The charming town of Kona, officially called Kailua-Kona, is located on the western shore of the big island of Hawaii. The White Sands Village condo rental is about 12 miles from the airport and 4 miles south of the center of Kona. Along that waterfront drive from Kona, you'll find any kind of restaurant or shop that you might desire, as well as various evening entertainment. Many establishments in Kona offer whale watching tours, sportfishing and other boating adventures, sunset dinner cruises, sumptuous luaus, or sightseeing tours by air. Inside the lobby of the Kona Inn Restaurant you will see several fish weighing over 1,000 pounds caught in the waters off Kona!
There is a plethora of restaurants in Kona and up and down Alii Drive with a number of live musicians just waiting for you and your dining pleasure. Near White Sands Village is the very best snorkeling beach of any of the Hawaiian Islands, where you'll also find giant sea turtles swimming alongside you or sunning themself on the beach. If you are lucky, you might even see the spouting of a passing whale out at sea. There are many spinning dolphins that will jump acrobatically out of the water and spin like a top. A small shopping center with a supermarket is 5 minutes away. Golf is available nearby at the very nice 36-hole public Kona Country Club.
Small family owned coffee and macadamia plantations are nestled among the lush tropical vegetation of the steep hillsides of the Big Island. Many of the owners are happy to give you a personal tour of their grounds and operation.
There are beautiful white sand beaches to the northwest, canyons to the north, and rainforests and waterfalls near Hilo. In addition to our white sand (Magic Sands) beach across the street you'll find black sand beaches and even a green sand beach to the south, along with the still active Kilauea crater at Volcanoes National Park.