Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Family: Kids 17 and under stay free.
Extra Value: Free parking.

Where the ocean greets lava and sand, and palm trees line a perfect oasis, Castle Kona Reef awaits. When it comes to Kona vacation rentals, it doubles as a dream come true. Castle Kona Reef is on the golden Kona Coast not far from Kailua-Kona town.

Your private, one-bedroom suite at Castle Kona Reef is all about comfort, beauty, and convenience. Each suite offers its own individual decor and a place to retreat after playing on the sun-splashed Kona Coast. You'll gaze out at the deep blues of Honl's Beach, or the beautifully lush Kona Reef landscape. Your "home away from home" is equipped with free WiFi, a refrigerator, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher, and the extra amenities that make sticking around the condo a great day in itself. Swim, sunbathe, and barbeque, then end the day with a soak in the jet spa. All units, including their lanais, are non-smoking.

The swimming pool is near the ocean, making it a convenient spot to sip a Mai Tai at sunset. Later, barbecue or meet up with friends at the party pavilion. Golf and tennis are right nearby, as is irresistibly quaint Kailua-Kona Town - a historic little fishing village filled with restaurants, shops, historic and religious sites, and incredible seawall sunsets. How close is it? Let's just say that your transportation is a pair of flip-flops.

Castle Kona Reef is one of the few Kona vacation rentals that offers luxury, location, and value. Best of all, these Kona vacation rentals are close to the area's most popular island attractions. Drive the dramatic coastline and you're sure to hit most of them. Visit the City of Refuge and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park. Snorkel Kealakekua Bay. Stop at macadamia nut farms, coffee plantations, botanical gardens, historic churches, and spectacular lookout points.

Property Information

Year Built: 1975
Last Renovation: 1993
Condos: 143


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory "The following mandatory cleaning fees plus tax will be collected at check-out. Fee is approximate and subject to change without notice. For stays of 1-9 nights: 1 Bedroom - $150 + tax For stays of 10 or more nights: 1 Bedroom - $225 + tax "
Advisory "Check-in procedures: Call the Kona Bali Kai on the day of arrival or 1-2 days prior to arrival. Provide credit card number for incidentals and cleaning fee. The unit number and lock box combination to retrieve the room key will be given. Kona Bali Kai 808-329-9381 - Front desk hours 8am-5pm "

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 659 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Kona Reef has many fabulous units

    We’ve stayed at the Kona Reef 6 times in 4 different units. We love the location. The easy walk to the restaurants, shops and bars is a big selling point. The waterfront location makes this an ideal place for us. We love watching (and hearing) the waves crash, seeing the turtles in the tidal pools below the lanai and the incredible sunsets - no two are alike. We book through VRBO and look at all the pictures and read the reviews carefully before deciding on a unit. Doing your research before booking is key to finding a great unit.

    Dec 28, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Kona Reef A23, a Classically Excellent Experience

    We booked thru Vrbo for a 14 day stay and were very pleased with our experience. Our unit was on the 3rd level, facing the bay. We actually had to look DOWN to see the waves crashing on the shores below! The unit itself was clean, with everything you would need to make your stay comfortable. Parking in the garage was never a problem. The complex is several decades old, but generally well maintained. The unit itself has great appliances with a newer a/c unit plus a number of portable fans. Clearly, the unit is well managed. The location was great, about a 15 minute walk to harborside Kona with lots of dining and retail options. Driving into that area can be a challenge with lots of pedestrians and traffic. However there are lots of alternative routings to get where you need to go as the unit is quite centrally located. We would definitely consider returning to this unit in the future.

    Dec 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Location

    A wonderful resort on the water. Easy parking and walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The walls are thin so you hear everyone walking in the outdoor hallways. Our condo was beautifully decorated and stocked. The beach outside is not swim able unless you are an accomplished boogie boarder or surfer. No one is onsite to help with issues. You need to call. The pool needs a key to get into and out of, not a good plan to lock someone inside the pool area. That's a safety hazzard.

    Nov 29, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stunning Oceanfront Views

    The sound of the surf and the views from the corner unit A27 were amazing. The unit itself is very clean, well stocked and comfortable but it is somewhat dated. The one A/C unit in the living room is stretched trying to cool a 2 bedroom condo and the bedrooms got hot at night, even with the ceiling fans and the (old) floor fans running full blast on either side of the beds. We enjoyed our time on the lanai watching the surfers out front and just the expansive ocean views. The condo is within walking distance of plenty of dining options in Kailua Kona. Good property management company for this condo. Overall, we'd recommend it and would probably return for a short stay as we did on this last visit before moving on to the Kohala coast.

    Nov 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ideal location

    We rented A15 and it was amazing. Only a few steps from the beach, lanai overlooked the waves. The complex is quiet, secure, with parking. Located walking distance from restaurants, beach, bars, stores, and sights. We toured the island and this was our favorite stay.

    Nov 18, 2019

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319