Described as Key Largo’s ‘Hidden Treasure’ due to its relatively small size and it being largely hidden from view, the Kona Kai Resort is a joy to discover.
Key Largo, situated in the upper region of the Florida Keys island chain, is the home of the Kona Kai resort. What’s more, this secretive refuge is also perched elegantly on the Florida Bay, meaning dips into the ocean or off-shore excursions are just minutes away.
Kona Kai prides itself on creating and maintaining a peaceful and intimate atmosphere, so it’s no surprise that they offer just 13 guest rooms and suites. Each one or two bedroom guest room has a different ‘fruit’ theme, and all orbit the luscious botanical gardens; a unique feature right at the heart of the resort. Elegantly furnished, with light and bright color schemes that reflect the purity of the environment around you, Kona Kai’s cottage style rooms, though equipped with a select few modern amenities, still give off a back-to-basics vibe.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Small, but not cramped, and back-to-basics without losing all connections with civilisation, Kona Kai creates a great balance between tropical immersion and expected comfort. Its private beach, complete with hammocks, loungers, and sunset views for practically the entire year, make it an appealing destination for travelers looking to make their Florida Keys experience a more intimate one.