Hawaii – America’s only coffee growing state.!!

Hawaii Kona Coffee FarmsIf you are a coffee fanatic and love to enjoy sunny days on sandy white beaches then Hawaii is the perfect spot to spend your vacation. The Kona region situated in the north of Hawaii is known for it’s lush coffee trees and idyllic resorts. The climate is warm and sunny all year through but the months April, May, September and October are advised for the best experience. Kona offers a wide range of accomodations to reside in. From simple basic cabins to luxurious resorts where you can truly live like a king. One thing you just can’t afford to miss are the beautifull coffee farms. There are literally hundreds of them from Holualoa to Kealakekua and many organisations offer tours to the publc. Visit thriving coffee orchards and see how the beans are harvest. and then explore the cofee mills where everything is processed. Some well known coffee farms that are open to the public are,  the Kona coffee living history farm and the Mountain thunder coffee plantation.

Below you can find information about several accomodations in the beautifull Kona region of Hawaii.


Royal Kona Resort

Royal Kona ResortThe Royal Kona Resort is situated on a lava-rock right at the edge of downtown Kailua-Kona. The hotel just renovated their rooms and all of them have stellar view at the ocean. On site there are 2 dining facilities, the legendary Don the beachcomber restaurant and Don’s Mai Tai Bar. Other facilities include a split level swimming pool, fitness centre, a saltwater swimming lagoon with mini white sand beach and a tropical saltwater fishpond that can be found in the hotel lobby.  Other shops and restaurants are just minutes from the resort in the Kona region which is known for it’s macadamia nut and coffee farms.


Kona reef resort

kona reef resortKona reef lies south of Kona village on the so called golden coast. The combination of lava, sand and perfect aligned palm trees makes the resort look like a postcard from heaven. If dreams can come true then this is the spot where it should happen. Kona Reef offers one or two bedroom condo’s. The swimming pool is situated close to the ocean so you can enjoy the sunset while relaxing on a water bed. For the women there is a jet spa and a fitness facility. Spend some time on the sun deck. enjoy an all evening barbecue at the party pavilion. Play golf or tennis on one of the nearby courts. The Kona reef resort offers something for everybody and the historical sites , shops and a little fishing village is right around the corner. Every accomodation has a fully equipped kitchen with al the extras you can think of, color television and your own lamai. This resort truly offers luxury and value at a prime location

 


Sheraton Kona at Keahou bay

SHERATON KONA AT KEAUHOU BAYThe Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay on Hawaii, is a mixture of adventure, culture, heritage and authentic Hawaiian aloha hospitality. It is situated at the Kona coast, overlooking Keauhou Bay, perfect spot to relax and enjoy a well deserved holiday with family and friends. The resort is located on an oceanfront landscape that once was the birthplace and playground of historic kings and queens, which makes it stand out of other resorts in the area. Against a fee the resort offers kayaking, boat excursions, fishing and paddle boading. There is also a swimming pool (free of charge for guests) with a 200 foot lava tube water slide, hot tubs, sprouting fountains plus a children’s playground with white sandy beach surface. The restaurant, which also faces the ocean, plays live music 7 days a week.  All in all a pretty luxorious resort to make the most out of ones experience on the big Island of Hawaii.

 


Bring your own portable coffee maker

single serve coffee makerAfter having seen how all that tastefull coffee beans have been processed and smelled that delicious aroma you are unlikely to leave the coffee farm or plantation without purchasing a bag or 2 for your own personal use.  If you want to be able to try out different kinds and flavors at your own pace back at your resort, we would advice you to bring your own portable coffee maker so you can truly experience the difference between the beans you use on a regular basis and the ones you just purchased. This gives you the opportunity to decide whether you want to buy more of a certain kind or flavor to take home after your vacation. You would have to visit the plantation again ofcourse, but those are never far away…

If you don’t own a portable coffee maker and are considering to buy one here are a few options if you want to order them online through a webstore, Besthomeandkitchenappliances made an overview of quite a few coffee makers in different categories. Click here if you are looking for a single cup coffee maker and here if you are looking for a coffee maker with grinder.

If on the other hand you don’t want to go through the hasle of bringing your own coffee machine you can always try to rent an accomodation that provides one for you, the only downside to that is that it’s not guaranteed to brew the beverages the way you are used to at home and could therfor turn out to be misleading. The choice is yours,……


Kona seaside hotel

kona seaside hotelOceanfront hotel situated on acres of lush, tropical garden. it contains 140 rooms, a swimming pool,paid laundry machines, complementairy wi-fi in rooms (free in lobby), a refridgerator, coffee maker with daily free coffee, a Phone and free to use computers in main lobby. The accomodation is located across the street from Kailua Bay in the heart of Kailua-Kona. The buildings are immaculate but a bit dated.  don’t expect water slides or glass elevators, you wont find it here but the prices are affordable and the hotel has a semi-prime centre location with a friendly staff.  Prices range from $100 to $140 and include breakfast at a nearby restaurant.


Kona Coast Resort

 

kona coast resortKona coast resort is known for it’s spacious villas situated on 21 acres of lush, tropical gardens overlooking the Hawaii/Kona coast. The resort offers lot’s of activities and fun things to do right at your doorstep. 2 swimming pools, 3 jacuzzi’s, a sauna and a playground for the young ones.  It also offers al kinds of activities for sport fanatics like volleyball and tennis plus a fitness centre overviewing the ocean. You can take Hula lessons or learn how to dive, you can even learn how to catch fish with your bare hands. The villa’s are decorated in Hawaiian style and fully furnished. It is the ideal accomodation for a family vacation or romentic getaway.

Features & Amenities:

  • Situated on Hawaii’s Kona Coast, WiFi Internet Access (complementairy), Fully equipped kitchens in each villa, Private lanais, 2 swimming pools, Spa services, Children’s pool and playground, Barbeques located throughout the resort, Fitness facility, Basketball courts, tennis courts and sand volleyball court, Washer/dryer in villa, daily housekeeping possible,, Beach equipment available, Nearby sailing, surfing and snorkeling school, 24-hour front desk


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