So far, I was very happy with the Kea Lani.
Here are the pros and cons after the first few days:
The room was spacious and well-appointed.
Housekeeping made up the pull out without us even asking after the first day.
The bathroom is plenty big for four people.
The grounds are stunningly beautiful and exceptionally well maintained.
The staff is warm and friendly.
The store/deli is handy.
The oddly placed exit stairwell leads to a quick path to the pool and beach.
There are dispensers of green tea iced tea and ice water in the lobby.
There are flowers everywhere.
The beach is pretty, with soft golden sand.
Other guests are mostly families or couples, and everyone is in super relaxation mode- mellow.
Bed is very comfortable.
The walk to the room is FAR.
The room overlooks a parking lot.
There is lots of noise- mowers, trimmers, golf carts. Only medium annoying, though.
The food onsite is expensive, even in the deli.
Drinks are expensive- $15 for a mai tai, lava flow, or other tropical cocktail. They have daily drink specials for $10, different each day. Also, happy hour is 40% off beer, wine and well drinks- no fancy cocktails included.
I was pretty happy thus far. Tomorrow is our outrigger canoe and cabana day.