primarily a small fishing village.) of it is water. The Kailua-Kona postal code is 96740 (post office boxes – 96745).Other communities located near this zip code include: Kalaoa, Kealakehe (96750),
Royal fishponds at Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park were the hub of unified Hawaiian culture.
The town later functioned as a retreat of the Hawaiian royal family.
Kailua-Kona is located on the leeward side of the Hualalai Volcano sheltering the town from wind and rain.
of 2000, there were 9,870 people, 3,537 households, and 2,429 families residing in the CDP.
Coffee drinkers will recognize Kona as the source of some of the best beans in the world.