For more than forty years, Kona Village Resort has offered
refuge for families seeking time together time to rejuvenate and
time to get reacquainted with one another while learning and
experiencing the true Hawaii. As Hawaii's only nearly-all-inclusive
resort, the Polynesian-style property accomplishes this and more in
a splendid Big Island setting.
Nestled amid abundant tropical landscaping in individual
thatched roof hale (bungalows), families learn firsthand about the
culture of Hawaii, while doing as much or as little as they like
each day and enjoying one another in the process.
Kona Village rates are inclusive of three island-inspired meals
daily served oceanfront (special children's dinner service is
offered nightly), a Wednesday and Friday evening luau with music
and dance reflective of Hawaiian and Polynesian cultures, a Tuesday
evening Paniolo (cowboy) BBQ, a daily program of complimentary
children's (ages 5-12) activities (except May and September), and
dozens of daily pastimes geared to the whole family.
The fun includes 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 resort’s tennis courts and
fitness center. Guests can learn about the surrounding area during
guided historical and petrogylph tours that share the rich culture
of this once-thriving Hawaiian fishing village.
For families who love the water, Kona Village is ideal. Included
in the rates are most non-motorized water sports equipment such as
kayaks, laser sailboats, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, surf
boards and outrigger canoes for excursions in pristine Kahuwai Bay,
fronting the resort's sandy beach. Following a one-time
instructional safety lesson (fee applies), use of stand-up
paddleboards and windsurfing is included for the remainder of a
"The inclusive pricing of meals and activities at Kona Village
creates so much value for our guests when compared to other
resorts," said Ulrich Krauer, general manager. "Families love
knowing they can participate in so many things without worrying
about added costs. And the most amazing thing happens to families
when they come to Kona Village - they actually reconnect and talk
to one another!"
The resort offers a vast array of scuba options for seasoned
regulars who have dived around the world or beginners still
discovering the mesmerizing world beneath the ocean's surface.
Programs for kids range from Bubble Makers for younger children to
the Seal Team, that allows children to participate in five PADI
Aqua Missions for Seal Team certification.
Another option allows non-certified divers to experience the
thrill of scuba diving in the protected environment of the bay. The
resort's exciting ribcraft (rigid inflatable boat) offers snorkel
adventures along the coastline, seasonal teen-only cruises to
remote beaches, and sunset cruises for families and friends.
Other resort activities include luxurious spa treatments,
deep-sea fishing and private tennis lessons. Kona Village's on-site
concierge can arrange car rentals and island excursions such as
helicopter tours to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, horseback
riding and golf.
A large two-room hale comfortably accommodates up to three while
an ohana (family) hale can sleep up to nine. Each spacious hale
offers a refrigerator that is kept stocked with complimentary
bottled water, juices and soft drinks. If Big Island touring is on
the day's itinerary, then box lunches or off-property lunch
vouchers are provided.
Through December 21, rates are from $975 per night (plus tax and
gratuity) for a two-room hale sleeping three persons. Children four
and under are complimentary. Additional guest rates are based on
From lei greeting to meals, tennis to ocean activities and
children's programs to fitness center use, the inclusive list of
amenities means that families can simply enjoy Hawaii and one
another without added expenses.