The Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona enjoys a privileged location on the Big Island's
leeward coast, where whale
watching and seeing the sun set over the Pacific Ocean are among the top
things to do. You'll be right on the ocean when you stay at this three-star
resort, and while the lava-rock beach isn't conducive to water sports, it is
quite picturesque. Soft sand beaches are a short drive away, so you can always
visit them if you crave some beach activity. Tropical gardens and swaying palms
contribute to the relaxing setting at the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona, and there
is plenty to do on the resort's eighteen-acre grounds when you're not relaxing
poolside or enjoying the comfort and convenience of your condo unit.
A condominium villa complex, the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona offers 80 privately owned, spacious condo-style units. Families who need extra room to stretch out will appreciate the size of the condos here, especially the two-bedroom units, and the fully equipped kitchens will be handy when it comes to preparing your own money-saving snacks and meals. It's only six miles to Kona Town if you want to do some grocery shopping and stock the refrigerator. Because the condo units at the Kanaloa Outrigger are privately owned, they vary when it comes to the quality of the overall decor. Most of the units are well-kept and boast a bright and cheery atmosphere, so you should expect a reasonable level of quality. Ample furnishings abound throughout the units, and you'll enjoy the home-away-from-home experience.
In addition to the kitchen, your condo unit at the Kanaloa Outrigger will include either one or two bathrooms, a washer and dryer, a telephone with voice mail, an iron, and a hair dryer, which is most everything that you'll need to enjoy a pleasant stay. Other standard amenities in the condos include cable TV, a private balcony with a wet bar, ceiling fans, and a radio alarm clock. Both air-conditioning and internet access are available for a fee. Depending on which condo unit you book, you can enjoy golf-course views, garden views, or ocean views. When you're not spending time in your comfortable condo during your stay at the Kanaloa Outrigger, you can take advantage of some of the other benefits the resort has to offer.
There are three outdoor swimming pools guests at the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona are free to use, and one is adults-only. The pools here aren't the most stunning on the island, but they are more than adequate, especially if you are looking to do some swimming and don't feel like driving to nearby places such as the Kahaluu Beach Park to swim in the ocean. In addition to swimming pools, the Kanaloa Outrigger grounds also boast hot tubs, where you can soothe tired and sore muscles after a day of hiking or golfing. Hiking trails abound on the Big Island, and golfing enthusiasts who book a stay at the Kanaloa Outrigger will be happy to know that the Kona Country Club adjoins the resort. Thirty-six championship golf holes await at the Kona Country Club, and club rentals are available if you don't feel like bringing your own set with you on the flight. For those who prefer to play tennis, there are courts on the grounds of the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona, and they are lit in the evening for guests who want to play after the sun goes down.
A stay at the Kanaloa Outrigger is pleasant for many reasons, and for those travelers who are renting a car, which is recommended, free parking is available. Free wireless internet is also available to guests at various points throughout the resort property, and there is an indoor recreation area that you can take advantage of on rainy days. When the sun is out, which it often is on the west side of the Big Island, the resort's picnic and barbecue areas can be ideal spots to relax with friends and family. There are more affordable resorts on the Big Island and there are also more expensive ones, but if you are looking for a happy medium, you can hardly go wrong with the Outrigger Kanaloa at Kona.
In addition, if this resort interests you, you might also check out the other Outrigger brand resorts for your Big Island vacation. They include the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort and the Outrigger Royal Sea Cliff Resort.