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“Beautiful unit, great location!”
Downtown Kona!
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16 reviews
Downtown Kona!
Kona Sunset
View From Lanai
Walk way to condo
Walkway to Unit
Ocean Front Seating
Living area
living area.
Kitchen
Living area
Smart TV
Living
Bath
Master w/ King Bed, You can hear the surf crash
Master
Window runs the full length of the wall for a fantastic ocean view!
Loft 2 twin beds.
Lania
View From Master Bedroom
Front of Complex, right on the ocean!
Ocean Front BBQ Area
Front of Complex, Snorkel right here
Beautiful Pool area
Ocean Front Pool
3 nice BBQ's
Sunset from Lanai
Sunset From Lanai
Court Yard
Sunset from BBQ Area
Lanai Views
Complex
View from Ocean
The Island is Beautiful!
Hidden Beach
White Sandy Beach
Beautiful Island
Hawi Black Sand Beach
Green Sands Beach
Swimming with dolphins
Kahala sunset
Kahala
End of the World
Volcano from Helicopter
View from Helicopter
Pololu Valley
Sunset in front of Unit
Pretty shot in Kona
Kona
Snorkeling with the turles
Snorkeling with the Spinner Dolphins!
Monk Seal
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

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Very good - based on 16 reviews
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Danielle...
Evergreen, Colorado
1 review
“Beautiful unit, great location!”
Reviewed 27 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I thought nothing could beat sipping Kona Coffee on the lanai and watching the dolphins swim by every morning until I heard about the dolphin swim. We did a 3 hour private charter tour with Captain Will at www.mykonaadventures.com per recommendation by the unit owner, Lynette. Will was enjoyable to talk to and very knowledgable about the Big Island, Kona, fishing, dolphins, etc. When Will said he was going to go find the dolphins we laughed and thought they're probably near Kona Makai. Sure enough as we headed north from Keauhou Bay we saw the dolphins in front of Kona Makai. We all jumped in the water and had the experience of a lifetime as 50 or more spinner dolphins circled and swam with us!

Lynette's unit is comfortable and clean with all the necessary amenities! Loved the look and feel of the new carpet! Beautifully manicured gardens escort you all the way from your car to the unit and can be seen from the lanai.

If you are looking for a convenient and comfortable place to stay, Kona Makai will not disappoint. Can't wait to come back next year!!

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Liked best: Sitting on the lanai and falling asleep to the waves of the ocean.
Liked least: Leaving :(
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Dee B
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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“Best vacation in a long time”
Reviewed 11 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Kona Makai exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend this location and this unit. Four of us, two couples, shared it for a week. It was super clean, had all the necessities, and had excellent amenities we hadn't expected including the great ocean view, the bbq common area adjacent to a lava rock bed on the ocean, the exercise/fitness room, and the lovely landscaping. Don't let the third floor scare you...it's the best because of the views and because it catches the breeze. I hate air conditioning and never had to run it! The location of this particular unit is great too because it is right across from the vehicle drop-off versus another building. Not only is it easy access, you don't look across at another building from your lanai. Instead you look at the beautiful palm trees straight ahead or ocean to the left. We saw lots of dolphins from that lanai. The property management company provided excellent instructions as well as a very comprehensive guidebook in the unit. We used it daily and it steered us to great beaches and destinations. The owner was delightful, easy to deal with, and very prompt and responsive to our questions.
In terms of swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling to see the manta rays at night, we recommend My Kona Adventures. They are a small, less commercialized operation.

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Liked best: proximity to town & ocean and property/amenities in general
Liked least: only one bathroom
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Aloha! We are so happy you had a fantastic vacation and our Sugar Shack met all your expectations and more. As far as swimming with the Wild Dolphins it is an amazing adventure. Captain Will does a great job finding the dolphins and Mantas. We are happy you will be our guests again next year.
Mahalo Lynette
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WA
Reviewed 26 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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CO
Reviewed 21 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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john r
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
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“Paradise in Kona !”
Reviewed 14 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This condo is magnificent. The unit is fantastic on the 3rd floor with breathtaking views from the balcony.
The pool and Spa are super clean, the pool is a good size.
The apartment is well furnished and equipped and has everything you can dream of.
We will certainly consider it if we come back to Kona.

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Liked best: Million dollar view from the balcony. So good mattress. Unit well equipped
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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WA
Reviewed 22 August 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Spokane
Reviewed 2 May 2013 for a stay in May 2012
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