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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden

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Certificate of Excellence


#1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
Owned and operated by the same family since 1991 and a "Fodor’s Choice" selection since 2009, Kona Kai is a magical hideaway, teeming with the natural beauty of old Key Largo and hand polished into one of the most exclusive resorts in the Florida Keys. With all new accommodations in 2013, Kona Kai is reserved for adults. Offering highly praised personalized concierge service, Kona Kai is regularly recommended by leading travel publications and websites. SInce the 2011 addition of "The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai," guests enjoy our gardens day and night; complimentary tours for all registered guests are offered by our staff ethnobotanist. Kona Kai is a classic Keys experience; the perfect alternative if you're seeking to avoid the crowds and formality of a big resort.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
Free internet
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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We stayed at Kona Kai during the week of July 4th. It was the most amazing place to stay! I love the cottages, the grounds are exotic and beautiful, and the private beach is just dreamy!! My favorite place to be was the hammock on the private beach. I could stay there for days and days!! The staff are exceptionally friendly, as well! Everything was decorated beautifully, was clean and the cottage had everything I needed. When I go back to Key Largo, I will absolutely stay here again!!
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Kona Kai is a lovely sprawling property on the water. The buildings & rooms are well maintained and clean. The grounds are tropical and beautiful. Adults only boutique hotel and service with a smile from Katherine and Dee Dee who make us feel so welcome. Such a relaxing upscale place to stay. We will be back!
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Our stay at Kona Kai was so wonderful I almost didn't write a review in effort to keep this resort "a best kept secret!" We typically go for hotels with spa's and fine dining on-site; however, once I spoke with the staff at Kona Kai, I could tell we would regret passing up this secluded little resort. Upon check-in, we experienced the kind of welcome you receive from a long time friend, or your favorite local restaurateur, happy to see you again (except we had just met!) It's a small place tucked under the trees and right on a beautiful dock overlooking the bay. Although there were several guests, we actually felt we were the only ones on the property. We used the complimentary paddle boards and beach-front table tennis for two days before we realized there were any other guests besides us.The natural landscape, beautiful gardens and careful planning have created several private venues for lounging, enjoying a glass of wine and conversation, or just a quiet moment alone. Don't let the simple website fool you, the cottages are understated and "beachy," and immaculately maintained. The shower was large and spacious and newly remodeled with contemporary tile and the staff is always sweeping or cleaning. Privacy is a priority, so staff remains behind the scenes or along the outskirts, and never in your way. If you're looking for Bed & Breakfast service, but the privacy of a VRBO, this is your place!
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My husband and I got married at Kona Kai June 2019. I had endlessly looked for the “perfect” spot for our destination wedding & honeymoon and found it here in this beautiful piece of paradise. I don’t even have the right words to describe how lovely the grounds are. It’s perfect, intimate, and romantic in every sense. We got married out on their boardwalk, and once our honeymoon began we had a tough time leaving this place! We would make plans to go out and instead would spend the day at their pool and beach. We had the Breadfruit suite and it was everything. The staff are... out of this world!! Kathryn and DeDe made my planning a breeze, they went above and beyond just booking a room. I did this wedding without a coordinator but I truly didn’t feel I needed one, if I had a question or needed a recommendation they were there. Kathryn was always only a phone call away. The housekeeping staff were the nicest women and they too went above and beyond... not once we were needing something, they were always one step ahead of us. This place feels like home and the staff feel like family. We are so grateful to now forever have this as “our place” to visit, and we are already making plans to go back ASAP!
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Kona Kai was the perfect, intimate setting for a vacation in Key Largo. The staff was extremely friendly, rooms were beautifully decorated and well kept, and the grounds were pristine! There was so much to do at Kona Kai! Complimentary paddle boards, kayaks, paddle boats, pool, jacuzzi, and the perfect spot for sunset. We will definitely stay here again.
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$255 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesFloridaFlorida KeysKey Largo
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