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Aloha Kona!

In Sina's Posts, Tamás' Posts, Trips on May 29, 2012 by SN

Many people told us that Hawai‘i is beautiful: Colleagues, TV shows or films, and vintage postcards, etc. But they were all wrong. Hawai‘i is simply STUNNING!

The flight from Los Angeles LAX over the Pacific took 5,5 hours. The only color combination we saw during the flight was blue-white-blue, ocean-clouds-ocean. Flying to a random island in the Pacific Ocean is indeed a bit different from flying from continent to continent. Our first sign of Big Island was the dark blue top of the Mauna Kea, the highest mountain and volcano of our destination. The mountain top throned majestically above a sea of water and clouds in the yellow afternoon sky. As we got closer, Mauna Kea revealed its real brown color and we got a clear view of the observatories on its summit. We flew around the island to see fresh green grass, waving palm trees, and dark lava fields from the early 1800s eruption until we landed at the airport which is a mere agglomeration of tropical pavilions.

Tropical Paradise by the Sea: Kona Magic Sands Resort

Our crib Kona Magic Sands is located right next to the Magic Sands Beach with its own swimming pool and palm-tree lined terrace. It is as close to the ocean as you can get, as you can see. In fact, we heard this complex could not have been build as it is today, because new tsunami-related construction rules supposedly exist. At least we have tsunami sirens and the hills are right behind us ;)

Almost to Ourselves, Especially During the Week.

The Pacific waves are very prominent at this ocean-front condo, they put us to sleep at night and wake us up in the morning. Alice, our landlord provided us with everything we need: spices for meals, snorkel gear for the beach, and even a medium-sized library with all things Hawaiian. The first book we both read was Mark Twain in Hawaii: RoughingItIntheSandwichIslands, a collection of newspaper essays he wrote during his stay on the islands in 1866. Even the fridge was filled with two beers and sparkling wine. Whoever claimed „Es gibt kein Bier auf Hawaii“ was just fundamentally wrong and did not know what he was talking about. Our crib is absolutely fabulous and upon entering the condo, I already thought about when and how I could get back here in the future.

The Adjacent Magic Sands Beach at Night.


Kona Magic Sands on Dwellable
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One Response to “Aloha Kona!”

  1. Hi Sina and Tamas!
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable.
    I was looking for blog posts about Kona Magic Sands to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, drop me a line at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you :)
    Jane

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