This is a timeshare property even though you can book it many ways.
When you arrive you will be told there is a resort orientation at 8am the next morning and you need to be there to get your parking pass but stay to listen about the resort and have some fruit and pasteries. GROAN. We went expecting the sales pitch - but that's not it. They tell you about 20 tours on the island and talk about how you must drive the limit and wear seat belts because the cops will get you. They give you the prices of the tours and then tell you with an alohoa card you'll save tons and give you the aloha card price.
If you plan to do a lot of tours and don't mind using the vendors they select then it's worth it to get an aloha card. We were already planning to do the paradise helicopter tour with doors off over the lava field in hilo and it saved use almost $100 for the two of us. If you're wanting to do 3-4 or more tours then get the card and go through the pitch (they will likely throw in a visa gift card too but I didn't hear this offered to all people... i've heard up to $150 but they offered us $50 and then $100 in addition the to aloha. If you plan to bum around and not do tours .... SKIP the orientation, pick up your pass later, stick to a firm "nah the card isn't worth a few bucks on some of my meals and shopping (not of the discounts for dining and shopped worked out to be worth it for us) and skip the pitch. I'm not 100% certain the parking pass means anything as we often forgot to flip it up because we took it down when we had the converable top down. You might be able to skip the whole experience (but don't hold me responsible if that doesn't work that way).
I almost feel staying at the wyndham was worth it for the aloha card on our tours. Unfortunately I had booked most of them from home before getting the card so I didn't get the full benefit and it still helped a bunch.
About the room - it was older but in good condition. Bed was nice, kitche was nice with great ammenities... very spacious... I liked the 8 pools and we tried out different one around the propery even though they are the same. The grounds were well maintained and very pretty. The path system is messed up as we had to go up and down the same hill to get from the car to the room each day and I don't understand that design.
Overall i would stay here again... and would only bother with the morning orientation if I wanted an aloha card to save on tours.
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- Also Known As:
- Wyndham Mauna Loa Village Hotel Kailua-Kona
- Wyndham Kailua Kona
- Wyndham Hotel Kailua Kona
- Mauna Loa Village Sea
- Kailua-Kona Wyndham
- Wyndham Mauna Loa Village Hawaii/Kailua-Kona