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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden

97802 Overseas Hwy Mm 98, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
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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)
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
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Tori C wrote a review Nov 5
New Bern, North Carolina2 contributions
The resort was very beautiful and grounds were well maintained! The staff were so friendly and always helping us find new restaurants to try out! I loved going out to the beach/pier at night. They have free kayaks and paddle boards you can put in right at their beach! We paddle boarded out a few properties down from the resort at sunset and saw 3 manatees swimming around! We also saw a pod of dolphins when we first got to the resort. We stayed in the Kiwi room which is one of the smaller rooms and it was very clean and towels were delivered at our door just about everyday of our 7 day stay! Would definitely like to go back!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
da3schoens wrote a review Sep 2020
Merritt Island, Florida2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a lovely and quaint place. We were two couples and all felt the same way. The rooms were super clean, the staff very pleasant. Kayaks and SUPs available. Pool area is private and lovely too. We will definitely be back!! Thanks K and DD
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
callieq wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston, Massachusetts718 contributions98 helpful votes
Do you ever want to write a review, but you also want to keep the most magical places to yourself? The Kona Kai Resort is that place. If it isn’t in your future travel plans, it most definitely should be. From the first phone interaction to the departure, every single thing was as charming, if not more amazing than described online. With only 13 guest rooms, you feel as though you are on your own tropical key. The cottage style rooms are exquisite, the landscaping is flawless, and the amenities are endless. The furnishings are quaint and the bed was divine. I had one of the best nights sleep ever! The pool and jacuzzi were wonderful and the ice and water were right there on deck at your finger tips. The stand up paddle boards were so much fun as we explored the clear waters. The hammock was waiting upon arrival, which they have many hanging around the resort. The location can’t be beat as there are numerous eateries within a quick drive. This stay was one of the most tranquil I’ve had. The resort is so peaceful, you may even forget where you are. Relaxation is what we wanted this weekend and relaxation is just what we got. When you’re sitting around planning your next visit at the same place, you know it’s a winner. Thank you Kona Kai Resort Family for making this stay truly amazing. We will be back soon! Enjoy!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Emma S wrote a review Aug 2020
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This is truly Paradise! We spent 3 nights in the Passion fruit suite, everything was impeccable, clean and sanitized. Bed was super comfy and cozy. The resort in general is extremely well maintain and it is full of beautiful plants, flowers and art everywhere you go. If you want a perfect romantic spot, this is the place! We enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets and wish we could have stayed longer. Kathryn was unbelievable amazing since the first time I called to make the reservation and she made sure we had the best experience! I can't wait to go back to Paradise!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Romantic spot!
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psikat wrote a review Aug 2020
Naples, Florida19 contributions9 helpful votes
We completely enjoyed our 4-night stay in the Key Lime suite. Everything we needed was provided, and the suite is very comfortable. The resort grounds are beautifully landscaped and well-maintained, with plenty of lounge chairs, hammocks, tables and chairs for outdoor living. It's great to have kayaks and paddleboards, as well as a nice tennis court and beach ping-pong. All the staff was friendly and helpful. We can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
$258 - $364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Nearby attractions include Kingdom Escape Games (2.5 miles), Island Dolphin Care (1.3 miles), and African Queen Canal Cruise (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hobo's Cafe, Key Largo Chocolates, and Alfredo's Cookhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.