About the Area

Welcome to the Big Island of Hawai’i!

With 4,028 square miles (10.430 km²) the Big Island is larger than all the other Hawaiian islands combined. From Volcanoes and almost all of the world’s climate zones to beaches in five different colors and technically the highest mountain on earth – the Big Island has it all.

Our condo is located within the Keauhou Resort area in the district of Kahalu’u-Keauhou, in the Keauhou Akahi condo complex, about 5 miles to the South of Kailua-Kona and right above picturesque Keauhou Bay. Only the beautifully maintained greens of holes 1 and 9 of the Kona Country Club golf course are separating you from the shimmering waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Keauhou Bay is a very important place in Hawaiian history. King Kamehameha III was born at Keauhou Bay in 1814 and you can visit his birthing stone there. The nearby Keauhou Holua Slide, which was built during the reign of King Kamehameha I, can be found mauka (uphill). Nowadays, the Keauhou Bay area is also a place for golfing, fishing, and water sports such as kayaking, stand-up-paddling, or even snorkeling and diving with giant manta rays. The Bay is also home to the Keauhou Canoe Club, which keeps alive the ancient Hawaiian way of paddling outrigger canoes, and welcomes guests to learn all about it.

Less than a mile away from our condo, the Keauhou Shopping Center offers not only great shopping for everything from groceries to fine local art and dining, but also spectacular views of the Bay, and activities like Hawaiian music, dance, arts and crafts almost daily. On top of this, there is a movie theater and a Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. The best snorkeling on the Big Island can be found at Kahalu’u Beach Park, which is only a four minute drive North from our condo. If you drive South from our condo, you will encounter coffee plantations, Kealakekua Bay with the Captain Cook monument, and Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park, the “Place of Refuge”. Volcanoes National Park can be reached in just over two hours.

We hope you will agree that the beautiful area of Keauhou is the perfect starting point for your adventures on the Big Island!


Driving distance from Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA/PHKO) is just under 15 miles and takes about 25 minutes. From the airport, turn right on Hwy 19 and follow it southbound for 14.6 miles. In Kahalu’u-Keauhou make a right hand turn on Kamehamea III Rd downhills, past the Keauhou Shopping Center. At the traffic light, turn left onto Ali’i Hwy, and after 0.8 miles, Keauhou Akahi will be on your right hand side.