For nearly forty years, Kona Village Resort has offered refuge for
families seeking time to reacquaint while experiencing the true
Hawaii. Situated within 82 acres along the Big Island’s Kohala
Coast, this hideaway features 125 individual thatched roof hale
(bungalows) amidst lush, tropical landscaping. Here, families find
the opportunity to learn first hand about Hawaii’s culture while
enjoying one another in a pure hideaway setting.
What makes the resort so appealing for families, according to
Laurence Mountcastle, Kona Village’s Director of Sales and
Marketing, is its actual village nature. “Families feel secure at
Kona Village,” Mountcastle remarked. “Kids can run and play with
other kids here. There isn’t a lot of transient activity, so
there’s a comfort factor that I don’t think you can feel in a lot
of other hotels.”
Since resort employees are like ohana (family) to one another,
guests are welcomed as extended family members - which is
considered one of the reasons why Kona Village boasts one of the
highest return guest ratios in Hawaii.
“We have about 62% repeat business,” noted Mountcastle. “We see
between 20 to 30 family reunions each year with anywhere from 15 to
70 people. And a lot of our guests return every two to three
Kona Village’s inclusive plan covers three meals daily (special
children’s dinner service is offered nightly), a Friday evening
Polynesian luau with music and dance, complimentary children’s and
activities program daily (except May and September), and dozens of
daily activities geared to all ages.
Activities include bamboo pole fishing contests in the resort’s
ponds, ukulele classes, ti-leaf hula skirt making, hula lessons,
lawn games, and unlimited use of the tennis courts and fitness
center. Guests can also learn about the history of Kaupulehu and
Kona Village Resort during complimentary historical property tours
and tours to the resort’s centuries-old petroglyph field.
Families favoring the water will appreciate that ocean gear is
provided, including kayaks, laser sailboats, snorkeling equipment,
boogie boards, outrigger canoes and even glass bottom boat
excursions in Kahuwai Bay fronting the resort’s sandy beach. For a
break from the Pacific, Kona Village also boasts two freshwater
Large two-room hale comfortably accommodate up to five. Each
features a refrigerator stocked with bottled water, juices, soft
drinks and 100% Kona coffee. If Big Island touring is on the
agenda, box lunches or off-property lunch vouchers are
Family rates start at $875 per night, triple occupancy from Dec.
5, 2004 - Nov. 26, 2005. Through Nov. 27, rates are from $850.
Children two and under are complimentary. Additional guest rates
are based on guest age.