54th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament

Next week, Kona, Hawaii will be the center of the fishing world’s attention as the 54th Annual Hawaiian International Billfish Tournament begins. The iconic big game fishing tournament has become one of the most revered competitions in the sport, attracting some of the world’s best fisherman. For five days, teams fish the famous waters off the Kona coast aboard some of the finest sport fishing vessels with captains who have built reputations around the world for catching big fish. Many expect to catch 1,000-pound Pacific blue marlin or similar.

To reel in all the action, anchor yourself to Courtyard Marriott King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, located adjacent to Kailua Pier which marks the beginning and end of each day’s competition, and where the scoreboard is located.

The King Kamehameha is located in the heart of the historic fishing village of Kailua-Kona. The oceanfront location overlooks one of the best snorkeling bays, making it a unique retreat. The hotel also features an outdoor pool, two restaurants, a poolside bar, spa, fitness center and access to the best local activities that create the perfect Hawaii getaway.

For more information about accommodations, or to make a reservation, call 808-329-2911 or visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/travel/koacy-courtyard-king-kamehamehas-kona-beach-hotel/

The International Billfish Tournament runs from August 3-10.

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