Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa At Keauhou Bay

4.5 stars from 7 reviews
Address 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
This family-friendly resort offers the diversity of Hawaii's Big Island – from stargazing atop majestic Mauna Kea to tours of nearby Kona Coffee farms.

Features
• Building: High Rise • Building: Hotel
• Property: Business Center • Property: Dining On Site
• Property: Fitness Room • Room: Coffee Maker
• Room: Hair Dryer • Room: Iron & Board
• Room: Mini Fridge • Room: Safe
• Recreation: Hot Tub • Recreation: Pool
• Recreation: Sauna • Recreation: Water Park
• Recreation: Water Slides • Internet: Extra Fee

Full Description
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is situated on the iconic lava rocks of the Kona coast, overlooking historically significant Keauhou Bay. This oceanfront resort has an outfitters store called The Flying Fish – which provides an all-access pass to paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, surfing, boat tours and exploring the pristine reef.

There're also ocean view restaurants that partner with local farms and fishermen to serve fresh ingredients. At the Rays on the Bay restaurant, guests can enjoy live music seven nights per week by fire pit and observe Manta Rays in their natural habitat. Additionally, a weekly luau is provided.


Offering an ultimate pool experience, guests can enjoy the 200-foot lava tube water slide, hot tubs, sprouting fountains and sandy-bottomed children's play area. There's also Ho'ola Spa, which offers a healing Himalayan Salt Room and an oceanfront treatment patio.

Featured amenities include a business center, limo / town car service, and audiovisual equipment.

Rooms
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa offers 485 guest rooms and 24 suites. Large furnished lanai (balcony) compliment the ample space in each room to unwind with views of the Pacific, tropical gardens or the slopes of Hualalai.

All guest rooms include Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ bed (one king or two doubles) Down pillows, down comforters and luxurious, soft cotton linens; 37” Flat Panel television with more than 20 channels, On Demand movies and other entertainment options; Wi-Fi internet access; mini refrigerator; coffee maker with Kona coffee blend and Stash teas; in room safe; hair dryer, iron and ironing board; Shine bath products; lounge chair, lighted desk and chair; oversized furnished lanai

SPG Level rooms also include daily newspaper delivery, bathrobes, and additional Shine bath products including loofa sponges. Valet dry cleaning and laundry service is also available – as well as coin operated laundry facilities, and in-room dining for a leisurely breakfast or a romantic dinner on the private lanai.

On-site Dining
At Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, guests can choose from a variety of restaurants where meals offered are highlighted by locally grown ingredients and fresh seafood.

Rays on the Bay offers an oceanfront island-inspired setting for dining and cocktails. Rays on the Bay allows guests to view manta rays in their natural environment.


Ainakai offers tropical buffet that feature locally-grown seasonal fruit and breakfast favorites.

Holua Poolside Bar & Lounge offers a casual lunch with sliders and cocktails.

Keauhou Coffee Co. serves Mama's 100% Kona Coffee, house-baked pastries, island fruits and much more.

There's also morning and evening in-room delivery available – as well as a luau.

Spa Services
Hoola Spa offers Hawaii's unique cultural and healing traditions, which are incorporated into services such as massage, facial and body treatments. There is also a recently introduced Himalayan Salt Room.

Additionally, there's a hair and nail salon with professional stylists that offers trims, trendy cuts, colors or elegant up-dos for a destination wedding.

Activities
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa provides cultural tours, hula lesson, and yoga - among other activities. Guests can learn the art of lei-making or the basics of playing the ulukele and dancing hula.

Sheraton Kona also hosts new complimentary Manta Talks at the Manta Ray Learning Center (adjacent to Rays on the Bay) Monday through Saturday. Here, guests can learn more about the history, cultural significance and behavior of these "gentle giants" from expert staff, and then watch real manta rays at Paakai Point.


There're also scheduled races down the Manta Ray pool super slide – and a sports area with tennis and basketball, as well as sand volleyball.

Pool and Recreation
Guests of Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa are treated to a water slide and multi-level system of pools dramatically nestled along the ocean's lava cliffs. Containing more than 360,000 gallons of water and with a combined surface area of 14,100 square feet, the Manta Ray Super Slide & Pool means guests of any age can enjoy.

Two whirlpool spas are also tucked beneath lava rock outcroppings – and a river system connects the upper and lower pools, which leads to a waterfall and transitions a 200-foot-long lava tube water slide.

The water slide is the center of pool – and there's a 900-square-foot sandy-bottomed children's pool area that includes a shallow water beach area for play.

Shops
The Flying Fish is a retail and activity outfitter that provides "local" information about how best to access Hawaii's iconic and insider-only experiences. Car rentals and directions, island activity and Luau reservations, access to Keauhou Bay and water sports rentals, last-minute sundries, equipment, and beverages, and expert information are all available at The Flying Fish.

Lamonts Sundries offers Hawaiian gifts, memorable souvenirs and keepsakes. They also offer snacks, cold beverages, sundries, health and beauty items along with magazines and newspapers.

Maui Divers Jewelry is Hawaii's largest jewelry manufacturer and retailer – and offers unique designs that feature South Seas pearls, Japanese Akoya pearls, diamonds, Australian opals, corals and other precious gemstones.

Each day at Sheraton Kona artisans showcase and sell their crafts. Items may include paintings (watercolors, oils), prints, quilts, coconut shell jewelry and more.

Each Wednesday, there is Ho'oulu Community Farmers Market on the lawn at the entrance to Sheraton Kona. Here, guest can find produce, coffee, macadamia nuts, plus arts and crafts. Up to 40 vendors offer locally grown and made products, all using locally sourced components.
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Richard P
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 50
Likes Received: 3
On a trip to explore the Big Island, I decided to stay at the Sheraton Kona because of good things I had heard as a member of the SPG program. The reviews were good and I wasn't disappointed. My room had a great view of the ocean and I enjoyed sunset on the balcony with a warm breeze and a cool drink. All of the amenities I expected from a Starwood property were there, the staff was friendly and had good recommendations on where to eat in Kona. While I only stayed for one night, I could easily have spent several days here and recommend it to others looking for good lodging on the Big Island.
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Mitchell L
Joined: Jan 2018
Reviews: 11
Likes Received: 3
A wonderful resort and we had an amazing time here. The ocean front pool is a great way to cool off when you don't want to drive to the beach. Everything here was nice and we would definitely stay here again.
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laura m
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 21
Likes Received: 0
This hotel had the most amazing pool and water slide. They had great views of the ocean. The rooms were nice, but the hotel is in need of an upgrade. The bathrooms were outdated and could use a good tile scubbing. The best part of the hotel was being able to look out onto the bay at dark and see the manta rays. We would probably stay here on future trips but would not make it our hub.
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Linda O
Joined: Jul 2016
Reviews: 2
Likes Received: 1
Place was absolutely breathtaking everything about it was beautiful. Everywhere you looked was absolute oceanfront beauty. Everyone there was so polite just a pleasure to be around wish I could have stayed forever. No hotel I've been to since can hold a candle to it.
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Teresa M
Joined: Mar 2016
Reviews: 6
Likes Received: 0
Loved staying here. The pool was incredible. Loved the hammock. The bed was so comfortable. Highly recommended!
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paul c
Joined: Feb 2016
Reviews: 8
Likes Received: 2
Wonderful oceanfront resort. Great location to experience Kona and the ironman triathlon.
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Consensus Guy
Joined: Jul 2013
Reviews: 11148
Likes Received: 26
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa has an overall rating of 4 stars from hundreds of reviews.

Most reviewers enjoyed their stay and stated that the property was relaxing and well-maintained. The rooms were also said to be clean and the amenities were found to be good.

Additionally, many appreciated the location. On the downside, a few people said the service could be improved.
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