15 Facts About Kona Kai Resort & Spa That Will Make You Book a Mini-Vacay ASAP

We Heart Kona Kai, and So Will You

Written By: Jordan Ligons Kona Kai Resort & Spa

‘Tis the season of summertime. Clear skies, cool drinks and warm sand—it’s like a season long Sunday Funday. When planning your summer escape, check out Kona Kai Resort & Spa in Point Loma. Sweeping views of the marina await you for either a family-friendly vacay, couple’s retreat or a girlfriend getaway! Here’s 15 reasons you’ll never want to leave Kona Kai Resort & Spa.


  1. Make Your own S’mores

Whether it’s poolside or on the beach, bask in the one-of-a-kind #views and create your own summertime-certified treat. Custom s’mores kits are available for purchase conveniently around the resort. Every purchase supports the local Point Loma Girl Scouts chapter!


  1. Relax at SpaTerre

Opt for the seasonal massage, manicure or pedicure—there’s no bad choice here. Kona Kai is the only spa in Southern California that has the Quartz Heated Sand Table for an exclusive massage.


  1. Listen to Live Entertainment

In Vessel Restaurant + Lounge Thursday to Sunday, let the summertime tunes whisk you away. Whether it’s DJ TM on the ones and twos or bands like Arnie & Friends, you’ll be up dancing in no time.


  1. Enjoy Friday Night Movies

Grab the popcorn and lemonade and head to the pool for a Friday Night family-friendly flick. Catch your fave movie on the following dates:

June: 16, 23, 30
July: 7, 14, 21, 28
August: 4, 11, 18, 25


  1. Rent a Cabana

Enjoy the “Cabana Menu” while relaxing at Kona Kai. Highlights include a Vessel Cadillac Margarita and Seafood Poke from the Tiki Bar, perfect for dining poolside.


  1. Come to Kids Korner

Make it a family affair! Play board games, ping pong, do arts and crafts and partake in giant-size Jenga! Kids Korner is available 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


  1. Cruise Along Shelter Island

Hop on their complimentary beach cruisers to tour the beautiful Shelter Island.


  1. Get Fit While on Vacay

Enjoy one of the free fitness classes taught by certified trainers and break a sweat while overlooking the marina. Some classes include Fat Burning Mat Pilates, Aqua Boot Camp, Aqua Zumba, Bosu & Core and Thai Chi Ki Gong to keep up your workout routine.

  1. Have Fun in the Sun

Some of Kona Kai’s beach activities include lawn bowling, bean bag toss, volleyball and badminton, but don’t forget to cap your night off with a bonfire on the beach!


  1.  Have a “Picnic in the Park”

Pack a sandwich, chips, dessert and drinks for a romantic summer must.


  1. Go for the Ride of Your Life on San Diego Bay

Jump on a jet ski for classic fun. Stop by the Kona Kai Marina office for all rentals.


  1. Kayak Around Point Loma

Reach out and touch the seals and marine life with this up close and personal adventure.


  1. Rent a SUP

Work your core with a stand-up paddle board rental from Kona Kai.


  1. See the Downtown Skyline and Coronado Bridge

See all that San Diego’s bay has to offer with a powerboat rental.


  1. Enjoy Al Fresco Dining

As the Italian phrase goes, be “in the cool air” at Vessel’s bar, lounge and outdoor patio. Order seafood delights like the Spicy Tuna Tacos or the Seared Diver Scallops from Chef Roy Hendrickson’s spectacular seaside menu.

Kona Kai Resort & Spa
1551 Shelter Island Dr
San Diego, CA 92106
Reasons You’ll Never Want to Leave Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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Jordan is a storyteller with a creative passion for things LOCALE. She loves dogs, macaroni and cheese and buying shoes. This former student-athlete could always be found watching ESPN or actively engaged in a Kobe-verse-LeBron debate, with Kobe winning every time.


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