Got what I wanted!
Posted Sep 23, 2010
I needed to 'un-plug'...and I did. My son, five, also managed to do fine without the electronic gizmos that are part of our home life. I love the hale concept, the all-inclusiveness, especially the snorkel shack. Hawaii, the Big Island, and the Kona Village is not for everybody. But it was perfect for me. I got back to nature, made friends, and made memories for a lifetime.
To grow on: lot of walking, not the shiniest granite countertop (although I HATE granite countertops), the room safe I could not figure out how to work. This may bother some travelers...
Where they excelled: snorkle, food, atmosphere, luau, and first-aid. My son got a lava cut. Everyone was amazing, and 'Uncle Jim' even had sandwich for us when we came home from E.R. after kitchen was closed. Keiki program was good, too. Aloha nui loa. Mahalo Kona Village.