Located on Ali‘i Drive just one mile south of downtown Kona, Ali‘i Villas resort is a lovely oceanfront condominium complex nestled amidst lush tropical landscaping. Fronting an impressive stretch of rugged coastline that is a favored habitat for Hawaiian green sea turtles, Ali‘i Villas in Kona features well-appointed units that boast beautiful ocean or garden views. This wonderful complex is quietly situated just outside downtown Kona’s hub of activity, yet is still conveniently located within walking distance of shopping, dining, activities, and nightlife.
After a busy day seeing the amazing sights of the Big Island, if you opted for the ocean view lanai relax while watching the sunset or join your neighbors at the ocean front viewing area, while pods of spinner dolphins frolic on the waves. Gather with your friends and enjoy a barbecue or worship the sun at the sparkling freshwater pool. If you are lucky enough to be visiting between November and April, you can see awe-inspiring humpback whales from the oceanfront sitting/veiwing area.
Amenities for Our Kona Hawai’i Resorts
Ali‘i Villas vacation rentals features a large ocean view pool, gorgeous tropical gardens, and a BBQ pavilion with an entertaining area for your guests. Tropical ambiance abounds within our vacation units; comfortable tropical furnishings welcome you to make yourself at home; well-stocked kitchens cater to your inner gourmet. The spacious open floor plans of our one- and two-bedroom units allow the cooling ocean breeze to keep you comfortable. For your guests, several of our vacation rentals offer sleeper sofas, and though the gentle trade winds keep our properties pleasantly cool, there are also ceiling fans throughout our units. All of our Ali‘i Villas vacation rentals include high speed Internet, cable TV, washer/dryer, hair dryers, coffee makers and other small kitchen appliances, free parking, wonderful open-air lanais with ocean or garden views, and much, much more.
Near your condo in historic Kailua-Kona, you will find a myriad of shopping and dining opportunities, loads of activities, and numerous historical sights. Explore the wide variety of souvenir shops and art galleries fronting Ali‘i Drive, and enjoy a tropical-flavored ice cream cone while watching the local canoe clubs paddle out in the afternoon alongside the pier. Visit the historical treasures at Hulihe‘e Palace, once the summer home of Hawaii’s royalty, and across the street, stop in for a peek at Moku‘aikaua Church, the oldest Christian Church in Hawai‘i. A walk through the lobby of the King Kamehameha hotel is an art gallery and a history lesson all in one, as it’s filled with the iconic paintings of Herb Kāne, which document life in old Hawai‘i. Finally, cap off your day with a must-do: an evening cocktail while you watch the sun set over the ocean from one of Kailua-Kona’s many seaside bars and restaurants!
The Kona-Kohala coast, ranging from the northern tip of the island at Hāwī to the southernmost point of Ka Lae, is more than 100 miles of rugged lava landscapes, lush coffee farms, and incredible views. Great sights in the north include Pu‘ukoholā Heiau, a massive war temple built by King Kamehameha when he sought to unite the islands under one rule in the late 1700s. A few miles north of that, you can see how coastal folk lived in the old days at Lapakāhi State Historical Park, a partially restored Hawaiian fishing village. Be sure to bring sun protection and plenty of water, as this coastline is hot and dry. You’ll need a cooling dip in the ocean afterwards, so be sure to stop by Hāpuna Beach State Park, the largest stretch of white sand on this geologically young island.
When you pass south of Kailua-Kona, you’ll notice a pleasant change as the climate cools considerably. That’s because you’re not only heading south, but also heading mauka (up the mountain). This is coffee country, and you’ll probably smell it before you see it! Many roadside farms offer tastings and tours, so you’ll have ample opportunities to sample. If you want a sample of how farmers did it in the old days, take a tour at Kona Historical Society’s Living History Coffee Farm, where knowledgeable staff demonstrate farm tasks from the past. The adorable coffee towns of south Kona, like Holualoa, Kainaliu, and Kealakekua, are also hotbeds of creative types, so be sure to visit a few art galleries along the way!
Continuing south, those who love the water and all that lives in it will definitely want to snorkel at Kealakekua Bay, an amazing place for both historical and environmental reasons. This is where Captain Cook met his famous end, and there’s a monument on the north end of the bay. It’s not accessible by car, so make sure you plan well before you go. A bit further south, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau, or Place of Refuge, is a national historical park where you can learn about ancient Hawaiian religion and customs. And of course, if you go south as far as possible, you’ll reach Ka Lae, also known as South Point, the wild coastline at the very tip of the island.
The Perfect Place for Your Kona Vacation
Our lovely Ali‘i Villas vacation rentals are perfect if you are seeking oceanfront tranquillity, yet still want to be within a stone’s throw of all that Kona town has to offer. We are here to help you create the perfect vacation that is complimentary to your budget and lifestyle, so contact us today at Kona Coast Vacations to book your stay in one of our vacation rentals!