I'd driven by the Kona Kai for years and always wanted to stay there because of its funky tiki look. On a last minute trip to Sanibel and decided to call and check the rate for a couple of nights. It was such a great deal to stay on the island that I couldn't resist! We stayed in a room which was enough for two considering you have your own deck and there are so many inviting spaces on the property to hang out - the large pool deck, several sets of tables and chairs under canopies. While it is an older property, everything is scrupulously clean. What really made our room was the incredibly comfortable foam bed and quality pillows and linens. Kona Kai is central to all the village amenities. The fantastic Traders restaurant is next door. Everything else is bikable. If you don't feel like going to the beach, the pool is quite large and has a deep end. Kona Kai is such a cool little gem on Sanibel, and the owner, Brenda, is wonderfully attentive and allowed us to check out the other accommodations ... if we could have stayed longer - or should I say, when we come back - I would choose a suite or the cottage so we could cook. (There are several bbq grills on the property for guests and the grocery is walkable, with surprisingly reasonable prices for the island.) In short, Kona Kai is full of character, uber clean and a terrific value on Sanibel. Thank you so much, Brenda ... you do a great job and we loved it. If I could stay down here for the winter I would totally apply for the manager job! :))) Wishing you much success this season!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our inn borders the Sanibel river for our guests who love to fish or kayak. We are located directly on the bike path and are close to shopping, restaurants and attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kona Kai Hotel Sanibel Island
- Kona Kai Sanibel Island