Keauhou Kona Surf and Racquet Club 8201 is a wonderful, completely furnished condo in one of Kona's most popular resorts. This end unit condo features a wrap-a-round lanai with great views of the lush, tropical gardens. This two bedroom, two bath conod offers a fully equipped kitchen, all linens, and is surrounded by the Kona Country Club's, oceanfront championship golf course. And...the condo is just a short 7 minute walk Kahalu'u Beach Park, and the spectacular Kona coastline, with stunning ocean view sunsets every evening. Or just sit on the walking cliff path to watch sunsets, kayakers and even the dophins and whales.
The Surf and Racquet Club offers three newly-resurfaced and lighted tennis courts, the swimming pool and pavilion are right next to an ancient Hawaiian dwelling; walk down to the black sand beach to collect shells, look for sea turtles, discover ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs carved in the lava rock, or hike along the rugged lava shoreline and look for the moray eels that hide in the crevices. Just a short stroll beyond the beach takes you to Kahalu'u, one of the finest snorkel beaches on the island. At Kahalu'u you can relax, look for turtles, or take surfing lessons.
Kona Surf and Racquet Club is quiet with gardens, pavilions, and a large completely-redone pool. There are propane grills throughout for your use. The "Racquet Club" is close to shopping, restaurants and unlimited beach activities. World class golf is within minutes at The Kona Country Club, open to the public. One of the most amazing children's playgrounds ever is located just few miles south, on the road to Captain Cook. It looks like a storybook castle.
In October, the annual IRONMAN takes place in Kona, a vibrant village just 5 miles north on famous Ali'i Drive. The final run comes right down Ali'i Dr. A scheduled shuttle bus runs up and down this ocean front drive several times a day.
Manta Rays are found in few places, but nearby Keauhou Bay is one of them! You can see them at night with a visit to the bay. Many companies offer snorkeling or diving tours, to see these huge and gentle creatures up close.
A trip to "town" (about 5 miles north) offers galleries, restaurants, a fantastic Farmers' Market and some Hawaiian history along the way. There is a wonderful luau, shopping and fantastic local fruits and vegetables to pack the fridge for your stay at The Surf and Racquet Club.
"Up the hill" you will find yourself in “Old Hawaii.” Here you find coffee and mac nut plantations, historic villages like Kealakekua and Holualoa, wild groves of papaya, guava and mango. The cool elevations can be a welcome contrast to the sunny weather that has made the Kona Coast a favorite destination for generations of Hawaiians and visitors.
A short walk south takes you to the Keauhou Shopping Center with an excellent grocery store (KTA), restaurants, a pharmacy and a variety of stores. Free hula shows and music are held at the center most weekends, along with a Saturday farmer's market for fresh fish, flowers, and food! There is also a larger market during the week down in “town”, easily reached on the trolley, bike or car.+ More