Big Island Revealed – Resort Reviews

Here are some of the Big Island Resorts that we have reviewed. Each review is unbiased and based on our personal visits. Our team regularly visits these resorts and reviews them for your benefit. You can also find Big Island resorts in our app for free! There you can filter them the way you want to find your perfect place to stay.

Featured Resorts

Kilauea Lodge

Kilauea Lodge

Opened in 1937 as a YMCA youth camp, this quaint lodge was converted in 1986 by Albert and Lorna Jeyte. (He was a makeup artist on Magnum P.I.) The whole thing was very well done and lovingly maintained, but it switched hands in 2018 for $4 million (we assume this...

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Kona Seaspray

Kona Seaspray

This condo consists of two separate (and pretty different) buildings, the larger one and the smaller one. They had sold some units in the Reef building as condos. With their glorious location almost across the street from Kahalu‘u Beach Park, this is a good place...

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Hale Kona Kai

Hale Kona Kai

This condo is 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 from ocean-facing units. In the long wing's ocean-facing units, you will not get tired...

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Kona Islander Inn

Kona Islander Inn

Designed more like a hotel than a condo (but rooms are individually owned and some are timeshare but they have a rental pool available, so we're calling it a condo), these basic rooms lack a full kitchen. Just a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator. Some...

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Holualoa Inn

Holualoa Inn

What an incredible find this inn is! This 30-acre property in Holualoa town above Kona began its life in 1978 as the vacation retreat for Thurston Twigg-Smith, former publisher of the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper, and his eight children. A 1987 remodel turned it...

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Kona Isle

Kona Isle

Very small condos, but for the price they're a great deal. Units are extra clean, and the complex is oceanfront with very pleasant grounds. There’s a small sandy area with BBQs sprinkled about. Check out the genuine oceanfront saltwater pool next door, mentioned in...

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Kona Tiki Hotel

Kona Tiki Hotel

This is a small, old-style Kona hotel. All rooms have incredible oceanfront views right next to the water. How close? The swimming pool is permanently salty from waves washing over the rock wall and is available to you 24 hours “if you behave.” The guests usually...

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Kona Coast Resort

Kona Coast Resort

Also known as Keauhou Gardens, this condo complex was built in multiple phases. The units in the first phase (where the rental pool comes from) can best be described with one word—large. Large kitchens, large bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and/or separate...

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Pineapple Park Kona

Pineapple Park Kona

This is a hostel close to Kealakekua Bay. There are five rooms with shared baths, eight rooms that have their own bath, women-only dorms and a co-ed dorm in a scattering of three buildings with a shared kitchen. Overall, we found the place to be clean and eclectic,...

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Shores at Waikoloa

Shores at Waikoloa

These condos are smaller and aren’t as nice as Vista Waikoloa (its neighbor). By the way, despite the name, it’s not at the shore. The furnishings vary a lot, depending on the owner. The grounds were looking better on our visit but still could use some work in...

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