The 3-star Castle Kona Bali Kai is an older, oceanfront budget condominium that features moderately priced accommodations right outside Kailua-Kona. The Kona Bali Kai has Studios, 0ne, Two and Three Bedrooms units split between the ocean side (makai) and mountain side (mauka) of Alii Drive. All units have fully equipped kitchens and private lanai with ocean or mountainside views.
Property amenities include a small, well maintained swimming pool and jet spa, sun deck, barbeque area for oceanside grilling, picnic tables, safety deposit box at front desk and complimentary wireless internet access in lobby. The parking is complimentary; there are coin-operated laundry room and Activity Desk in the lobby area. You can also rent boogie boards and surfboards at reasonable rates right in front of the condo. There is also a convenience store located right next door.
There is a popular on-site dining spot for lunch, Da Poke Shack, serving assorted fresh poke daily. There is a wide variety of restaurants along Alii Drive and more options in the nearby Keauhou Shopping Center and the historic Kona Town.
There is a long, narrow lawn that runs the width of the condo’s oceanfront with lounge chairs available for lolling in or watching the surf roll in. The beach is not suitable for swimming because of the rocks, but just a mile south is the Kahaluu Beach Park, with some of the best snorkeling available on the Big Island.