Royal Kona Coffee Center
Royal Kona Coffee Center

Royal Kona Coffee Center

Free admission
Daily 7:30am-5:00pm
83-5427 Mamalahoa Highway, Captain Cook, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii, 96704

The basics

Other on-site highlights include a museum, where you can learn about the history of Kona coffee farming. Along with tasting an assortment of different types of coffee, there’s chocolate, cake, and even tea. There’s also a gift shop if you want to purchase some coffee to take home with you. The Coffee Center is a popular stop on full-day island tours and shorter shore excursions alike.

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Things to know before you go

  • If you’re coming independently with a large group, it’s recommended that you phone ahead.
  • Admission and tastings are free.
  • Wear comfortable shoes; visitors can walk through a lava tube and take in the views of Kealakekua Bay.
  • There’s a wheelchair- and stroller-friendly ramp that leads up to the museum and coffee mill section.
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How to get there

The Royal Kona Coffee Center is open throughout the year, usually from morning until mid-afternoon. It’s a great place to come on a rainy day, though you’ll have to cross through the grounds to get to the lava tube.

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Trip ideas

When to get there

The Royal Kona Coffee Center is on Mamalahoa Highway in Captain Cook. It's about 30 minutes by car from Kailua-Kona or 2 hours from Hilo. As public transportation on the island isn’t great, you’re best off renting a car or coming as part of a guided tour.

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Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park

Right on the coast, about a 15-minute drive from the coffee center, Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park is considered one of the most sacred sites on the island. It once served as a safe place of refuge for those who had broken sacred laws; as long as they made it to this spot, they could not be punished. Today, it’s a beautiful park filled with gardens and traditional statues; many tours to the Coffee Center also stop here.

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