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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Would have to have been one of the nicest resorts that we have stayed at. Every thing was there, good food, lots to do, lay by the pool, snorkel in the lagoon, swim with dolphins, walk on the beach, play mini golf, watch the sunset, paddle board and watch the waves go by.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Julie T
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stayed here for nine days with my family and had an amazing time! The property is gorgeous! There is great shopping nearby (The Kings and Queens Shops), as well as great restaurants (Sansei)!! While staying at the property I was married there, went on the sunset sail, went to the spa (which is excellent!)several times, and to the luau. I can't say enough great things about our experience here!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank MarySP321
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed here with two teens for 10 days in July 2013. Yes, this place could be described as Disney-like because the grounds are impeccably maintained and there is a tram and boat that move people through the resort but we found the resort very satisfying. The pools were fun, pool chairs plentiful, and views gorgeous! The "beach" is just a strip near the man made lagoon and our family visited it once on our trip. With so many other gorgeous beaches in the area we didn't think the snorkeling or swimming in the lagoon was too exciting. We had adjoining rooms in the ocean tower with views of the ocean. The birds were loud in the courtyard outside our room door but we didn't find that they ruined our sleep. We ended up staying on for 3 days because of Tropical Storm Flossie and were moved to a garden room in the palace tower. It was acceptable but more typical "hotel-like" than the Ocean Tower. We found all staff to be friendly and accommodating and had no difficulty with check in or with extending our stay. There is a resort fee per room that covers wireless, free movie rentals, and Hawaiian culture classes. We had a lot of fun making leis and learning to play ukuleles! We are walkers and art lovers so we really enjoyed our daily treks throughout the resort...the art collection is terrific. The parking lot is a bit of a hike and not cheap but I can't imagine not having a car to visit other spots on the island. We saved money by bringing back food to the rooms which had mini-fridges. The restaurants and other amenities were about what you would expect to pay at a resort. We had good experiences at all the restaurants we ate at. Some might want a more "authentic" Hawaiian experience but if you want to be surrounded by beauty, albeit man-made, then this is a good choice.

Room Tip: The Ocean Tower is on the quieter side of the resort but still has a concierge, pool, and restaurant. Ocean Tower rooms have room doors that open to a courtyard. The Palace Tower had a more typical hotel feel with interior hallways.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Beth G
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Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Ocean Tower and there is Lots of walking to get around everything which suited us. Great opportunity to walk off dinner. Everything closes early (6pm) and unsure why the adult pool closes at 5pm as this didn't suit is at all - we never came back before 5pm to enjoy it as out exploring the Island. Hire a car when you visit and use self parking. We hired snorkeling gear and swam in the lagoon which was nice but there are also lots of bays that were awesome to snorkel. My husband enjoyed a game of golf and hireage of clubs, cart and green fees cost $145US as the resort gets a discount.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank 23KSA
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed here in June 2013 with our 2 young children. The resort is lovely and sprawling with gardens and lots of things to see. There is a huge pool area with waterslides and another lagoon pool which delightfully was full of fish and turtles!
The room we had was a lagoon cabana room located on the ground floor which suited us well as we could walk out across the grass to the pool. The room also had a lovely outlook over the Dolphin pool which our children loved. The room itself was spacious and the bathrooms large, clean and modern.
The resort is so large there is a monorail to take you around and this turned out to be an attraction in itself for our youngest who loved to take a ride on the ‘train’. We tried some of the restaurants and found all to be excellent and yes, a little pricey but not too bad. Our children both did the Dolphin Quest swim at the resort.
Note there is no beach at this property (it’s all volcanic rock) but the resort has its own man made lagoon beach with great snorkelling!.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank satbdtmum
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