Kona Village Resort, once an ancient fishing village, is an inclusive Hawaiian paradise and vacation retreat, providing guests with an experience filled with traditional French Polynesian culture and a true taste of Hawaii.
Life at Kona Village Resort by the Sea Kona Village, on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii offers a collection of Polynesian Style Bungalows in an 82-acre enclave of informal gardens, lagoons, black lava, palm trees and black and white sand beaches. We are an inclusive resort with pricing that includes all meals and many activities. From our resort, there is not a high-rise in sight – only the natural beauty of Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean. Unplugged, unpretentious and unmatched!
In a nod to its oceanfront setting at the site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village, Kona Village has developed a comprehensive program called Alaka‘i Nalu with all-things-water at the program’s core. Enjoy one of the best beaches on the Big Island walking distance from your bungalow and a wonderful protected area perfect for ocean swimming.
There is also spear fishing, deep sea fishing, windsurfing and sailing, snorkeling, boogie boarding, surfing, kayaking, keiki fishing for catch-and-release fun on the edge of the resort’s ancient Hawaiian fishponds, whale watching in the winter, and numerous golf courses to keep you busy.
Alaka’i nalu means “ambassadors of the waves” in the Hawaiian language. Kona Village considers staff to have a much bigger role than just teaching people how to surf. Alaka’i nalu staff promote and teach ancient and modern activities on the water while helping guests develop a deeper respect for the ocean. While learning a new water activity the Alaka’i nalu share their lifelong knowledge about the special connection Hawaii’s people have with the ocean. Each Alaka’i nalu knows that the ocean has important things to teach us all. After spending time with Alaka‘i nalu staff guests quickly learn why they are indeed ambassadors of the ocean.
Alaka‘i nalu offerings at Kahuwai Bay include an Outrigger Canoe Program. Guests learn to paddle a canoe, Hawaiian-style. Alaka`i crew share the historical significance of canoes in context to the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands.
Other activities include Wiwo‘ole Ribcraft Adventures for seasonal whale watching or cruises to hidden snorkeling sites, Scooters (dive propulsion vehicles), Standup Paddleboards, and SCUBA diving, scuba dive instruction and certification programs (Kona Village is a PADI certified resort).
The Junior Alaka‘i nalu program is a three day program that abides by the values of Alaka`i Nalu. Daily activities may include standup paddleboards, windsurfing, free diving, zodiac boat captain, outrigger canoe paddling, sailing, scooter snorkeling, scuba diving and shoreline fishing. The program is exclusively tailored for ages 13-17 and includes three, four-hour sessions. The program is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Kona Village Resort offers a variety of inclusive resort dining options that are suitable for all ages. With three meals a day included in your stay, you will have many opportunities to sample our Hawaiian Polynesian cuisine. Enjoy our oceanside breakfast buffet, casual lunch with an ocean view and indoor/outdoor dining at dinner. Or you may wish to enjoy your favorite tropical beverage at the bayfront Bora Bora lounge or oceanfront Shipwreck bar.
Private beachside dining options are available for romantic evening meals. Creative French Polynesian cuisine fuses traditional favorites with modern elegance in our Hale Samoa.
Our traditional Hawaiian Luau is considered one of the most authentic on the Big Island of Hawaii and our Sunday Brunch is second to none.