Royal Kona Resort
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We ended a round-the-island week here, and while the room was pretty standard, the location is spectacular. Easy walking into town to shops and parks, nice little lagoon to snorkel/swim at (watch out for waves though when the tide comes in), and stunning sunsets to end each day. We also loved sitting in the comfy chairs on the restaurant side listening to the waves, and had a lovely casual dinner one evening in the bar area with the rocks/waves just below us. Overall, this was a great place to end our Big Island adventure before heading to explore the next island!
The grounds are beautiful and the waves crash right outside the windows. The small lagoon below our lanai was a relaxing place to recover our first day on the island. So many shops and restaurants were within walking distance. The rooms themselves were nothing fancy, but we didn't come to Hawaii to sit in the room, anyway.
I almost hate to share this magnificent place so it doesn't loose its "island" charm and become to commericial. The Royal Kona Resort is my FAVORITE place to stay on the ENTIRE island of Hawaii. I will tell you why. It is not because it is the most glamours, in fact, that's why I love it. To me, it is that "old school" charm of yesteryear combined with a gorgeours view of the ocean. The rooms are not luxurious, however, the beds and pillows are super comfy, everything is super clean, and the hotel is not so big you'll get lost. If you get a room that over looks the ocean you may even spot the spinner dolphin in the bay. Priceless! I love to go to the Happy Hour at the open bar that also hosts various entertainment. Make sure to ask for Garret (AMAZING BARTENDER)! The staff is warm, friendly, and make you feel like family. If you are getting married, this is also a great venue. I have watched many ceremonies from my balcony;)! You can go and spend a lot more money at other known places, but for me and my family Royal Kona is our spot.
It came down to this or one of those resorts where you're secluded from the rest of the island. I chose wisely. Royal Kona is located right on the rocks, and the waves crash nonstop, never letting your forget where you are. It was worth it to upgrade to an oceanfront room. We had the surf exploding against the rocks all day and night. However, if you are a light sleeper, this might not be the best call for you, as it can get loud. But it lulled me to sleep every night. It was wonderful. Add a rainforest in the center of the Bay Tower, and we had Hawaii all around us, all the time. Don the Beachcomber is a wonderful way to splurge on a very nice sunset dinner, but the view from the tiki bar is just as good. The resort itself is showing a little age, but for the price and the location, with all the shops and restaurants you could want just a short walk away, and a great snorkeling beach just a couple miles south, this was perfect for my family's first time in Hawaii. We drove through Waikoloa Village (my other option) on the way to Waipio Valley (a must) and it felt like Orlando. Unless you are a big golfer, stay in Kailua. With the open air lobby, the luau you can see from the pool or the bar, and the aforementioned sunsets and crashing waves, Royal Kona is the place to be.
Yearly my husband and I visit the beautiful Big Island and we always stay in the Royal Kona Resort. The staff makes us feel welcome here ( Thank you Ann from the front desk!!!! You are the best. )A great location, great food ( breakfast buffet is super, all freshly prepared and the serving staff is so very nice : Chrystal, Myrni, Mona, Jenny, Felix....... Thank you )Everything is authentic and really well maintained. We will be back, this coming November.Thanks, the Vos family
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
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Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 412 Rooms
- Luau (fee)
- Tennis courts
- Salon (fee)
- Laundry facilities (fee)
- Wireless Internet (fee)
- Gift shop
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Internet (fee)
Resort Location Map
Royal Kona ResortKona,United States
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
75-5852 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-1310
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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