Kona Journals

Week at Kona Coast Resort

An August 2007 trip to Kona by Juliette & Christian

Quote: We spent a week on the Big Island enjoying the culture of Hawaii, diving, dining, and lots of animals.

Kona Coast Resort

Hotel | "Kona Coast II"

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We had just upgraded to Elite status and although I already had a 1 bedroom reserved, we were given an ocean front room with daily housekeeping, late check out, daily newspapers and more. It was really nice. The room was next to the pool, on ground floor, and had a nice ocean view.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 23, 2007

Kona Coast Resort
78-6842 Alii Drive
Kailua Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 324-1721

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You get to see how sea horses are raised from infancy to adulthood. You get to have a sea horse hold on your hand (in the water). It's approximately an hour long, very little walking, easy to hear and see for everyone.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2007

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It's a 20 minute hula show about the goddesses of Hawaii. The dancing and costumes are beautiful and different than what you typically see at hula shows. The shops have paid to put on the performances to bring customers to the shops. It's well worth it to drive up and see on after spending the day at Hapuna Beach or at the Waikoloa properties.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2007

Fairwind Cruises

Attraction

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It's a nice cruise to Kealakekua Bay. We had three bottle nose dolphins join us for much of the cruise right at the front of the boat. The snorkeling was ok, it seems to me that there are fewer fish than I saw the first time I did it seven years ago. The slide and dive platforms were fun.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2007

Fairwind Cruises
Laleiopapa Street
Kona, Hawaii

Manta Ray Dive

Attraction | "Mantraray Night Dive"

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It's a nice dive just outside the harbor (as opposed to the other manta dives that are by airport, where there are many, many dive boats out there). This is with Sea Paradise diving company. They also have great day time diving all along the coast. People can also snorkel and see the mantas just as well. For that matter, you can go to the observation deck of the Shearaton and just watch them. It's best to wait until after the dive boats leave and then they come closer to the hotel to eat by the light cast by the hotel.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2007

Manta Ray Dive
Kailua-Kona
Kona, Hawaii