Fodor's Expert Review Aston Kona by the Sea

75-6106 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740, USA See on Map

Complete modern kitchens, tile lanai, and washer-dryer units are found in every suite of this comfortable oceanfront condo complex. The nearest sandy beach is 2 miles away, but the pool is next to the ocean and 50 of the rooms are oceanfront. Although the complex is not within walking distance of downtown Kailua Village, there are plenty of convenience stores and delis nearby.

Be sure to take a look at their free daily car rental package – it’s a nice extra feature that may or may not be a money saving perk for you.


Suites are either one or two bedroom and all feature full kitchens, private lanais, and full or partial ocean views. Each suite is decorated with clean, bright island décor (though some of it is pretty dated) and features comfy furniture and beds.

Make your reservation for ocean front, not ocean view for optimum views of the ocean.

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Bathrooms are decorated simply and typically include large mirrors and tub/shower combos.

All suites feature air conditioning, which can be especially nice during hot Kona summers. The PlayStation 3 consoles are also a nice perk for the very rare rainy days.


The open air lobby features a basic setup with reception desk, casual lanai furniture, and ocean views.


The medium-sized pool overlooks the ocean and sandy beach lounging area, with a line of palm trees casting some shade. There is also a hot tub next to the pool.

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There are no on-site restaurants, but full kitchens allow for guests to cook in their rooms.


Getting Around

You will need a rental car to get around the island.


Umeke’s (9-minute drive) is the island favorite that you’ll want to check out if you’re a fan of poke and seafood – it’s loved by locals and visitors alike. Broke da Mouth Grinds (11-minute drive) has tasty food that will give you your Hawaiian and Filipino food fix with favorites like loco moco, furikake chicken, and adobo fries.


TJ’s Pau Hana Hale (9-minute drive) is a new sports bar getting lots of love by locals, particularly because TJ is such a nice guy and makes a mean Old Fashioned. Get drinks and a show at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar (9-minute drive), an open-air jazz bar with great beer and wine selections, plus a few decadent desser-tinis to complement their cocktail list.


Lots of the comforts of home can be found at this property, including washer/dryer in every suite, dishwasher, and a refrigerator, with the added comforts of daily maid service and on-site amenities. The staff is friendly and the concierge service is very helpful.


Near the beach


Phones: 877-997–6667;808-327–2300

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