We stayed in an Ocean Front room at the Royal Kona, we really enjoyed waking up each morning to the sound of the ocean waves crashing on the rocks just outside the hotel. We used the Hotel as a base to explore the big island. The hotel was highly convenient for everything on the Kona side. Great snorkeling at the city of refuge, captain cooks and great swimming spots were all located close to the hotel. Good-to-great dining options were as short-walk and drive from the hotel. Driving time between volcano national park and other sites on the hilo side of the island and hotel were longer than expected, expect to drive ~35 mph on most roads..
Arrived about 10 p.m., and checked out early next morning.
Hotel was on the north side of town, close to food and shopping that you need.
Most businesses are closed around 9 p.m. or so, so traffic was no problem.
We loved the 14 days there. The pool and BBQ amenities are great and kept very clean. The cleaning service every four days was good and the in apt washer drier really made it comfortable to stay on top of the kids clothes.
Traveller from LA
Set on Hawaii's Big Island, Castle Kona Reef, a Condominium Resort is at the southern edge of Kailua-Kona, a famous deep-sea …More
Kailua-Kona is the epicenter of shopping and recreation on Hawaii’s western shore. Big-game fishers delight off its waters, while shoppers reel in deals along Alii Drive. The Kailua-Kona area is a hiker’s paradise because many of its best beaches are accessible only by foot. Inland, the scent of coffee permeates the air as plantations harvest precious Kona beans. Nearby coffee farms open for tours.