This condo in the Hali’i Kai complex of Waikoloa Beach Resort was an ideal seaside experience. The view from the unit is the sea, the a’a lava seashore and only the sea and seashore. It is on the ground floor. We could sit in the lanai and feel that we alone lived here. The furniture and appointments complimented the setting.
There are appliances and instruments to make any kind of meal or drink of which you can think. Every appliance is top quality. You just want to laugh and play a game attempting to identify a “needed” item that is not there or just does not “work.”
In addition, when we prepared to go to the beach or some other adventure we discovered that everything we needed was there: beach towels, coolers (three sizes), chairs, umbrellas, snorkel equipment, boogie boards. And, they were not just an assortment of old stuff left behind; rather each type of equipment was a top quality set. The attention to details and quality was wonderful and remarkable. This is the second condo we have rented from this owner. This one too did not disappoint.
An important advantage of this condo was its location. We could gain access to an historic seaside trail only about 200 feet from our lanai. The excellent Hal’i Kai pool was only a three minute walk away. The pool restaurant, incidentally, served an excellent dinner. The Kings Court and Queens Court in the resort area provided great shopping opportunities and a wide assortment of restaurants. A five minute drive away, just south of the Marriot Resort and near Queens Court is a very desirable beach, ‘Anaeho’omalu Bay. Only about 15 minutes away is the best beach on the island (some travel agents have declared it the best beach in America). Hapuna Beach has been our favorite for years. Realistically, because The Big Island is so large, the centrality of the condo should be assessed in terms of the West side. For the most part, every site and activity from Hawi in the north to Kealakekua Bay in the south can be visited within about one hour from the condo.
We highly recommend this vacation home and when we return to the Big Island in the future will attempt to rent it again.