Located on Big Island (Hawaii Island) is the west coast seaside town of Kailua-Kona. A former royal vacation spot from the 1800s, Kailua-Kona is now well-known for its beautiful beaches, wonderful and diverse marine wildlife, and panoramic views of volcanic landscapes. The town offers visitors a range of activity options, from seaside escapes to history lessons and culinary delights. Hawaii’s oldest Christian church, the Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace, the holiday home of the royals are located in the town. Snorkeling and other water sport options can be found in abundance along the sea shores, as well as the local market is a popular attraction for many. The town also offers a range of accommodation options, for those looking for resort feels and ultimate luxury, family-friendly locations, or more boutique spots. Read on to find where to stay in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on your next visit.
Kona Coast Resort’s sprawling gardens and lush green estates will ensure you never forget that you are in a tropical paradise. The hotel boasts beautiful views from every direction, is located nearby to Kahaluu Beach and individual villas come with all the facilities and amenities you will need for your stay. Take advantage of the tennis courts, two outdoor pools, three hot tubs, and a sauna that are located across the hotel, or choose to stay within the privacy of your own villa and take in the well-designed rooms and living spaces.
With the objective of taking you back in time, Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort is a throwback to a Hawaiian village from the 1800s. Combine the rustic bungalows of each room that have thatched roofs and the palm and coconut trees found across the hotel, you are sure to feel relaxed in the space of your next tropical vacation. The Wyndham is an established property in town, is well-located, and offers several activities for the whole family and all the facilities you may need during your holiday stay.
Ideal for golf players looking to be conveniently located near Big Island’s golf courses, Holua Resort offers villa-style accommodation with full kitchens, on-site laundry facilities, and wide living and dining spaces which include private patios for evening cocktails or morning coffees. The resort has 6 outdoor swimming pools and 11 tennis courts as well as being well located from the town’s activities, shopping centres, and restaurants.
Enjoy a sprawling estate and luxury escape if you choose to stay at Wyndham Mauna Loa Village. Choose between one- or two-bedroom suites, take up a guided tour of the town, or relax in one of six pools available on site - there is a guarantee here that everyone will find what they love to do during their stay here. The landscaped property makes for ideal morning walks and finding a good vantage point to enjoy the sunsets are very easy. Choose between views of the lush gardens or active golf course to make your private views all the more special.
An ideal location for a family vacation, Aston Kona By The Sea is located right by the ocean and provides ample spaces for kids to use the swimming pool or take advantage of Kailua-Kona’s many water-based activities that are nearby. Each suite comes with all the facilities you need for your stay, including living and dining spaces, balconies, and a fully equipped kitchen. Be sure to use the barbecue facilities available during your stay as an ideal means of enjoying the warm tropics and magical Hawaiian skies.
The Beach Villas at Kahalu'u offer beautiful accommodation options in a luxury, hotel-style setting. Each unit comes with a spacious terrace, garden views, a patio, a full kitchen, and spacious living and dining areas, making it an ideal stay for a family or groups of friends. The swimming pool on the hotel property is great for lounging in the sunshine and catching up on some reading. Take advantage of the hiking and snorkeling opportunities that are also close by within the Kahaluu Bay area.
Enjoy sunsets from your private patio or get social with the pool and restaurant on site at the Kona Coast Resorts at Keauhou Gardens. The property allows your to tailor-make your holiday, from having some down time with the television and DVD player, getting active at the tennis court or fitness centre, or just enjoying the views from your balcony with a local craft beer. Both the Mauna Kea Summit Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park are located an easy drive away from the resort and we highly recommend checking these sights out during your stay.
Treat yourself to spacious rooms, a coastal estate spanning across 7 acres (2.8 hectares), and a wide range of views of the Pacific Ocean from your private apartment. In addition to providing all the amenities you will need for your stay, including a kitchen and laundry facilities, Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger has weekly activities that include historical lessons, cultural dances, and presentations and even activities related to local food and cuisine styles for guests to get involved with. We particularly love the hula dance classes and the free local drinks that are encouraged!
Beach Villas Kahaluu on Kona Coast provides a relaxing atmosphere in a very well-placed location. Just across the hotel has several snorkling locations on the beach and a variety of other activities, including biking, fishing, and canoeing are also on offer. The Kailua-Kona town is just a short drive (or Uber ride) away and provides great access to recreation during your vacation. The property itself has a swimming pool where you can spend your days enjoying the serenity of this Hawaiian escape.
Saving one of the best for last on our list, we have Ocean Hale, a luxurious and inviting accommodation option for those who want to be well-placed in the town of Kailua-Kona. With a swimming pool and barbecue facilities on-site and access to snorkeling, hiking, and biking in the area, combined with being a short drive away from Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park and Hulihee Palace, Ocean Hale will be able to cater to everyone’s needs and activity preferences on family holidays and vacations with friends.
Seaside bliss in Kailua Kona
With the sunshine blessing the western side of Hawaii’s Big Island, the town is the ideal place to find luxury, relaxation, and your ideal tropical vacation. Find our best recommendations for hotels and self-serviced apartments and villas on this list, perfect when you next visit the seaside town of Kailua Kona.
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