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The scenic Kona region is on the western coast of the Big Island of Hawaii is known for its sunny weather and great beaches. With close access to great dining, shopping and activities, staying in a Kona condo provides everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing Maui vacation.
Things To Do
The Kona Coast offers many fun and exciting activities including boat tours for snorkeling, scuba diving, sunset dinner sails and also humpback whale watching during the winter months. The ocean waters of West Maui are also a premier big game fishing destination where you can go after big swordfish and giant marlin.
There are also plenty of land activities in Kona including championship golf courses, horseback riding and ATV tours. Several exceptional golf courses are found along the Kona Coast with more along the Kohala Coast just to the north. Take a drive up into Kona Coffee Country to tour a coffee farm and taste the renowned Kona Coffee at the source. A fun day trip from Kona is a drive north along the Kohala Coast and then west along the Hamakua Coast to see Waipio Valley, Akaka Falls and Hilo town. Another fun adventure is a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see the steaming summit craters along Crater Rim Drive.
There are many great beaches along the Kona Coast including Kamakahonu Beach near Kailua Pier which is a nice family beach and also popular for outrigger canoe paddling and stand up paddle boarding, as well as good snorkeling just to the north of the beach. Green sea turtles are often seen at Kahaluu Beach which is somewhat protected from the open sea by a fringing coral reef, creating good swimming and snorkeling conditions while surfers enjoy the waves beyond the reef. To the south is Kealakekua Bay known for its resident spinner dolphins. This is a nice place to take a guided kayak excursion and you can also visit the monument to Captain Cook on the shore.
The restaurants of Kailua-Kona number more than 100 with something for every taste and budget. For gourmet pizza and hearty microbrew check out the Kona Pub & Brewery which features live music on Sunday evenings. At Kona Harbor's docks you can find some fresh seafood at the Harbor House Restaurant. The Coconut Grove Marketplace is another great place for seaside dining. Gorgeous sunset dining with an ocean view can be found at the Beach House Restaurant in Hualalai which serves up an innovative cuisine including Greek salads, gourmet burgers and gazpacho soup. Reservations are recommended. Meet some farmers and sample the local produce at the Keauhou Farmers Market on Saturday mornings at the Keauhou Shopping Center.
Downtown Kailua-Kona, including historic Kailua Village, is home to many interesting shops to browse including a wealth of art galleries as well as boutique gift shops. The popular Coconut Grove Marketplace is located on the oceanfront and often features live music. More fun shops and art galleries can be found at the Kona Inn Shopping Village in this historic 1928 Kona Inn, and the Alii Gardens Marketplace has dozens of outdoor stalls selling a variety of local products from flowers to Kona coffee. Drive up into Kona Coffee Country to visit the charming small towns, meet the coffee farmers and get fresh-roasted coffee beans straight from the source.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in your Kona condo so you have easy access to the area's beaches and attractions as well as day trips to the Kohala Coast, Waimea town and Hilo as well as Volcanoes National Park. Keahole International Airport is located about 15-minutes north. The Big Island's free bus service is called Hele On Bus and stops at various points around the island including transportation between Kona and Hilo daily except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The Kona Coast is known for its comfortable weather with sunny and warm conditions virtually all year around. Temperatures are typically in the mid to high 70s with summer being a bit warmer and winter a bit cooler. Average annual rainfall is about ten inches near the coast though the mountain areas may see more rain as clouds form over the slopes in the afternoons.
Ocean conditions are typically quite calm along the Kona coastline though this can change from day to day so you always need to use caution around the ocean. Visit lifeguarded beaches to participate in ocean activities, and check with water safety personnel about the safest areas for the water sports you choose.
Kona condos provide the perfect way to enjoy your Big Island vacation with the luxuries of resort living and the comforts of home as well as close access to shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Kona condo listings to get an understanding of the different property features and amenities we offer in the most prestigious areas of Kona.
Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Kona accommodation for your dream vacation. We take pride in having the largest choice of top-quality Kona condos and we stand behind our product, making sure only the best properties are listed on our website. If you have any questions about our Kona condo rentals or planning your Big Island vacation please feel free to give us a call as we will be very happy to assist you.See below for an overview of some of Kona's finest condo resorts.
The Kailua-Kona region has a rich history dating to ancient times when Hawaiian royalty made their home here, including the renowned King Kamehameha I. The first American missionaries also had a strong presence here beginning in the early 1800s. The town has numerous preserved historic structures including the 1836 Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace which was home to Hawaiian royalty in the 1800s. Also throughout the region are many ancient heiau (sacred places of worship), fishponds and petroglyphs carved into rock.
On the Kona waterfront is a heiau (sacred place) built by King Kamehameha and known as Ahuena Heiau. South of Kailua-Kona is a monument to British explorer Captain James Cook along the shore of Kealakekua Bay where he died in a skirmish with Hawaiians. Nearby is the preserved sacred place of refuge known as Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Kona Region
Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona is a beachfront condo resort located in a quiet, residential area overlooking Keauhou Bay. The eighteen-acre seaside property features lush, tropical landscaping. Amenities include three swimming pools, two tennis courts, fitness center, and close access to great dining and shopping at Keauhou Shopping Village, with historic Kona town just a few miles away. The resort offers one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, washer/dryer, free parking and free high-speed Internet access in all units as well as in the pool area and lobby. Golf nearby at the Kona Country Club.
Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff is a beachfront resort about 1.5 miles from the village of Kailua-Kona and featuring larger-sized units with kitchenettes and optional ocean views. Amenities include free parking and high-speed internet, elevators, two outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, a tennis court, ping pong, picnic and barbecue area and an organized activities program.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village on the Kona Coast offers spacious, air-conditioned villas with upscale Hawaiian decor and private lanais with views of either the golf course, mountains or ocean including views of Keauhou Bay. Holua Resort features one and two bedroom villas. Amenities include air conditioning, covered parking, laundry facilities, 11 tennis courts, fitness facility, barbecue areas and extensive tropical landscaping including fountains and lava rock pools. Close by is the Kona Country Club with 36 spectacular holes for golfers. Nearby is Keauhou Shopping Center with many shopping and dining options as well as entertainment.
Aston Kona by the Sea is an intimate, beachfront resort just south of vibrant and historic Kailua-Kona town. Kona by the Sea offers spacious suites with great ocean views. The resort fronts a sandy, lounging area. Amenities include kitchenettes, free parking and internet access and a swimming pool.
Casa de Emdeko is an oceanfront condo complex in Kailua-Kona on the famed Alii Drive about two miles south of Kailua Village. Amenities include kitchenettes, free high-speed internet access and parking, shuttle service, tropical landscaping, a beachfront swimming pool and beach activity equipment with a sandy, oceanside sunning area.
Waikoloa Beach Resort Fairway Villas are located along the fairways of Waikoloa Beach Course in a gated Hawaiian plantation-style resort area that is among the most desired locations in this region. Upscale decor, furnishings, kitchen appliances and more. Amenities include free WiFi, washer/dryer, infinity edge pool, hot tub, fitness centers, barbecue/picnic area, covered parking and close access to beaches, dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.
Fairways at Mauna Lani is a luxury gated community on the Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani Resort. Set alongside the Francis H. Brown North Golf Course, the Fairways at Mauna Lani are nestled on twenty acres between the posh Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid. Amenities include upscale, tropical decor, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, a swimming pool with waterfall, fitness room, spa and private garages. Close access to golf, tennis and beach activities.
Kona Coast Resort is located amidst 21 acres of tropical landscaping on the Big Island's scenic west shore. Villas feature full kitchens and air conditioning. Amenities include two swimming pools including a children's pool, three jacuzzis, a sauna, tennis courts, playground area, fitness center, volleyball, and numerous on-site activities from dive instruction to hula dancing. Villas have private lanai or patio with tropical garden or ocean views.
Hale Kona Kai Condominiums on the Kona Coast is a quiet and relatively small boutique oceanfront condo complex featuring upscale, full-sized kitchens, air conditioning, free high-speed internet access, private lanais, a swimming pool, free parking. Walking distance to nice swimming beaches. Dine next door at Royal Kona Resort or walk ten minutes to vibrant Kona town.
Kona Reef Resort is an oceanfront condominium resort located close to a sandy beach in historic Kailua-Kona close to great dining and shopping. Amenities include one and two bedroom suites, garden or ocean views, oceanfront swimming pool, jet spa, free internet access and parking, and cabana with barbecue area.
Waikoloa Fairways is located in Waikoloa Village near the Big Island's sunny Kohala Coast beaches. Amenities include swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue areas, assigned parking, tennis courts and gated access. Close access to dining, shopping and championship golf.
Outrigger Royal Seacliff offers residential-style condos with full kitchens and washers/dryers. Set on an oceanfront bluff, Outrigger Royal Seacliff is built in a terraced design to maximize privacy. One and two bedroom suites as well as studios provide the right accommodation for your needs. Amenities include a pool, free WiFi and guest parking, and tropical landscaping. Kona town is one mile away.
Waikoloa Villas is located along the Village Golf Course in Waikoloa Village on the Big Island's Kohala Coast. Amenities include free WiFi, swimming pools, jacuzzis, cabana, barbecue areas and shuffleboard, golf course and ocean views. Close to great shopping and dining including Waikoloa Village Shopping Center, and minutes from Waikoloa Kings and Beach golf courses.
Hale Kamaole Resort is located in Kihei on Maui's west shore just across the street from Kamaole Beach Park III. Amenities include air conditioning, high-speed internet, private lanai, kitchens, laundry facilities, in-room safe, cable TV, swimming pool, tropical landscaping, barbecue areas and four tennis courts.
Kahaluu Beach Villas is a relatively new oceanfront condo that is designer decorated with air conditioning, plasma TVs, Bose surround sound and more. Amenities include free high-speed internet and parking, an infinity pool, gas barbecue, spa and tropical landscaping. The beach is the across the street offering great snorkeling and other water activities. Restaurants, shops and a grocery store are within walking distance. Golf nearby at Keauhou Golf Country Club.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Kona region including Kona Bali Kai, Country Club Villas, Keauhou Palena, Kona Pacific, Casa de Emdeko, Kona Coast Resort, Lunapule Kona, Alii Villas Resort and Keahou Kona Surf & Racquet Club, Kalani Kai, Keauhou Akahi, Kona Makai, Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff, Alii Villas, Kona Alii, Kona Riviera Villas, Kona Mansions, Keauhou Punahele, Na Hale O Keauhou, Hui o Kulia at the Kona Reef, White Sands Village and Sea Village Condominiums.
Also offered by Hawaiian Beach Rentals in Kona are Hale Malia at Kona Plaza, Sea Village Condominiums, Kailua Bay Resort, Holualoa Bay Villas, Kahaluu Beach Villas, Hale Honu at Surf & Racquet Complex, Kona Reef Resort, Hale Malulani - Kahaluu Beach Villas, Mauna Loa Village, Mauna Loa Village at Honua Resort, Alii Cove and Aston Kona by the Sea. In Keauhou are the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona, Keauhou Punahele Resort, Keauhou Resort and Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona.