Stayed here with family of 5. We had a corner unit near the pool which was surprisingly quiet. Views from buildings 13-15 are stunning but somewhat obstructed by Ocean Club in building 13. The grounds are well maintained. There was Very little communication from rental company. Upon arrival we had to check in at the office near the gate which took 45 minutes. They asked to see our safe travels code and informed us of mask rules which were subsequently not enforced on the property. There is a $20 per day resort fee to use the Ocean Club/ Pool. the pool is small and over crowded. We were rarely able to get seats at the pool. They do not allow reusable water bottles. The food was surprisingly good for a pool bar but I felt badly for the one waitress. There is no beach access.
Everything was amazing. The townhome was perfect for us with family of 6. great layout with huge kitchen, laundry room 2 lanais. Kids stayed in the pool all day. Great bar and dining service from Kathy. The only place to see the sunset. Next door to Hilton," A "beach and Lava Lave Beach club dining. Short drive to town of Kona and grocery shopping. Front desk staff as well as maintenance were very knowledgeable polite and helpful. I will always remember the landscaping as true Hawaii.
Our condo was perfect for our family reunion. We had two condos and the one at Hali’i Kai was clean, comfortable, well stocked, and a great location. The proximity to the bar and grill, as well as the pool was great. The ocean view and walking path had expansive views of the ocean and Maui. There are stores close by and more restaurants will open up most likely in the next few months. With the golf course adjacent to the complex, there was plenty of wide open space. Assistance in booking activities is easily handled by the concierge. Another wonderful vacation in Hawaii. Mahalo!
Stayed in unit 18G. Great 3 BR unit in 2nd and 3rd floors. Amenities great, pool/restaurant areas very nice. Convenient location and parking. No direct beac access, but convenient to great beaches and scuba sites. Would definitely stay again.
Been to the Big Island several times and it's the best island in our opinion. Waikoloa is a great location, it was our first time staying at Halii Kai. This place was excellent! We came the first week of May 2021 and stayed in unit 14F which was an oceanfront 3 bedroom. It was myself, my wife, and another couple. First, do yourself a favor and pay the extra money to stay oceanfront... you can't beat the view, period. Second, the property itself is nice, clean, and well taken care of. The pool was great, the bar and bartender were awesome, the hiking trail through the lava field along the ocean was neat with lots of really cool views. The property appeared to be booked up mostly full but it did not seem crowded. It was also quiet... definitely not the same noise you would get at a big resort, which was a total plus for us. Unit 14F was awesome... very clean, very spacious, up-to-date, well appointed, and the view from the second level lanai can't be beat. This is a 3 bedroom unit with two levels. Downstairs had one bedroom with king bed facing the front of the unit, one full bathroom, spacious kitchen with very nice appliances, dining room, spacious living room, lanai with table and chairs, and a utility room with washer/dryer and a closet with things to borrow like an umbrella, beach chair, boogie boards, cooler, snorkel gear, etc. (I assume these are all items 'contributed' by previous renters of that unit). The second level had one bedroom with king bed and full bathroom facing the front side of the unit, then the master suite facing the ocean with a private lanai. The property is oceanfront but does not have a beach. If you have spent any amount of time on the Big Island, you know this is very common. You can take a quick 5 minute walk on the lava path to the big resort next door and pay a day use fee to enjoy their lagoon. There are also plenty of good beaches and beach parks in the area you can go to and enjoy. A-bay is 5 minutes away, right near Lava Lava Beach Club (which you must go eat/drink at). Hapuna Beach State Park, about 10-15 minutes down the road has an excellent large white sand beach and turquoise water. Lot's of other very nice white, gray, black sand beaches on the island to enjoy. You can certainly bring your family to this property, but if you have younger kids, you'd be better off taking them to one of the bigger resorts that has tons of kid activities and giant pools with water slides and such. In my opinion, this property is best suited for adults, couples/group trips, and maybe your older teen kids as well (though if I were to have brought mine, they would have probably been bored and just walked to the big resort next door). In sum, this property is my new favorite place to stay! We will absolutely be staying here again, whether we come with friends or just by ourselves.…