Keauhou – Birthplace of a King
It’s no secret that Keauhou Bay is so beautiful and abundant, it’s fit for royalty. But did you know that Hawaiʻi’s royalty actually used to live here? Kamehameha III, also known as Kauikeaouli, was born here in 1813. He ruled the islands for nearly 30 years, and he got his start right here in idyllic Keauhou Bay. Now you, too, can experience the magic of this beautiful place.
Keauhou Vacation Rentals: Peace and Convenience
Keauhou vacation rentals is a great home base for your Kona vacation. Keauhou condos area is quite a bit quieter than downtown Kailua-Kona, yet you’ll still be close to everything you need. Keauhou Shopping Center has groceries, restaurants, and movie theatres for your pleasure. The Kona-Keauhou Trolley can zip you the six miles along beautiful Aliʻi Drive when you want to head into town (sure beats having to park the car!). There’s great golf just around the corner at the Kona Country Club. And there’s nothing better than being so close to Keauhou Bay and Kahaluʻu Beach.
Delights of the Ocean Abound
Just about every ocean activity you can imagine is available right here in Keauhou Bay. Try your hand at fishing, stand-up paddling, or hoe waʻa (canoe paddling). Rent a kayak with your family for a fun afternoon in the bay. And maybe best of all, Keauhou is the spot from which Hula Kai and Fair Winds boats head out for whale watching and snorkel tours of Kealakekua Bay. It’s so convenient!
Nearby Kahaluʻu Beach can be a good spot to hop in the water with the family, and maybe spot a few fish with your mask and snorkel. It can get crowded, so come early. While you may wish to wear reef shoes to protect your toes while swimming, do not walk on the reef as it damages the coral. Please also remember to use sunscreen that does not contain oxybenzone, as this chemical also can kill coral.
Kona Coast Adventures
Though Keauhou is so delightful, you could spend your whole vacation right there, no doubt you’ll also want to check out the many other great spots along the Kona Coast. If you’ve had enough of sunny beaches and prime golfing (ha ha!), you might want to explore some of Kona’s many important historic sites, of which you’ll find several right on Aliʻi Drive. Huliheʻe Palace, once a home of Hawaiʻi’s royalty, is just adjacent to the Kailua-Kona pier. Across the street is Mokuʻaikaua Church, the oldest Christian church in Hawaiʻi. Don’t forget to step into the lobby of the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel, which is built where Kamehameha himself used to live. It’s filled with incredible paintings by the artist Herb Kane, depicting traditional life, and portraits of Hawaiʻi’s aliʻi.
Well, what are you waiting for? Browse our Kona vacation rentals Kailua Kona HI and start planning your trip to sunny Keauhou today!