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Waikoloa Beach Resort Developments – Part 2

Waikoloa Beach Resort Developments – Kohala Coast Big Island of Hawaii

In part 2, of my articles covering the Waikoloa Beach Resort Developments, I will be discussing Kolea, Naupaka Kai Place, and Waikoloa Beach Villas. If you missed part 1, you can read it here.


Residents at Kolea enjoy the only direct beach access of any condominium development on the Kohala Coast. Completed in 2005, these large 2 and 3 bedroom condominium apartments were planned and constructed in harmony with their privileged location beside Anaehoomalu Bay.

There are five floor plans available ranging from the 1270 square foot 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom units to the 3 bedroom / 3.5 bathroom units comprising 2147 square feet. All floor plans include an expansive great room that combines an open plan gourmet kitchen, dining, and living area. Kitchens come well equipped with large double door Sub-Zero refrigerators, separate built-in ranges and double wall ovens, granite countertops, and African mahogany cabinetry.

A second outdoor kitchen makes it hard to resist spending time on the large covered lanai. The outdoor kitchen, standard in all Kolea units, features teak cabinetry, and a Viking gas grill. Master bedrooms enjoy an en-suite bathroom with two sink vanity and separate tub and shower. Among the 16 three story buildings in the Kolea complex, most units have garden views with some partial ocean views and views of the Hualalai and Mauna Kea volcanoes. Second and third floor units in the seven front line buildings, numbered 4 through 12, have excellent ocean views.

The jewel in the crown of the Kolea condominium development is their exclusive Kolea Beach Club facility. Located directly across Kolea Beach Drive from the residences, the beach club features ocean views and direct access to the beach. Private amenities for Kolea residents include a natural lava rock hot tub, free form infinity pool, open air fitness pavilion, sandy bottomed children’s pool with a waterfall to play in and facilities to host catered beach front events. Kolea also offers one of the most central and convenient locations in the Waikoloa resort with easy access to dozens of restaurants, shopping and all the amenities of a world-class resort destination.

Naupaka Kai Place

Named after the hardy naupaka bushes that you find all along the coast of the Big Island, Naupaka Kai Place is a truly one of a kind opportunity to live on the water in the heart of paradise. A private gated community consisting of only 11 lots ranging in size from approximately 3/4 to 1.5 acres, each of the nine ocean front lots at Naupaka Kai Place enjoys 200 feet or more of shoreline frontage. While much of the Kohala coastline consists of lava cliffs that make access to the water dangerous or even impossible, the coral pebble strewn shore fronting Naupaka Kai Place allows relatively easy access to the water for fishing, tide pooling and hiking along the coastal trail. Flanking the subdivision are natural preserves that protect several species of rare marine life in the anchialine ponds habitat.

Gazing at the glassy waters of the Pacific tucked behind the protective peaks of the towering Hualalai and Mauna Kea volcanoes will feel like you are a million miles from civilization. Yet, you are only a short walk along the coastal trail from the Hilton Waikoloa Village and just an easy stroll from shopping, golf and all the amenities the Waikoloa Resort has to offer.

Waikoloa Beach Villas

The newest addition to the Waikoloa Resort’s collection of luxurious vacation homes, these 2 and 3 bedroom condominium townhomes have piled on the amenities to create the perfect private retreat while still being conveniently located in the heart of the resort property. Located adjacent to the historic King’s Trail with wide grass lawns fronting the 3rd hole and the short but challenging overwater 2nd hole of the Robert Trent Jones Jr. designed Waikoloa Beach Course, the Beach Villas enjoy their own tranquil enclave yet are just steps away from both the Queen’s Marketplace and the King’s Shops.

The Beach Villas have five-floor plans to choose from ranging from the 2 bedroom / 2 bathroom 1412 square foot garden level apartments to the luxurious two story 2296 square foot 3 bedroom / 3 bathroom townhomes.

The amenities set the Beach Villas apart. Every unit comes standard with an enclosed garage, gourmet kitchen, large soaker tub, and an outdoor covered patio or lanai. Many units feature outdoor lanai barbeque kitchens with gas grills, sinks, granite slab countertops and teak cabinets.

Two separate pool areas with waterfalls, hot tubs and gas grills set among lush lawns dotted with lava boulders and palm trees mean that you are never more than a few steps away from your own private resort. Whether you’re enjoying the pool, working out in the exclusive air-conditioned fitness center, shopping or enjoying the 10-minute stroll to the beach, you’ll appreciate the great amenities and unrivaled location of the Waikoloa Beach Villas.

Further information

If you are interested in these or any properties in South Kohala, give me a call or send me an email.

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