The perfect introduction to Kona!
My husband and I enjoyed this stay in Kona while celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary (a 2.5 week trip covering three islands). We met our host at the airport who gave us an immediate introduction to the island and made us feel welcome in her home. Having never been to Hawaii and pregnant at the time we were very grateful for the assistance our host provided in helping us arrange sightseeing, and joining in on some of the activities and attractions which included turtle spotting, local snorkelling, a drive to 'Tex Drive In' for the best Malasada's I have ever eaten and the discounted Manta Ray snorkel trip which was a once in a lifetime experience. Our host also introduced us to Sam Choy's Kai Lanai restaurant, and we experienced some amazing local fresh fish, our best meal on all the islands. The property was quiet, spacious, clean and inviting. The unit was private with an amazing view of the ocean. The bed was also very comfortable (even for a pregnant woman!) and had lots of plush pillows. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking and preparing meals with a small area for sitting and watching tv. Our host also provided cold beverages inc. water and coffee/tea etc. The pets at the property added for some fun, although they did not intrude into our space, it was me who tried luring the cats in! The parrot was a treat too, and we enjoyed a professional photo with him downtown. The location was accessible by vehicle to the main town, beaches and shops. Just a short distance away we enjoyed stocking up on all the American essentials and souvenirs at Target, Wallmart and Cosco. Our host provided us with travel books on the island which we researched and used the maps to help us plan our days. We made day trips to the Volcano National Park and Rainbow Falls which were highlights of our trip. Some of these destinations are remote and do not have 24/7 restaurants and cafes so it was good to be able to go to the local shops and stock up on things to take with us. I would highly recommend this property to a couple or group of 2-3 friends for a home away from home in a safe, clean and comfortable environment where you do not have to share facilities with other tourists, and can enjoy the perks of a host with local knowledge. We plan on visiting again, hopefully in 2017 and will be staying at this property if the dates aren't already booked out.
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