Driving along Ali’i Drive after our lunch at Da Poke Shack (see related post https://justcallmequeen.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/da-poke-shack/), we stopped off for a stroll around the Kailua-Kona area along the coast. The area is hopping with things to do including strip malls for shopping on both sides of the road –
the Kona marketplace:
and the Kona shopping village:
Down the road are two historical landmarks, the Mokuaikaua Church,
and the Hulihe’e Palace
The palace overlooks Kailua Bay:
Even with the impending storm clouds, it’s still gorgeous here!
At the Kailua Pier
After our stroll, we got hungry and headed to Kopi Lani Coffee:
where they sell coffee and snacks
And ice cream!!! I got their kope lani sundae, made from kona coffee ice cream, fudge and macadamian nuts:
while my friend got their lilikoi (or passionfruit) cheesecake:
There are many resorts and time shares in this area too. It’s actually a great location and just down the hill from Costco® and Walmart®. At night, you can dine at many of the restaurants in the area and enjoy this stroll at dusk too!