Florida Travel; & Life
Coastal Living Magazine
The covers on this page represent just some of the good press we've received over the years.

In the Media. . .

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Times of the Islands


Kona Kai Resort has been operating for close to two decades. Over the years, we have received many positive accolades from the media. On this page, you'll find a few of the many comments about Kona Kai that have appeared in newspapers, magazines, books, TV and radio, and the Internet. We're happy to report that they're still saying nice things about us.

Many of the covers of the publications we have appeared in are seen on this page. Excerpts from some are below. While these comments are important, don't forget to also take a look at our guest comments page - where the comments are from 'people like you' who've stayed with us over the years. Their comments will further attest to the quality and charm of our lovely resort.

Coastal Living Magazine:
"... but the appeal of Kona Kai extends beyond its walls and gardens to the small details that indulge guests' every whim.... When the sun begins to edge toward the horizon, guests make their way to the beach and pier for the nightly Keys ritual. As orange hues spread across the sky and sea, tranquil, tropical Kona Kai seems a million miles from civilization."

A Fodor's Choice Resort since 2009
. . . One of the best places to stay in the Keys . . . the owners personally cater to their guests. [A Fodor's Special Recommendation.]

. . . the owners . . bend over backwards to accomodate guest's every need . . . It's all about personal service. The rooms, all very private are spaced out and protected by low walls of tropical trees [chosen as a Frommer's "Special Recommendation].

Florida Travel and Life
. . . Kona Kai Resort & Gallery is . . .  elegant, romantic and quiet, with delicate attention to the most artistic details.

Judith Keith's Key West and the Florida Keys
. . . The beach really is the nicest man-made white sand beach in Key Largo.

Travel Holiday
. . . the 11 room complex was remodeled this year and it shows. Sitting beneath the coconut palms on the beach guests see one of the Key's best assets -- never ending sky -- and, in the distance, mangrove islands marking the beginning of the Everglades. Tour boats pull right up onto the beach for excursions into the glades.

AAA - Going Places Magazine
A stay at Kona Kai will rejuvenate the mind and soul.

Times of the Islands
The spirit of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall hangs on in this intimate, restored 1940's resort tucked away on Florida Bay.... Kona Kai Resort is the kind of tranquil, aesthetic oasis achieved only by personal care and loving attention to detail. The owners have recreated Key Largo as it exists in our imaginations.

Gwinnett Daily Post
Paradise can be found at Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo. Each of Kona Kai's cottage-style rooms are unique. . . the owners understand the need to distance one's self from the constant pressures and stress of everyday life and they have fashioned their property to relieve such tension.

Discover Florida: Florida's Romantic Side
Lush tropical landscape, hammocks in the sand, it's own art gallery . . . pool and jacuzzi overlooking Florida Bay make Kona Kai Resort the perfect destination for couples.

Palm Beach Post
. . . I fell in love with Kona Kai Resort. The owners have a real eye for detail and an intimate understanding of what frazzled guests want when they hit the island. Lush tropical landscaping, attractively decorated cottages, hammocks, pool, spa and white sand beach. Who could ask for more?

Insider's Guide
. . . a truly intimate gem . . . a personalized, concierge-style small resort . . .

Sunday London Times
Kona Kai Resort offers stressed-out urban runaways the right combination of isolation and comfort.

Edmonton Journal
. . . a slice of heaven. . . .

American Heritage
The owners came from New York and converted it [Kona Kai Resort] into a Keys classic . . .

South Florida Wave Internet Magazine
Kona Kai is outstanding when it comes to beauty, peace and tranquility. From the gorgeous, well-maintained grounds with tropical fruit trees and orchid garden to the hammocks, beautiful lounge chairs and complimentary fruit and chilled bottled water by the pool, every detail has been carefully thought out.


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