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Don's Mai Tai Bar

75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
+1 808-329-3111
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A Bar Near a Luau and Sunset!

I reserved a luau 15 minutes before it started, which is never good practice and I got a phone call... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sue7124
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Fort Myers, Florida
via mobile
Consistently good

It’s 5 months since our last trip to Kona, we were keen to have our ‘Don’s’ fix! Arrived 4pm stayed... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Parisnextyear
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Gold Coast, Australia
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75-5852 Alii Dr, Royal Kona Resort, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved a luau 15 minutes before it started, which is never good practice and I got a phone call from Discount Hawaii that my reservation was canceled because it was full. I had already prepaid for the luau 70 dollars each and paid 3...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

It’s 5 months since our last trip to Kona, we were keen to have our ‘Don’s’ fix! Arrived 4pm stayed till 7 pm for sunset. Service excellent, food excellent, ambience island style. It’s why we come back!

Thank Parisnextyear
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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Was the best Mai Tai we found on the island. It was a recommendation from a women we met while in Kailua. Nice sunset view.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

While preparing for our trip to the Big Island I did a lot of research on TripAdvisor and was excited that Don's May Tai Bar offered something I hadn't found anywhere else - a flight option for someone like me who does not like beer....More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This place was recommended to us and it didn't disappoint. They have an amazing menu of creatively prepared and great tasting drinks. Their food is tasty as well. Come for happy hour as they have great specials on both food and drinks. Try too come...More

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Went to Don's for drinks and snacks. The location is great, right on the water. The service and food were both good. We've had lots of Mai Tai's on this trip. The Mai Tai's here are the worst ones so far. It tasted like the...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The Lanai (covered) at the Royal Kona and Don's Mai Tai bar are excellent! Cocktails are good, food is good, view is amazing and show put on by spinner dolphins was totally entertaining.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Wasn’t very impressed with this Dons establishment, had to wait ages to get served and every time we wanted something we had to wave the server over, they were all having fun at the corner of the bar and obviously didn’t want to be working...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We have be going to Don's every time we visit Kona. So glad our favorite bartender was still there Michael. He makes the best mai tai in Kona. We love going for happy hour for a few drinks and a lite bite.

Thank Catml27
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Unlike the the restaurant the bar is a lot better We stayed at the hotel so we wen a few times for a meal or light snake or just a few drinks Usually was quick service, really depends who is serving you Mai Tai and...More

Thank jourdan f
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Anthony P
13 May 2015|
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Response from Al B | Reviewed this property |
Bar closes early. Laverne's restaurant (across the street) is open late.
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Shell m
14 January 2015|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
There were several people sitting solo at this bar. I found the bartenders to be very nice & friendly. A great place to watch the sunset & relax.
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