Kanaloa, Big Island

Kanaloa at Kona is a prestigious and tranquil 18-acre oceanfront resort located on the Big Island's Kona Coast, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Keauhou Bay, and the Kona Country Club golf course. The resort offers a gated community with 24-hour security, beautifully landscaped grounds, and a variety of amenities for guests to enjoy. These include three swimming pools (one oceanfront and one adult-only), three hot tubs, two lighted tennis courts with pickleball options, BBQ stations, and an activities desk for booking tours and outdoor activities.

Conveniently situated near Kailua-Kona village, Kanaloa at Kona provides easy access to restaurants, shops, and various outdoor activities such as golfing, swimming, snorkeling, and surfing. The resort is also a short drive from Kailua-Kona International Airport, which offers nonstop flights from major cities and inter-island connections. With its stunning ocean views, well-maintained facilities, and peaceful atmosphere, Kanaloa at Kona is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Hawaii.

Kanaloa Average Rates


As of July 2024, the average price of a 1 bedroom unit at Kanaloa is $357. The average price of a 2 bedroom unit is $447, and 3 bedroom units average $533. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 735 Guest Reviews


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The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

The Kanaloa condo resort on Big Island receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from guests, who praise its beautiful views, well-equipped units, and convenient location. Many guests appreciate the thoughtful touches provided by the owners, such as welcome baskets and a well-stocked kitchen, making their stay comfortable and enjoyable. The resort's amenities, including multiple pools, tennis courts, and proximity to beaches and shopping, add to the appeal. While a few guests mention minor maintenance issues and the additional cost for air conditioning, these do not significantly detract from the overall positive experience. The resort's quiet, well-maintained grounds and the friendly, helpful staff are also frequently highlighted. Some guests note the challenge of stairs in certain units, which may be a consideration for those with mobility issues. Overall, the Kanaloa condo resort is highly recommended by guests for a relaxing and memorable stay on the Big Island. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 735 guest reviews.

Recent Kanaloa Reviews


We loved the condo!! The views are to die for! The condo was fully stocked in every aspect. We will definitely be back. Highly recommend if you want to spoil yourself!
Vicki M.
April 2024

We loved staying at this property! The views off the main lanai are incredible - there is a lovely cove where you can listen to the ocean and birds singing while drinking your morning coffee or sipping your evening cocktail. There is tons of room, the condo was very clean, the beds comfy, and the air conditioning kept us cool. Not only that, but the entire property is really lovely and away from the hustle and bustle of town, so you are close to amenities but far enough away to feel like you have a peaceful setting. And there is an incredible ocean front pool that our kids played in every evening (and it offers incredible sunset views). Thank you, thank you, thank you to the property owners. We would love to return.
Kate K.
April 2024

I wanted to say the view from the condo and the closeness to the ocean was just fabulous!! The kitchen as well was stocked with just about any object a cook might desire. Great appliances too including washing and dryer. Very comfortable beds in both bedrooms… However, many of the inside walls were marked, dirty, or needed to be touched up and/or repainted in all almost all rooms (with peeling paint in several areas). The living room furniture was stained and appeared dirty- if u picked up a couch cushion u would have wished u didn’t with more stains on the underside as well as crumbs of chips, crackers etc…under the cushions. The garbage cabinet area by the kitchen sink was absolutely filthy as well as the garbage can. And lastly, many artifacts, shelves, and lamp shades (inside and out) were covered in dust. Hopefully the cleaning crew gets changed and a bit if renovating done…
lynn M.
April 2024

We enjoyed our stay at this property. It’s in a nice community with pools, hot tubs, tennis courts and ocean views! It was close to many of the things we wanted to do. The property itself was nice and clean and well stocked. I would recommend staying here.
Alison K.
March 2024

This is definitely the easiest 5 star rating I’ve ever given - I wish I could do 6! The co-owner, Denise, was beyond helpful and accommodating. Every question I asked was answered quickly and with so much detail and insight that I had zero doubts about my itinerary. This included everything from ‘which beaches are good to introduce my kids to the ocean’, to snorkel tours and how to get around the resort. It was above and beyond anything I expected! The property is exactly like the posting. Some reviews have commented on it being dated so I want to address that (if you’re worried). It’s exactly like the pictures - no surprises. Personally I don’t care what the cabinets look like if they function, it’s clean and I have what I need. ! I’m not in Hawaii for a kitchen. It was also well stocked with anything you might need on top of the typical towels and cooking equipment, she had the every day items you don’t think about, like scissors and paper. I even found myself randomly needing a pencil sharpener and one was right in the drawer! My 14 year old son is also adamant that I mention “they had good TP. Make sure you say that!” So, if you want a place with two ply paper that is actually soft, this is the spot for you! So, onto the VIEW: it’s stunning. There’s no filter on the listing photos. It really does look just like that! I sat on the lanai every morning and every evening just watching the water and listening to the waves. We would 1000% stay here again. TY Denise!
Lisa R.
March 2024

We are a family of six and really enjoyed our stay here. The view of the ocean from the condo was great. The property was nice too and had three pools for the kids to use. The condo itself was filled with everything we needed during the stay. There is a grocery store and a ton of restaurants right up the street. The property itself and the things in it are really, really outdated. So, if you were picturing a more luxurious stay, this is not the place for you. I'm not sure I could even recommend this place to my friends because of that, but we did have a great time. Denise was a great host.
Amber F.
March 2024

It is certainly a beautiful location. The overall grounds around the condos are beautifully kept. The condo itself is large and has all the amenities. Except---there were no coffee filters for the coffee machine. We were then told that they don't supply those (this makes no sense). Also no Kleenex (seems like this should be supplied). The water filter in the fridge needed to be changed which happened the next day. The safe in the closet was broken, and was never fixed while we were there. Other than that it was a great place to stay. The local person who looks after the condo is easy to contact and whatever problem, she is right on it. The A/C for us was good and went down to 70F which was perfect for the evening. Shopping and some dining options are just up the hill, and you are 15 minutes from Kailua-Kona for beaches, restaurants and stores.
David
March 2024

Perfect location and the property was great.
Richard B.
March 2024

Clean spot in a secure neighborhood with access to multiple pools and in close proximity to all the things on West Hawaii.
Douglas M.
March 2024

First time to Kona with my family of 5. Condo was bright, clean and very comfortable. Good location and came with a few perks like beach and snorkeling gear. Spent a few afternoons at the ocean pool, great spot to relax and watch the waves.
Paul R.
March 2024

This lovely condo has all you need and is close to groceries, a small swimming beach and restaurants. Listen to the waves and spend time watching for whales on the lanai.
Stephanie H.
March 2024

The condo was very upscale with very comfortable bed and well stocked the sounds and waves were really amazing will stay here again
Bary M.
March 2024

Kanaloa is our go to getaway. This unit was perfect!! Mahalo!!
Gregory R.
March 2024

This unit was clean, very fully equipped, and had a spectacular view from the deck. Our only concern is with the fees attached to this booking which basically doubled the daily cost. We will never book through VRBO again.
E B.
March 2024

Grounds and pools well cared for. Staff on site were pleasant and helpful. The only issue was the unit I reserved was not available. I wasn’t informed until 3 days before check in. The new unit assigned to us was in great need of being updated. Lots of small issues, such as doors coming off the tracks and toilet running every 20 minutes. When discussed with manager on site, we were given discount on stay.
Karon L.
March 2024

This property turned out to be even better than expected!
Ann V.
March 2024

Condo unit was large 3 BR full service kitchen and 2 1/2 Baths. Nice lanai with beautiful full views of the ocean. Only a few minor notes. No exhaust fans in the bathrooms and décor is a little dated. Host was very attentive to our needs and the place was clean. Many amenities for the beach. Place has 2 pools and jacuzzi and easy parking right in front of the unit. Front desk and security were very friendly. Location close to shopping, golf and beach. Great place just a few cosmetic changes would make this 5 star. Had a great time!! Mahalo Brian
Brian C.
March 2024

The unit is second floor, more stairs to living area and another set to 2nd bedroom. Our group was all over 65. 2nd bedroom wall is also open to living room below, so not much privacy. Appliances are old, stove did not work very well. The complex is nice, mostly quiet and great views. Really enjoyed the ocean pool and the condo lanai.
Jodie W.
March 2024

Had a great time, unit was well equipped, nicely furnished and very quiet. The unit is waterfront and the view is spectacular. No complaints other than the VRBO app didn't send check in instructions. We spoke directly with the owner and all turned out fine. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
ld r.
March 2024

View is amazing kitchen is sticked with every thing you need. View is heaven on earth. Only suggestion is some nice beach chairs this place is awesome.
Tyler J.
March 2024

We were so pleased with this property. It had everything we needed. The view is gorgeous. There was enough room for the 7 of us for sure. We would stay here again!
Serena W.
March 2024

We had a wonderful stay! The balcony view was amazing and we loved the ocean side pool! We hope to come back again. I would highly recommend this place. Aloha🌴
Susan A.
March 2024

We really enjoyed staying in this rental. The view and ocean front were as promised! The unit was well equipped and we had everything we needed! Excellent beach gear and lots of beach towels.
Dave and Melissa S.
March 2024

We enjoyed whale-watching on the lanai every morning with our coffee. Condo was plenty big enough for all three couples, and in a great location just down from a grocery store and restaurants. Our only suggestion would be to do a deep clean (ceiling fans/vents etc) and invest in some non-stick pans.

March 2024

This property is beautiful, quiet, safe and just what we wanted. Hope to be back soon.
Danielle B.
February 2024

Clean. Quiet. Relaxing
Allen M.
February 2024

Beautiful decor and amenities in this spacious, first floor condo overlooking the ocean. Covered deck to enjoy ocean views. Well-equipped kitchen with everything you need and more. Luxurious linens and towels. 5-star accommodations!
Colin W.
February 2024

Having traveled to the Big Island many times over the years, this property was by far the most enchanting. With its proximity to the surf as well as the pool, we never went out for a meal - choosing the waterfront lanai instead. The bedrooms were clean, the kitchen decently stocked with utensils etc., the decor was appropriately upscale Hawaiian. In a word, perfect.
John T.
February 2024

Great view and location. Condo was perfect for out get away.
Frank M.
February 2024

We loved the unit.. it was easily accessible Very clean and ready when it was promised to us! Especially loved the view off the lanai. Sent many pictures to friends and they also loved how beautiful it is!
Judi G.
February 2024

Great location, amenities and environment.
Michele H.
February 2024

The unit listed here appears stunning and beautiful. I booked it because it was completely remodeled and appeared to have new, confortable beds and was a single floor so we wouldnt have to worry about our toddler around stairs. However when we checked in we were given keys to a completely different which was decorated like the home in the Golden Girls and hasn't been updated in years. The beds were inceredibly uncomfortable and the master "bedroom" was really a loft open to the bottom floor which made it difficult to do anything downstairs without waking someone up. When I asked the property manager what happened they told me the original unit I booked actually wasnt available and claimed they gave us a comparable unit but there is no comparison. She told me she would ask her boss about a partial refund but of course that didn't happen. I think they just expect you to show up and take what they give you because once you are there it isn't like you have a lot of options or flexibility to find different accomodations. The location is very nice and the resort grounds are pleasant with three pools. But each unit is owned by different people and have different standards of maintenance and updates. If you can't count on the property manager to give you the actual unit you booked, you'll never know what you get until you arrive. I will definately look elsewhere for our next visit to the Big Island.
Brian G.
February 2024

Very well appointed unit in a lovely location with relaxing lanai view. Would certainly recommend and would return ourselves.
Nicholas S.
February 2024

This is a cute spacious condo with a very relaxing vibe. The community is pretty quite which is nice. There are 3 different pools with hot tubs to choose from. You will be a short 10 minute walk to a great snorkel/swim spot. There is also a couple tour companies located at that snorkel/swim spot you can book for excursions. The condo has carpet so the only downside is the moisture sticks in the carpet and you really have to air it out daily otherwise it can get a bit musty. I was fine opening the dorrs and lighting a candle.
Kit S.
February 2024

The condo was beyond what we expected! Top of the line furnishings and appliances, yet comfortable home environment. Would definitely stay again.
Linda K.
February 2024

So close to water with impressive waves, whales, sunsets !
Joseph A.
February 2024

We loved staying at this place. I was there on a work trip, so we were not able to really utilize a lot of the amenities. The place is located right on the golf course and really close to the Outrigger Hotel, which is where the world famous Manta Ray dives happen every night. The beach-side pool is a great place to watch the sunset or some humpback whales. The condo has all the amenities you would need for a home away from home.
Matthias J.
February 2024

We've stayed here before and were so elated to see the updating that's been done. the place was very clean, organized and well-stocked. Really enjoy the location since it's away from the throngs of Kailua. The only slight detraction was a very loud neighbor. But overall had a great stay.
Allison M.
February 2024

This condo was a perfect vacation home for our family. The 3 bedrooms easily accommodated 6 adults. The kitchen is large and fully stocked. The condo has a great ocean view from the lanai, living room & kitchen. We enjoyed watching humpback whales cavorting & breaching from the lanai. The complex features 3 pools: we especially enjoyed the "Ocean Pool." The complex is well away from downtown Kailua, and we enjoyed the quiet. The nearby Keauhou Shopping Center has several excellent restaurants and a large market that sold fresh poke daily.
Russ H.
February 2024

The ocean view is amazing at this condo. The kit hen was well equipped too. Nearby to shopping center, restaurants, and local boating excursions. Highly recommend Manta Ray night swim with Seaquest.
Amy K.
February 2024

Great location, good view from the lanai, walking distance to beaches and grocery store, but is still nice and quiet. We love this property. We can watch the sunset from the pool area. The property manager is very responsive.
Elizabeth L.
February 2024

Beautiful property, great location. Had a lovely stay.
Jessica H.
February 2024

This is our second visit to this property, two different units. This time the unit could have used a little updating but it was very clean and had everything we needed. Communication with property manager good. Beautiful grounds and pool areas. Only suggestion is to have better path lighting as walkways are dark and we had to use our phones to see our way at night.
Joan P.
February 2024

Unit was Nice & had an Oceanfront view but requested & a must for us to have A/C especially staying in Kona & upon reserving this unit was told A/C is available & in working condition but A/C does not & is not available for this unit... Property managemant & front desk fixed that issue right away & put us in another upgraded/remolded beautiful oceanfront view unit that was Amazing!!! & wth A/C, Overall Perfect!!! Mahalo! Mattos-Wana Ohana
April W.
February 2024

This is our 4th year staying at the Kanaloa Kona condos and our second time in this specific condo. We love the beautiful and relaxing setting and the awesome pools. We have 3 young children and this has been our favorite vacation spot.
Caroline C.
February 2024

Such a great location, close to the beach and shopping. Very quiet and perfect for our family of 4. 3 pools to choose from, including one right along the beach! Would definitely stay here again.
Lisa
February 2024

Not only does this condo have the perfect view, right on the ocean, but it also has everything you could need for your stay on the Big Island. We were there for a family wedding (two couples stayed in the condo) and hosted a few family meals and the kitchen was well appointed with everything we needed! Extra plates, serving dishes, spices, you name it. Not to mention all the beach toys needed for a day out. The pools are a short walk from the condo. But we all agreed the view and hearing the ocean crashing as you’re falling asleep was amazing. The owners were easy to communicate with. We would highly recommend staying in this condo. We had stayed at the Kanaloa condos before but not this condo, and this was beyond great!
Sarah L.
February 2024

Kanaloa 2604 is an outstanding condo unit. Clean, neat, extremely well maintained and stocked. Beautiful sunset views from the lanai. Master bedroom suite is large and comfortable. Can easily accommodate 2 couples or a large family. The condo development has 3 pools, tennis and pickle ball courts, and lovely grounds. It is also well located. All in all, this is an excellent condo choice for staying in the Kona area. I highly recommend it.
Bernard M.
February 2024

Our stay in the comfortable condo in south Kona was good. We had everything we needed. The unit was well stocked. We enjoyed the outdoor eating area (lanai) that was private with lush landscape and morning sun. Without air conditioning we kept cool enough with fans on and no blankets. The sunsets poolside were a stand out. The complex is quiet. The staff was very friendly. We would come again.
Kathy S.
February 2024

We loved this condo..whales were present every day off the lanai..the location is perfect.away from the crazy Kona traffic with a grocery store nearby. The condo is very spacious if a bit outdated but who cares. The stove and dryer could use a change out but who cares..they worked. Denise was great at communicating..checking in was easy, checking out was oh so hard,😫
Marion F.
February 2024


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