WOW! Fantastic experience! No regrets
Posted Mar 19, 2017
The hotel is perfectly located. You are in the centre...about one block from the beach. To tour the general area, take the pink line bus (located out the front door then go right.)You are at the right spot if you can see a small Subway shop. The fare is $2.00 each, per way. It does a round trip and goes as far as the Muona shopping mall (huge food court) then circles back to around to the Hilton Garden. The International Market Place (across from hotel) has every shop imaginable (look for sales) and has great restaurants, especially the Kona Grill (try the Mac and lobster). The Fire Grill restaurant in the hotel is a good eating place as well. There are many. For good Kona coffee, go to the coffee shop (awesome pastries as well) just to the left of the International market entrance way, across the street from the hotel.There is one of many ABC stores on route to The Rack. You can pick up pretty much anything you need...sunglasses, flip flops, towels, sun tan lotion, liquor...etc. There refrigerated area is great if you want to grab a snack, like a wrap, bottled water, yogurt, sandwich or sushi, cut up fruit packages, etc. There is also the same type of goodies at the youlaloula (probably miss spelled) next to the concierge in the lobby. If you want any chairs or umbrellas there is a fee of about $15.00/chair. I suggest either buying one at the ABC market for $20.00 each, or go without. The Islanders are all very friendly, staff was great. Enjoy paradise!