Whether you’re planning on island hopping your way through Hawaii or selecting one location in which to base your stay, you’ll want to be sure to spend some time on the Big Island. As the youngest Hawaiian Island, the Big Island is packed with natural wonders, from active volcanic activity to the highest peak in the state. Its beaches are also sure to amaze, ranging from silky white sand, to jet black, and even sand with a green tinge. The west coast town of Kona has top-notch vacation accommodation options, ranging from cozy studios, spacious apartments, and lavish private homes. For convenience, amenities, and location, select one of these Kona apartment rentals for your island vacation!
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Tropical Island Life
Take a breath and slow your pace to match the laid-back vibe of life on a tropical island. Things tend to move a bit slower here, where sunrises, sunsets, and the rhythm of the ocean set the pattern for the days. Whether you want to pack the itinerary with exciting activities or take your vacation time to simply embrace life as it comes, days can be as full or relaxing as you want them to be in Hawaii. No matter the pace of your days, having a vacation rental you look forward to returning to at the end of the day makes all the difference in the overall travel experience. We’re confident our Kona apartments for rent will offer just the landing place you need to set your mind and body at ease.
Our apartment vacation rentals in Kona offer a comfortable space with all that’s needed for daily living. Most of them range from 2-4 bedrooms, making them well-suited for couples, families, and small groups. Situated on well-maintained grounds dotted with lush tropical plants, you’ll truly arrive at an island paradise. Unpack and stay awhile in your Kona apartment, which has plenty of place to stow the luggage out of site and settle in for the long haul. Most of our Kona vacation rentals boast an open floorplan, where natural light and tropical breezes flow easily throughout. An understated tropical décor keeps in step with the local surroundings without being over the top.
Put your feet up and relax in the living room, where comfortable furnishings await. Opt to disconnect during your island vacation in order to reconnect with the important things and people around you or stay entertained with the available technology you’ll find in your Kona apartment. With a floorplan that flows seamlessly together among rooms, it’s easy to spend quality time together even when you’re not out adventuring. Move easily among the living room and kitchen, where you’ll find generous space for enjoying snacks and meals. Full appliances, cookware, and tableware make the kitchen easily usable if desired. You’ll also find many options for dining in Kona located conveniently near your apartment! If you and your family are coming to Kona to spend a magical holiday, a stay in our holiday cottages would be a perfect choice.
End your vacation feeling restored and rested after plenty of restful nights in your apartment rental in Kona. These accommodations offer bedrooms that are well-designed for a good nights’ sleep. And if you’re traveling with multiple couples or children, everyone is sure to appreciate the extra space and privacy that a multi-bedroom apartment affords!
There’s more to discover just outside your apartment door, where a private lanai awaits. Sip coffee on the lanai in the morning before diving into the day or watch the epic colors of a Hawaii sunset spread across the sky in the evening. Many apartment grounds also offer additional shared amenities such as a swimming pool, fitness center, hot tub, and golf and beach access, providing many options for enjoyment right at your doorstep.
Explore the Big Island of Hawai’i
Aptly nicknamed, the Big Island of Hawai’i is the largest island in land mass, though day trips are still possible from coast to coast. It often comes as a surprise to visitors the variation in landforms and weather that can occur by traveling just a short distance on the island. Thus, it’s important to note that the windward (eastern) side of the island tends to receive much more rainfall than the dryer leeward (western) side. Located on the island’s sunny western coast, Kona makes an excellent location for a home base. In Kona, you’ll enjoy frequently sunny days and easy access to the west coast’s beautiful beaches, golf courses, and island activities, with day trips to other areas of the island easily accessible. Make sure to check out our Kona oceanfront condos to enjoy easy access to the best beaches and breathtaking views! Whether you want to minimize time in the car and stay close to Kona or plan some road trips to explore other parts of the island, there is much to see and do on the Big Island! Consider adding some of these top Big Island activities to your itinerary.
Get Active in the Water
Along the coastline, you’ll find that water activities such as boogie boarding, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding are all popular with residents and visitors alike. Whether you have plenty of confidence in the water or you would welcome some guidance, DIY gear rentals and lessons are both readily available. Most people associate Hawaii with surfing, and you’ll quickly see that it is indeed a popular island activity. Consider adding some interest to your day at the beach by renting a boogie board or surf board, or by booking a lesson. For those completely new to the sport, a lesson alongside a knowledgeable guide will make your first experience much more enjoyable. Outfitters such as Kahaluu Surf & Sea offer private, semi-private and group surf lessons with all gear provided. With an instructor by your side, you’ll be riding waves during your very first session!
Meet Some of the Big Island’s Majestic Wildlife
Visiting Kealakekua Bay is a must for anyone interested in exploring the underwater world that surrounds the Big Island. This top snorkeling destination is just 12 miles south of Kona and thanks to its status as a Marine Life Conservation District, it will be easy to spot a wide variety of fascinating creatures here. Snorkeling in Kealakekua Bay means swimming among vibrant coral and schools of tropical fish. On occasion, spinner dolphins can be spotted in waters further offshore. This beautiful destination offers the best snorkeling on the Big Island, so bring along your snorkel and fins and prepare to stay awhile relishing in the beauty of Hawaii’s underwater world!
Boating excursions are also a great way to get an up-close view of some of the island’s most majestic wildlife, such as green sea turtles, Hawaiian spinner dolphins, and humpback whales (in season). There are many boat tour operators that launch from Kona, making this an easily accessible activity. Outfitters such as Kona Snorkel Trips offer a variety of snorkeling adventures, including a unique nighttime snorkel with manta rays.
Explore by Land
The Big Island has much to offer beyond its ocean and beaches. This diverse island is home to rugged mountain trails perfect for hiking, lush waterfalls, ideal stargazing conditions, and charming towns. Adventure activities such as horseback riding, ziplining, and ATV excursions can all be easily enjoyed from Kona. From the coastline to the island’s rugged interior, activity options abound!
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At Venture Hawaii Rentals, we are on the ground on the Big Island ready to assist in any way. We offer a wide variety of high-quality vacation rentals in the Big Island’s best locations. Contact us today to learn more about our Kona apartments for rent or other Hawaii rentals!