North and south
Kona means leeward or dry side of the island. This is why Kona has the largest population on the island.
North Kona is known for the best weather with South Kona being more lush. Kona is known for the best coffee in the world due to the microclimate located on the volcanic slopes of Mauna Loa and Hualālai.
Kealakekua, Keauhou, Holualoa, Honaunau, Honalo, Captain Cook, and Kainaliu are among the many communities located throughout North and South Kona.