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