Kona Journals

Even in Paradise, Where You Stay Does Make a Difference

An August 1987 trip to Kona by Barber E. Lane

Quote: A trip to the relaxing island of Hawaii was to be a much needed respite for a friend, a birthday, and anniversary celebrations, but our timeshare problems put a major damper on the entire week. We were all ready to come home not feeling very relaxed.

Even in Paradise, Where You Stay Does Make a Difference

Overview

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The island was beautiful, the town of Kona adorable though tiny, coffee plantation tour left us saying "Is that all", black lava rocks and large cattle ranches on the north shore were awesome, but the lack of privacy and poor quality in our timeshare left us unsettled and by the end of the trip grumpy and short-tempered.Quick Tips: Even if you have one bad experience with a timeshare, don't give up on the system. This particular exchange was one of our first, leaving us wondering what we'd gotten ourselves into, but we have subsequently exchanged to 20+ resorts all over the world and have nothing but good things to say about each and every one of them. It's all just a big adventure. Be...Read More

Kona Billfisher

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Hotel

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Best Things Nearby:This timeshare is on the south end of the village of Kona on the western coast of Hawaii. To the south amid dense tropical scenery is a small coffee plantation that offers tours. On the north shore of the island are the huge cattle ranches and to the south is Volcano National Park. If you're lucky, you can watch lava flowing from a volcano. Best Things About the Resort:The location on the west coast of Hawaii was great. With flights from the west coast of the main land into Kona, it makes it much more convenient than landing on the east coast, as in the old days, and driving around half the perimeter of the island to get here. Flea markets that sell fres...Read More

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