A June 2003 trip
to Kona by MaggieMagoo
Quote: The Big Island is like no other in the Hawiaian Islands. An active volcano, fields of lava that are huge and ugly, beautiful towns, and lush tropical growth to go along with almost any activity you could want.
The only criticism I had was they had a problem with the mini ants that are everywhere in Hawaii and almost impossible to keep at bay. They use Orkin to try to keep on top of them. I also found two cockroaches in the unit which freaked me because they don't have them where I come from. But I learned that they are everywhere in Hawaii, especially the rental cars, so I guess I overreacted.
I think the best thing about the timeshare was the proximity to town and shopping while being on the beach. There are tons of timeshares, hotels, private housing, etc., but the beach line has been gobbled up a long time ago, so to get close to town was a good deal.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 9, 2003
Restaurant | "Huggo's"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 9, 2003
Huggo's on the Rocks
75-5828 Kahakai Road
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
Attraction | "Snorkeling"
Snorkel Bob's is a great resource as they have perscription lens in some of their masks that can greatly enhance the "viewing" of the fish when your snorkeling. Plus, if you are traveling to any of the other islands, you can return your equipment at any location on any island. Pay the little extra to get a "dry" snorkel. It has a gang valve on it that prevents the water from coming down the tube and nearly drowning you if you're not careful when you turn your head to look at fish on one side or the other of you.
There are many great places to snorkel on the island, but because of the lava making getting to the water rather treacherous, it's worth finding and using the best beaches on the island. SO GO ENJOY, EVERY DAY WHILE YOU ARE THERE!!!!
Fair Winds Snorkeling