Start your vacation with a Aloha! Experience a traditional Hawaiian welcome to the Big Island with a flower lei greeting at the airport.
Make your trip to the Big Island extra special with a lei greeting upon arrival to the Kona Airport. Your friendly island greeter, wearing a purple and white uniform, will meet you with a garland of flowers just outside the terminal area (on your way to baggage claim) while holding a welcome sign personalized with your name or group name. The greeters will also provide any assistance to baggage claim or directions to your connecting inter-island flight. Lei greetings make a delightful gift for honeymooners, first-time visitors, or anyone you'd like to arrange a special welcome for!
A great way to start our vacation!
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Price & Options
Lei service is provided at the Kona Airport ONLY!
Wheel Chair Accessibility: All facilities at the Kona Airport are ADA compliant.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
If this is a surprise greeting, you MUST inform the recipient to look for a sign with their name on it. There will be no refund for missed greetings due to uninformed recipients.
Honolulu Lei Greetings and VELTRA.com - Hawaii Activities are not responsible for no-shows. Customer must be responsible to alert VELTRA.com - Hawaii Activities, or Honolulu Lei Greetings of any flight changes. No-shows are non-refundable.
Reservations require at least 48 Hours notice.
Flowers selected for leis are based on freshness and availability.
Occasionally, substitutions of flowers are necessary due to availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are greetings recommended for those with allergies or sensitivity to fragrances?
For those with allergies and sensitivity to fragrances, we recommend booking the Kukui nut, Shell, Ti Leaf, Cigar or Purple Orchid leis. Leis made of Tuberose have a very rich and concentrated fragrance.
How long will my lei last?
Leis made of purple orchid flowers will generally last a day and maybe even longer if well cared for. Spray your lei with water or cover with damp paper towels and store it in the fridge for later use. Ti leaf leis are considered good luck and can last much longer. With proper care, Kukui nut leis and shell leis can last forever.
How will I recognize my greeter?
Your greeter will be standing in front of the baggage claim area with your name on a sign. They will be wearing purple and white aloha attire.
What if my flight is delayed?
Your flight number and airline is being tracked so that your greeter will know your exact arrival time. In some instances, for excessive delays into after hours, greeters will try to deliver the lei to your hotel or arrange a departure greeting instead. However, any switches in flight numbers, please contact us right away.
What happens if I miss my lei greeting?
While there are no refunds, a greeter can drop off your leis to your hotel. Please provide your accommodation when you book.
A great way to start our vacation!
The beautiful look on my wife's eyes was worth every penny of this friendly welcome to Hawaii..not to mention our souvenir pi...cture! more
The Hawaiian greeter was so beautiful and very friendly. She directed us where to go and even helped us with our luggage. It was m...y husband's first time in Hawaii and that's the best way to be greeted. more
The lei greeting was a surprise for my group. They were totally thrilled with the lei's. Our greeter was awesome. She welcome...d us with open arms.It made arriving on the Big Island a wonderful experience for my group. The leis were beautiful. I would highly recommend for anyone to experience this for their first trip to the Big Island. It really enhances the whole Island experience. more
Dawn - St. Louis, MO
Nice way to arrive!
My Mom and two Aunts visited the Big Island for the first time. I bought Lei's for each of them and they were greeted right o...ff the plane with them! They were so thrilled! They thought it was just like what they had always seen on television! Thank you so much for making their arrival so special and memorable! more
My wife had been to Hawaii once before and did not get a lei greeting then. (This was before we had met). I wanted to surprise h...er, so I set up the service without her knowledge. When we deplaned and walked toward baggage claim, I saw the greeter and pointed my wife in her direction. She was completely surprised and this was the perfect start to a wonderful vacation. The leis were beautiful and the young lady presenting them was great ambassador for Hawaii. more
Great for the kids and birthdays! It is what it is.
I found Hawaii Activities on the internet and went with it. I was a little worried that I was not going to get what I paid for but... I was more than pleasantly surprised. When we arrived our Greeter was there with the sign just like the instructions said they would be. It was a simple pleasure for my family, especially my daughter. The woman who greeted us was beautiful and as kind as anyone we've ever met! We couldn't have asked for a better welcome to Hawaii. Thank you! more
Excellent suprise for someone coming to Hawaii. Everyone daydreams about receiving a flower lei when they go to Hawaii and with t...his service it can happen. We took our mother in law to Hawaii for her first time and set this up without her knowledge. She sure was surprised when we arrived in Kona! more
My wife and I decided to take our children, their spouses and all the grandchildren on a family vacation to Hawaii. I remembered t...he nice welcome we had on our first vacation to Hawaii shortly after we were married, and I thought it would be nice to give the whole family a similar experience. Once I found someone to direct me to a possible website, the process was straight forward and easy. What I was looking for was being offered at a discount, and the price seemed right. The instructions were easy to follow, but without mentioning anything to the family, our grandchildren happened to find people holding up our sign first. The hostesses were ready for us with 10 aloha welcomes and beautiful orchid leis (of which 3 were upgraded further, for the mothers). The kids were all pleased and our youngest wore here lei as part of a hairpiece a few days later and it was still looking good. Maybe this isn't needed on each trip to Hawaii, but I'm sure glad I arranged this as a first-time welcome for the grandchildren and their parents. Thanks again for making everything special for our family. more
It was a beautiful lei. And the person delivering it was very nice. I would do again.
Having grown up in the islands, receiving a flower lei was a custom I was used to. This being my partners first trip to the island...s...it was an added treat! He is a great lover of flora and fauna and the lei greeting was a perfect start to his memorial 1st trip. I am sure we will return again someday, and hope to make the lei greeting a part of those plans too. Oh, it was a total surprise for him, and he was well pleased! Our service was prompt and our greeter very friendly (as we found everyone on the island)! more
The flowers were so pretty. The kids really liked being greeted and given the flowers.
I surprised my wife with a Lei greeting on our arrival in Kona. The greeter was very engaging and friendly. Her pleasant manner wa...s a delight after a long day of travel. more
The gentleman stood there with a lei, and a sign with my wife's name on it. She wasn't expecting anything, and when she... figured out what was going on, a big smile spread across her face! It was well worth the price! more
The person who was waiting for me was so friendly and helpfull to gett my luggage an the flowers are really fresh and smell so goo...d that i just can recommand you to have a real hawaiian greeting more
Kona Lei welcoming, Thank you for the warm welcoming we received! Great welcoming!! She helped us to where to find the baggage cl...aim and where to go for the car rental pickup. Very friendly and helpful. Asked if we needed anything else she could do. Thank you for the warm welcome!!!! Aileen more
THe Lei's were beautiful and fun surprise for my wife. Romantic way to start the trip. Mahala
Dan and Z
We loved being greeted at the airport with these beautiful flower Leis. We were excited to get in the spirit of being in Hawaii.
Everything was as advertised! Flight arrival time had changed and I forgot to notify. I was worried the greeting would not happe...n. It did! Great job and thanks. My wife was surprised and thrilled with the beautiful lei. more
Such a nice way to be greeted! The company called in advance to make sure the flight info was accurate.
We had to call and tell them our flight was delayed, but they were very accomodating. The flowers are beautiful. Thanks! Aloha!... Pam more
The lei's were beautiful and better than expected. Highly recommend this activity for initial arrival at the islands. Greete...r was there as expected and had a great big Hawai'i smile. No problems. more
It was quite a surprise and she loved the lei. It was beautiful.
Provided immediate great surprise-very pleasant and welcoming greeter
I surprised my partner with the lei service at the airport. She was so surprised. The leis were beautiful and everyone kept comple...menting them all day. The greeter was wonderful pleasant and help direct us to the luggage and even helped us pick-up our rental car. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely use the service again. more
Megan and Olivia
One flight was cancelled, and we had to board a different flight. The presenter was waiting for us when we arrived and was very fr...iendly and helpful even though we arrived later than planned. more
I very much enjoyed the unique oppurunity to be greeted in Hawaii by a Hawaiian native. The lei greeting was fantastic, albeit, I ...was not expecting to have to walk through the whole terminal to find the greeter. I still highly recommend this for any first timer, honeymooners and if you're in a group. This is an excellent way to start a vacation and you can create memories right off the start. The lei was very beautiful and the scent was heavenly, my only wish was that I had received instruction on how to maintain the lei so that it would not fall apart and then wither. more
This was a nice way to arrive on the Big Island. As a bonus, the woman who greeted us knew everything about the airport and renta...l car locations. The pink and white colored orchid leis smelled fantabulous! more
everything was good except i was excepting a cute hawaiian lady in a blue and white outfit. not what we got. lei quality was grea...t. a little pricy though,, but overall not bad. makes your lady think the world of you :-) more
It was great to get the lei as we arrived to the Big Island. We were able to preserve it all week to wear them on our travels! The... standard lei was perfect and spelled great! more
Josh and Shannon
Our greeter was just outside the security terminal at Kona airport. She was holding a sign with our name on it. She was on-time,... very friendly and helpful. She welcomed us to the Island, called us by our firest names and presented the Lei's over our heads. She even directed us where to go to get our luggage. The Lei's were large, colorful and full. My concern was the condition the flowers were in. They appeared old, and wilted. For $80.00 I expected fresh flowers. We cared for them when we got to our condo and use them the next night at a Luau. They were not very pretty by then however. more
I purchased this as a surprise for my wife upon arriving for our 20th anniversary. I stalled her after entering the terminal while... looking for the greeter. After 15 minutes, I had to tell her why we were waiting. We eventually needed to get on our way to the rental car location. She was impressed that I had tried to have a lei waiting for her and disappointed that no one was there with it. It did show up at our condo 2 days later. It was beautiful and she liked it....too bad it wasn't waiting at the terminal for her like they said it would be. more
I paid for the lei greeting for my daughter and her boyfriend upon our arrival to the Kona airport. We were met by a man (I think)... who had their names on a sign. He confirmend their names, put the leis around their necks and asked them to sign their names. There was no greeting. I was expecting some lovely Hawaiian ladies who would greet the kids with a warm Hawaiian greeting.He didn't give us any information or ask any questions. Nothing. We may as well have gone to Walmart and bought the $8 lei. It cost me $40 Canadian for each of them. Like I said, very disappointing, and I would not recommend others waste their money. more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.