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Choosing between Hawaiian resorts?

1Kflyerguy

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Just got back yesterday from our first stay at KL after a bunch at Bay Club and Kohala (I'll be doing a trip report later). If you want a very big pool, then KL. We don't want/need that, so the advantage of KL is minimal, and the locations are otherwise very much the same, really. Kohala gives HWV access just like KL, byt Baty Club does not.

Since we like to walk places (like HWV, Queens', Kings'), Bay Club/Kohala complex is better located.

KL is typically considerably more points than Kohala and Bay Club.

Cheers.

We are pool people and really like the vibe at KL. But i completely agree that if you plan to walk places in the larger resort area, Bay Club / Kohala are much better located.
 

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We enjoyed the afternoon live music by the pool and bar at Kings Land. Not sure if they have that at Kohala and I don’t recall it at Bay Club.

At least a few years back, Kohala also had live music in the pool bar area.

Back in the day they even had it at the Bay Club pool as well as Kohala. This past weekend it was a Kohala and very nice. I did see some at KL, but didn't stop to listen. OTOH, the KL bar was not even open on Monday for the entire day. It has one food establishment/bar for a very large property. The other property has two (although Bay Club is currently undergoing refurb).

Cheers.
 

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Back in the day they even had it at the Bay Club pool as well as Kohala. This past weekend it was a Kohala and very nice. I did see some at KL, but didn't stop to listen. OTOH, the KL bar was not even open on Monday for the entire day. It has one food establishment/bar for a very large property. The other property has two (although Bay Club is currently undergoing refurb).

Cheers.

Yea, i hate the reduction in on-site services, even when the resort is busy. I know many hotels and resorts are claiming is a labor issue, but then they are also boosting of cost savings during some of the investor presentations....

I believe the KL bar was open every day when we were there in May, though at reduced hours compared to previous years..
 
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