Our 20th anniversary is (hopefully) being celebrated on the Island of Hawaii next week. We have a booking at Kona By the Sea, but I read many on-line newswire reports stating that . . .
"The earthquake caused water pipes to explode at Aston Kona By The Sea, a condominium resort. The manager of the front desk says it created a dramatic waterfall down the front of the hotel from the fourth floor, and "you could almost see the cars bouncing up and down in the parking garage."
I phoned the resort today, but the person answering the phone didn't give me the warm and fuzzies. She didn't even want to acknowledge the report as accurate or over-blown. The topic of damage was obviously not up for discussion and now I'm worried.
Is there anyone who has first-hand knowledge of the situation at Kona By The Sea? If we need to change facilities, we've only got another few days before the penalties really kick in.
As an aside, we'd also like to apologize to the people of Hawaii as we think that we might have jinxed your island. Our 10th anniversary vacation involved two large hurricanes and a smashed Norwegian Cruise Lines ship. (We are now fearing what our 25th might bring. lol)
Any information you can offer would be very much appreciated. :)
Thanks for such an informative forum and we hope that everyone on your beautiful chain of islands is unscathed by the quake.