Hale Kona Kai
(800) 421-3696 or (808) 329-2155
75-5870 Kahakai Rd.
39 units, pool, a/c, elevator, free Wi-Fi by pool, bbq. Broken into two wings (the short wing and the long wing) with no grounds. Rooms are pleasant and clean, and the living rooms and bedrooms both look out on the water on ocean-facing units. In ocean-facing units in the long wing, you will not get tired of watching the turtles in the tide-pools below. Many units have been updated. The pool’s so close to the ocean you’ll get sprayed on big surf days. Rooms ending with 07 and 08 have bedrooms that face each other, affording less privacy. There is an herb garden by the bbq for guests to use. The Solid Gold Value is because of their stellar ocean proximity. Definitely get an ocean-facing room here. 1/1s (648–696 sq. ft.) are $150–$195. (Around $30 extra gets you a pretty nice wraparound lanai.) Lots of repeat guests here. 3-night minimum.