This spacious and bright condo (1090 including lanai) is on the second floor of a quiet building overlooking the 9th fairway of the Kona Country Club with the blue Pacific beyond. Tastefully remodeled with built-in oak cabinets throughout, rich Australian acacia flooring, elegant furniture, and original art on the walls. Fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Large comfortable lanai for outdoor living, with your own gas barbecue grill. Enjoy ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows in every room -- even from the king-size bed and the double bathroom. Swimming pool shared among only 47 units: you will often have the pool all to yourself. Manicured and fragrant tropical gardens. Easy walk to Keauhou Bay, Sheraton resort, and golf clubhouse. Less than a mile to major shopping center and just a little further to the best snorkeling beach in Kona (Kahalu'u).
Things To Do: Be sure to pick up the free brochures available just about everywhere (airport, shopping areas, hotel lobbies) that describe the many activities you may choose and include valuable discount coupons. They also have extensive listings of restaurants and area maps. Sample titles: Hawaii Gold; This Week Big Island; 101 Things to Do. Another good source of information is the local daily newspaper, West Hawaii Today, available at many locations, including KTA supermarket and Longs drugstore. The Keauhou Shopping Center offers activities in the central court almost every day (music, hula, crafts): check the posted schedule.
Keauhou Canoe Club: See the Island the way the ancient Hawaiians first did: from a double-hulled canoe. The Canoe Club, headquartered on nearby Keauhou Bay (5 min. walk from the condo), promotes the ancient Hawaiian art of paddling. Visitors are welcome on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Two sessions, at 6:30 am and 8:00 am. Show up at the club at least 30 minutes early and members will loan you a paddle, teach you the basics, and take you on a one-hour energetic and magical trip. See the sun rise over Mauna Loa during the early session. Whale viewing in the winter months, spinner dolphins and manta rays all year round.
Aloha Theater in Kainaliu: The Aloha is an old-fashioned theater located in the picturesque village of Kainaliu, just a few miles south of Keauhou on Highway 11. It is home to the Aloha Performing Art Company and regularly presents live shows and musical performances. If a show is on during your stay, don't miss this chance to see good community theater and meet the local residents. A nice cafe is next door, for pre-theater dinner or drinks.