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The Big Island's scenic Kona Coast is known for its great weather, gorgeous sunsets and breathtaking ocean views. Our Hualalai vacation rentals provide the perfect island retreat for a relaxing and luxurious Hawaii vacation with easy access to beautiful beaches as well as resort shopping and dining.
Things To Do
Snorkeling, sunset sails, sport fishing and hiking are all popular activities on the Kona Coast. During the winter months whale watching tours get up close and personal with the giant humpback whales. Golfers can challenge their skills at the par-72 Hualalai golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. Pamper yourself with a massage, body treatment, facial or your choice of a full range of salon services at Hualalai Spa. Explore the area's historical attractions and take a day trip along the scenic Hamakua Coast to Akaka Falls and Hilo town. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the steaming summit of Kilauea Volcano and the amazing sights along Crater Rim Drive including a hike through a subterranean lava tube. Stop in at Kilauea Visitor Center and Jaggar Museum to learn more about the park.
The coastline of this region has numerous beaches fun for family picnics and water activities. Hapuna Beach is typically very calm with clear water making it nice for swimming. Mauna Kea Beach on Kaunaoa Bay is lined with a lovely crescent of white sand with palm trees along the shore providing shady areas for for relaxing. Kahaluu Beach Park is popular for snorkeling with colorful fish and sea turtles seen along the thriving coral reef, with a surfing break at the north end of the beach.
Hualalai Grille is located just above the Hualalai Resort's Club Shop and is a class steakhouse with an island touch including fresh fish and utilizing the finest of locally grown fruits and vegetables. They also have an extensive cocktail menu and serve wine by the glass or bottle. This is a great place to enjoy the sunset with ocean and golf course views. Stop in at the Hualalai Coffee Company and enjoy a sandwich, smoothie or latte in a garden setting. You will find other numerous other resort restaurants in this area for more exceptional dining options.
The resort areas along the Kona Coast and to the north along the Kohala Coast are home to many upscale boutique shops where you can find everything from beachwear to high fashion as well as the work of local artisans. Seaside Luxe at the Hualalai Resort carries premier fashion lines including shoes by some of the world's leading footwear designers, and they also have a children's boutique. For more great shopping opportunities explore the shops of historic Kailua village.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in Hualalai vacation rentals so you can explore the many beaches and attractions along the Kona Coast as well as day trips to Kohala, the Hamakua Coast, Hilo town and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The island's bus service, called Hele On Bus, is free and stops at various points around the island including transportation between Kona and Hilo every day except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Hualalai and the Kona Coast are known for their sunny weather which remains relatively stable all year around. The Kona and Kohala coastlines on the western shore are the warmest and driest areas of the Big Island with average daily temperatures around 80 degrees F., perhaps a bit hotter in the summer and a bit cooler in the winter, with nighttime temperatures dropping about 15 degrees. Temperatures are cooler at higher elevations like Kona Coffee Country and atop Kilauea Volcano though these areas still can be quite warm during the days. Ocean conditions vary widely at Big Island beaches with many areas exposed to strong currents and potentially dangerous surf, particularly during the winter months. Numerous beaches provide good protection from the open ocean and provide safe areas for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors are urged to only visit lifeguarded beaches for water activities and heed all posted warnings. Check with lifeguards about the safest areas to participate in the activities you choose.
Hualalai vacation homes provide the optimal way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home including nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Hualalai vacation rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Halal accommodation for your dream Big Island vacation.
We take pride not just in having the largest selection of high-quality vacation rentals in Hualalai, but also in the fact that we stand behind our product and make sure only the best of the best properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Hualalai rentals or which destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
This shoreline of this region was once home to Hawaiian fishponds and aquaculture operations. A rare, marine ecosystem here includes what are known as anchialine ponds. To learn more about the history of the Kona Coast visit Ahuena Heiau in Kailua-Kona and Puuhonua O Honaunau in south Kona on Honaunau Bay.