Mission Statement


Our mission is to inspire appreciation and respect for tropical ecosystems. We provide experiences in nature for Big Island residents and tourists from all over the world.


The Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary has been hosting botanical tours and educational programs since 1982. We invite you to come discover what a Tropical Cloud Forest really is; how it benefits the ecosystem and the story of its development on the slopes of mount Hualālai. To see what awaits, view our wonderful Photo Gallery and experience the amazing ferns, palms, flowers, and hundreds of exotic and native species at Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary.


Norman Bezona, Kona Cloud Forest’s visionary and horticultural expert, offers seminars and lectures to all age groups and institutions. Perhaps you would like to bring a school class into the forest or arrange to hold a special event here. Kona Cloud Forest has an intriguing selection of services and we look forward to seeing you. You can book a tour now.

Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank you very much)!