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Leeward Sunset

The sunsets on the leeward side of the Big Island after a rainy day. The Hawaiian term for leeward side is, “kona.” It is for this reason that the Big Island town of Kailua Kona gets its full name.

Originally named just Kailua, the word Kona was later added to help people (and the post office) distinguish it from among Kailua towns on the other islands.

In Hawaii, the kona side is to the west, making it ideal for great sunsets.