Queen Kaahumanu Hwy, Kailua-Kona, 96740
On Kahuwai Bay on the Kohala Coast
The Kona Village Resort is a 4-star inclusive property located on the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. This 82 acre resort on the shores of Kahuwai Bay on the Kohala Coast is literally an escape from everyday life – you’ll find no televisions, clocks, radios or telephones. Complimentary internet access is available from the Concierge Services office for those who need to check their email.
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with a fresh flower lei and a glass of tropical punch, along with an escort to your own hale, an individual thatched roof bungalow located in one of three geologically distinct areas – Sand, Lava and Lagoon. Once you settle in, sit back and relax in a hammock or stretch out in a lounge chair by one of the two pools. Complimentary activities include ping pong, shuffleboard, use of the tennis courts, racquets and balls, round robins and clinics. Various tours are also available, including historical, botanical and petroglyphs.
You can also enjoy the Fitness Center with its saunas or embark on an Ocean Adventure with complimentary rentals of outrigger canoes, surfboards and clear bottomed boogie boards or other water sports equipment for snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. The Bay is a beautiful marine sanctuary where you can see Humpback Whales on their yearly migration in the winter months, or watch endangered green sea turtles as they bask in the sun – simply unforgettable memories.
As for the accommodations at the Kona Village Resort, each hale features one of many Polynesian styles of architecture, including Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, Marquesan, Fijian, Samoan and New Hebrides. Categories range from Royal, which includes unrestricted dining and many with a whirlpool spa on a private lanai, to the Standard. The Lagoon zone is closest to the central resort, but the Lava Zone, while farthest away, boasts stunning views and greater privacy. Both Sand and Lava Zones have their own spa tub, thatched sun shades, swimming pool, lounge chairs and sun deck.
A porch with lounge chairs and cushioned furnishings serves as the entranceway to each hale, connected by sliding doors covered in Plantation shutters; the furniture inside is contemporary and colorful. Amenities include twice daily housekeeping, bathrobes, slippers, mini-refrigerator filled with soft drinks, mixers, juices and bottled water, designer toiletries, coffee/tea maker with 100% Kona coffee, hair dryer, iron/board, in-room safe and turn down service.
For dining, Hale Moana serves Hawaiian/Asian inspired cuisine with fresh island seafood, various meats, salads, sides and dessert in an oceanfront setting; you can join them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Hale Samoa is a fine dining restaurant featuring French Polynesian cuisine. Dining surcharges may apply to all room categories aside from Royal. For drinks, sip tropical flavors at the Bora Bora Terrace while taking in the nightly entertainment, or head over to Shipwreck Bar. You’ll receive a box lunch or lunch voucher from the resort if you plan to explore the rest of the Big Island during the day.
A General Manager’s Cocktail Reception and Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) Night Barbeque are held every Tuesday with great food and entertainment. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, you can enjoy the resort’s popular and stunning aha’aina (feast or luau), with Polynesian showHula Mana performed on Wednesday and Savi’i, Origins of Polynesia on Friday. There is entertainment almost nightly at different venues throughout the resort.
The Kona Village Resort’s Sunday Brunch is a celebration of food at the open air terrace of Hale Moana. The Brunch features pancakes with over 40 different toppings to choose from, made to order stir fry, steamed sea food, a raw bar, salads, roast prime rib of beef, assorted dim sum, desserts and much more.
Note: The Kona Village Resort inclusive package does not include state and hotel taxes, arrival and departure transfers to Kona International Airport, resort gratuities, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, incidentals and charges of a personal nature.