Sea Village Resort
Travel Blogs from Kailua-Kona
... six mantas dancing in a vertical stack right beneath us, taking turns at flipping and scooping up plankton, each time appearing as if their going to eat us instead. One slides past my right leg and it’s slimy and freaky but it’s so cool. This is a must do experience. The only other place in the world you can do this is Australia, at Ningaloo Reef and very occasionally at Stradbroke Island.
We joke that it probably costs more to get to Ningaloo than ...
We slept in until 8:00, so we must have needed the sleep. The beds here are comfy and everyone seems to be getting a good night’s sleep. However, both Mac and Josie got a little bit of a sunburn around their eyes, so we would have to make sure they were fully slathered with sunscreen today.
We decided to see a National Historic site, the Pu’ukohola Heaui site, which was the sight of King Kamehameha’s temple. It was a beautiful day. ...
... the north of the island and headed to the Waipio Valley to book our horse riding. Whilst driving north you soon notice how the trees disappear and everything turns black. It was baffling but as far as you could see everything had been covered in lava so was just black. There were just miles and miles of nothing but old broken lava flows. With some of them you could clearly see the ripples of the flow but for most of it, it was just like sharp black rubble. It was like ...
... continental United States) and wished this location had a sign. But we knew in advance there is no sign saying where we were so before we got there Stephanie made a sign on her iPad. We took pictures of each of us holding the sign while standing at South Point. One tourist noticed and said that was the neatest thing he had seen so we let him borrow the sign and take pictures. We watched people jumping off the cliff to the ocean below. One couple was ...
... flows of hard core bikers along HW 19, they all look really fit, must be their training route on this super windy road. Iron man triathlon is held every year in Hawaii.
The weather took a turn once we past Kohala Coast and toward Waimea, toward Hamakua Coast. Starting with sporadic typhoon rain with occasional rainbows, landscape also changed to green vegetation, huge contrast from sunny Kohala Coast.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Sea Village Resort Kailua-Kona
Our family of four (2 adults & 2 kids (5 and 3) stayed at Sea Village April 13-21, 2005. I must say I was disappointed. Initally, I thought we were getting a great deal for the money but after realizing our options once we got to Kona, I realized we could have done much better saying up North at a desination hotel (Hilton Waikoloa) or renting a house in Parker Ranch. My reasons for giving this property only an "Okay" rating include the location of the property, family friendlyness, noise level from road, bugs, bugs & more bugs in the unit, the condition of the unit and beach options near us.
Boy, my wife wanted to be right on the water to hear those waves splash 24 hours a day and this condo provides it. The Lanai darn near overhangs the seawall. One morning we really enjoyed sitting at the Lanai table and watching the humpback whales spout and splash about, and those were OUR whales, as we live in SE Alaska where those very whales summer, then winter in Hawaii --- smart whales.
We (a party of 3 adults) stayed at Sea Village for one week in August, 2004. We stayed in room 1205 (building 1), which we rented through the internet (Konaweb). The rental process was very efficient, and they sent us very detailed information on how to reach the place from the airport, and all amenities around.
Spent a week here and had no problems with the condo. Stayed in unit 4208, which is privately owned and was rented from Lehua properties, not Sunterra. Outstanding value at $100/night (+ tax and $85 cleaning fee) for a 2bdr/2bath (ocean front) that can sleep up to 6 adults.
Not Too Bad
We stayed in unit 3-207 for over a week. The condo could use some serious updating. Carpet is soiled and stained. Kitchen had a ton of bugs.
The people are very nice at the office and other guests. The grill area is a fun time at night. Bedrooms are nice. Good size and comfortable.
We are heading back to Kona in a few days and will be staying at the Sea Village for the third time. Our family loves this place! The condos are roomy and have great ocean views - I would recommend staying in buildings 1,3 or 4 since they are on the water. We really like unit #1205 which faces north towards Kona town - there is a magnificent view from the balcony at night. This unit is also slightly larger than the others (great for families with kids). There is a large grassy barbecue area in the middle of buildings 1-3 that is great for family get-togethers (we usually come to Hawaii with other family members and on one visit had 8 kids running around so the play area was key!). The pool area is ocean front and is surrounded by outdoor carpeting and that is great for toddlers who always seem to be running and falling. Only minus is that you must drive to get to Kona town, but we have never had a problem parking and the drive is only 5 minutes. Last but not least - rates at the Sea Village are very reasonable.
Nice views and people
This condo resort is comfortable and roomy, with good grounds and a friendly staff. The views on the water are excellent. There is no real beach access around and shopping, restaurants, and services are a bit distant (not withing walking distance). Like with all condos, prices vary - shop carefully!
We stayed in unit #1101 for a week. The condo itself was comfortable; the view was stupendous. We had ocean view from almost every room! The kitchen could use some updating and we had ants. We told management and they sprayed for them the next day which got a majority of them. But those little critters seem to be everywhere so we made an arrangement with the ones who survived - you don't bother us and we won't bother you. ;-)