• Royal Kona Resort

Royal Kona Resort

Breathe, Exhale, And Completely Relax

Set on the oceanfront overlooking Kailua Bay, the Royal Kona Resort is within easy walking distance of the charming and historic town of Kailua Kona with its array of local restaurants, shops and historical sites, and is the island's most sought after location. Enjoy the spacious and recently remodelled guest rooms that are as beautiful and expansive as the mountain vistas and magnificent ocean views they showcase. With a private beach and saltwater lagoon, oceanfront pool and spa, relaxation and rejuvenation will come so easily.

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Guide Price

 £1,999  per person
Hotel Category
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Tripadvisor rating 3865 Reviews
a body of water

Hotel highlights

  • Kailua Bay
  • Oceanfront Landmark
  • Spa
  • Saltwater Lagoon
  • Private Beach

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 436 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Royal Kona Resort

  • Approx, 20 minutes from Kona International Airport
3865 Reviews 66% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 933
  • Very Good 1528
  • Average 815
  • Poor 355
  • Terrible 234

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Apr 02, 2020

The crashing waves made it memorable

East coast

We stayed 3 nights in the Royal Kona Resort. We were first assigned to an upper floor room in the main building, but my girlfriend wanted to be down on the first floor. So they moved us to room 378 in the Bay Tower (which is the one closest to town). The room had a king bed, TV., A/C, 2 end tables and lamps, 2 inside chairs a tall bureau, a phone, (a high) electronic safe, small fridge, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, and a wet bar. The bathroom had a tub and shower. The lanai was huge, with 2 chairs, 2 loungers, and a table. But it had low walls, with the neighbors, so not as much privacy as desired. The window "blinds" were sliding wood blinds. Our room was a hike from the bar and pool area. And you had to go directly through a restaurant along the way. We were surprised that there was only one pool for such a large hotel. Since my girlfriend doesn't walk too well, this was an inconvenience, but being close to other restaurants in town made up for it. We used the laundry in the Lagoon Tower. While there, I checked out the lagoon, but it was closed - don't know why. As others have mentioned, there are only 7 handicap parking spaces in front of the hotel. But they are free, if you can get one. We enjoyed eating at Huggos On The Rocks restaurant, and watching the huge waves crash, over by our room. We were sure the patio would be wet when we returned, but it wasn't. Nice, but didn't seem like a resort that provided for all guests (especially those in the Bay Tower), so unlikely to return.
Mar 29, 2020

Great service

The staff was so welcoming and kind. We loved the location and the architecture of the building. The food and drinks were very good. The grounds were beautiful and everything was clean. My only complaint are the rooms. While they are clean with a comfortable bed, they really really need to be updated.
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Royal Kona Resort


Hawaii Luau

Enjoy traditional music, dance and food at The Voyagers of the Pacific ocean front Luau. Feast on a sumptuous buffet and open bar whilst watching the dancers tell their stories.

Fitness Centre

Stay fit during your holiday at the fitness centre, which offers ocean views for inspiration.

Massage & Spa Center

Visit the Massage & Spa Center to relax your body, mind and soul with a range of pampering treatments.

Ocean Front Swimming Pool

Located right on the ocean front and next to Don's Mai Tai Bar, the pool is perfectly situated for a relaxing day at the resort. During high tide it also offers the best spot to view sea life.

Royal Kona Tennis Club

Spend a day or evening on the courts where tennis instructors can help improve your game.