My “Make Time For Yourself Day” at Kona Kai Resort & Spa


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Two weeks ago I was with a group of bloggers for an event at Kona Kai Resort & Spa.  The day started out with a Cabana Poolside Kick-Off. We were served SpaTinis and other signature spa drinks.  The wind started to pick up quickly and we all headed inside SpaTerre, the hotel’s indulgent spa.  We were asked to select 2 spa services that we would like to try.   I picked the facial and foot scrub.  I was not disappointed, the facial was given by an Elemis therapist who used anti-aging tools that left my skin feeling smooth and soft. The foot scrub was extraordinary, using sustainably harvested cane sugar in a macadamia crème base, my feet were gently exfoliated from tip to toe. The scrub not only cleansed and softened but also stimulated blood flow to the surface of the skin.  The scrub was gentle to my sensitive feet and the relaxing environment was just what I needed as I could stretch out and feel warm and enveloped in their cozy spa beds.

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We were served decadent desserts and given plush and luxurious robes with comfy slippers to wear and get the true spa experience while we waited for our services.  Manicures were also a great treat during our spa expedition.  

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After feeling truly pampered and getting exceptional service at SpaTerre, we headed to our guest rooms to change for dinner.  The rooms were well decorated with soothing colors of teal and pops of orange and yellow to accent.  Awaiting for me back at the room was a bottle of red wine and plate of grapes, cheese and crackers.   I nibbled on a few but didn’t want to ruin my appetite for dinner.  

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After relaxing in my room for an hour (on the very comfy bed) it was time to head for dinner at the Vessel Restaurant located conveniently within the hotel.  The restaurant has amazing views as it’s large picturesque windows surround the restaurant.  Appetizers quickly were served and the table was filled with an assortment of meats, a delicious lobster ravioli ( I actually don’t like seafood, but thought what the hey and was glad I gave it a try!), and a mushroom and spinach flatbread, yum!

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The appetizers themselves were enough to fill you up, but the entrees were ready to be served.  I ordered the artichoke ravioli made with asparagus, lemon, mascarpone and pea shoots. Anything made with lemon is usually a winner in my book, but this was heavenly just the right amount of lemon to give bursts of tart flavor right when it was needed. 

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Room for dessert? After all of that?  Why, yes.  Of course, how could I refuse?  A dessert sampler landed in front us with a mouthwatering display of kiwi-lime pie, chocolate lava cake, creme brulee, and biscotti.  I think everyone’s favorite was the out of this world kiwi lime pie.  The best I’ve ever had. 

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After an amazing dinner and enjoyable conversation, I headed to my room for a good nights sleep.  

The next morning, I awoke at 5 am to get ready to take in some beautiful sights around Shelter Island, where the hotel was located.  I wanted to make sure I was able to capture the sunrise in with the scenic photos of my trip.

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This was my first visit to Kona Kai Resort & Spa and my first time on Shelter Island and it left a vibrant impression on me with its coastal charm and look forward to visiting again soon! 

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