Waikoloa is located on the Big Island's scenic western shore which is known for its idyllic weather and ocean vistas with the island of Maui in the distance. With close access to great shopping, dining and activities, staying in a Waikoloa condo provides everything you need for your dream Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
The Waikoloa region offers many activities and adventures from championship golf courses to ocean activities, hiking, horseback riding and ATV tours. Go ocean kayaking, snorkeling or scuba diving in crystal clear water. Test your golf skills at the Waikoloa Beach, Waikoloa Village, King's or Francis H. I'i Brown golf courses. This coastline is also exceptional for seeing humpback whales during the winter months. A fun day trip is a drive along the Hamakua Coast to see Akaka Falls and Hilo town as well as a visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the steaming summit of Kilauea Volcano. Another fun day trip is a drive south along the Kona Coast to Historic Kailua Village, Kealakekua Bay and Kona Coffee Country where you can meet the coffee farmers and learn how the coffee beans are grown and processed. After a day of adventure pamper yourself with a massage and other luxurious spa treatments.
There are several spectacular beaches in this region including Holoholokai Beach which is fun for tidepool exploring and snorkeling. From this beach you can also hike to see petroglyph rock carvings at the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve. Snorkeling and ocean kayaking are good at Anaehoomalu Bay which enjoys the protection of a coral reef offshore. Two more exceptional beaches in this area are Hapuna Beach and Kaunaoa Beach (Mauna Kea Beach) which both offer white sand and crystal blue waters. To the south are more great beaches including Kealakekua Bay where spinner dolphins are often seen.
Exceptional dining is found in this upscale region including the popular Waikoloa Bar & Grill at the Kings'Shops. This is also the site of Merriman's Mediterranean Cafe which emphasizes locally-grown ingredients. Their family-friendly menu includes pasta, pizza, sandwiches, burgers, fish tacos and artisan cocktails with outdoor patio seating. Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian luau feast at the Hilton Waikoloa Village accompanied by a music and dance show called Legends of the Pacific. More dining options can be found at Queens'MarketPlace including venues offering live music in the evenings. Stock up on grocery supplies at the Waikoloa Farmers'Market. You will find more exceptional restaurants at other resort areas along the Kohala Coast as well as to the north in Waimea town.
Resort boutiques, art galleries sports gear, fine apparel and hand-crafted jewelry and can all be found in the Waikoloa region. Queens'Marketplace and Kings'Shops offer many shops to brows with an open-air atmosphere. These shopping areas frequently feature live music as well as culture and arts events. More fun shopping can be found in the various resort areas along the Kohala Coast and Kona Coast as well as to the north in Waimea town, Hawi and Kapaau.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in a Waikoloa condo so you can explore nearby beaches and attractions along the Kohala Coast as well as day trips to Kailua-Kona, Volcanoes National Park and Hilo town. Most of the island's major communities can also be reached on the island's bus service called Hele On Bus, which is free and travels between Kona and Hilo daily except Sunday. The Kona International Airport is about 24 miles south of Waikoloa.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
Waikoloa temperatures are typically between 75 and 80 degrees F., often a bit warmer in the summer and a bit cooler in the winter, with nighttime temperatures dropping about 5 to 15 degrees. This region of the Kohala Coast is known for its beautiful, sunny weather and very little rain. The Kohala Coast as well as the Kona Coast on the Big Island's western shore are the warmest and driest areas of the island while Hilo on the northeast shore receives more rainfall.
Ocean conditions vary widely at Big Island beaches though the western shoreline has very calm water for much of the year. Intermittent swells can bring high surf and strong currents, and some beaches provide more protection from the open than others. For swimming and other ocean activities it is best to visit lifeguarded beaches, obey posted warnings and ask lifeguards about the safest areas for the water activities you choose.
Waikoloa condos offer the perfect way to enjoy your Big Island vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and the comforts of home including exceptional dining and shopping. Browse through our Waikoloa 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 Waikoloa accommodation for your dream Hawaii vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos in Waikoloa and we stand behind our product, listing only the best properties on our site. If you have questions about our Waikoloa condominium rentals 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 overview of some of Waikoloa's finest condo resorts.
The Waikoloa region is home to many important Hawaiian cultural and historic sites. Hike the Waikoloa's King's Trail (Mamalahoa Trail) to see ancient settlements, fishponds and petroglyph carvings in the rocks. The trail is part of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. In Kawaihae is the formidable Puukohola Heiau, a monumental rock structure built by King Kamehameha I to help him become ruler of all the Hawaiian Islands. To the north in Kapaau you can see a famous statue of the warrior king.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Waikoloa Region
Waikoloa Beach Resort Fairway Villas are located in a gated Hawaiian plantation-style resort area along the lush fairways of the Waikoloa Beach Course in one the most prestigious locations in this region. Amenities include upscale decor, furnishings and kitchen appliances as well as 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.
Waikoloa Villas is located along the Village Golf Course in Waikoloa Village. Amenities include free WiFi, swimming pools, jacuzzis, cabana, barbecue areas and shuffleboard, golf course and ocean views. Close to great shopping and dining including the Waikoloa Village Shopping Center. Also close to Waikoloa Kings and Beach golf courses.
Waikoloa Fairways is located in Waikoloa Village with amenities including a swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue areas, assigned parking, tennis courts and gated access. Close access to dining, shopping and championship golf.
Fairways at Mauna Lani is located in a luxury gated community at Mauna Lani Resort 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, spa, fitness room and private garages. Near golf, tennis and beach activities.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village offers one and two bedroom villas on the Kona Coast with views of Keauhou Bay. The spacious, air-conditioned villas feature upscale Hawaiian decor and private lanais with views of either the golf course, mountains or ocean. Amenities include air conditioning, barbecue areas, covered parking, laundry facilities, eleven tennis courts, fitness facility and extensive tropical landscaping including fountains and lava rock pools. Close by is the Kona Country Club as well as Keauhou Shopping Center with many options for dining, shopping and entertainment.
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, three swimming pools, two tennis courts, fitness center, and close access to great shopping and dining at Keauhou Shopping Village. Historic Kona town is 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.
Hale Kona Kai Condominiums on the Kona Coast is a quiet and relatively small boutique beachfront 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.
Wyndham Royal Sea Cliff is a beachfront resort about 1.5 miles from the village at 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 and picnic and barbecue area.
Kona Reef Resort is a beachfront condominium resort located close to a sandy beach in historic Kailua-Kona close to great shopping and dining. 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.
Outrigger Royal Seacliff offers residential-style condos with full kitchens and washers/dryers. Outrigger Royal Seacliff is built in a terraced design on a beachfront bluff to maximize privacy. One and two bedroom suites as well as studios are offered with amenities including a pool, free WiFi and guest parking, and tropical landscaping. Kona town is one mile away.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Waikoloa area including Bay Club at Waikoloa Beach Resort, Halii Kai at Waikoloa Resort, Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort, Waikoloa Colony Villas, Waikoloa Villas, Waikoloa Village Condos, Vista Waikoloa Condominiums and Outrigger Fairway Villas.