I call it a motel, because when the owners bought it about 10 years ago, the place was a run down dump. Oh, what a difference time (and some TLC) can do.
The Kona Kai is not an ultra-luxury resort. It is a very small and charming motel with 7 or 8 rooms, some of which are connected to one another (perfect for families).
We stayed in the Pineapple Suite (with a kitchenette) and absolutely loved it. The only problem was we were on our way to Key West to meet other members of our travel group and only booked one night (a huge mistake).
If you are a couple and don't need a large chain hotel or super-plush accomodations - then the Kona Kai is a great place. It is on the higher-end as far as room rates go. I think we paid $250 or so for that one night.
But, it was a great experience, we loved everyone we met there, and the owners are very down to earth people that love what they do.
Unique Quality: Quaint.
The best sunset we experienced in the Keys.
Walk across the highway to a great little seafood restaurant.
Directions: Tricky location. When you see the restaurant on the left side, the Kona Kai is on the right (the sign is very easy to miss).
103800 Overseas Highway, MM 103.8, Key Largo
99701 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker #100, Key Largo
500 Burton Drive, Tavernier, Florida, 33070, United States
147 Seaside Avenue, Key Largo
Latest Key Largo hotel reviews
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
Address: 97802 Overseas Highway, MM 98, Key Largo, Florida, 33037, United States