Exterior view of the Kona Bali Kai rentals.

Recommended Condos and Vacation Rentals in Kona

There are plenty of options for visitors to Kona when it comes to condos and vacation rentals. Kevin Whitton, author of Moon Hawaiian Islands, shares his personal, detailed recommendations on your best bets depending on what you’re looking for on your vacation.

In Hawaii, your destination will dictate the type of vacation rental available.

How to Find a Great Vacation Rental in Hawaii

There are thousands of vacation rentals across the islands that afford the luxury of a home away from home—think full kitchen, living room, multiple bedrooms, and laundry facilities—in many desired locales, sometimes where hotels just can’t be. So how do you navigate the myriad listings to find the right vacation rental for your stay? Research is the key.

The neon lit front of the retro Blue Swallow Motel along Route 66.

Exploring the Spirit of Route 66 in New Mexico

Though officially decommissioned, Route 66 (now traced by I-40) is still alive in New Mexico in the form of neon signs and cruising culture. Hit the road, preferably in a convertible, and check out these retro sights.