by Whitney Rife
The Royal Kona is a landmark hotel in the heart of historic Kailua-Kona on the Big Island. Over 430 rooms, in three towers, feature expansive lanais, air conditioning, flat-screen televisions and mini-refrigerators. Families can choose to stay in a room that faces the ocean or mountains. Don the Beachcomber Restaurant offers rooftop views, breakfast and dinner dishes that showcase Pacific Fusion cuisine. An oceanfront split-level swimming pool overlooks the private beach and saltwater, snorkeling lagoon. A massage and spa center is also at the resort. The resort holds celebratory luau three days of the week. Families should not miss the chance to witness traditional luau dancing, music and fire shows. Nearby, families can visit the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Our Editor Loves
- Oceanfront pool
- Private beach and snorkeling lagoon
- Traditional luaus