Royal Kona Resort ~ Big Island Hawaii

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An Oceanfront Paradise


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About the Hotel

Royal Kona Resort invites you to enjoy a sensory escape and the aloha spirt any time of the year. Enjoy amazing culinary creations at Don the Beachcomber Restaurant, or a hand-crafted Mai Tai by the sparkling pool. End the day at the authentic Voyagers of the Pacific Luau.

Or if you like to keep active on your holidays don't miss the volcanoes or scuba dive with manta rays. Spend a quiet day in the village of Kailua-Kona for an afternoon, or relax in the hotel's spa. Everything you crave in an island escape is at your fingertips, ready to help you make unforgettable memories at our Hawaii hotel on the Big Island.



A dramatic oceanfront setting overlooking picturesque Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is the perfect destination for a Big Island vacation or event. With Pacific waves crashing on lava shores feet away, the resort exudes the laid-back spirit of Hawaii.

Tiki-inspired architecture invites you to kick off your shoes and enjoy an authentic island escape. Savor spectacular sunsets from your private lanai. Soak up the sunshine in the saltwater lagoon or sparkling pool.

Explore active volcanoes, hike rugged mountain trails, scuba dive with manta rays, or take a helicopter tour minutes from the resort. Walk to the charming seaside village of Kailua-Kona with wonderful restaurants, shops, historic sites and activities. Royal Kona Resort is a short 20 minute drive from Kona International Airport, and convenient shuttle service, taxis and rental cars will get you here in no time. Say aloha to fun at Royal Kona Resort.



Discover Hawaii Attractions As Diverse As The Big Island Itself
In a place as naturally beautiful and rugged as the Hawaiian Islands, the fun comes in more ways than you can imagine. Head out to sea for an unforgettable, after dark encounter with majestic and friendly manta rays. Stay on terra firma and discover some of the ocean's smallest creatures - seahorses and sea dragons.

Or climb on board for an exhilarating helicopter ride over active volcanoes, lush jungles and green sand beaches. You can explore by kayak, drive around volcanic peaks or hike the rugged trails. The aloha lifestyle is all about being active and adventurous, so get out there and explore like a local.



Soak Up The Spirit of Polynesia At Our Hawaii Luau
As the sun sets on the lava shores of Kailua Bay, the excitement of our Voyagers of the Pacific Luau builds. Start your experience with an Aloha shell lei greeting complete with photo opportunities, followed by interactive island arts and crafts demonstrations.

Your mouth will water as you inhale the sweet, savory aroma of succulent roast pua'a (pig) as it is unearthed from the Imu (underground oven). Your senses will pulse with the breathtaking songs, dances and stories of the South Pacific, culminating in the Samoan fire dance (Siva Afi). A luau in Hawaii is the oldest of island traditions, and one you cannot miss



Fulfill Every Desire, With Endless Hawaii Resort Amenities
Let the team make your island escape an unforgettable experience by delivering all the things you need for the perfect vacation. Savor delectable island and international cuisine accompanied by refreshing cocktails at our stunning oceanfront dining venues.

Lounge by the sparkling pool or saltwater lagoon. Plan the perfect island adventure with the help of the activities concierge. Stay fit in the workout center or with a game of tennis on one of four lighted courts. Pamper yourself in the spa with an oceanfront massage. Or plan a destination wedding or meeting in the stunning event venues. Royal Kona Resort has it all, ready for you to enjoy. Discover for yourself.

  • Oceanfront Swimming Pool & Saltwater Lagoon
  • Wedding Services & Coordinators
  • Meeting Facilities & Planners
  • Cribs & Rollaway Beds ($) Available on Request
  • 100% Non-Smoking Resort
  • Wi-Fi access ($9.95 daily/$39.95 weekly)
  • Four Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Check-In: 4:00 PM/Check-Out: 11:00 AM
  • Don the Beachcomber Restaurant
  • Don's Mai Tai Bar
  • Retail Shops
  • Self-Service Coin-Operated Laundry
  • The Lotus Center Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Oceanfront Luau
  • Activities Desk
  • Self-Parking ($)



Rejuvenate Your Senses At Our Hawaii Spa
Tucked away in Royal Kona's Bay Tower, discover a spa in Hawaii that will transform your body, mind and spirit. The Lotus Center is the first step in your journey to balancing all elements of your being. Transform tired muscles with traditional lomi lomi (Hawaiian-style), Swedish or deep tissue massages in a stunning oceanfront location. 

Rehydrate sun-drenched skin with nourishing masks, wraps and sea salt scrubs. Indulge in specialty packages that combine treatments to pamper your entire self. Facials, salon services, yoga and chiropractic care is also available. Pamper yourself with spa, massage and skincare services in the hands of skilled practitioners.

  • Complementary therapies include reflexology, acupuncture, one-on-one yoga, chakra balancing, reiki, crystal and energy sessions
  • Massage services include lomi lomi, hot stone, shiatsu, Swedish, pregnancy and couples massage
  • Cleansing facials will rejuvenate skin ravaged by sun and salt
  • Multidimensional chiropractic care and Psych-K sessions
  • Spa treatments include sea salt scrubs, aloe sunburn relief, seaweed masks, herbal wraps and body polishing
  • Specialty packages incorporate multiple treatments to deliver complete transformation from head to toe
  • Oceanfront and in-room appointments available
  • Special discounts for guests of Royal Kona Resort

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Extra Staff Bonuses!

Book By Extra
For stays during
13 Dec 2021

* Up to 2 Children stay Free in Room Only sharing with parents

01 Oct 2020
17 Dec 2021

* Space Available Late Check Outs

"Space Available" Room Upgrades and Late Check-out, if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel.




Oceanfront Hawaii Dining With Island Flavor
Enjoy the resort's vibrant food and drink scene in the bold Tiki architecture and tropical, open-air ambiance. Spectacular ocean views enhance the sumptuous Hawaiian and international cuisine, a fusion of the freshest local ingredients, European techniques and Asian influences.

Enjoy fresh seafood, island classics and hand-crafted cocktails at oceanfront tables. Island music creates a festive vibe and spectacular sunsets unfold before you. Don the Beachcomber Restaurant and Mai Tai Bar offer the best oceanfront dining in Kona, Hawaii with mouth-watering flavors and the warm spirit of aloha. See the spinner dolphins and humpback whales give breathtaking aerial performances in the Bay.

Don The Beachcomber Restaurant
Craving an umbrella drink? Head to Kailua-Kona's largest open-air, oceanfront bar, Don's Mai Tai Bar. Sip delicious Mai Tais and Hawaiian specialty drinks, including Don's private recipes, as well as local and international draft beers and micro brews. Catch the game on the HDTVs, enjoy live Hawaiian music every Thursday and drink in spectacular views of the ocean and Kailua Bay.

Don’s Mai Tai Bar
Relax in casual elegance where comfortable sofas and arm chairs invite you to kick back and indulge in idyllic ocean views. Sip a hand-crafted cocktail, a glass of wine or a local micro-brew as you watch the ocean waves and dazzling sunsets that melt into the horizon. This is the perfect spot to unwind at the end of a day or kick off the evening with a tropical drink.



Hawaii Accommodations That Make You Feel Like Royalty
​Experience the essence of island living with our newly refreshed Deluxe rooms designed to connect guests with their tropical surroundings. All new rich teak furnishings, colorful natural fabrics, beautiful marble wet bars encasing mini-refrigerators and coffee makers along with modern coastal inspired décor and finishes complement the sheer beauty of the islands

Deluxe Standard Room
Enjoy dramatic views of Hawaii's mountains and lush tropical forests from the private balcony of these 390 sq. ft. rooms, offering 1 king or 2 double beds, perfect for up to 4 guests.

Deluxe Partial Ocean View
Enjoy it all with views of tropical foliage and partial ocean views from your private balcony. These 390 sq. ft., lower floor rooms, with 1 king or 2 double beds, are ideal for up to 4 guests.


Deluxe Ocean View
Superb ocean views are yours from the private balcony of these 390 sq. ft. rooms located on the resort's upper floors. Choice of 1 king or 2 double beds, these rooms are great for up to 4 guests.

Deluxe Ocean Front
Savor uninterrupted sunset views from the private balcony of the oceanfront rooms, with 1 king or 2 double beds. These 390 sq. ft. rooms are ideal for up to 4 guests.

Deluxe Ocean Front Corner King
Savor panoramic ocean views from the wrap-around, private lanai in these 450 sq. foot corner rooms that boast a plush king bed and plenty of space to relax. Ideal for up to 4 guests.


Kailua Bay Junior Suite
Enjoy spectacular ocean views from your private lanai, the parlor with sofa sleeper and open concept bedroom with 1 king bed. All Kailua Bay Junior Suites are located in the Ali'i Tower.

Royal Suite
Full panoramic ocean views are yours from a private, wraparound lanai, the parlor with sofa and an open-concept bedroom with 1 king bed. Royal Suites are located in each tower.


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