With Kailua-Kona’s largest (if somewhat fickle) sandy beach next door, and oceanfront lanais on every unit to soak in the sunsets and let in the sound of pounding waves, this location is ideal for couples who don’t want to spend a bundle at a resort. All the units are studios, with the living/sleeping area bracketed by the lanai on one end and the kitchen on the other. Because they’re individually owned (and some managed by other companies than the one listed below), furnishings vary greatly unit to unit. Try to book a corner unit, since those have larger lanais, or spring for the luxuriously remodeled No. 302, which comes with granite counters, travertine tile floors, and gorgeous hardwood cabinets, including one with a Murphy bed with a Tempur-Pedic mattress. The pool is also right on the ocean.
Hawaii (The Big Island)
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Kona Magic Sands
77-6452 Alii Dr. (next to Laaloa/Magic Sands Beach Park), Kailua-Kona. Reservations c/o Hawaii Resort Management.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kailua-Kona Phone 800/244-4752 or 808/329-3333 Prices Apr 15–Sept 30: $115–$189 corner. Oct 1–Apr 14: $185–$199 Units 37 Units Amenities Pool, free Wi–Fi Extra fees Cleaning fee $85 for 3-night or longer stays
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.