White Sands, Big Island

White Sands Village is a condo resort located on Alii Drive in Kona, directly across the street from Magic Sands Beach. The resort offers a range of amenities, including a heated saltwater swimming pool, spa, dry sauna, tennis courts, game room with a pool table, and a covered barbecue area with gas grills, outdoor kitchen, and dining facilities. The complex also provides free Wi-Fi, covered parking, and elevators in each building.

Guests can enjoy the convenience of being close to Kahalu'u State Park, Kona Country Club, and Keahou Shopping Center. The resort has a strict non-smoking policy and does not allow pets. Children who are not toilet trained are not allowed in the swimming pool, but a kiddie pool is available for their use. With its prime location and numerous amenities, White Sands Village is an ideal choice for vacationers seeking a comfortable and convenient stay in Hawaii.

White Sands Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at White Sands is $318. 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 760 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 White Sands condo resort on Big Island receives generally positive reviews from guests, highlighting its excellent location across from Magic Sands Beach, great amenities, and well-equipped units. Guests appreciate the resort's proximity to the beach, downtown Kona, restaurants, and shops. The complex is described as quiet, clean, and well-maintained, with a nice pool, BBQ area, and other facilities. The condos are praised for being clean, spacious, and having everything needed for a comfortable stay, including beach gear and kitchen supplies. Some guests mention the convenience of having air conditioning, washer/dryers, and large lanais with ocean views. However, there are a few mentions of issues such as noise from nearby construction or the street, outdated decor or appliances in some units, and the need for maintenance or updates. Overall, the White Sands condo resort is highly recommended by most guests for its location, amenities, and the quality of the accommodations. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 760 guest reviews.

Recent White Sands Reviews

Look no further! This condo was fantastic and conveniently located across the street from Magic Sands beach!!
Kathryn Ann
April 2024

This condo is fantastic - the beds are large and comfortable, having AC is nice, the lanai is large and relaxing with a peaceful view over adjacent residential area and out to the ocean. My husband appreciated the great TV too. It is right across from the beach, so easy to walk to the water. Convenient shaded parking. And we appreciated being able to use the boogie boards, snorkels, beach chairs and umbrellas. Very attentive and helpful hosts!
Kerensa F.
April 2024

Our family of four had a great time. The location to white sands beach can’t be beat and the property was nice too. The kids enjoyed the beach and the pool. Having beach stuff available in the unit made life much easier for us and packing as well. There are snorkel gear, boogie boards, and towels to name a few things. The wrap around lanai had great views of the volcano and water. We’d stay again.
Brad H.
April 2024

The condo was in a great location right across from Magic Sands beach. It was a short drive into Kailua or down to Captain Cook monument. The unit was spacious and comfortable, well-equipped including beach towels, beach chairs, snorkel equipment etc. The bed was comfortable and overall the unit was clean. The pool was nice although a bit on the small side. The parking spot right by the elevator was a plus. If you are looking for luxury this is not the place, some of the furniture and appliances are a bit dated. But it is comfortable and convenient.
Hilary G.
April 2024

My wife, nephew (18) and I stayed a week at this condo. The space feels bigger than the pictures. The kitchen was well stocked and there was plenty of beach equipment (chairs, cooler, snorkel gear, boogie boards). The beach is about a 5 minute walk, although we didn't go in the water due to the high surf. However the pool was nice and never crowded. Beds were very comfortable as well, slept like a baby. I would love to come back!
Chad H.
April 2024

Very nice Condo, with great balcony and ample space. This unit sits back off the road and water a bit.
Teresa D.
April 2024

Perfect location, clean, comfortable with extra items for the beach. Just relax on the decks and watch the sunset or cross the street to enjoy Magic Sands beach.
Genoa D.
April 2024

Easy checkin / checkout. Great lanai with view of the ocean. The beach gear provided for use was an added bonus! Pool area was great with a nice covered area with several grills. Overall clean, comfortable and a great location!
Danielle B.
April 2024

Good place to stay, have stayed before. Frustrating experience with property manager to get a pool key that was missing from the unit. Took WAY TOO MANY calls and texts and then waiting 1.5 days for the key to appear. That was poor service.
Paul E.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Host was amazing, constantly in contact to make sure everything was OK. The location was fantastic right across the street from Magic Beach which was one of the best beaches to swim in on Kona. Unit was well equipped really nice kitchen great views of the ocean. Would definitely stay here again when visiting Kona.
Mike E.
March 2024

Check in was easy.The unit was clean. The owner was easy to contact The unit felt like home
David T.
March 2024

First time to Hawaii. Visited friends who live there. This condo was a perfect place to stay. Spacious for the 5 of us. Well stocked kitchen. Lovely lanai. Very comfortable and pleasant place to relax. Parking stall was convenient to use. Close driving distance to places we visited. Close walking distance to Magic Sands beach. Outdoor pool was nice. Highly recommend this rental!
Valerie C.
March 2024

Our stay at White Sands Village was amazing. The location was ideal for our planned activities. The view of the ocean from the porch was amazing. And the cleanliness of the condo exceeded expectations. Our kids enjoyed the pool and jumping the waves right across the street. We are already dreaming of our return to Kona and staying in the exact same condo if we can.
Andrea M.
March 2024

We loved our stay at the Oceanfront Luxury Condo Closest to the beach. I was worried it would be a bit loud given that it is right on Ali'i drive, but when the widows were closed it wasn't a problem and the road was actually pretty quite at night. The condo was well stocked and had everything that you could want for a Hawaiian vacation. We loved packing up the coolers and grabbing a boogie board or the snorkels and heading to a beach. The beach across the street had quite big surf in March still, so only beach play for our family, but we still loved having it right across from us. We enjoyed the gorgeous sunsets every night from the spacious lanai. Can't wait to go back!
Patricia D.
March 2024

This condo is in the perfect location, especially if you are not planning to spend all of your time downtown Kona. The views are amazing, the people are friendly and the location is laid back and quiet. The owner of the condo was amazing and allowed our last day on the island to be exactly what we needed (thank you Joshua)! The added amenities allowed us to have chairs, coolers, bags and many other things to use while heading to the beach. The condo is spacious and was exactly what we were looking for. We will definitely book this condo again for any future travel to the Big Island!
Stacie J.
March 2024

Close to the beach with in walking distance.
Cody K.
March 2024

John K.
March 2024

We had a great stay at Josh’s condo. We enjoyed the “homey” feeling, the location was great and view was beautiful. The restaurant across the street was tasty, especially for breakfast and coffee at the Shack and there are many beaches within a few minute drive. Additionally, downtown Kona was only about 10-12 mins. Be aware that the beach across the street is not there in late February/early March - we didn’t realize the beach was gone for months out of the year, but thought it was ”magic” where the tide would make the beach appear/disappear based on time of day not year. We spoke to residents of the village who noted it is usually gone January - mid/late March. Some other pros included: fast communication with Josh, comfortable master bed, nice amenities at the building including pool, hot tub, parking spot, sauna and grills. A couple cons were both bathrooms needing updating, the hot water not lasting very long (ie, barely through 2 adults showering), dirty dishes in the cabinets, many of the pans needing to be replaced (non-stick coating is flaking and basically gone in center of a few), and our infant son not being able to go in the pool because of a “no swim diaper” rule, which we were aware of prior to the trip.
Sara G.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is a great vacation rental. The location is nice and the complex overall is quiet and clean. The kitchen has everything you'd want or need. Normal sized fridge for all your food and adult beverages! The pool area is great. There are 3 community grills so you can get your BBQing done by the pool as well. The property management company made it easy to check in and was very communicative. They made it clear that if we needed anything to contact them and they were proactive. I contacted them about 1 minor issue and they responded ASAP.If you have small kids or folks who are not experienced swimmers, the beach during the time we went was pretty rough. Great for our surfing clan, but for some it may not be the best. Overall if we bring our family back here we would stay in this rental if it was available.
Kristina R.
March 2024

The view was amazing from the patio. The inside was a flashback from the 70’s but for the price no complaints and would stay here again.
Brooke C.
March 2024

Awesome 2 bed 2 bath LARGE condo with double door lanai and great ocean view. Lovely common use areas, pool, hot tubs. Very pleasant and easy to communicate with rental owner. Two king beds were awesome for our family of 4. Perfectly stocked in the condo. It was great and we want to come back.
Kelly S.
March 2024

This was a very comfortable home base for my family of 4. It was great to be right across the street from the beach and a short drive to lots of touristy activities. The host was very communicative to make sure we were ready to have a wonderful visit. We were happy to use their beach supplies and the laundry facilities. I hope we get to return!
Olivia K.
March 2024

Kitchen is well stocked, beds comfy, all the towels you need. the sunset view from the balcony is relaxing. walk to the beach and to Magics was so easy with kids! Drive to town was easy.
Annie S.
March 2024

Excellent instructions from the owner made for easy check-in. The condo was very clean and well equipped for beach outings. There are beach umbrellas, boogie boards, pool noodles, coolers and more. Most everything you would need for the beach. The kitchen was stocked with spices/dishes/cookware and about any appliance you need for meal prep. The lanai is a great space to enjoy your morning coffee while you watch the ocean surf and it also looks out onto a beautiful landscaped courtyard. There is some road noise from Ali'i drive while on the lanai but it didn't bother us. It is a very short walk to White Sands Beach to play in the water or just watch the sunset. This condo provided a fantastic base for our big island adventures. We hope to stay there again sometime.
Michael W.
March 2024

This Kona condo was perfect for our family of 4 (2 grown kids). The location really was convenient - a 2 minute walk to the beach and easy drive to town, plus easy access to the main road for exploring the island. We enjoyed the large kitchen and livingroom, and spent lots of time relaxing on the patio. Check in was simple, and communications were good. The place needs a new/improved bed in the master bedroom and new bedding. Updating the twin beds to fulls would be good. Could use a deep cleaning. We were surprised by the last minute notification that there'd be construction crews just outside the doors all day during the week. It wasn't ideal, but we made it work. Overall, a great vacation week.
Beverly C.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is a beautifully maintained, spacious condo in a fantastic location. My husband and I and another couple loved the comfortable beds and living room, modern bathrooms, well-equipped kitchen, and close proximity to the beach, downtown Kona, and multiple restaurants. The spacious balcony with ocean view was a big bonus. The property managers were very communicative and responsive. Onerall a top-notch experience. Highly recommend!
Carol F.
March 2024

Overall, we really enjoyed our stay here. The property was as advertised, clean, everything worked well, host was helpful and communicative. Pool and hot tub were both good, and never too crowded. One tiny issue - Google maps directions weren't quite right. The complex has two driveways, and the parking is not connected. Google directs you to the southern driveway, but you need to turn into the northern driveway, which Google maps doesn't seem to know about. When coming from North, it will say "Take the next turn" - which works (because you hit the northern driveway before the southern) but we came from south, turned too soon, and got confused our first time.
Joshua G.
March 2024

This was great for our siblings trip! Right next to a beach for us to stroll down to in the mornings. Can see the water from the lanai and hear the birds singing. Kitchen had everything we needed and more. And the beach gear was fantastic to use on our beach adventures! A few things to note, the outlets are a little funky for charging things. and they did have some construction near the condo that you could hear a few of the mornings we were there. Nothing too crazy but work us up a few times. That being said we’d certainly stay there again!
Kailey S.
March 2024

Perfect spot
Ed P.
March 2024

Condo is very well equipped! Perfect for family. Bad thing was construction of the tennis courts next to us I would suggest you find out when they will be finished before you book their the pool the surroundings were beautiful however, at this time of year magic sans had limited amount of sands and lots of lava rock. I would definitely stay there again with this owner. The washer and dryer were a great !
Susan & Bert R.
March 2024

Senior couple stayed again this year, for monthly rental. Everything you need, 2 bed, 2 bath with AC which we didn’t use. It became our home away from home. Easy communication with owners, and lovely housekeeper. Nice grounds and free Trolly to Kailua/Keahou.
B M.
March 2024

Our stay at this location was very pleasant. Our interactions with the property management company for the unit was outstanding in all cases. They provided access to David, the concierge as an optional complimentary service. He was wonderful - very responsive and was able to suggest some really good things to see and do on the big island. The Manta Ray swim that he arranged for us was the highlight of our trip. The unit was spotlessly clean and right across the street from a nice beach with beautiful water. The artwork was visually pleasing in a mostly Hawaiian style. The Lanai was large with newer outdoor furniture and plenty of room to enjoy. There was also several masks, snorkels and noodles. Nothing is perfect however - so I will say that the bathrooms, although nicely updated in flooring, painted walls and lighting - would benefit from some updates in the bath and shower tiles and fixtures. The kitchen only had a few spices and some canola oil spray - so you may need to plan for that when doing a grocery run. Other than that, I could find no fault with this well-kept and well-managed unit.
Terri W.
March 2024

Great place, had everything we needed for our beach vacation, beach chairs, umbrellas and cooler with ice pack. The views were amazing and parking was next to the stairs. Would definitely stay here again.
Karen M.
March 2024

Great clean place. Loved 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Pool area was very clean. Would definitely stay there again.
Betty L.
March 2024

We had a wonderful stay!!! The condo was clean and well stocked. We could not have asked for a better vacation. We will definitely plan on staying here again. Next time I hope that Magic Sands Beach Has sand but that has little to do with the condo. Luckily the pool was a life saver with our younger kids!
Debra H.
March 2024

Clean, well kept. Great layout with open concept. We loved the lanai overlooking the ocean and bonus: great whale watching and sunsets. Good location with Kona a couple of miles away and a restaurant down a block on the ocean side. Beach side with lifeguard station mostly volcanic rock with a sand volleyball court people used to place beach chairs. Complex had a small pool and hot tub. Great experience.
Susan B.
March 2024

We had a great stay! Clean and well maintained property. I do wish there were a spare set of sheets for the pull out couch bed, but we were able to use a blanket on top of the mattress. Thank you so much again! Would definitely rrcommend
Sheree W.
March 2024

We very much enjoyed our stay at this condo. The pool and hot tub are fantastic and the condo had enough beds for the 6th of us. The beds are comfortable and not overused, the kitchen has been updated, the showers have good water pressure, plenty of towels and linens. I was happy to find a crock pot which is really useful for making dinner during the day while we're gone... Also the general manager and the night security lady were very friendly and helpful.
Tawni P.
March 2024

Wonderful, stay Kathy was very accommodating n available if we needed her. The condo was perfect.
Shirley R.
March 2024

location is excellent, condo was very nice, larger than other ones we have stayed at in same place. King size bed is a plus. more positive than negatives, negatives are just nit picks. would definitely stay again.
Elizabeth C.
March 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location was near lots of shops and restaurants. Multiple choices for nearby beaches. Condos spacious and comfortable. The hosts were very professional and checked in with us several times via text.
Larissa M.
February 2024

We had a fabulous stay in the area. Very lush and lots of things to do.
Lily B.
February 2024

Fabulous! Comfortable! Amazing amenities! What a lovely place to stay. The hosts have thought of everything, and talk about a well stocked kitchen, truly appreciated being able to easily cook there and just have all the basics, including condiments already there! We'll be back!
February 2024

We have stayed here 3 times in the last year. Always our 1st choice when visiting kona.
Brian C.
February 2024

Very nice condo
Peter M.
February 2024

Great stay!!!!
Colin W.
February 2024

Needs some updating but still nice. Management was great to work with on issues with insects. Very responsive to my request. The lanai was huge and spent time watching the whales and great sunsets. The beach park across the road is nice but no sandy beach to enter the water. Not recommended for small children for swimming. You are on the busy road so can get very noisy from traffic and boom music from pos cars. Should put the money spent on boom equipment to their cars. All in all if you like watching whales this is a nice place.
Richard W.
February 2024

Very clean, awesome location, pure delight.
Anthony A.
February 2024

Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Wonderful unit with view, quiet location and not far from the ocean, transportation and town. Will be back, prop mgmt very attentive. Clean and everything the photos show.
michael m.
February 2024

Great condo! It was super nice and clean! Loved the balcony-ocean view of whales and beautiful trees with dozens of pretty little birds. Beds were super comfortable! Condo had beach towels, beach chairs, and sunscreen. Short distance to beach, shops and restaurants. Awesome experience! Thank you ♥️
Hillary M.
February 2024

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