Swimming and snorkeling are popular activities at Kahaluu Beach Park on the north end of Keauhou where an ancient stone wall creates an area protected from the open ocean. To the north on the Kohala Coast is Samuel Spencer Beach Park which also is nice for swimming due to a protective reef. South of Keauhou is Kealakekua Bay which is a great place to see dolphins, and during the winter months this coastline is a great place to spot humpback whales.
The cuisine options in Keauhou are numerous including Rays on the Bay at the Sheraton Kona Resort where you can see manta rays in their natural habitat. Rays emphasizes fresh Hawaii grown or caught ingredients, from their fish and produce to Kona coffee and Hawaiian sea salt, and they specialize in flame grilling to create some tantalizing dishes. Rays is also a nice place to enjoy some live music and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Keauhou Shopping Center has fine dining at Sam Choy's as well as great sushi and pizza restaurants. Visit Kailua-Kona and Historic Kailua Village for many more great dining options.
Keauhou Shopping Center has a variety of interesting shops including jewelry, art galleries and boutique gift stores as well as a movie theater and pharmacy. You will also find great boutique shops in Keauhou at the resort hotels and in other resort areas along the Kona Coast. Take a drive up into Kona Coffee Country for interesting shops in the small towns amidst the coffee plantations.
A rental car is best for those staying in Keauhou condos so you can explore the great beaches and resorts of the Kona Coast as well as the Big Island's other sights and attractions including the Kohala Coast, Waimea town, Hilo and Volcanoes National Park. The Big Island's free public bus service called Hele On Bus travels between Hilo and Kona daily except Sunday, and stops at major towns around the island.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The Big Island's Kona Coast including Keauhou is known for its idyllic sunny weather all year around while Hilo and the eastern side of the island see more rain. Receiving only about ten inches of rain annually, the Keauhou temperatures are typically in the mid-70s rising into the high 80s on the hottest of summer days. Ocean conditions can change with arriving swells though generally the water is relatively calm. Visiting lifeguarded beaches is recommended so you can ask water safety personnel about the safest areas to engage in the ocean activities of your choice.
Keauhou condos provide an ideal way to enjoy your Big Island vacation with the luxuries of resort living and the comforts of home including nearby dining, shopping and entertainment. Browse through our Keauhou condo listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Keauhou condo for your dream Hawaii vacation.
We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos in Keauhou and we stand behind our product, listing only the best properties on our website. If you have questions about our Keauhou condos or which destination is best for your Big Island vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below for an over view of some of Keauhou's finest condo resorts.
Among the modern buildings of Keauhou town are many Hawaiian cultural sites that have been restored so they can be viewed by the public. On the grounds of the Keauhou Beach Resort Hotel is the King Kalakaua Beach House and other important historical structures. A Cultural Preserve Tour leaves from Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort and explores the Keauhou Bay shoreline. South of Keauhou Bay is an ancient burial ground and also a place where holua (sled) riding down stone ramps took place centuries ago. A bit farther south you can take a self-guided tour of the ancient place of refuge known as Puuhonua O Honaunau overlooking Honaunau Bay.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Keauhou Region
Kahaluu Beach Villas is located on prestigious Alii Drive offering designer decorated units with air conditioning, plasma TVs, Bose surround sound, free high-speed internet and parking, an infinity pool, gas barbecue, spa and tropical landscaping. Close to beach with great snorkeling. Also close to dining, shopping and golf at the Keauhou Golf Country Club.
Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona is a beachfront condo resort located in a quiet area overlooking Keauhou Bay. The eighteen-acre oceanside property features lush, tropical landscaping, three swimming pools, two tennis courts and fitness center. Close access to great shopping and dining at Keauhou Shopping Village, and 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.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village 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. One and two bedroom villas are offered. Amenities include air conditioning, tennis courts, barbecue areas, covered parking, laundry facilities, fitness room and extensive tropical landscaping including fountains. Close by is the Kona Country Club with 36 holes, and Keauhou Shopping Center with great shopping and dining options as well as entertainment.
Aston Kona by the Sea is an intimate, oceanfront resort just south of Kailua-Kona offering 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 a beachfront condo complex in Kailua-Kona on the prestigious Alii Drive about two miles south of Kailua Village. Amenities include a beachfront swimming pool, kitchenettes, free high-speed internet access and parking, shuttle service, tropical landscaping, and beach activity equipment with a sandy, oceanside sunning area.
Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff is a beachfront resort close to the village of Kailua-Kona and offering larger-sized units with kitchenettes and optional ocean views. Amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, free parking and high-speed internet, elevators, a tennis court, ping pong, picnic and barbecue area and an organized activities program.
Kona Coast Resort is set on twenty-one acres of tropical landscaping offering villas with air conditioning and full kitchens. Amenities include two swimming pools, three jacuzzis, a sauna, tennis courts, fitness center, volleyball, playground area 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 boutique oceanfront condo complex featuring upscale, full-sized kitchens and air conditioning. Amenities include a large swimming pool, free high-speed internet access, private lanais and free parking. Walking distance to swimming beaches. Restaurant next door at Royal Kona Resort or walk to Kona town.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Keauhou region including Keauhou Resort, Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona, Keauhou Punahele Resort and Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona.