Visitor from – New York City, New York
“A Beautiful Scene”
We recently (October 2010) stayed in Unit E102 for a week at Mauna Lani Point. The condo is gorgeous. Has more than enough space for 2 families and has a very casual and elegant feel. Early on in the week my fiancee and I spent a few days with just the two of us and later on in the week were joined by my sister and her family which included my 1 year old nephew.
The condo itself came equipped with a full kitchen that allowed us access to cook for ourselves a couple of times. This was a great way to sample much of the fresh produce and seafood we found at the nearby market(s) and was invaluable after our excursion to the local abalone farm.
There is also a private pool, that my nephew loved! and BBQ/outdoor kitchen area that was a great way to unwind right next to our condo after being out and exploring the resort and beaches.
The views from the Condo itself and the lanai and lawn area presented a beautiful scene every day but especially at sunrise and sunset. Overlooking the signature hole on the golf course also presented us with the unique memory of being able to say that is exactly where we stayed when coming across pictures, postcards etc during our souvenir search for loved ones.
All of the staff and amenities at the Point, restaurants and other areas of the resort were 1st class. I highly recommend the outdoor beachside seating at the Canoe House. The brunch buffet at the Fairmont Orchid was also fantastic.
On our first day, we went on a long (A few miles) oceanfront walk stretching the entire coastline of the entire resort property (From the Point past the Bay Hotel and Fairmont and back) which I highly recommend. There is a paved path all the way and also gave us a great perspective you can’t see from the map. And of course the oceanfront scenery was breathtaking!
Our overall experience was amazing and I have no problems making recommendations for the resort and specifically at our E102 condo.
I’m typically of the opinion that you can’t really go wrong anywhere in Hawaii but I know that our stay in our own condo provided us with many more experiences and a level of comfort that we would not have gotten just staying in a hotel room for our trip.