Wonderful Big Island resort condo
We spent a long time looking through all the websites for all the many condos around Waikoloa and we struck gold with this condo at Hali-i Kai. Not only was the view gorgeous (had fresh Kona coffee every morning on our master bedroom lanai watching the sun come up with a great view of the ocean), but it was so well equiped that we spent most of our time at the condo or at the wonderful facilites that Hali'i Kai had. All the goodies you needed were supplied by the owner - boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach gear, coolers, etc. And you are very close to some of the best beaches on the island - no more than a 15 minute drive, so we were at the perfect place to decompress for a week. The facilites are fantastic and the people are so friendly (thanks Craig and Karen). The grounds are immaculate and we never got tired of getting a Mai Tai and watching the sun go down with our feet in the hot tub. And the views from the pool area rivaled anything else we saw on the island. It's short walk on a path along the ocean to get to the Hilton if you want to take in the Dolphins or have a drink or a meal at a big resort, but when you get back to Hali'i Kai you really appreciate the laid back feel of the Big Island. (I think this trip has permanently converted me from a resort person to a condo person.) We would definitely recommend this rental. Even though it was just the two of us on this trip, this unit had 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and could easily handle a large family. The amenities (wi-fi, large flat screens, nice sound system) were excellent and the furnishings were first rate. We did a lot of our own cooking, so having a well equiped kitchen and gas grill was a requirement for us and they delivered. The owners provided great recommendations for shopping, restaurants, beaches and sightseeing. Because of that, we ended up seeing hidden beaches tthat were off the beaten track that are some of our favorite memories. And we could have easily spent another week checking out more of their recommendations. But thats ok, because we're planning on coming back! Doug and Kendra

November 2011
Beautiful Ocean/Golf Course View...Great Rates!
Beautiful Ocean/Golf Course View...Great Rates!
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