Keauhou Palena Resort

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Set amidst sprawling grounds and tropical landscaping, Keauhou Palena vacation rentals are right by the 36-hole Kona Country Club featuring the Ocean and the Ali’i (Royal) Golf Courses.  Located a few miles south of the Kailua-Kona area in Big Island, the resort complex is just a quarter of a mile from Keauhou Bay known for its mesmerizing manta rays. 

With its airy atmosphere and lush greens, Keauhou Palena Resort makes a perfect base for both adventurous and relaxing Hawaiian getaway. One to two-bedroom Big Island condo rentals welcomes up to six guests who will feel the slow pace of the island life right as they step inside the vacation condos. The ambiance inside and out invites you to set your clock to island time as you enjoy the soothing scenery from your private lanai. Lush greens are all around, with sounds of twittering tropical birds streaming in for company.

Some condo units have back lanais directly overlooking the fairways, offering a chance to work up your excitement for a round of golf. Otherwise, in-house entertainment includes cable and satellite TV and WiFi access. Sink into plush cushions and enjoy a sip of Kona coffee while taking in the view from the inside. 

The property is close to the Keauhou Shopping Center where dining options abound, so you’ll never feel on vacation but on diet. If you feel better with home cooking your meals, full kitchens make it easy to prepare your favorites from scratch.

Depending on which vacation rental you book, you may enjoy additional privacy when you close off a retractable door connected to the main living area. This setup works well with families and groups who want to spend time together and have some personal space for quiet relaxation. 

The condominium interior layout follows an open floor plan where the living areas naturally flow into each other, giving the indoors an expansive feeling. Interior pastel colors and warm tones create a truly relaxing backdrop for your Hawaiian escape.

And if a hassle-free vacation is high on your list, pack light and take advantage of some of the rentals’ in-unit washer and dryer. 

Discover Big Island from a Keauhou Vacation Rental

If you are keen on sport, Keauhou Palena has a tennis court where you can work up a sweat before hitting the greens nearby. Or if you want to simply laze by the pool or take a refreshing dip, the communal pool makes a nice addition to the hotel resort amenities. Soak up the sun with a favorite read while enjoying your favorite beverage.

After an exhilarating day at the golf course, at the beach, or in the historic village north, a warm soak in the hot tub caps off an active day.

A short walk from the property, Kahalu’u Beach Park beckons with its snorkeling and surfing attractions. Marine life makes a great draw in this area, and the ease of acquiring gear means you’ll be in the water in no time. Rent snorkeling equipment right at the beach and spy on abundant tropical fish and ‘honu,’ Hawaiian sea turtles that you don’t even have to go to the water to see, as they often come ashore at dusk.

Venture just a few minutes further and you will arrive at the ‘Magic Sands’ or White Sand beach. Heavy seas and current wash away the sand in March and April, dispersing those looking for a swim. But the beach retains its interest during this time as it offers a prime viewing location for migrating whales.

With Keauhou Bay so close by, you won’t find any excuse not to take to the water, or get wet and enjoy one of the many excursions available on the island such as snorkeling cruises or diving expeditions. Deep-sea fishing is also on the activities menu. If you are a fan of the sport, plan to travel around the annual fishing tournament.

Nighttime can be busy in and around Keauhou’s waters. Manta rays pursue planktons, and there’s an abundance of them nearby, making Keauhou a great place to experience swimming with these graceful creatures.

History enthusiasts would find the historic Kailua Village in the Kailua-Kona area a short drive north filled with stories and sites of the Hawaiian royalty. This is the heart of the Kona coast and for good reason. The area was once a favorite of the royal families, who built a summer residence here. One of the most beloved royalty of Hawaii retired nearby.

The seaside charm of the historic village also attracts eager shoppers on the hunt for great food and fine art, with shopping options right along the water’s edge. And if it’s the quaint atmosphere you came to experience, you won’t be disappointed.

The Kona coast holds plenty of promise for those willing to go further and higher up the slopes. This is the side of Big Island that gets the best growing conditions for coffee, and they can be found here in abundance in the upper slopes close to the coast.

Book your Big Island vacation condo at Keauhou Palena Resort today and enjoy the best this island has to offer. There are plenty more sights to see, and you’ll likely wish to stay longer. The good news is you can! Let the local experts do the work for you and find you the best vacation rentals available on Big Island.