There are a number of Big Island resorts to choose from, and while some are quite luxurious and expensive, others offer a good amount of amenities at a more reasonable price. The Royal Kona Resort is one of the more affordable resorts on the Big Island, and its location on Kailua Bay is hard to find fault with. The Royal Kona comprises eleven delightful oceanfront acres, and while the private beach here is rocky, there is a sheltered lagoon area for swimming. You can also splash around in the oceanfront swimming pool if you prefer. Kona Town is just a short walk away, so you can enjoy everything that it has to offer when you're not taking advantage of the various amenities at the Royal Kona Resort.
The Royal Resort in Kona was built in 1968, and its architectural style remains impressive. Renovations have helped give the resort a fresher appeal, and guests will enjoy plenty of modern conveniences. The open-air lobby is among the highlights at the Royal Kona, as its columns separate the attractive check-in desks and sitting areas from equally attractive saltwater ponds and tropical gardens. Over at the split-level swimming pool, a large sundeck offers an ideal place to sunbathe or relax on sunny days. Families with small kids will appreciate the fact that the Royal Kona swimming pool features a kid-friendly area. When you're not swimming in the pool or the protected saltwater swimming area, you can play a tennis at the hotel's tennis club. The Royal Kona Resort Tennis Club boasts four courts, three of which are lighted in case you want to play an evening match or work on your serve after the sun goes down.
A Big Island vacation can wear you out, as there are plenty of fun things to see and do. After a full day of hiking, golfing, or whatever else you choose to do, enjoying a rejuvenating treatment at the Royal Kona Resort's on-site massage and spa center is always an option. Once you're recharged and ready to go again, you can head to the resort's activity desk and plan your next adventure. The staff at the activity desk can help arrange things such as helicopter tours, whale-watching cruises, and snorkeling excursions, among other things. When it comes time to relax, the comfortable guest rooms at the Royal Resort in Kona provide an ample amount of amenities to take advantage of.
There are 436 guest rooms at the Royal Kona Resort, and all are clean, comfortable, and have plenty of amenities. Three main towers house the guest rooms, which vary when it comes to amenities, overall decor, and price. The Alii and Lagoon Towers boast the more upscale guest rooms, so you can book a unit in the Bay Tower if you're looking to save on rates. Room sizes range from 390 to 450 square feet, and ocean views are optional if you have a little extra to spend. As for standard amenities in all of the guest units, they include a private balcony, cable TV, a digital phone with voice mail service, a mini-fridge, an electronic safe, a radio alarm clock, air-conditioning, coffee and tea service, dataports, a hair dryer, and an iron.
While the restaurants of Kona Town won't be far away during your stay at the Royal Kona Resort, you'll want to make it a point to enjoy at least one meal at the on-site Don the Beachcomber Restaurant. This award-winning restaurant not only offers fantastic ocean views but tempting dishes as well. Pacific Fusion cuisine is the specialty at Don the Beachcomber, and the seafood and prime rib selections are worth indulging in if you can't make up your mind. Don the Beachcomber Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and dinner, and if you are looking for a convenient place to grab lunch or drinks during the day, the on-site Don's Mai Tai Bar won't let you down. Luaus, which are popular dining and entertainment events that every Hawaii traveler should experience, are offered on throughout the week at the Royal Resort in Kona, so you can consider adding one or more of these events to your dining plans as well. It's all about the quintessential Hawaiian resort experience at the Royal Kona, and the friendly rates only help to make a stay here all the more attractive.