In 1965 the beautiful Polynesian resort opened and welcomed guests for 45 years. What made this resort unique among many things was the limit of electronics. For example no televisions were in the Polynesian-themed huts. It was a resort where you really had to “unplug”. And that is what made it so popular and attractive to so many. In 2011 it was one of the hardest hit complexes by a tsunami. The huts/hales were moved out of place by the damaging water and waves. Extensive water damage to the beaches and other structures forced the resort to close. Steven sold his artwork in the general store on the property. He also designed and created the exterior sign for the store which apparently weathered the storm quite well! See the attached photo from the Hawaii Tribune Herald. (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/kona-village-resort-trouble.html)
The custom designed Steven Neill Kona Village Resort surfboards can be seen at Genesis Galleries on the Big Island.