Posted Jan 7, 2016
Good hotel. Staff and hotel condition very good; great location in Kona. The only problem I have was at the little beach the facility has. There is not warning of possible accident stepping on a sea urchin while sweamming at the facility beach. I stepped on one, leaving six punctures on my right foot. It was very painful experience, and almost ruined my vacation. The hotel should have recommendations of wearing shoes while swimming. They have a variety of water sports on shallow water. Thankfully, I decided not to go to the ER and suck up the pain with vinegar and !!urine!! Recommended by some locals. Still have the spines inside my skin, and waiting for them to come out.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 15, 2016 by Denise Kauhi, Hotel Management
Thank you for sharing comments about the recent stay at our hotel. I am sorry to read that you received an injury to your foot from a sea urchin. Normally, there aren't many in the area. As a precaution, many visitors will wear protective footwear when walking on the rocks or in the water, especially in unfamiliar areas. I'm sorry you had to have that experience. I hope the situation has gotten better for you.