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“Breath Taking Botanical Gardens”

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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden
Ranked #1 of 17 Key Largo B&B and Inns
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Breath Taking Botanical Gardens”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I was here in August of 2013. I had the emense opportunity to be given a guided tour of this property. There exists a plethora of wonderment on the coexistance of plants and human kind. The young, tall gentleman has much education and knowledge of the Peruvian Rain Forests as well as having worked in the United Kingdom. I have never been more educated than in the hour and one half tour. Thank you to all involved. The star fruit and the apple **** fruit served this AM were mouth watering tantalizing gifts from nature. Thank to ALL, I remain in awe and am speechless that such a place exists here in the upper Keys!!!!!

Green Features: There could not be a more environmentaly-friendly place than at Kona Kai Resort!
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

If you've ever spent time on an exotic tropical island, this small oasis will evoke those memories. The staff is accommodating, the grounds are beautifully landscaped and lovingly tended, and our suite, Key Lime, was fresh and clean. I do suggest enlarging the WiFi reception area. At present, it's at a picnic table under a tiki umbrella, but this is only a very mild annoyance. We appreciated guest friendly touches like a small fridge poolside with cold bottled water and fresh fruit. Overall, we were thrilled with our choice of Kona Kai as a base for our snorkeling adventure.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

First I want to say that if you want fancy granite in your bathroom, and a huge pool with beach entry, go somewhere else. But, if you want personal service and an excellent private place to stay where the staff tends to your needs but they also stay out of your way, then this is where you want to stay. My husband and I went there for our 25th wedding anniversary and enjoyed every single quiet relaxing moment! The property and landscaping are exactly what Key Largo and The Keys are all about. The hammocks were a great place for an afternoon cat nap and the tiki out by the bay was a great place for lunch. We stayed in the Mango Room and loved how we could open the plantation shutters and have the tropical landscape fill our view while still having privacy. The room was decorated perfect and the furniture was very sturdy and just the right colors. The bathroom had plenty of hooks for our wet towels and bathing suits, something most resort forget you need! The intimate pool is perfectly chilled and not like bath water which was so refreshing. I really can't say enough about this place. It truly is a very special place and we hope to be back soon.

Room Tip: All of the rooms seem to have a very nice view.
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Green Features: They are a very environmentally friendly hotel, with recycling containers for their guests.
  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

The Kona Kai is one of the best places I have stayed in not only the US but in the world! Being an avid traveler and having lived abroad, this resort ranks as one of the top resorts I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Before we even arrived, my husband called to inquire about reservations/hotel amenities. He spoke to a lovely women named Denise. When we arrived, we met her in person and she was even more enchanting in person. She gave us wonderful suggestions in the Key Largo area as well as the entire Florida Keys for our drive down to Key West. All suggestions/stop offs were fantastic! She went above and beyond what people do in the Hospitality industry and we will be returning again soon alone/with our families! The Kona Kai resort is wonderfully peaceful. To its secluded atmosphere of tropical plants/trees/wildlife to its freshwater pool and adjacent perfect temperature jacuzzi to a picture perfect room-equipped with H2o bath products. It became our "home away from home." We actually returned back sooner than expected after a one nighter in the Key West area(having had vacated our Key West Hotel a day earlier as it was dirty and noisy). Again, Denise managed to better our stay and we are forever grateful! ps-the sunsets are spectacular!!!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in 2 different rooms/suites and both were fabulous!!! There are I believe only 11 in all a...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are looking for a bonding/couple getaway; this is definitely the place to go. You feel like you are on your own island and disconnected from the everyday hectic life. It is very peaceful, quiet and relaxing. The property and view is spectacular. You can Kayak, sunbathe on the comfortable lounge chairs, or just relax on the hammocks. The dining suggestions are close and very good. We stayed in the OceanFront room (BreadFruit) and woke up to an amazing and peaceful view of the bay. You can also watch the sunset from the comfort of your room. The room was very spacious and clean. This was our first time staying and we will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

If you want the best, then Kona Kai is the place to go. I have been going there since they first opened, and just when you think it can't get better it does. The atmosphere, the decor, the staff, you can't beat it.

Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Kungsbacka, Sweden
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

My second stay at this fantasic secluded getaway in the keys. As we were celebrating our honeymoon they upgraded us to the waterfront suite at no charge. The rooms are clean and nicely decorated.
The front staff are helpful with tips about activities, we higly recomend the eco wildlife tour. The guide was very knowlegeble and it was interessting to know more about the eco life in the keys, turning back to Kona kai we saw wild dolphines! Around the resort docks, there were two manatees during the days. The food is great around. Can not say more than we highly recomend couples who want a relaxing getway to stay here! /Johan & Charlotte, Sweden

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden
Address: 97802 Overseas Hwy, MM 98, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
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Region: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owned and operated by the same family since 1991 and a "Fodor’s Choice" selection since 2009, Kona Kai is a magical hideaway, teeming with the natural beauty of old Key Largo and hand polished into one of the most exclusive resorts in the Florida Keys. With all new accommodations in 2013, Kona Kai is reserved for adults. Offering highly praised personalized concierge service, Kona Kai is regularly recommended by leading travel publications and websites. SInce the 2011 addition of "The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai," guests enjoy our gardens day and night; complimentary tours for all registered guests are offered by our staff ethnobotanist. Kona Kai is a classic Keys experience; the perfect alternative if you're seeking to avoid the crowds and formality of a big resort. ... more   less 
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