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Vacationing On Big Island? Your Overnight Accommodation Options   by Melissa Aldridge

Have you recently decided that you would like to take a Hawaiian vacation? If so, have you decided where you would like to visit yet? In Hawaii, you are given the choice of a number of amazing islands. These islands include Big Island, Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. Although it may be difficult to choose where you would like to visit, you may want to think about visiting Hawaii's Big Island. Whether you are interested in taking a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a trip with your fiends, Big Island can give you access to an unlimited number of fun, exciting, and adventurous activities.
Before you start planning out the attractions and activities that you would like to visit and participate in, you will want to think about your overnight accommodations. Your overnight accommodations are where you will be staying while on vacation. When you start researching all of your options, if you haven't already started doing so, you will soon find that you have a number of different options. When vacationing on Big Island, you will find that your overnight accommodation options include Big Island condos, vacation homes, hotels, resorts, and villas.

One of the most popular types of overnight accommodations on Big Island is that of a vacation resort. Over the past few years, the popularity of vacation resorts has reached an all time high. One of the reasons why vacation resorts come so highly rated is because most provide travelers what everything that they need and what, right on the resort grounds. For instance, most vacation resorts give guests access to fitness centers, swimming pools, hot tubs, restaurants, spas, salons, souvenir shops, golf courses, and even tennis courts. The number of amenities that will be available to you will all depend on where you are staying, but the amenities just mentioned are quite common on Big Island vacation resorts.

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In addition to Big Island vacation resorts, Big Island vacation homes are also popular among tourists. Many tourists enjoy the fact that they are given their own private homes to vacation at. As popular as traditional hotels and vacation resorts are, they can get quite crowded. Vacationers looking to avoid the crowds often book a stay at a Big Island vacation home or luxury villa. Vacation homes and villas are quite popular all over the islands, but they are the most popular when located along a beach or the coast. In addition to the privacy, many vacationers enjoy the fact that vacation homes and villas are setup just like their houses at home. All vacation homes come fully furnished and equipped with bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens. Additional rooms may also be available.

Big Island condos are another popular form of overnight accommodations that come highly rated among tourists. It has been said that many Big Island condos resemble apartments and hotels, all at once. The resemblance to apartments has to do with the fact that Big Island vacation condos are living spaces that can be found inside a larger building, often a townhouse or a high-rise building. The resemblance to hotels has to do with the fact that a large number of condo owners give their guests access to amenities commonly found at hotels. 

Waikoloa Vacation RentalsThese amenities commonly include, but should not be limited to, onsite laundry facilities and swimming pools. Big Island condos are ideal for those who are looking for some privacy, but also to be centrally located near a popular Big Island vacation destination.

As you can see, you have a number of different overnight accommodation options, when vacationing on Big Island. When making your choice, it is important that you keep a number of factors in mind. These factors should include location, size, cost, and availability. Keeping these important factors in mind will help to ensure that you choose the overnight accommodation that best fits your needs.

Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort offers the only beachfront vacation rentals at Waikoloa Beach Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Waikoloa Vacation Rentals offers the largest selection of two and three bedroom villas at Kolea. 

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Aston Kona by the Sea
Aston Kona By The Sea, Kailua-Kona
Positioned on the rocky western coast of the Big Island, Aston Kona By The Sea is two miles from shopping, dining and entertainment in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Part of the allure of the Big Island is its contrasting geology. Active volcanoes, shimmering waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, tropical rainforests, a glacial lake and miles upon miles of golden, black, white and even green-sand beaches occupy an area smaller than the state of Connecticut. Unlike most properties along this stretch of coast, the resort features a sandy area, 70 by 15 yards, between the outdoor pool and the ocean. There is a sundeck with lounge chairs and a jetted tub surrounding the pool, and there are barbeque grills on site.
Castle Kona Bali Kai Castle Kona Bali Kai, a Condominium Resort, Kailua-Kona
Conveniently located on the sunny Kona coast, this spacious condo resort is situated just three miles from historic Kailua-Kona village and one mile from Kahaluu Beach Park. The condominium resort sits on Banyans beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. This condominium resort is ideally situated between historic Kailua-Kona town and the world famous Kona Country Club Course. The narrow lawn bordering the property is shaded by coconut palms and features lounge chairs for relaxing in the sun, picnic tables and three barbeque grills incorporated into the landscape for casual oceanfront dining. The resort features an outdoor pool flanked by a sundeck and a jetted tub. The resort offers oceanfront and mountainside accommodations, all featuring tropical décor rattan furnishings. 
Castle Kona Reef Castle Kona Reef , A Condominium Resort, Kailua-Kona
Overlooking the deep blue waters of the Pacific, Castle Kona Reef, a condominium resort, enjoys a location convenient to shopping, dining and entertainment in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Guided walking tours of the historic Kailua-Kona area make great daytime excursions, and there are plenty of recreational pursuits available, including snorkeling, scuba diving, horseback riding, kayaking, golfing and parasailing.  Each of the condo-style units offer furnished balconies with ocean or garden view. Full kitchens come with refrigerators, ranges and microwave ovens. Other amenities include dial-up internet access, dvd/vcr, cd stereo and cable television.
FW Estate
FW Estate, Vacation Rental Home & Cottage, Kailua-Kona
FW Estate is a unique, privately owned, vacation rental home just blocks from Kailua-Kona's finest white sand beach. We offer privacy, ocean views, accommodations for from 6 to 12 people, an Infinity swimming pool at your door, and reasonable peak season and low season rates.  Magic Sands, Kailua-Kona's only white sand beach for body surfing, is located a block from FW Estate. Aqua waters and tall coconut trees will make you want to linger there. Adjacent to the beach is Jameson's, where you can dine seaside on gourmet fare.  The Infinity pool cleans and aerates the water by constantly flowing it over one edge of the pool.  Visitors can lounge on the front lanai next to the pool and enjoy the sights and sounds or get their exercise swimming laps.
Hale Maka Kohola
Hale Maka Kohola, Vacation Rental Home, near Kailua-Kona
This designer furnished vacation rental home is located north of Kailua Kona Hawaii on 5 acres in the gate protected four-thousand acre Kohala Ranch. The home and property furnish absolute privacy with an amazing unobstructed ocean view.  The Kohala and Kona coasts of the Big Island of Hawaii offer some of the finest beaches, golfing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving in the world. Our home is minutes from one of the Conde' Nast Traveler top ten beaches in the world.  The home is 35 minutes from the Keahole-Kona airport with direct flights to Kona from San Francisco and Los Angeles or with many other flights per day via Honolulu Airport. 
Kailua-Kona Villa Kailua-Kona Villa, Vacation Rental Home, Kailua-Kona
A four bedroom (including additional 'Ohana' unit), plus a family room non-smoking unit (3746 square feet/348 square meters) in a home-style single home with a panoramic view of the ocean. This home has two kings, three doubles, and twelve single beds (or 5 doubles & 6 singles) for a total of 17 beds. Sleeping double in king & double beds give a maximum occupancy of 22.  Features:  Living Room (376 sq ft): Two sofas, entertainment system (large TV with cable, VCR, Multi-region DVD, many DVD/VCR tapes), large plush chair, large coffee table, and ceiling fan. Access to pool, jacuzzi, barbecue area (back yard).
Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club Keauhou Kona Surf & Racquet Club - Vacation Rental Condos, Kailua-Kona
Beautiful oceanfront complex. Crashing surf & island sunsets. 3 lighted tennis courts, large swimming pool and BBQ areas around complex. 5 miles from town. These condos have direct oceanfront, golf course or garden views.  Walk to Kahuluu Beach for snorkeling and swimming. Enjoy the warm protected waters and feed the many types of reef fish that will eat out of your hand.  Near shopping, restaurants and the golf course. 2 and 3 bedroom large condominiums and townhouses.  Doesn't it look inviting. Swim or just relax and enjoy that book you have been wanting to read.  Lighted courts, tennis pro on the premises to organize matches and improve your game.
Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort, Kailua-Kona
Located on a 30-acre slope overlooking Kahului Bay, the Kona Hawaiian Village enjoys a convenient setting in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. The Kailua Village Shopping Center is just 2 blocks from the property, as are fantastic beaches for sunning, surfing and snorkeling. Active volcanoes, shimmering waterfalls, snowcapped mountains, tropical rainforests, a glacial lake and miles upon miles of golden, black, white and even green-sand beaches. Guided walking tours of the historic Kailua-Kona area make great daytime excursions, including scuba diving, horseback riding, kayaking, golfing and parasailing. Each of the 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom bungalows offers a full kitchen with a refrigerator, range, dishwasher and microwave oven.
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Kahi Malu Vacation Rental Cottage Kahi Malu Vacation Rental Cottage, Volcano
Kahi Malu is a two-bedroom, one-bath cottage in Volcano Village, on a quiet one-lane road. This newly refurbished, comfortable guest cottage has room for a family of five but is also ideally suited for couples or singles.  The cottage has koa floors throughout, with Egyptian-loomed area rugs, carpets in the dining area and kitchen, and numerous built-ins. Offers a restful home base from which guests may explore Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.  There is a fully furnished kitchen, with adjacent dining area and the kitchen is well equipped. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower. The built-in living room entertainment unit houses a TV (on cable) and VCR, as well as a mini stereo, plus movie videotapes and music CDs and cassettes...

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