Kanaloa vacation rentals are the spot for you: if you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re a part of the ocean, this is the place to come. Kanaloa is the name of the Hawaiian god of the sea, and you’ll feel his presence here as you breathe in the salty ocean air. From your lanai, look for his animal forms in the ocean: dolphins, and whales in the wintertime. Feel the peace that comes with waking up next to the ocean every morning and falling asleep to its sounds every night in our Kanaloa rentals.
Peace and quiet are two of the reasons to come to Kanaloa. You’re six miles down the coast from all the action and excitement of the downtown Kailua-Kona pier area; close enough to visit when you want, yet able to come home to your little piece of paradise. The peaceful feeling is augmented by the beautiful tropical landscaping, which is the only thing between you and the ocean. There are three pools for you to enjoy (one is adults-only), as well as hot tubs, tennis courts, and barbecue facilities. The complex is gated for your safety and peace of mind.
Keauhou was once the home of royalty, and King Kamehameha III was born in this place. It won’t take you long to understand why the kings and queens of old favored this beautiful bay! Keauhou is a prime spot to try out some new ocean sports, so decide whether you’d like to surf, snorkel, paddle a canoe or stand-up paddle, or just plain swim around! The choice is yours.
Just a short walk away from Kanaloa, you’ll find the small pier at the end of Keauhou Bay where the Hula Kai and Fair Winds tour boats dock. Take advantage of this opportunity to go on a whale watching tour, a snorkel cruise to incredible Kealakekua Bay, or arrange a deep-sea fishing excursion. Nearby Keauhou Shopping Center has groceries, restaurants, and movie theatres, while Kona Country Club offers great golf. Kahaluʻu Beach is popular for snorkeling; please help protect the coral by not touching it and by using reef-safe sunscreen. Several surf schools also operate at this beach if you need a beginner lesson.
You’ll find that the six miles of Aliʻi Drive heading north towards Kailua-Kona are scenic and lovely. There are numerous little swim and surf spots along the way; Magic Sands is popular for boogie boarding, as is Honl’s, the spot where the sport was invented in the 70’s.
Once you reach the Kailua-Kona pier, you’ll find there’s so much to do here. Take a stroll through the oceanfront shopping centers, exploring the work of local craftspeople and artists. Enjoy a local fruit-flavored ice cream cone or shave ice while you watch the boats in the harbor, and the local canoe paddlers heading out for their afternoon session. Walk through the lobby of the King Kamehameha Hotel, and view the historical artifacts and paintings within. And of course, you simply must enjoy an oceanfront cocktail as you watch the sun set, at one of Kailua’s many great waterfront restaurants!
Feeling a bit frisky? There are lots of ways to get some exercise around here. You can always just hop in for a swim near the pier, like the local kids do, and you’ll be in good company: This is the spot where the world-famous Ironman Triathlon begins every October. Kailua Pier is also the spot to get on a boat for some adventure, like parasailing or a snorkel trip. Or if you’d rather stay dry, head out for a romantic sunset dinner cruise! Landlubbers might prefer something with wheels, and there are several great bike shops to rent from in the area, including electric bikes if you need a little assist. Kona is a great place to cycle, as drivers are accustomed to athletes training on the roads here.
Kona town is essentially the shopping hub of the entire west side of the island, so anything you need will easily be found nearby, including chain staples like Costco, Target, and Wal-Mart. Kona and Keauhou also both have movie theatres for your enjoyment, and several farmers’ markets every week bring fresh produce to the community. If you’re into harbors and fishing, Honokohau Harbor just north of Kailua-Kona is where the deep-sea fishing boats dock, and you’ll probably want to head there for a fresh-catch meal at some point, or maybe for your own chartered fishing expedition!
There’s so much to see and do around the Kona Coast, and at the end of the day, you’ll know that your luxe Kanaloa rental is waiting for you to rest your head and dream up what the next day has in store. The wonders of Kanaloa await; start planning your trip and reserve your Kanaloa condo today!