Kona Kai Resort & Spa

3* out of 5 stars

The Kona Kai San Diego, exquisitely set on the tip of Shelter Island, embodies modern luxury in a vibrant, fresh setting. Inspired by Polynesian themes and nestled within a Spanish colonial-style estate, this resort, with its 170 elegantly designed rooms, captures the essence of Southern California's laid-back vibe while guaranteeing unparalleled luxury. From enjoying the serenity of one of California's only privately-owned beaches to the panoramic bay views, Kona Kai promises a serene and memorable experience.

Accommodation at Kona Kai San Diego

Immerse yourself in the blend of casual luxury and island zest that the newly renovated rooms and suites offer. The colours reflect Southern California's vibrant atmosphere, and the comfort and sophistication are undeniable. Every room ensures a scenic embrace, be it the breathtaking bay or the serene marina, inviting you to indulge in San Diego's natural beauty.

Dining at Kona Kai San Diego

Experience exquisite waterfront dining at the newly opened Vessel Restaurant on Shelter Island. Indulge in exceptional dining throughout the day, surrounded by breathtaking panoramic waterfront vistas. Unwind and savour the San Diego Bay's sunset and gentle tropical breezes as you indulge in the finest Southern Californian cuisine. Complementing the dining scene are multiple pool bars on Shelter Island, ensuring refreshing beverages are always within your reach.

Things to do at Kona Kai San Diego

Whether you're looking to relax or embark on an adventure, Kona Kai has a plethora of activities. Lounge in style by one of the pools – choose between family-friendly or adult-only vibes – or bask on the resort’s private beach. Private cabanas equipped with modern amenities ensure you can enjoy the Californian sun in luxury. For the more active, the state-of-the-art fitness centre and complimentary classes keep you energised. And for moments of relaxation, SpaTerre is your sanctuary. With unique treatments like massages on the alpha-quartz sand bed, rejuvenation is just a step away. Explore the Point Loma neighbourhood with kayak rentals, jet ski cruises, or Beach Cruiser Bikes, ensuring every moment at Kona Kai becomes a cherished memory.

Know Before You Go

It is standard practice for resorts/hotels within the USA to charge a mandatory resort fee which is payable locally. This fee can be anywhere between $5 to $50 per room per night and is not included in the cost of your Kenwood Travel holiday. Expect to pay a resort fee of approximately $45 + tax, per room per night (subject to change).

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Accommodation

Deluxe Room

Guestrooms featuring luxurious bathrooms and a private balcony or patio. Room Includes: 1 king or 2 queen beds; 360 square feet; connecting rooms available; plush robes; bathrooms with glass shower enclosures and rain showerheads; complimentary high-speed internet (wired and wireless); flat screen television with premium entertainment channels; mini refrigerator; full bath amenities; in-room coffee maker with complimentary coffee; private balcony or patio; in-room dining available.

Marina View Junior Suite

Begin your day with a steaming cup of coffee or bubbly mimosa while watching the sunrise and listening to the sound of lapping waves at your doorstep. These stunning new suites surround you with the ultimate luxury. Each suite offers vast views of the Point Loma Hillside or San Diego Bay from your private balcony. Suite features: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King with Sofa bed; 420 square feet; Sleeper sofa and sitting area; Oversized private balcony overlooking the marina or bay; Balcony ceiling fan; Oversized soaking tub with natural bay lighting; Oversized shower with rain head faucet and mosaic tiles; Premium coffee offerings; Premium Indulgence snack basket; Mini refrigerator with integrated desk; 42-inch plasma televisions.

Bayview Junior Suite

Begin your day with a steaming cup of coffee or bubbly mimosa while watching the sunrise and listening to the sound of lapping waves at your doorstep. These stunning new suites surround you with the ultimate luxury. Each suite offers vast views of San Diego Bay from your private balcony. Suite features: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King with Sofa bed; 420 square feet; Sleeper sofa and sitting area; Oversized private balcony overlooking the marina or bay; Balcony ceiling fan; Oversized soaking tub with natural bay lighting; Oversized shower with rain head faucet and mosaic tiles; Premium coffee offerings; Premium Indulgence snack basket; Mini refrigerator with integrated desk; 42-inch plasma televisions.

Waterfront Fireplace Junior Suite

Experience the brand new Fireplace Junior Suites at Kona Kai! Create lasting memories with your friends and family as you relax on your balcony or leather sofas, sipping cocktails and enjoying the spectacular sunrises or sunsets. Suites include: 420 square feet; sleeper sofa and sitting Area; oversized private balcony overlooking the marina or bay; double sided gas fireplace; oversized soaking tub with natural bay lighting; oversized shower with rainhead faucet and mosaic tiles; premium coffee offerings; premium Indulgence snack basket; mini refrigerator with integrated desk; 42-inch plasma televisions; Wi-Fi access.

Marina View Room

 Nothing compares to catching a gorgeous sunset over Kona Kai Marina on your private balcony or patio. The rooms boast luxurious bathrooms and private patios or balconies. Room Includes: 1 king or 2 queen beds; 360 square feet; connecting rooms available; plush robes; bathrooms with glass shower enclosures and rain showerheads; complimentary high-speed internet (wired and wireless); flat screen television with premium entertainment channels; mini refrigerator; full bath amenities; in-room coffee maker with complimentary coffee; private balcony or patio; in-room dining available.

Bay View Room

Relax in one of the bayfront rooms and watch the sailboats and US Navy ships cruise by in the San Diego Bay. Room Includes: 1 king or 2 queen beds; 360 square feet; connecting rooms available; plush robes; bathrooms with glass shower enclosures and rain showerheads; complimentary high-speed internet (wired and wireless); flat screen television with premium entertainment channels; mini refrigerator; full bath amenities; in-room coffee maker with complimentary coffee; private balcony or patio; in-room dining available.

Facilities

  • Accessible rooms & facilities
  • Adult pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Beachfront location
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Private Beach
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Wi-Fi

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Food & Drink

Paloma Bar

Relaxing time just got better at the Kona Kai Resorts brand new Paloma Bar. Come and sit by the pool and enjoy this new seaside Oasis. After a few hours of relaxing at the Pool pull up a seat at Paloma Bar and sip on one of your favourite cocktails or have a mixologist make you one of the many specialty drinks featured on the menu. Relaxing in the sun always makes you hungry so be sure to try one of the many Baja coastal cuisine offerings. Sunsets are spectacular at this amazing new venue so head on down and experience Paloma Bar and make some new vacation memories.

Tiki Bar

Overlooking Kona Kai Marina, the Tiki Bar and Pool has sweeping views of the picturesque Point Loma hillside. With four deluxe cabanas for rental, stay poolside and enjoy the San Diego sunshine while sipping on cocktails from our Tiki Bar. Kid-approved club sandwiches, chicken fingers, mock cocktails and frozen treats are available for the little ones, while specialty cocktails and frozen drinks for the adults are made to order. Check out the poolside daily specials from the mixologists!

Vessel Restaurant

Fresh off of a transformation that includes the addition of a 360° bar at its centre and video wall showcasing local landscapes, Vessel is one of San Diego’s most sought after dining venues. The coastal fare created by Chef Roy incorporates local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, taking traditional delicacies and giving them a flavourful twist.