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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden

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97802 Overseas Highway, MM 98, Key Largo, FL 33037
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a girlfriends' getaway weekend and stayed at Kona Kai Resort. It's lovely! The gardens are beautiful. There are hammocks, tiki huts and lounge chairs to relax in and watch the sunset. The pool is refreshing, and the rooms are adorable. The staff is helpful in every way and we hope to make this an annual destination! :)

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Fresh Meadows, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at this resort. It is small but lovely and maintained immaculately. The rooms are nestled in lush gardens. The room also had a lovely floral smell. The hand soap in the bathroom seemed to have a lingering fragrance. The furniture is beautiful and the sofa beds have tempurpedic mattresses. The staff is very accommodating and as... More 

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Bayport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a lot of research before booking at Kona Kai & am so happy this is where we ended up. The resort is small & peaceful. You are situated right on the water with kayaks for use (included in price). It's a small detail, but the shampoo smells amazing!!! Each day as we ventured out to explore the Keys,... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay. Well worth the money beautiful grounds, adults only, and botanical gardens to boot. It felt like being back in old Florida, but with all the modern amenities. Staff was the best I've encountered anywhere in a long time. Botanical garden tour is a free perf for resort guests and they love sharing plants if they... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just completed our third fantastic trip to Kona Kai. It’s about an hour and fifteen minutes’ drive from our home in Miami. We’ve pretty much stopped going to Key West now (which is an additional two hour drive) and have settled on the Upper Keys as our “Paradise” to avoid the party atmosphere that pervades Key West (in our... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went here two years in a row at Christmas and LOVED it. It felt very private and relaxing. Charming rooms, very clean. Beautiful gardens and pool. The staff is wonderful, so helpful and very nice. I really cannot say enough good things about it.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kona Kai was the saving grace of Key Largo for us. We do not fish or scuba and were struggling with 100% humidity and low 90 degree temps, so Kona Kai became our refuge. The rooms were spacious, with lots of attention to detail (i.e., little portable reading lights on the bedside tables, books, plants, soft and luxurious towels, herbal... More 

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the most delightful places my husband and I have ever stay at. It was so quiet. No children over 16 allowed. The resort is made up of several private bungalows. Each was beautifully furnished with a large bed, a sitting area with a love seat and a set of table and chairs. The grounds are immaculately... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This resort is beautiful, quiet and immaculately clean. Most of the "resorts" in Key Largo are on small pieces of property. This one is too, but it feels just the right size. It faces the western/bay side of the keys. The property is beautifully landscaped. There are great places to sit or recline which feel private. The room we stayed... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a three week tour of Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC, we booked only 2 nights at Kona Kai Resort in the expectation that there didn't seem to be a great deal to do on Key Largo and that we were not really beach holiday enthusiasts, but we did want to see the Keys. We... More 

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