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Kona Village

Steve Jobs’ favorite vacation spot was Kona Village, now owned by Michael Dell. Steve visited many times... more than any other location. He had a standing retainer for one of the Hales with a preemptive right at any time and have his room. So, he would sometimes be on vacation somewhere else and conclude "This is not as good as Kona Village; let's go there." And he would just show up.

 

The resort was closed after the March 2011 tsunami lifted the hales off of their foundation posts.

 

I just learned first hand that in his final days, Jobs called Dell to seek assurances that it would be preserved as he loved it, a string of grass-roof hales with no television, phones or internet.

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Taken on December 31, 2012