I booked a condo on Ali drive in December for our week long trip to the big island. I thought Kona was the place to stay when we initially booked but now it seems I'm reading that Kona in dangerous, there's crime and drugs, you cannot walk anywhere, it's not as nice weather, there's Vog and beaches are an hour away. I'm looking for some positives as I feel I've potentially ruined the trip by telling my husband this is where we should stay. We will definitely probably do a day trip to VNP and would like to visit some beaches and do some things like snorkelling with the manta rays. My husband does not mind driving at all and we rented a car.