If you are looking for a beautiful, luxurious setting in which to enjoy the ultimate family vacation, look no further than the homes of Kahakai Estates in sunny Kailua-Kona! Located in a private community with “quiet hours” in the evening, you’ll be sure to sleep well away from the hubbub of the hotels and bars. These gorgeous homes are chock-full of all the amenities you could possibly ask for!
3 and 4 Bedroom Options
With ocean views, large lanais, gourmet kitchens, and private pools, these Hawai’i Big Island vacation rentals are sure to please the whole family. Enjoy a peaceful getaway in the lap of luxury, while still being close to all the amenities of downtown Kailua-Kona. These properties are very well-appointed, with all the details you’d expect, like big TVs and super-cozy living rooms. Kahakai Estates is a great location for a family gathering, or for a group of friends to go adventuring together. Please help us keep these homes as vacation rentals by adhering to our good neighbour policies.
A Quiet and Convenient Location
At Kahakai Estates Kona, you’re staying only a short drive away from Aliʻi Drive with its many souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, and beach gear rentals. You’re also not far from many wonderful beaches for boogie boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddling. All the amenities you might need are within a close drive, including grocery stores, farmers’ markets, movie theaters, and everyday basics like Costco and Target. Don’t forget to learn a little bit about the history of the Kailua-Kona area, with a visit to Hulihe‘e Palace, the summer home of Hawaiian royalty, and a stop inside Moku‘aikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in Hawai‘i. Kailua Pier is also an awesome spot to hop on a boat for a snorkel trip, parasailing, or a romantic dinner cruise.
Your beach options are as many and varied as the flowers of Hawaiʻi. Nearby options include Magic Sands for catching waves and Kahaluʻu for snorkeling. If you’re up for a short-day trip, consider heading north to Hāpuna Beach, the largest stretch of white sand to be found on Hawaiʻi Island, a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. Also, to the north, ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach (A-Bay) is an awesome family-friendly spot for renting fun beach gear, like stand-up paddleboards and hydrobikes. You can even hop on a glass-bottom boat or whale-watching trip from here! Enjoy an evening cocktail with your toes in the sand at Lava Lava Beach Club.
Waikoloa Beach Resort is a great destination for a day of resort-style fun! Explore the fabulous pools and grounds of the Hilton, where incredible Asian and Pacific art and artefacts abound. Play a round of golf at one of two world-class 18-hole courses. Plan a spa day with fabulous soaks and massages and finish up with a great meal: there are so many options to choose from at Waikoloa!
If you’d rather spend a day going south, take a drive through the uplands of south Kona until you reach Kealakekua Bay, the infamous spot of Captain Cook’s demise. It’s one of the most remarkable snorkelling destinations on the island, though the best snorkelling is most easily reached via a tour boat from Keauhou Pier. Kealakekua is also an amazing spot to take a kayak tour! Please note that there are only two companies permitted to run this type of tour, so be sure to make your arrangements in advance.
Along your drive south, you’ll pass by Kona’s many fragrant coffee farms. You’ll never get it fresher than this, so be sure to stop by and taste a brew or two! South Kona’s coffee towns are also famous for their many artist residents, so small galleries and local shops abound for your exploration pleasure. The climate is pleasantly cooler up here on the slopes of the mountain, and you may be treated to a refreshing afternoon rain shower!
If you head all the way south, you’ll eventually reach the southernmost tip of the island, called Ka Lae, or South Point. This otherworldly windswept landscape is unlike any other part of the island! Marvel at the steep lava cliffs dropping off into the open ocean, as well as the local kids who dare to leap the 50+ feet into the deep sea. The current is very strong here, and there are no lifeguards, so please don’t try to copy them! This is the open ocean, and all the really big fish are right here, as evidenced by the many fishermen who come here for a rare spot to angle in the deep water from the shoreline. And the best part is, at the end of a busy day of adventuring, you’ll know your plush accommodations at Kahakai Estates are waiting for you to rest your head, and dream of what tomorrow will bring!
Whether you prefer beach or pool, golf or shopping, sunny Kailua-Kona can accommodate your desires. Choose a peaceful stay at Kahakai Estates, and start planning your memorable family trip to paradise in our Hawai’i Big Island vacation rentals today!