My wife and I are contemplating moving to the Big Island on a 3, 5 or 8 year timeline. If we only think with our heads, financially this does not make sense for us. We won’t be able to move in the 2 years from the bay area with our current jobs. From the head and gut, this move feels like the right step for us to take a leap of faith.
We found a house in a neighborhood in Kona *and* the house we are ecstatic about, with a great ocean view.
For me personally, I am looking at how I can continue to play tennis and/or badminton on the island.
See this Google Map of public and private tennis courts http://bit.ly/kona-tennis-courts
Holua Racquet and Paddle Center has tennis (11) and pickleball (4) with reasonable membership rates.
- School gym rental, rules
- Other gyms and owned by the county
- Park facilities
Kona Pickleball Hui – M W F 8 am to noon, Tu Th 3 pm to 6 pm, and Sat 9 am to 1 pm.
- Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area (Kailua Kona)
- Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center (Kailua Kona)
- Poipu Beach Athletic Club (Kauai)
- Kalaheo Neighborhood Center Gymnasium (Kauai)
A list of farmer’s markets with wonderful tropical fruits. https://www.lovebigisland.com/farmers-markets/