It rains a lot on The Big Island of Hawaii, so take your vehicle from our car rental services to these places in Kailua-Kona to stay protected from the rain and to have fun.

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Rainbow Car Rentals is a car rental service that wants you to have fun when the weather isn’t sunny. Here are five outdoorsy things that you can do with your car rental when you’re on The Big Island of Hawaii and it’s raining.

1. Kanaloa Octopus Farm

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Address: 73-970 Makako Bay Dr. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Phone Number: 808-747-6895


Kanaloa Octopus Farm also known as the “Cephalopod Aquaculture Research Center” is a state-of-the-art facility. The staff there are researching green biotechnologies to produce aquatic food in sustainable ways. Simply put, the team there is focused on sustainability in the aquatic farming of marine animals. To learn more in person, book a tour with them online via their website linked above. They have three tours per day that last one hour each.

2. Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm

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Address: 73-4388 Ilikai Place Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Phone Number: 808-329-6840


Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm offers Seahorse Tours of their aqua farm that is “inspiring ocean awareness by saving endangered species.” This popular activity has been recognized for over two decades for its excellence. On the tour, you’ll get to hold a seahorse and learn from naturalists and biologists who have completed professional training in ocean conservation. Visit their website to book a tour as well as donate to the Seahorse Hawaii Foundation.

3. The Vanillerie

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Address: 73-4301 Laui Street Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Phone Number: 808-331-8535


The Vanillerie is a small hand-grown vanilla farm. The owners, Guy and Jeannie Cellier, invite everyone to “taste, tour, and treasure” their beautiful space and offerings. On the tour, you’ll see the vanilla plants as well as their beautiful retail section. In the store, you can purchase vanilla-infused beauty and food products. Indulge in the wonderful aromatic experience that the vanilla bean provides. Visit their website to book a tour today!

4. Coffee Farms

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Coffee Farms are an excellent option when it comes to doing something in the rain. Many plantations have tours that include tastings on the land where the coffee beans grow. This magical experience can happen at one farm or you can book visits to multiple farms — depending on how much you love coffee. Check out this blog post to see a “BIG LIST OF KONA COFFEE TOURS AND TASTINGS ON THE BIG ISLAND”.

5. Mokuaikaua Church

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Mokuaikaua Church (circa 1820) Kailua-Kona” by brewbooks is marked with CC BY-SA 2.0.

Address: 75-5713 Alii Drive Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

Phone Numbers:

  • Office: 808-329-0655

  • Sunday Worship Info: 808-329-1589


Mokuaikaua Church is Hawaii’s first Christian Church that was opened in the 19th century or in 1820 exactly. The congregation is the birthplace of Christianity on the island. Visit the building on Sundays at 9 AM or 11 AM in their open-air activity center. Further, the organization contributes to the “economic health of Kailua-Kona” and has many service programs to benefit the locals and more. You can help to preserve Mokuaikaua by donating here.

Map It Out

Yes, there are many beautiful beaches and forests on The Big Island of Hawaii, but there are also many awesome places to visit too. In this blog post, you learned about five places to check out in Kailua-Kona with your favorite car rental services from Rainbow Car Rentals. When you have a safe vehicle to travel in, your journey in Hawaii will be a breeze. We want that for you. And we hope you have great adventures. Aloha.

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