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Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden

97802 Overseas Hwy Mm 98, Key Largo, FL 33037-2229
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Key Largo
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Owned and operated by the same family since 1991 and a "Fodor’s Choice" selection since 2009, Kona Kai is a magical hideaway, teeming with the natural beauty of old Key Largo and hand polished into one of the most exclusive resorts in the Florida Keys. With all new accommodations in 2013, Kona Kai is reserved for adults. Offering highly praised personalized concierge service, Kona Kai is regularly recommended by leading travel publications and websites. SInce the 2011 addition of "The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai," guests enjoy our gardens day and night; complimentary tours for all registered guests are offered by our staff ethnobotanist. Kona Kai is a classic Keys experience; the perfect alternative if you're seeking to avoid the crowds and formality of a big resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Tennis court
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Apple of His Eye wrote a review Jul 2021
22 contributions2 helpful votes
This is such a lovely little resort. We stayed in the papaya room which had a little kitchen and sitting area inside, with a little porch and two Adirondack chairs that I drank my morning coffee on each day. My husband and I took a trip thru the Keys for my Birthday. Dee Dee and Katherine were super hosts! Before we even got there they were giving us recommendations for the other Keys, and they were spot on! The grounds outside are kept so nice. Joe does an awesome job! We used the kayaks, and paddle boards, and sat on the plethora of lounge chairs out on the docks. The best part was making new friends with two other couples in the pool one afternoon where we hung out until all of our skin was pruny! After a a quick shower it was out to the dock for incredible sunset views. My only regret was that there was still Covid protocols, meaning no housekeeping and we missed out on the breakfast breads. They did however provide microwavable biscuits, granola bars, fruit, instant oatmeal and a few snacks. They were willing to give us anything we wanted. Definitely recommend! This is a repeat destination.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Go for the Papaya Suite!
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Katherine M wrote a review Jun 2021
Dallas, Georgia49 contributions24 helpful votes
The hubby and I spent 3 nights at Kona Kai for our anniversary. We prefer adults only boutique hotels when we can find them, and Kona Kai fit the bill. With Covid, I wouldn't call this place a bed and breakfast, but the proprietors were kind enough to stock our kitchenette with a couple of microwavable biscuits, some granola bars, a few pieces of fruit, and some instant oatmeal. Dee Dee offered us a warm welcome upon arrival and gave us a quick tour of the property. When we shared that we were looking for somewhere good to eat, she provided us with several nearby options. She was also quick to bring us missing bath towels as well as a couple of beach towels for use at the pool. Our room, the Banana Suite, was large and clean. We liked having a separate bedroom, sitting area, and kitchenette. A nearby Walgreens supplied us with beverages for the fridge and snacks for our stay. The air conditioning worked well, and the bathroom was large enough for one person at a time to get ready comfortably. By far the highlight of Kona Kai was the outdoors. The grounds are absolutely beautiful with lush landscaping and plenty of chairs, hammocks, tables, and loungers. Sunsets were beautiful, and we were treated one evening to the natural fireworks of a faraway storm. One afternoon I had the lovely pool all to myself. If one wanted to kayak, there were boats and life vests available. To be situated on a main road, Kona Kai was fairly quiet. The only car noises we heard were from neighboring resorts. Real estate is limited, so it appeared that most resorts are situated quite close to each other and are compact. Our fellow guests were pleasant and everyone kept to themselves for the most part. If we needed something, we called the front desk because the office remained locked for the majority of the time. A helpful envelope of information had been provided in our room, but we were unsure about check out procedures other than time. We've stayed at more luxurious inns and been pampered to greater degrees, but the beauty of the surroundings was undeniable and top notch.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: I would definitely choose a suite if staying longer than one night.
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Corgimama34 wrote a review Jun 2021
Dunwoody, Georgia33 contributions13 helpful votes
Our stay at Kona Kai was truly spectacular. We rented the Pineapple Suite for 4 nights and wish we could've stayed twice as long. We arrived well after dark, so the surprise the next morning of opening the 12 ft of shutters to a gorgeous view just knocked our socks off! The suite was large with a very comfortable bed, full pullout comfy sofa bed, plush towels, and a fully-stocked kitchen including breakfast and snack items in the fridge (coffee included). The AC and ceiling fans worked very well, and the water pressure was perfect. We spent most of our time outside in the many idyllic spots at Kona Kai including the tiki hut tables on the dock, the many hammocks and chaise lounges in the beach area, and the pool. There were always shade options throughout the day. The outdoor furniture is top-quality Tropitone loungers and chairs which are so much nicer and more comfortable than what we saw at neighboring properties. This was one of the many touches that set Kona Kai well above other resorts. Another is the very handy filtered water and crushed ice dispenser that we used frequently. They also have kayaks, paddle boards, and a pedal boat for guest use. We paddled with a family of manatees in front of the dock on two mornings and saw dolphins one evening. One of our favorite experiences was watching the sunset each night from the Kona Kai dock. You will not find a better spot in all of the Keys for this gorgeous nightly event, so just bring your camera, cocktails, or dinner and enjoy the bliss without dealing with crowds or driving. All the staff treated us like family from our initial booking conversation to offering recommendations and inquiring about our daily adventures. Some of the staff has even worked at Kona Kai for over 20 years. They take the utmost care of the property which is a lush tropical oasis. Pictures just don't do justice to the natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. You must experience them for yourself, and rest assured, you will start planning your return before you even leave!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: The Pineapple Suite has a direct and gorgeous view of the bay and is very spacious...perfect if...
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TriDmn wrote a review May 2021
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina25 contributions3 helpful votes
This is a gem; wonderful place that thinks about all the details. From the initial contact through check out, everyone in this establishment knows what it means to provide caring, thoughtful, and excellent customer service. This entire property is well maintained, clean, and welcoming. We stayed in the Mango room which was spacious and comfortable. The sunsets are wonderful and there are loads of sitting areas around the property. You won’t be disappointed if you stay here!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Ann O wrote a review May 2021
Chicago, Illinois12 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at the Kona Kai Resort in April 2021. The accommodations exceeded our expectations as well as every aspect of the resort. The upkeep of the landscaping is impeccable and the atmosphere is most comfortable. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable and the customer service was exemplary. Location is great! We wished we would have stayed longer. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: April 2021
US$258 - US$364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden
Which popular attractions are close to Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Nearby attractions include Kingdom Escape Games (4.0 km), Island Dolphin Care (2.0 km), and African Queen Canal Cruise (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Conveniently located restaurants include Key Largo Chocolates, Hobo's Cafe, and Harriette's Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Kona Kai Resort, Gallery & Botanic Garden accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.