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Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

The Hawaiian Islands have a lot to offer.  Regardless of which island you are staying on it is a good idea to be well prepared for your vacation.  The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau offers great information on your stay.  From volcano updates for the Big Island of Hawaii to even calendars for any island, it is sure to have what you need to make your trip special.

If you are planning a conference or planning on attending a conference on any of the Hawaiian Islands, The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau offers a resource center.  You can find great discounts and deals that are only available to your group.

Kona Village Resort

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Many people ask me “Where do people that live in Hawaii go on vacation?”.  My typical response is “I go back to Texas”.  That is where I am originally from and there is not much to do there except relax, but that is a long way from Hawaii so I do not get to make it there except maybe once a year.  Due to that, my vacation spot in Hawaii is Kona Village Resort.  There is a lot I like about Kona Village and the main factor for us going there is that it is the only resort on the Big Island that I do not spend a lot of my work days at.

We just recently spent our third weekend at Kona Village Resort and had a great time.  Since it was slow, they upgraded us to one of their best hales (homes) there.  This is a normal practice of theirs.  Kona Village is due for some upgrades on the hales and we were pleasantly surprised that this hales’ bathroom had been fully upgraded.  On our lanai we also had a hot tub, which was a nice.  Every hale we have stayed at has offered a unique setting and this one we enjoyed the most.

In case you are not familiar with Kona Village Resort, it is one of the most unique spots on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The resort is filled with huts versus a hotel setting.  Each hut is very old fashioned.  You will not find a television, a/c, clock, phone or anything of that nature in the huts.  Conversing with the front desk is done by leaving notes under a coconut in front of the front door.  They ask that you do not use your cell phones outside of your hale, which does give a lot of peace to the area.

Kona Village is located on a really nice beach and is adjacent to Four Seasons Hualalai.  Kona Village is the only all inclusive resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.  The only item not included is your beverages.  At the beach they offer kayaks, surf boards, snorkeling gear, and much more at no cost to the guests.  On our prior visits we spent a lot of time at this beach.  This stay we had a very private beach just in front of our hale, which we could not pass up.  It was a small cove area with a hammock and chairs.  On three occasions sea turtles came just steps from us to rest in the sun.

We opened our stay with the lunch buffet, which was amazing as always.  That evening we wanted to try the restaurant we had not been to before.  The other one is our favorite restaurant on the island, but we decided to try the other one just for comparison.  It was just as good.  I must say, the chefs do an excellent job at preparing the menus at Kona Village.  For breakfast we filled our table with food and ate it all before we left and I headed back to the Waikoloa Beach Resort for a day of work.

In closing, I love Kona Village Resort, but I could not imagine staying there a week and being disconnected from the busy world most people have.  Most guests that it is their first time to the island I recommend them to stay there a night or two and then come to Kolea for the remainder of their stay.  You get the best of both worlds that way!

Kolea 8E ~ Our Newest Kolea Rental

Monday, April 27th, 2009

After having great success with Kolea 8C, we were lucky enough to get another three bedroom beachfront villa at Kolea in building 8.  Kolea 8E is on the second floor and offers a beautiful view of the Hualalai mountain, Kolea Beach Club, beach, and ocean.  Building 8 at Kolea seems to be the most popular building due to it being the closest building to the Kolea Beach Club.

The interior of Kolea 8E is perfect for vacationers.  It offers all the amenities a person would expect at their own home.  The floor plan is the largest plan Kolea has to offer and sleeps six very comfortably.
After having this villa for a month, three repeat guests have already called and rebooked.  It hope guests love it as much as Kolea 8C and we look to have the same success.

Weekend Trip to Oahu

Monday, March 30th, 2009

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the island of Oahu.  I have spent time there before, but never really took in what the island has to offer.  It is amazing how different and unique each Hawaiian Island is.

We spent most of the time around the Kahala area.  It was amazing has mountainous and green the terrain looked.  It did look just like what you see in the movies.  Then as we traveled into Waikiki we came over a hill and I thought for a second we were at Miami Beach.  All you saw were tall business buildings, condos, and hotels.  At that point, I was sure glad that the Big Island of Hawaii is not like that.

One thing that I loved about Oahu is that there are places to dine at a reasonable price all over the place.  On the Big Island of Hawaii you find more upscale and pricier restaurants.  We ate at Zippys (a couple of times), which offers local food and is known for its chili.  We made a trip to the north end of the island where we had world famous shaved ice from Matsumotos.  Their shaved ice has been featured in several travel magazines as well as shows.  On the way we got some malasadas (Hawaiian pastries) from Leonards Bakery.  They were the freshest malasadas I have ever had.  We ate our dinners at Chilis.  We do not have Chilis on the Big Island so that was a nice treat.

I looked at some of the Oahu real estate prices and I think if anyone was going to invest in real estate on the Hawaiian Islands, the Big Island is the best place.  The prices seemed a lot higher on Oahu and I felt the quality on the Big Island of Hawaii was better.

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Oahu, but I was really glad that I chose the Big Island of Hawaii to live and the Waikoloa Beach Resort to work.  You can not beat the peacefulness of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals Welcomes Kolea 14M

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Kolea 14M is one of the few two bedroom villas at Kolea with a nice ocean view.  This villa has not been a rental previously so it has a very new feel to it. The floor plan of a two bedroom penthouse at Kolea offers great luxury for two couples.  Each room is a private suite.  This villa has been furnished in a manner to cater to couples.  You will find one king size bed and one queen size bed in this villa.

Every aspect of Kolea 14M is beautifully appointed.  You will find tile throughout with nice area rugs in the bedrooms.  Original artwork fills the walls throughout this villa.  The owners of this villa left the kitchen well stocked for the renters.  You will find ample supplies as well as spices and cooking goods.  As you open the large pocket doors you will enjoy what differentiates Kolea 14M from most other two bedroom villas at Kolea, the view.  Just in front of building 14 is a large lawn area which buffers any buildings from the view of Kolea 14M.  Directly in front of the lanai is a spectaular view of A’Bay just over one of the private homes.

Weekend on Kauai

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

I just got back from a weekend trip to visit some friends on Kauai.  It is an amazing island!  We live on the Big Island of Hawaii and it is amazing how much of a change of scenery it is.  We stayed on the north end, which was really lush and tropical.  We found one of the best deals for car rentals in Hawaii, which was great.  Everyone can appreciate saving a dollar or two these days.

Whale Watching at Hali’i Kai

Friday, January 16th, 2009

You know the winter has arrived at Hali’i Kai when the surf is up and there are whale sightings.  Having managed condos in almost every complex on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii I get to enjoy some of the great things each property has to offer while working.  There is nothing I enjoy more than to walk in to one of our villas at Halii Kai in the winter months and seeing the whales frollick in the ocean and well as watching the waves crash in to lava rocks.  Halii Kai 14G is an oceanfront villa and offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the ocean.  You can actually hear the whales from this villa and feel the mist of the crashing waves.  Any of the villas in building 12 give you the opportunity to not only enjoy the crashing waves, but to also watch the waves roll in as you are watching golf and the whales.