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Hotel on the ocean in Kailua/Kona/Keauhou, Hawaii
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You'll never want to leave

You'll never want to leave

If you are looking for an exceptional value, the Royal Kona Resort is it. This resort offers many of the services that a major resort would offer without the major resort price tag. Conveniently located close to everything, this property is perfect for people looking for a clean and comfortable resort with a friendly staff.

If you are looking for an exceptional value, the Royal Kona Resort is it. This resort offers many of the services that a major resort would offer without the major resort price tag. Conveniently located close to everything, this property is perfect for people looking for a clean and comfortable resort with a friendly staff.

Dining

Dining

Restaurant Name: Don The Beachcombers Tiki Grill
Food Type: Pacific Rim Cuisine
Price Range: $$$
Open: Daily 6:30am - 11am, 5:30pm - 10pm

Set right on the water's edge, Don the Beachcomber specialty-themed restaurant is the newest addition to the Royal Kona Resort serving breakfast and dinner daily. Guests dine in a beautiful oceanfront open-air setting while savoring samples of Pacific Rim Fusion cuisine with a unique Island flair that promises to satisfy any appetite.

Other exceptional menu items include Prime Rib and Seafood selections and our signature Huli Huli chicken. Guests can watch their food as it's prepared with the finest in fresh, local ingredients in our new exhibition show kitchen.

Don the Beachcomber boasts one of Kona's finest breakfast buffets including delicious Belgian waffles and cooked-to-order omelets.
Restaurant Name: Don's Mai Tai Bar
Food Type: Drinks/Misc
Price Range: $$
Open: Daily 11am - 11pm

The Royal Kona Resort's unique open-air Don's Mai Tai Bar features Hawaiian specialty drinks, along with complete cocktail services in Kona's most spectacular location right on the waters of Kailua Bay. Big screen television, dancing, and entertainment scheduled weekly. Lunch is also served daily.

Restaurant Name: Don The Beachcombers Tiki Grill
Food Type: Pacific Rim Cuisine
Price Range: $$$
Open: Daily 6:30am - 11am, 5:30pm - 10pm

Set right on the water's edge, Don the Beachcomber specialty-themed restaurant is the newest addition to the Royal Kona Resort serving breakfast and dinner daily. Guests dine in a beautiful oceanfront open-air setting while savoring samples of Pacific Rim Fusion cuisine with a unique Island flair that promises to satisfy any appetite.

Other exceptional menu items include Prime Rib and Seafood selections and our signature Huli Huli chicken. Guests can watch their food as it's prepared with the finest in fresh, local ingredients in our new exhibition show kitchen.

Don the Beachcomber boasts one of Kona's finest breakfast buffets including delicious Belgian waffles and cooked-to-order omelets.
Restaurant Name: Don's Mai Tai Bar
Food Type: Drinks/Misc
Price Range: $$
Open: Daily 11am - 11pm

The Royal Kona Resort's unique open-air Don's Mai Tai Bar features Hawaiian specialty drinks, along with complete cocktail services in Kona's most spectacular location right on the waters of Kailua Bay. Big screen television, dancing, and entertainment scheduled weekly. Lunch is also served daily.

Spa

Spa

Lotus Center Massage & Spa
A wide array of spa options are available at this Hawaii resort to pamper guests using both Eastern and Western spa techniques. The Lotus Center offers personalized full and half-day spa packages, body polishes, wraps and facials along with self-improvement courses, chiropractic care, and Yoga and exercise classes.

Lotus Center Massage & Spa
A wide array of spa options are available at this Hawaii resort to pamper guests using both Eastern and Western spa techniques. The Lotus Center offers personalized full and half-day spa packages, body polishes, wraps and facials along with self-improvement courses, chiropractic care, and Yoga and exercise classes.

Things to do on Hawaii

Luaus on the Big Island
Dolphin Excursions on Big Island
Big Island ATV Tours
Helicopter and Air Tours on the Big Island
Dinner and Sunset Cruises on the Big Island
Big Island Land Tours - Hawaii Forest Trail

Beaches near Royal Kona Resort

White Sands Beach
You Are Here
Anaehoomalu Bay (A-Bay)
Kaunaoa Beach (Mauna Kea Beach)

Hotels, Resorts, and Condos near Royal Kona Resort

Resort areas near Royal Kona Resort

Hilo
Volcanoes National Park
Mauna Lani
Mauna Kea
Waikoloa / Mauna Lani

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What People Are Saying:

Very Nice Time!

Some friends of ours recommended Great Hawaii Vacations and the RoyalKona Hotel. We weren't disappointed with either. The hotel is built right on the edge of Kailua Bay and the views of the ocean and sunsets were spectacular! The room was quite large and comfortable and decorated with a tasteful Hawaiian decor. We had sliding louvered doors which led out to the balcony. The balconies are quite private, so we able to leave the doors open and hear the waves below us. We watched a lot of sunsets from there. It was also very close to town, and you could walk to all the bars and restaurants in town without getting in to your car. The town is very charming and has a lot of history behind it. It's great for strolling in the evening. The only negative, is that the pool area is very small, but the resort is an easy drive to many wonderful beach sites. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean. The view was terrific. And the location was perfect. All in all, one of the best vacations we ever had. Thank you for making it happen.
Maureen, Houma, LA

What an absolutely wonderful place

My family and I just returned from our first visit to Kona, Hawaii. We stayed at the Royal Kona Resort and the one phrase that would sum up our visit is "the photograhs don't do it justice". The staff was friendly, pleasant, and cooperative. The room was great and the price couldn't be beat. We usually ate breakfast at Don's The Beachcomber Restaurant right on site, and it was tremendous. When we did venture to have breakfast elsewhere, Don's couldn't be beat. Poolside adventures were terrific as well as Don's is located right next to the pool. Best Mai Tais in the world-No exaggeration. Kailua is located well within distance of any site you want to see and The Royal Kona Resort is perfectly located in Kailua. We were fortunate enough to see wild sea turtles in the private snorkeling lagoon (on the property), and my wife and I even felt confident and safe enough to leave our daughters in the room (14 and 10 yrs old) to go out alone for a romantice dinner. The luau there (even though we didn't attend that one-we could see it from the pool) was obviously beautiful and fun. The ocean crashed consistently against the volcanic rock just below the protective sea wall, and the sunset from the wall was magnificent. I wish that all of the people associated with the Royal Kona Resort could know just how please we were with our whole Hawaii experience (thanks much to them).
Paul Levy, El Paso, Texas

Loved Royal Kona!

We loved the Royal Kona! We were looking for a great value on the Big Island, just a clean place to lay our heads after busy days of sightseeing. Of course we contacted Patti Taylor at Great Hawaii Vacations, she has helped us plan many wonderful trips in the past years. The Royal Kona was more than we expected. I enjoyed my coffee every morning on my large lanai ... watching the resident sea turtle and some mornings I would catch a dolphin playing in the waters that front the resort. The rooms were clean & spacious, the staff was excellent. We would return to Royal Kona every afternoon and relax by the ocean front pool and then enjoy a yummy Mai Tai at Don the Beachcomber, the on site restaurant. We could then walk around the shops in Kona Town, have dinner and then walk back to our hotel. Convenience and relaxation, just what we ordered. Thank you Great Hawaii Vacations for another RIGHT ON recommendation!
Patti, ,

Usually Very Good

We have been traveling to Hawaii for several years. When we are visiting the Big Island we have always stayed at the Royal Kona Resort and have reccomended it to our friends. The location is perfect, within walking distance, to downtown Kailua-Kona for my girl friend/wife. The last ime that we stayed here, 2 years ago, they were renovating the buildings and we were booked into a room that NEEDED renovation and was not acceptable. I complained at the desk, and the manager, personally, showed us other rooms, with an upgrade on a room with no extra charge. Clean rooms, good views, especially the corner, ocean front rooms where you have two large balconies, but you have to pay the price. They are continuing the renovations, so rooms in the main building may not be available. I have reservations for August 11, 2007, and will check this out again and post my response.
Bruce, , CA

great hotel

This was surprisingly a great hotel.We had read some of the reviews stating it was under construction and noisy. We arrived to the hotel late as our flight had been delayed 4 hours and the night receptionist was very pleasant in attending to us.We thought the room was far better than we expected with a wonderful view of the ocean and amazing sunsets.The bar overlooking the ocean is a big asset with two of the best bartenders in town.(Garret and Kana). This hotel is in a great location for walking to the shops and restaurants if you don't want to hire a car.We had visited friends at the Hilton and the Sheraton and as nice as these hotels were we much preferred the Royal Kona for convenience and price. We will definately be back.
Holman, West Hills, Ca.

We stay at this hotel for 3-4 weeks every year and find the people, location and service great. If you want perfection, this is not the hotel for you. If you want friendly, comfortable, safe and a good price, this is the best spot where you can walk everywhere. The people that work in the hotel are like family and it's always like going home to relax after working all year. We come home refreshed and happy.
Barbara K., P.G., B.C.

A very pleasant stay

We had a very pleasant stay. The room was spacious, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom compact, but adequate. The aircon was noisy, but the ocean breeze allowed us to leave it off and leave the doors to the large corner balcony open overnight, which was fine. The restaurant was good, as were the many restaurants nearby, all very convenient. An excellent location. We have many beautiful sunset pictures as souvenirs of our stay at Kona and this very nice hotel.
Elsa Wols, Sydney, NSW

First Time in Paradise

The Royal Kona Resort was much more than I expected. I came with a group of six people including my 85 year old mother. We all had a great time for the week that we stayed, the staff was super. It was very easy to get around even for the older people. Everything is right there in short walking distance. My mother in law was disapointed because she wanted to go also. We plan on coming back in November with my 93 year old mother-in-law and my 88 year old aunt (she wants to go snorkling). Royal Kona Resort will be easy and safe for them to get around by themselves. If you are looking for an absolute wonderful place to stay, I highly reccomend the Royal Kona Resort. What a great introduction to paradise.
Ron Porter, Aurora, Illinois

Renovated Rooms Are Great

We were hoping to save some money, so we booked one of the standard Bay Tower rooms. Big mistake. Those rooms are pretty old and need some updating (which the hotel freely admits). We spoke with a manager and he was kind enough to upgrade us to one of the renovated rooms in the Lagoon Tower. What a difference! The room was new and fresh feeling and the oceanview was great. As long as you're in one of the renovated towers (the other one is the Alii Tower I think) then I can't recommend this place enough. Great rooms, great location, great service. Overall, great hotel!
Johnny Kang, San Diego, CA

Great Value!

We recently stayed at the Royal Kona! loved it! rooms were nice and clean, small but nice pool. Beautiful sunsets, view of turtles swimming in the lagoon. fun little town to walk around at night!
michael, new york, new york