Kona Kai Resort & Spa

San Diego, USA

The hotel

This elegant California hotel is on Shelter Island, overlooking the Kona Kai Marina. With a private beach and a newly renovated pool, your stay here will be a real treat. Why not grab yourself a cabana and head to the poolside bar for a refreshing drink – and take in the views of the marina. If you fancy something a bit more active, enjoy one of the many water sports, join in a free fitness class or take a ride along the bay on one of the resort's free bikes.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Anniversary and special occasions
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on Shelter Island on Kona Kai Marina, minutes from Downtown San Diego and San Diego’s International Airport.

Hotel information

170 rooms, including 46 new luxury suites, set over 3 floors in 1 building, all with spectacular water views. All with private patio or balcony, air-conditoning and heating, flatscreen TV with premium entertainment channels, telephone, complimentary coffee, mini-fridge, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, iron and board. Deluxe Guestrooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Premium Rooms offer 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Suites are also available, featuring sophisticated coastal design, spa-inspired bathrooms with bath and rainfall shower, and bay or marina views from an oversized balcony. 

  • Upgrade promotion: receive a complimentary one room upgrade for completed stays until 31 Dec '20. 

    Offer is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Please note black out dates apply. Offer is valid on all room types except suites. 

  • Upgrade Promotion: Book before 31 Dec 2020 for completed stays between 16 Jul '19  - 31 Dec '20 and receive a complimentary upgrade. 

    Offer is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Please note black out dates apply. Offer is valid on all room types except suites. 

Why is this a Virgin Holidays Favourite?

With its private beach, pools for both adults and kids, and a bar overlooking the marina, you'll get the best resort experience here - as well as beautiful sunset views.

Exclusive Virgin Holidays benefits:

  • Book before 31 Dec '20 for completed stays between 16 Jul '19-31 Dec '20 and receive a complimentary room upgrade.
  • Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time. Please note black out dates apply. Offer is valid on all room types, except suites.

Vessel restaurant (local coastal cuisine, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tiki Bar and adults-only pool bar. Resort pool and adults-only pool. Pool and beach cabanas*. Spa*. Fitness centre. Complimentary fitness classes. Private beach and firepits. Water activity centre* including kayaks and paddle boards. Volleyball. Badminton. Complimentary bikes. Fishing*. Beach parties. Kona Kai Marina with bay cruises* and dinner cruises*. Gift shop. Room service*. WiFi*. Self-parking $34, plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change)

This hotel has resort fees that are included in the room rate (subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - Daily Newspaper in Lobby - WiFi - Fitness centre and steam room - Towel Service at pool and spa. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Jul 5, 2020 Demishkas

Thanks to Sean and Alyssa, my partner and I had the most relaxing vacation post quarantine. The resort was super clean and the front desk helped me with all the questions I had to put my mind at ease. Great food & Amazing views! I would recommend anyone to stay here! Thank you Kona Kai!
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Jul 3, 2020 katiecnp

We were so well cared for! Alyssa and Sean (sp?) went out of their ways to accommodate our stay. Alyssa hand picked a beautiful room with a gorgeous view of the marina! After a 7 hour drive, it was PERFECT! Delicious cocktails at the restaurant, lovely beach area, sitting around the fire at night, everything was awesome! Thank you so much! We are… Read more
We were so well cared for! Alyssa and Sean (sp?) went out of their ways to accommodate our stay. Alyssa hand picked a beautiful room with a gorgeous view of the marina! After a 7 hour drive, it was PERFECT! Delicious cocktails at the restaurant, lovely beach area, sitting around the fire at night, everything was awesome! Thank you so much! We are sure to stay again! Read less
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Jul 2, 2020 Ambassador529153

Very nice property and well managed with great and courteous staff. Cleanliness and attention to detail was good specially with enforcement of regulations to maintain safety of both staff and guests during this time.
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Jun 30, 2020 TeeTee985 Long Beach, California

My roomie and I wanted to get away for the weekend and I came across this resort online. We were so impressed with the location, the room, restaurant, and drinks! The soaking tub was so amazing to help relax. Because of the design of the room, It was really nice to still watch TV while in the soaking tub. Front desk attendants were also so sweet.… Read more
My roomie and I wanted to get away for the weekend and I came across this resort online. We were so impressed with the location, the room, restaurant, and drinks! The soaking tub was so amazing to help relax. Because of the design of the room, It was really nice to still watch TV while in the soaking tub. Front desk attendants were also so sweet. My only complaint was that on our second stay, a very disruptive family checked in next to us (later I realized it was only child that was making all the ruckus!) and it took a while for them to settle in. I would suggest being conscious of creating space for guests that are there purely for relaxation vs. a family trip. Other than this, I loved it and will be coming back soon! Read less
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Jun 23, 2020 stevenchavira277

Majestic views of the bay, location is wonderful. A lot of interesting art threw out Kona Kai hotel & Shelter island. We traveled as a family of four and everyone slept great, hope to go back soon, felt welcomed when we arrived apon an excited staff to have us, thanks again!