Kona Kai Resort & Spa

3* out of 5 stars

Situated on the tip of Shelter Island, this California-chic hotel offers a vibrant, fresh and luxury casual setting for those looking for a peaceful San Diego holiday. Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a Polynesian-inspired hotel set in a beautifully designed Spanish colonial-style estate. Each of the 170 rooms are designed to reflect the laid-back vibes of Southern California while providing colourful décor and luxury amenities to ensure comfort and sophistication. The sweeping views of the bay or marina are guaranteed to make you feel truly immersed in the beauty of San Diego.

Things to do at Kona Kai Resort & Spa

What better way to enjoy the California sunshine than lounging by a private beach or pool? The newly-renovated pool area features two swimming pools, one family-friendly and one adult-only, both overlooking the views of the bay. Guests will have the option of renting a private poolside or beach cabana, equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi, seating for eight people, two lounge chairs, bottled water and snacks. Children are welcome to visit the Kids Korner, while parents can sip on a cocktail or two at the hotel’s Tiki Bar, located by the adult-only pool. Work your muscles at the hotel’s fitness centre and take part in a complimentary fitness class. Treat yourself to a pamper session at SpaTerre and indulge in a massage on their alpha-quartz sand bed, designed to alleviate pain and effectively loosen knots in your muscles.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa Location

Set in the up-and-coming neighbourhood in Point Loma, San Diego, Kona Kai takes advantage of the quiet space while incorporating a stylish flare. Explore the region by renting kayaks and rowing out onto the bay, or cruise along with one of their jet skis. If you plan on travelling by land, the hotel offers Beach Cruiser Bikes to rent.


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Facilities

  • Beach
  • Beachfront location
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Private Beach
  • Swimming Pool

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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.