Guest Review From TripAdvisor

Visitor from Pennsylvania – May 2011

“Couldn’t have been more wonderful”

Eight of us stayed at Mauna Lani Point , 2 parents, 2 teenagers, 2 pre-teens, and 2 grandparents.  We had a wonderful time, the only thing we wish would have been different was that we could have stayed for another couple weeks!  The condos were beautiful, daily housekeeping was great, the grounds keepers did a wonderful job, and the front desk was extremely helpful.  The rec area is so nice, the pool and hot tub were very refreshing.  We used the BBQ grills a few times, very convenient – I don’t know how they get them so clean!  🙂 The beach club was fun, and we loved the ancient fish ponds.  The panaramic views were outstanding and the sunsets are unimaginable.  We loved Mauna Lani Point, nothing could have been better – cannot wait to get back there again!

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Guest Comments

As you know from time-to-time we share comments from our Guest Satisfaction Questionnaire – enjoy!

Connie from Pennsylvania stayed with us late April early May 2011 and had these comments to share.

We were extremely pleased with Mauna Lani Point.  The condo was beautiful and very well appointed, we brought so much stuff that we did not have to bring because it was provided for us.  We will remember that for our return visit.  🙂  The rec area was so wonderful.  The pool and hot tub were very clean and nice.  We used the grills a few times, which was fantastic.  Everything at Mauna Lani Point was beyond our expectations – the only way it could have been a better vacation was if we could have stayed another week or two.  Mahalo, we will be back to enjoy everything Hawaii has to offer.
All of the staff that we encountered were so nice;  housekeeping, grounds keepers, and the front desk — you all do a fantastic job, you made our stay even more special.

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Banana Mango Smoothie Recipe

Summer is right around the corner and we thought it would be a good time to make a nice healthy smoothie the whole family can enjoy.   Mauna Lani Point villas and The Islands at Mauna Lani townhomes offer fully equipped kitchens that make it easy to enjoy fresh local produce.  This smoothie we found on gohawaii.about.com uses ripe bananas and mangos – two of Hawaii’s abundant fruits.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 ripe bananas
  • 2 ripe mangos
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/4 cup apple juice or coconut milk (depending on personal choice)

Preparation:

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
Serve in a tall glass.

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Coffee Fest Celebrates Steaming Awards for Ka’u

Celebrate with Ka`u Coffee Growers during the third annual Ka’O Coffee Festival Ho’olaule’a on Saturday,  May 14, 2011 at Pāhala Community Center.  Offering local foods, culture and visits to coffee farms. Sample some of the world’s finest coffee and taste entries in the Ka‘ū Coffee Recipe Contest.

Big Island Coffee

Join the Celebration with farmer Bull Kailiawa, whose coffee took first in Hawai‘i and the U.S.A. in the Specialty Coffee Association’s and Roasters Guild International Coffees of the Year competition.  The honor marks the fifth straight year Ka‘ū Coffee is recognized as one of the top coffees in the world.  Kailiawa and the other two growers who have won this award are neighboring farmers in Moa‘ula on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano.  They are all former sugar workers who went into coffee after the Ka‘ū plantation and mill shut down in 1996.

Ka'u Coffee Growers
Also attending is Farmer Lorie Obra and her Rusty’s Hawaiian 100% Ka‘ū Coffee.  The Obra family helped Pete Licata of Honolulu Coffee Co. achieve first place in the annual United States Barista Championship following his Western Region win.

Headline entertainment will be One Journey, the songwriting and performing band from one of the smallest high schools in the Islands, who won the statewide Brown Bags to Stardom talent contest on April 23 in Honolulu.  One Journey sold out its album, is ranked in the top six in the Brown Bags music video awards competition to be decided in June.

Reigning over the Ka’u Coffee Festival will be with Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Brandy Shibuya, who won her title April 23 at the annual Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Pageant, along with Young Miss Ka‘ū Coffee Dayse Meleani Andrade and Miss Ka‘ū Peaberry Rebecca Lynn Kailiawa-Escobar.  The trio and their courts represented Ka‘ū in the recent Merrie Monarch Parade.

Festival admission on Saturday is free, taste of Ka‘ū Coffee on Saturday is $5, and Farm tours are $10 throughout the day.


Ka'o Coffee Recipe Contest
The May 15th Ka‘ū Coffee College is also a tradition, featuring classes from coffee marketers, processors and tasting experts.   Coffee farmers invite everyone to visit their farms to learn about the process of producing outstanding coffees, with another day of farm tours.   Starting at 9am at Pāhala Community Center.

For more information about this and other exciting activities contact our activities specialist at (808) 885-5022.

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Guest Review From Expedia

Visitor from Washington – April 2011

“Stay in Paradise”

Stayed at Mauna Lani Point Condos 4/11 with our two daughters 6 and 9;  we had a wonderful time.  The condo is gorgeous, very private, and the kitchen was such a nice bonus.  The pool area with open barbecues is very convenient for cooking your own dinners not to mention very beautiful.  The beach club was awesome;  kids snorkeled right off the beach and could see tons of fish just a few feet out.  Can’t wait to go back!

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