The location is great but there were a few frustrations. The hotel beach doesn't allow free swimming so you have to swim in the netted off area. Great but it closed at 5pm - just about the time the tide was coming in to make it viable. Obviously the reason for keeping swimming in the netted area is sensible - poisonous fish.
The usual frustrations of being a vegetarian in Japan were maintained. Marinading vegetables and tofu in beef or fish stock doesn't really keep them suitable for vegetarians.
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MARKETING DESPRIPTION: A Superior First class, tropical resort style hotel. The Busena Terrace makes you feel you are on a …More
"Great place to recover from jetlag. All you need."
Room was spacious, staff were helpful, beach was beautiful and the pool is suitable for all ages (and heights). Not much information in English and some problems with internet, really good place for families.
We did two nights at the Mahaina in September. Staff were very friendly and accomodating. This is a great place to come with kids. Nice, spacious rooms and they provided a crib (for 3,200/night- a bit expensive). The pools are nice and they have some fountains and games for kids. NIghtly entertainment on the patio as well. We had a great view over the ocean.
This hotel is very close to Emerald beach and the Churaumi aquarium, both highly recommended.
We didn't try any of the food at the hotel, but there is a very good Pizza place close by open only for lunch, Leco. really good and also kid friendly.
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