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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden
Ranked #1 of 17 Key Largo B&B and Inns
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Reviewed October 26, 2004

There is no doubt that Kona Kai is a nice place ... BUT ... be very careful that they don't try to overcharge you. We dropped in earlier today and were quoted a price way over the highest published rate for this time of year. When I requested why I was being overcharged for the room (and only after a pushing for an answer) I was told that it was due to the Fantasy Festival in Key West. My geography of Southern Florida may not be the best ... but the hotel is located in Key Largo ... 100 miles away from the festival. Almost everyone we have spoken to today has stated that business is slow. Seems to me that we were being ripped off.

Anyway, we left and got a great room elsewhere for 25% less than the published rate.

Think carefully before you book.

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Reviewed October 21, 2004

Stayed a week here because of the reviews - and we loved it. The site is beautiful, lovingly maintained, private, interesting and with obviously happy staff who care. The tennis court is the best we have played on and is fast, floodlit and free. Plenty of space and all the facilities - beach, hammocks, pool , jacuzzi, kayaks etc are lightly used as the place is quite small and are available 24/7 so whenever you want a swim etc you normally have the place to yourself.
Only minor niggles are the biting insects - take a good anti-bug spray - and at some times of day the road noise can intrude, but that is true of most of the keys.
Saw a stingray off the front, others have seen dolphin and manatee, and a heron came to share the sunset with us most nights.
If you want small, romantic and luxurious Kona Kai is a good choice

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Reviewed July 31, 2004

Stayed here 3 nights on our honeymoon - fantastic place to relax. Not cheap but for somehwhere special it was worth it. Lots of nice touches e.g. chilled mineral water, fresh fruit by the pool. Well looked after - beach raked over at least once a day. Most of the time you felt like no one else was there. Good local advice from the staff including some excellent local restaurants. If you going to treat yourself this is the place.

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Reviewed July 30, 2004

  • Stayed: July 2004
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Reviewed May 20, 2004

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Additional Information about Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden

Address: 97802 Overseas Highway, Mm 98, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
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Location: United States > Florida > Florida Keys > Key Largo
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
Price Range: $256 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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