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The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa has a unique location atop an ancient lava flow, as deep black cliffs stand as a border between the resort and the brilliantly blue Keauhou Bay.
With its proximity to historic Kailua-Kona, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is an ideal location to enjoy a beautiful resort vacation, while still just minutes away from the excitement of town. This 22-acre resort has breathtaking panoramic views of the oceanfront. Just miles away from Kona International Airport, this resort is an easy drive to the welcoming arms of relaxation.
Over 500 rooms and 10 suites are located in the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa, and while the size of the resort is large, the personal attention to detail and extremely friendly staff make a stay at this resort seem catered to your own desires. All furnished with traditional Hawaiian accents, the guest rooms are spacious, and unobstructed oceanfront views create a sense of relaxation when stepping out onto the private balcony.
Walking around the resort, it is hard not to notice the large pools that easily lure guests in with their aqua blue water and ocean view backdrop. The Manta Ray Super Slide & Pool offers swimmers the chance to dip into the cooling water underneath a warm Hawaiian sun for energetic laps or for relaxation.
A lava tube waterslide sends people around curves and bends until reaching the pool, and a children-friendly section is made with a sand bottom for play. A natural feature that cannot be missed is the way the ocean stretches out behind the pool as if an extension of the resort, as waves crash against the stunning black lava cliffs that line the coast.
Guests do not need to leave the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa to experience mouthwatering dining. There are many different options at the resort where appetites can easily be fulfilled, from upscale restaurants to casual poolside snacks. Keauhou Coffee Co. is the perfect spot to get a taste of Kona’s famous coffee, with Mama’s 100% Kona coffee and pastries to start the day.
Nearby Sliders offers poolside sandwiches, burgers, and wraps, along with a fully stocked bar for those who spend their day lounging by the pool. Manta Ray Bar & Grill is an ideal spot to sip on tropical drinks and share traditional pupus as the sun goes down over the horizon.
Named for the local manta rays that gather along the coast, guests can also catch a glimpse of these marine animals and listen to a complimentary Manta Talks at the resort. A stunning breakfast buffet is served at Kai, and currently, the expansive restaurant serves Hawaiian-inspired cuisine for dinner.
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa makes it easy for guests to experience Hawaiian culture firsthand with Haleo, the Voice of Life lu’au produced by Island Breeze. Held on the resort’s property, attending Haleo is a night full of traditional Hawaiian cuisine, local dance, and music.
The Polynesian lu’au showcases the unique history of Kamehameha III and how the areas of Keauhou and the Big Island have come to be what they are today. Guests can feast on the dishes of executive sous chef Clem Kaimiola, while enjoying a night of dance just steps away from the ocean.
There are over 36,000 square feet of meeting space at Sheraton Keauhou Resort & Spa, with conference rooms and ballrooms accommodating up to 1,200 guests at a time. The resort has the largest ballroom in Kona, and with state of the art equipment and dedicated staff, the hotel is a perfect spot to host a large gathering.
With the resort’s unique location along the coast, outdoor space is easily accessible, hosting up to 1,800 guests. The Keauhou Convention Center is located just adjacent to the resort, making it a desirable spot for meetings, parties, and weddings.
For a taste of pampering, the resort offers the the Ho’ola Spa, where guests can indulge in the ultimate of holistic treatments and relaxation. A number of massages are available, including therapeutic massages, a unique lomi lomi Hawaiian massage, Shiatsu massage, and a traditional Thai massage, among many others.
Classic services, including manicures, pedicures, and facials are popular options at the Ho’ola Spa. The spa offers rejuvenating packages for those who want to experience a variety of spa treatments, as well as wedding and couple treatments.
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is currently undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation throughout its large property, giving the resort a contemporary Hawaiian ambiance. Local designer Sig Zane’s modern Hawaiian design will be showcased throughout the resort in prints and patterns that take cultural aspects of the land and ocean, and bring it into the comforts of each guest room. With updated interior décor, Sig Zane’s designs is set to bring the spirit of Aloha into the grand space of the resort.
Not only will each guest room be renovated, many changes to the resort’s selection of dining options will undergo transformations. The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa’s signature restaurant, Kai, is set to become Aina Kai, where guests can enjoy a rejuvenating breakfast with spectacular views of the bay.
Aina Kai will host larger group gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, but there will be no shortage of restaurant options for lunch and dinner. Transforming the Manta Ray Bar & Grill to Rays at the Bay will become the resort’s ultimate oceanfront restaurant, where diners can enjoy freshly prepared dishes for lunch and dinner along the stunning water views. With the resort’s optimal location, enjoying a locally sourced dinner surrounded by a tropical sunset is sure to be a show-stopping way to spend an evening.
The Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa currently offers an exciting variety of activities and is set to include many more in the next upcoming months. The Kona Surf Sports & Activities Center will be available for guests who want to participate in recreational activities in Kona and Keauhou Bay, including some of the nearby golf courses.
The resort takes pride in sharing the rich cultural history of the area and the island with an in depth cultural program. The Director of Cultural & Leisure Activities, Alak’I Ho’oluana, is set to bring guests on complimentary tours that touch upon the culture of the Big Island, as well as poolside activities that showcase the spirit of Aloha.
The multimillion dollar renovation project is currently underway, as it started in January 2012 and will be completed in June 2012. While the resort goes through its renewal, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is still open to guests with the spirit of Aloha. For more information on making a reservation, visit Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa.