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Accommodations for up to 6 @ The WORLDMARK KONA, on the Big Island of Hawaii.
King Kamehameha the Great loved to visit Kailua-Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. You will, too. Start your day sipping locally grown Kona coffee. Then set out on Alii Drive, where you can shop boutiques, dine or simply look out over the bay. Or, get an early start and take the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park and the most active volcano in the world.
It is at the beaches, however, where you’ll find the most fun. Hit the surf on boat or board, or dip under the clear water for a world-class scuba adventure. But don’t forget to come up for an intoxicating sunset ! Popular Attractions
Kailua Candy Company
Sate your sweet tooth with a visit to the Kailua Candy Company, which has been in the business of hand crafting fine chocolates for more than 24 years. Open: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon.-Sat.; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sun. 2 mi.
Kona Coffee Living History Museum
Enjoy a complimentary cup of Kona coffee while journeying back in time at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a seven-acre working coffee farm first homesteaded in 1900. Tour coffee orchards, a 1925 farmhouse and various outbuildings. Tour times: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. on the hour, Mon.-Fri.
Historic Kailua Village Walking Tour
Visit Ahuena Heiau - a restored temple first built in the 1500s, Hulihe's Palace and the first destination resort in West Hawaii on this 75-minute walking tour through Kailua village.
· High-speed Internet access
· Air conditioning
· Cable TV
· DVD player
· Stereo with CD player
· Murphy bed
· Washer and dryer
· Iron and ironing board
All units face the pool
· Outdoor pool
· Outdoor children's pool
· Outdoor hot tub
· Barbecue grills
· Shared computer with Internet
· Movie Rentals
· Bed Joiners
· Gift shop and activities center
· Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
· Black sand at Punallu`u Beach
· Cowboys and cattle at the world's largest ranch
· Snow on top of Mauna Kea mountain
· Hapuna State Park
· Shopping on Ali`i Drive
· Deep-sea fishing
· Snorkeling (4-mile drive)
· Scuba diving
· Swimming and surfing (4 miles away)
· Bike riding
· Jet skiing
· Kailua/Kona (KOA) 20 mi
· Hilo (ITO) 91 mi
To get the $1,000 rate for July 12 to JULY 19, must be booked by the FIRST of JULY.
Guests have access to ALL resort amenities.
Interaction with Guests
Host is not at resort, but can be reached by phone/email 24/7.
Contact host to access FREE WI-FI.
START / FINISH area for IRONMAN is about 1 mile from WORLDMARK KONA.
Other Things to Note
Listed rates apply ONLY to bookings made within 30 days of check-in date (not applicable during "IRONMAN" week). Outside of 30 days, rates are CONSIDERABLY HIGHER.
IRONMAN weekend and the week prior (OCT 5TH to OCT 12th) must be booked no later than SEPT 4th. .
Listed rates are for 1-br units (occupancy 4).
(Rates increase for the 2 -br units (occupancy 6).
ALL units have balconies; lower level units have patios.
ALL units have Washer / Dryer.
2-br units w/ 2-bath guaranteed ONLY OCT 5th to OCT 12th, during IRONMAN Contest
WORLDMARK KONA offers a "hospitality suite" for guests that arrive early (before check-in); or have a late departure flight (after check-out). Guests may store their luggage, rest up after or before their flight; even change into their swimwear and use the pool or other of the resort's amenities.
From Oct 5 - 12, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
About the Host, Sanford
I'm a veteran of the US NAVY; served from 1971 - '73. For most of my time in New Orleans, I managed nightclubs in the French Quarter. Also, owned and operated a Personal Trainer business.
I've operated my travel business with AIRBNB since 2008.
I do my best to accommodate all my guests, respond to all inquiries as soon as possible, answer any and all questions, and provide them with the most accurate, up-to-date information about the resorts, and the surrounding areas.
And, I try to give the most economical rates.