Big Island Hawaii Condo Guide


A Big Island Hawaii Condo may be the perfect accommodation for you...They are usually quite big, and most units come with full kitchens as well as laundry facilities.

You can choose from studios, 1 BR, 2 BR, and 3 BR units. This combination of size and convenience makes it a very affordable Big Island accommodation. It is an ideal choice for families and friends. It sure is a perfect fit for our family.

Some people designate them as villas or vacation rentals. To make things simple, I'll just call them all condos.

Rates vary tremendously based on a property's proximity to the ocean and the rooms' view. Properties closer to the ocean tend to cost more. Likewise, garden or mountain view rooms are going to be much cheaper than ocean view rooms. There is also a difference between partial and full ocean views.

I have categorized them by the following price tiers:

  • $ - $100 and up
  • $$ - $200 and up
  • $$$ - $300 and up
  • $$$$ - $400 and up
  • $$$$$ - $500 and up
The price tier that I list for each property represents the rack rates for the cheapest room category at the property. Remember,...People rarely pay the rack rates...For the best rates on a Kauai beach condo, call a knowledgable Hawaii Travel Agent...me!

Note--The vast majority of Big Island accommodations are located on the Kona, or sunny leeward, side of the island. How sunny is it? Kona usually gets less than 10 inches of rain a year...it's usually closer to 5-6 inches.

Hilo, on the windward side, gets much more rain...in the range of 180 inches a year...making it the wettest city in the U.S. People don't usually like to stay where it rains alot so Big Island accommodations in Hilo are much more limited than in Kona.

However, all that rainfal makes Hilo extremely lush...it is a plant or flower lovers haven. In fact, Hilo is the orchid capitol of the world. Hilo is also much closer to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park than Kona...Kona is a good 2 hour drive from the the park whereas Hilo is a little less than an hour away.

Suggestion: If you would like to explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in depth, I suggest you stay one or two nights close to the park. You can stay in Hilo (45 minutes from park), Pahoa or Keaau in the Puna area (1 hour from park), in the town of Volcano (just outside park), or in the park itself (Volcano House is the only choice). There are only a few hotels in Hilo, but there a quite a few bed & breakfasts. If you are interested in a B&B, I suggest you call someone who really knows them, Brigitte at BeBack Hawaii.


Big Island Hawaii Condos -- Kohala Coast

The Kohala Coast is about 20 miles north of the Kona airport...a 25 minute drive away. The abundance of sunshine and crystal clear water make this area a vacationer's paradise.

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Big Island Hawaii Condo | Islands at Mauna Lani
Islands at Mauna Lani

Luxury 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes

Cost: $$$

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Big Island Hawaii Vacation Rentals | Mauna Lani Point
Mauna Lani Point

Luxury 1- and 2-bedroom vacation rentals

Cost: $$

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Big Island Hawaii Vacation Rentals | Waikoloa Colony Villas
Waikoloa Colony Villas

Luxury 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom vacation rentals

Cost: $$$

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Big Island Hawaii Vacation Rentals | Outrigger Fairway Villas
Outrigger Fairway Villas

Luxury 2-, and 3-bedroom vacation rentals

Cost: $$$

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Big Island Hawaii Condo | Shores At Waikoloa
Shores At Waikoloa

1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos

Cost: $$$

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Big Island Hawaii Condos -- Kona

The area known as Kona can be somewhat confusing...Some people refer to it as Kona...others call it Kailua-Kona...and some people even refer to the whole western side of the Big Island as Kona or Kona side.

The town of Kona (or Kailua-Kona) is the area south of the Kona airport, and that is the area that the following condos fall under. These Big Island Hawaii condos tend to be cheaper than on the Kohala Coast...and although there is abundant sunshine, there is a lack of swimmable beaches...thus the cheaper prices.

Big Island Hawaii Condo | Kona by the Sea
Kona by the Sea

1- and 2-bedroom Big Island Hawaii Condos with ocean views

Cost: $$

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Big Island Hawaii Condo | Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona
Kanaloa at Kona

1-, 2-, and 2-bedroom + loft condos

Cost: $$

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Big Island Hawaii Condo | Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff
Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff

Studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom condos

Cost: $$

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Big Island Hawaii Condo | Castle Kona Reef
Kona Reef

1- and 2-bedroom condos

Cost: $$

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Big Island Hawaii Condo | Castle Kona Bali Kai
Kona Bali Kai

Studios, 1-3 bedroom condos

Cost: $$

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If you would like the best rates on any Big Island Hawaii condo, click here to contact a Hawaii Travel Agent.

If you think a hotel is more to your liking, check out my Big Island Hotel Guide

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