We've owned and operated Kona Kai Resort 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.
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.]
. . Joe and Ronnie . . 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.
Keith's Key West and the Florida Keys
. . The beach really is the nicest man-made white sand beach in Key
. . 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.
- Going Places Magazine
A stay at Kona Kai will rejuvenate the mind and soul.
of the Islands
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. Joe Harris and Ronnie Farina have recreated
Key Largo as it exists in our imaginations.
can be found at Kona Kai Resort in Key Largo. Each of Kona Kai's cottage-style
rooms are unique. . . Joe and Ronnle Harris 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.
Florida: Florida's Romantic Side
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.
. . 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
. . a truly intimate gem . . . a personalized, concierge-style small
resort . . .
Kai Resort offers stressed-out urban runaways the right combination
of isolation and comfort.
. . . a slice of heaven. . . .
and Joe 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.