Was pleasantly surprised to have such a large condo and an ocean view. The room had all the essentials on hand to make you feel at home. Laundry and kitchen were great for our family needs. Complex was clean and well maintained. Location perfect for close to Kona shopping yet quiet and family friendly. ...
My wife, 5 year old daughter and iI spent Wednesday night and Thursday morning here. There was a lot of construction noise during the day but it stopped at 5 pm. Kids pool was partly closed which disappointed our daughter a bit. The resort is just too big for confident use. Needing a train or boat ...
comfortable living and save money for family, good facility and kitchen to cook, not far from attaction...........................................................................................................
My wife, 5 year old daughter and iI spent Wednesday night and Thursday morning here. There was a lot of construction noise during the day but it stopped at 5 pm. Kids pool was partly closed which disappointed our daughter a bit. The resort is just too big for confident use. Needing a train or boat to go from room to resort facilities says they have gone from large to silly. Nice place. But with a child I think the Marriott 1 mike away was more suited to our needs.
Its nothing fancy but it does have a lot of plus's. Right across from a cute cove. In the middle of all the action in Kona. Lots going on and tons of restaurants , shops and activities all with in walking distance. It is kept clean and grounds are tropical and lush. Small pool, but a pool nonetheless.. And jacuzzi. Sunday was charming, it sits beside a historical church, and man can the church goer's sing... Like Angle's talking to you from Heaven. A small kitchen area, stocked with glassware, plates etc. A small coffee maker, a blender woopwoop, and a electric Wok-kindof thing. And a mini fridge . Bed Sucked !!! Screen door stuck, to where i looked like a crazy person fighting with the door. Remote buttons were soo over used, I had a hard time changing channels. Over all for the money it was okay.. 50 dollars more a night, might make a huge difference in upgrades, if your looking for plush. If you want something chill and more, in and out DIY this is your place.
It's Hawaii, lots of German roaches in kitchens. Rooms are not cleaned until unit has coming occupants (may not be cleaned for several days after last occupant). Samantha the front desk service clerk is awesome and accommodating. Beds not as advertised, all beds are likely queen depending on condo owner. Condos are independently owned and marketed by property management, they are not equal quality or stock depending on owner. Company charges additional cleaning fee of $100 and also destination fee at check-in for a total of $156.00 over Orbitz final price. Pool is closed for renovations and was a big reason we chose the unit. Company offered use of pool at different facility. I would stay again, just get a bigger room as queen bed and pull out sofa sleeper was on the cramped side for mom, dad and two small kids. Still well maintained grounds, safe location with kitchenettes. Our room had boogie boards, beach stuff and some snorkel gear.
Hawaii is the epitome of paradise on Earth, but Kona stands out among the Islands' many regions. The Big Island is ideal for anyone who wants a truly relaxing and nature-filled vacation. Kona's natural setting is enhanced by its lack of corporate businesses, adding to its hideaway appeal. Home to the world's most active volcano, Kona has hiking trails that would blow away the most experienced hiker, beaches that postcards cannot capture the beauty of, and restaurants that range from Michelin stars to tiny shacks full of adventures flavors. All eight islands of Hawaii have their beauty, but Kona seems to embody the “spirit” of Hawaii best.
The Mauna Kea Summit is home to Mauna Loa, the biggest, and still active, volcano on Earth, which has been around for over 700,000 years. This place is almost an amusement park for people who love nature, geology, and beauty. Either attend an extensive seven-hour tour with a guide, or create your own tour with a hike - at Mauna Kea. Visitors will see active lava, witness inspiring sunsets, and take in nights of endless stargazing.
With brilliant white sand and the purest ocean water, Manini'owali Bay is a magazine-worthy beach. Part of Kekaha Kai State Park, you can swim with turtles, watch dolphins and whales in their natural habitat, go snorkeling and even try boogie boarding. Be careful of lava rock pools when the tide goes out in winter. Naturally, this beach can get busy, so arrive early if possible.
Kona is home to what was recently voted the country's best coffee, with locally-grown Hawaiian Queen Coffee beating over 600 competitors to be crowned best in the whole state of Hawaii. Most coffee shops are local and carry it. Fair warning: it is hard to enjoy this extraordinary coffee and go back to your normal cup of joe; but worry not, most coffee is available for purchase.
The hotels in Kona range from five-star luxury resorts to cozy huts on the beach. Prices run from as low as $90 a night all the way up to $900 for en-suite rooms with ocean views and every luxury on-site. The average price is typically about $130 per night, and the vast majority are usually located either on or right beside the beach.
While it can rain often on the other islands of Hawaii, it is rare that Kona gets showers (January tends to get the most rain). It has a tropical environment and essentially enjoys the same weather all year-round. During the day, the high average is usually mid to high 80s, and at night, the average is high 60s to low 70s. It can get a little windy at night from the ocean breeze, so bring layers if you're hoping for beach fires. June through October tend to be the hottest months, and the rest of the year is only slightly cooler by a few degrees.