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Kona Kai Resort & Spa

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11-Acre bayside resort featuring an oversize pool, fitness club, spa, sunning beach, bicycle rentals, water sports, and boat rentals
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The Kona Kai Resort is a spectacular waterfront getaway located on beautiful Shelter Island in the Point Loma area of San Diego only minutes from the airport and most of San Diego’s city sights and attractions. The Kona Kai is set on dramatic San Diego Bay and America’s Cup Harbor offering our guests unforgettable views of the marina or downtown San Diego. Known as San Diego’s own Hawaiian Island, Shelter Island and the Kona Kai offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle and yet is only minutes from the dynamic Gaslamp area of San Diego.

The Kona Kai Resort Hotel and Marina has a wonderful atmosphere and colorful history as a destination for travelers from around the world. The recreational features of our 11-acre bayside resort includes the Vessel Restaurant, an oversize pool, full service fitness club, spa, sunning beach, bicycle rentals, water sports, boat rentals and jogging path.

Created for the comfort of the business, pleasure travelers and convention guests, our accommodations offer dazzling balcony views of the bay, marina or tranquil gardens. All of our Island style-inspired guest rooms are designed with your comfort in mind. Our in-room amenities include mini-refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and boards and work desk with telephone. With over 8,000 square feet of indoor space, the Kona Kai is the perfect venue to accommodate your next San Diego meeting, wedding or social event. With 23,000 square feet of outdoor space encompassing courtyards and gardens, as well as a private beach, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination in planning your next meeting or wedding.


  • 100% Non-Smoking Property
  • Accessible Guestrooms
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Banquet Facility(s)
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Bay View Rooms (Some)
  • Bell Staff
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Boat Rentals
  • Business Center (Open 24 Hours)
  • Cable/Satellite Television with Premium Channels
  • Children's Activities
  • Concierge
  • Connecting Rooms (Based on Availability)
  • Copy Service
  • Cribs (Based on Availability)
  • Dry Cleaning/Valet Laundry
  • Elevator(s)
  • Fax Service
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Front Desk Open 24 Hours
  • Game Room
  • Ice Machine
  • In-Room Coffee Maker
  • In-Room Flat Panel Television
  • In-Room Hairdryer
  • In-Room Heating & Air Conditioning
  • In-Room Iron & Ironing Board
  • In-Room Pay-Per-View Movies
  • In-Room Refrigerator
  • In-Room Safe
  • Interior Corridors
  • Jacuzzi/Hot Tub (Outdoor)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Maid Service
  • Marina
  • Massage/Spa Services
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (fee)
  • Pool (Outdoor)
  • Poolside Bar/Lounge
  • Poolside Cabanas
  • Poolside Snackbar
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Rollaway Beds (Based on Availability)
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Security
  • Spa
  • Suites Available
  • U.S. Government Fire Safety Approved
  • Valet Parking
  • Vending Machines
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Water Sports
  • Waterfront Location
  • Wedding Services
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi


Vessel Restaurant photo

Vessel Restaurant

Kona Kai’s newly enhanced Vessel restaurant, offers New American cuisine expertly prepared by Executive Chef Roy Hendrickson, served in a casual, chic atmosphere. Fresh off of a transformation that includes the addition of a 360° bar at its center and video wall showcasing local landscapes, Vessel is one of San Diego’s most sought after dining venues. The coastal fare created by Chef Roy incorporates local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, taking traditional delicacies and giving them a flavorful twist.

Recreation & More

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Recreational Facilities

Recreational features also include swimming pool and spa, full service fitness club, bicycle and jogging paths, and we are just a short drive from excellent golfing in San Diego and La Jolla. Watersport rentals available on property. Home to Stars and Stripes, America's Cup racing yacht.

SpaTerre at Kona Kai photo

SpaTerre at Kona Kai

There is a refuge on Shelter Island that exists solely to promote health and well-being for mind, body and soul. Where exotic Indonesian, Fijian, and Thai spa experiences and rituals are custom-designed to replace the weight of the world with the feeling of utter relaxation and renewal. It is SpaTerre, the signature spa of Noble House Hotels & Resorts. More than just another hotel spa in San Diego, at SpaTerre, nurture your body and spirit with a massage on our exclusive heated alpha-quartz sand bed. Discover the healing power of warm sand to alleviate pain and promote comfort.

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Meetings and Events

Flexibility is the hallmark of Kona Kai Resort, San Diego, with 13,000 square feet of indoor space to accommodate your San Diego meeting or banquet room needs. And with 23,000 square feet of outdoor space encompassing courtyards and gardens, as well as a private beach, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination during your visit to California.


  • Check-in Time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out Time: 12:00 PM
  • Parking: $22.00 per day
  • Valet Parking: $27.00 per day
  • Rollaway: $20.00
  • Pet Policy: 1 pet under 25lbs welcome with a $100 non-refundable pet deposit per stay plus $50 nightly cleaning fee per room.
  • Resort Fee: $25.00 per night  


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