My wife and I took three adult friends to this resort several miles north of Kona-Kailua. Its 17 units are part of a large condo complex with tennis courts and a huge 30 metre pool.
We had a 2nd storey two-bedroom unit in building 9, with views over the courts to the sea (and magic sunsets!!). The units are quite elderly but very large and comfortable. The kitchen and bathrooms had recently been completely renovated and contained state of the art white goods and amenities. We found some other minor repairs were needed, e.g. sliding flywire door to lanai kept coming off rail, towel rail fell apart, one power point didn't work - very minor things.
Keauhou shopping centre is nearby (we walked to the restaurants one night) and has everything you are likely to need. We highly recommend Drysdales Bar and grill - we ate (and drank!) there most nights.
A catamaran snorkeling trip to Kealakekua Bay where Captain Cook was killed is a must! It is easily done from Keauhuo bay nearby. Talking of Keauhou Bay, you must visit the mighty Sheraton Hotel there after dark. Spot lights have been placed shining onto the sea at night, attracting tiny plankton. This in turn attracts the mighty manta rays which come in to dine on the plankton. These huge creatures are 8 feet+ across. You can also go out at night on the same catamaran and snorkel or dive witht manta rays. I did this and consider it one of the best experiences I have ever had!!
Don't miss the volcanoes! They are awesome and you can walk right up to them. Kahalu'u Bay nearby is a wonderful spot to snorkel. At 8 o'clock one morning I counted 10 green turltles swimming around me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Description: The Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club Resort is a 4-star resort located in Keauhou on the sunny Kona Coast of the Big Island, Hawaii. The resort is adjacent to a sandy beach and was once the residence of four Hawaiian kings including the Great King Kamehameha. There are 197 privately-owned units at the resort with 77 townhouses and 120 condos with some beachfront and many oceanfront units along with ocean and fairway view condos. Townhouse #48 is a charming yet elegant condo situated in the Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club only steps from the beautiful Kona beaches. The condo is stocked with everything you need to enjoy your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Keauhou Kona Surf And Racquet Club Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Hawaii/Kailua-Kona