Aloha, all you BI Kohala experts, I need some additional input from you hardworking people. I know you answer these questions 24/7 ad nauseam, but I'd appreciate your opinions.
What: Mom's 80th b-day party. Mom loves the Big Island; she has many happy memories of her time there with us and Dad (now deceased). She is currently in good health, active and mobile.
When: late July/early August 2014. Yes, I know it's hot then, but that's the time frame. Looking at 10-14 days, preferably 14.
Who: approx. 10-12 family members (at this time. Given my past experience with my family, those numbers could change). 5-6 will be staying at King's Land at Waikoloa. Remainder staying with us, so looking for at least 3 bedrooms.
Where: Looking at Mauna Kea or Mauna Lani condo/villa rentals. Price no object, but we do appreciate good value for money. Proximity to ocean, pools, and the use of resort amenities are of paramount importance, as is good on-site management and concierge service.
I'm doing my own research, but I'm asking for additional help because I'm not as familiar with condo rentals on the BI. We've stayed in the past at B & Bs in Kona and Volcano, the Mauna Kea Beach hotel, the Mauna Lani Bay hotel, and Puakea Ranch in Hawi, and enjoyed our stays in all of them.
Mahalo for your help!
Northwest Nerd and family