When you think of peaceful summertime retreats, Missouri probably isn't the first state that comes to mind. The Arch, Budweiser, even the Cardinals, sure, but family summer fun? That's usually had only at cabins, beaches, and theme parks. However, one visit to Kapilana Resort will shatter your preconceptions of what a summer vacation should entail. Disney World? You'll be saying Kapilana World after a stay here!
The frantic, helter-skelter pace of the the typical family vacation is tossed by the wayside at Kapilana. Instead, the resort opts to focus on being the most tranquil, serene, and relaxing destination it can. Accommodations are numerous, and even the largest parties can find something that fits them to a "T." The eight condo buildings on the property provide vacation rentals which are spacious and full of charm, and each comes complete with its own fully-equipped kitchen, washer, dryer and all the comforts of home. There are also two resort buildings onsite (the Beach House and Poolside), which both offer similar amenities, albeit in a cozier setting. All rooms are just a short walk from the pool, beach, rec room, and fishing on one of the eight boat docks!
But luxurious lodging isn’t going to entice the younger guests (at least not nearly as much as it does their parents). Kids need something more concrete, something tangible, something that they can brag to their friends about on their first day back in school in the fall. Enter the Lake of the Ozarks, a paradise of water-based activities and fun. Swimming, fishing, waterskiing, and jetskiing around the more than 92-mile long reservoir could keep anyone occupied for weeks. No wonder more than five million people visit the lake annually!
"Kapilana is the perfect place to relax and watch the million dollar yachts on the water or get out on the water to find a quiet cove and chill out,” Owner Neil Robinson says. “For those that prefer a more active vacation, Kapilana is within minutes of all the major attractions.”
And what attractions they are! Timber Falls indoor and Big Surf outdoor water parks are both ten minutes away, while Lake of the Ozarks State Park’s many trails (from short loops to longer, more rugged paths) allow families to experience the local flora and fauna up close. Surrounding parks have all kinds of trails, including ones that lead to sinkholes, natural bridges, caves, a freshwater spring running down to the lake, and even the antiquated stone ruins of a castle built by a prominent Kansas City businessman. Adventure, thy name is Kapilana!
Of course if you’re just looking for relaxation, there are plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop in the surrounding area. Kapilana’s central location makes it a breeze to get there and back again, wherever you might go. One online review says, “This is the first place we have ever come back to. We just spent our second vacation here and plan to stay here next year again. We like the beach houses since it is so close to the water. The property is clean and the people and so nice and helpful!” Need we say more? Grab the family and head to the Lake of the Ozarks. Tell them ResortsandLodges.com sent you!