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We had the opportunity to rent a condo in this resort. It is literally steps away from the ocean. Turtles sunbathing on lava rocks. The resort has all the enmities required. And the Poke Shack is on site. Who could ask for anything more. Very...More
Stayed here two weeks ago and hated to leave the room as we were treated to incredible views in all the mornings and nights. At the last minute we decided to upgrade to the ocean view room and it was worth the extra money. The...More
We chose this condo because it had a full kitchen and the pictures were beautiful. When we arrived, after hours on a Sunday we were shocked at the condition of the room. When
staff arrived on Monday morning, i was told to take pictures which...More
I have stayed 2 times at Kona Bali Kai. first time unit 411 which is privately owned and the second as part of a vacation package. Both times the view was amazing. There is a nice pool on site with outdoor shower. although some units...More
We stayed here for 6 nights and it was a great base for exploring Big Island.
Our room had a very well equipped kitchen, so we made breakfast every morning (and saved some money that way haha) and they even had beach chairs and umbrellas....More
Kona Bali Kai is a condominium resort located on the ocean's edge, displaying an uninterrupted vista of magnificent Kona sunsets. Choose from studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom suites with full-kitchens, …Moreprivate lanai, and ocean or mountainside views. Amenities include a swimming pool, barbecue areas throughout the resort, and a laundry facility. Less
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Response from BRumball | Property representative |
The Kona Bali Kai is a 55 year old building (how else could we build this close to the ocean?) and with the salt water influence, more maintenance is always required. In fact we call the ocean front building a "ship... More
The Kona Bali Kai is a 55 year old building (how else could we build this close to the ocean?) and with the salt water influence, more maintenance is always required. In fact we call the ocean front building a "ship that never sails". Without maintenance, guests would complain about condition as well. I would like to point out that only a few have complained about construction noise, but often those are the most vocal. Many people have left wonderful reviews.
Having stated that, owners do try to advise of construction and have new policies in place to notify neighbors. The truth is that construction schedules can change on a dime.
There are several alternatives. You may rent a hotel room at an oceanfront resort. They will charge more but will have options to move you. You may rent from Castle Resorts at the Kona Bali Kai. The charge is not quite as high but they may be able to move you to another area. Castle Resorts has a pool of rooms. If you are renting from a private owner, they usually only have one condo to rent so may not be able to move you. Check the policy set by the owner or Castle Resorts, in the event construction starts up near you.
Noisy construction has limited hours on weekdays and weekends and often visitors are out and about enjoying the island.
I hope this information helps you make an informed decision.