A Royal Experience

Rediscover the Royal Kona Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii

By: Advertorial

The oceanfront Royal Kona Resort is an architectural marvel set on twelve lush topical acres overlooking Kailua Bay in the heart of historic Kailua Village. With three unique towers, many of the guestrooms feature stunning views of the Pacific from their own private lanai.

Following a multi-million dollar renovation improvement program, the Royal Kona Resort is proud to announce enhancements to the Resort. Stay in one of our brand-new Deluxe guestrooms in the Alii Tower and enjoy all the modern conveniences and amenities in a finely appointed setting.

Guests dine right at the water’s edge at our new open-air Don the Beachcomber specialty-themed restaurant serving breakfast and dinner daily. Headed by celebrated executive chef Mikel Lamb, formerly of the Grand Wailea in Maui and the Hog’s Breath Inn in Carmel, California, Don the Beachcomber presents one of Kona's finest breakfast buffets including delicious Belgian waffles and cooked-to-order omelets. A-la-carte menu items are also available. For dinner, guests can sample mouth-watering Pacific Rim Fusion cuisine, Prime Rib and Seafood selections and our signature Huli Huli chicken. Watch your food being freshly prepared by the culinary team in our new Exhibition Show Kitchen.

Not hungry for a full meal? Step next door to Don’s Mai Tai Bar, the perfect open-air, oceanfront setting for viewing stunning sunsets while sipping an original Don the Beachcomber Mai Tai or a cool Hawaiian tropical drink and snacking on island-style appetizers. Watch live entertainment or catch a sporting event on the big screen T.V.

Enjoy a day at the Resort swimming in the multi-level pool or learn to snorkel in our protected saltwater lagoon perfect for children or beginner snorkeling and soak up the sun at our inviting private beach area. Search for souvenirs for friends and family back home at our Resort shops or stroll into Kailua Village and hunt through the unique local shops for gifts. Play a set of tennis or rejuvenate with a treatment at our spa.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of a vibrant Hawaiian sunset, the Resort is home to the “Lava Legends & Legacies Polynesian Luau” presented by the award-winning Tihati Productions. Feel the extraordinary energy and appeal of this dynamic and popular Polynesian show at Kailua-Kona's only true oceanfront Luau. Enjoy an evening that begins with an open bar, traditional Imu (underground oven) ceremony and an authentic island-style buffet while experiencing a celebration of the music and dances of the South Pacific.

Improvements to the landscaping, multi-level swimming pool and private beach and snorkeling lagoon have made the Resort tops in recreational fun but true adventure seekers will thrill at the opportunity to discover the Big Island’s wealth of activity, history and diversity.

Once famous as the summer playground for Hawaiian monarchs, the Big Island offers something for everyone. One of the most fascinating aspects of the Big Island is its geographical diversity, offering 11 out of the 13 climatic zones in the world. Tour the largest island in the Hawaiian chain and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the scenery changes around you. Visitors to the Big Island can walk around Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and explore lava tubes, steam vents, sulfur banks and ancient petroglyphs; see glorious landscapes including deserts, coffee plantations, macadamia nut orchards, hardened lava fields, wild orchid meadows and tropical jungles; visit the world’s largest privately owned cattle ranch; view the night skies from the observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea; hike to magnificent waterfalls; walk along powder-white, black and green sand beaches; and even snorkel and play in the Pacific alongside dolphins, sea turtles and manta rays. Visit our on-site activities desk for assistance in planning your stay in paradise.

The Big Island is enigmatic, experience it once and you will be captured by the mysterious beauty of this Island and its people.

For more information and reservations call 1-800-22-ALOHA or visit our website at www.royalkona.com/taw