Experiences

When it comes to fun attractions and things to do in Kailua Kona, you won't find a shortage of activities at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. From onsite stand-up paddleboard and canoe rentals to our Ali'i Fun Zone featuring bocce ball, table tennis, foosball, and cornhole, the whole family is sure to have a great time on Hawaii's Big Island. When it's time to explore what's outside our hotel in Kona, we're located in the heart of historic Kailua Kona, offering dozens of shops, restaurants, and local artisans. Need a recommendation on what to do? Stop by our front desk for their top picks!

On-Site Outlets
Ocean View Cabana Rentals.

The Spa at Kona Beach Hotel

Truly relax during your stay on the Big Island. Our 1,500-square-foot spa in Kailua-Kona includes four treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna and locker and shower areas. Nourish your mind, body and soul with a massage in a oceanfront cabana.

Kona Beach Yoga Studio.

Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel Yoga Studio

After a relaxing day at the spa, enjoy group yoga classes or private sessions at our hotel's on-site yoga studio or amid the natural landscapes of the Big Island. Please call to inquire about group or private classes.

Fitness Center cardio equipment.

Hotel Fitness Center

Outdoor swimming pool with tables and chairs and sun umbrellas.

Swimming

Outdoor pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Cabana and Daybeds

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Outdoor

Towels provided

Whirlpool

Outdoor pool area

Towels provided at whirlpool

Ocean View Infinity Pool 

Lounge Poolside Under the Hawaiian Sun Our infinity pool is open every day from 8 am - 9 pm. Swim morning laps or use it as your afternoon retreat with a good book and cool cocktail from Billfish Poolside Bar & Grille.

Infinity Pool with poolside lounge chairs and umbrellas.
Our Water Sport Activities
Aerial view of the shoreline with two people using stand-up paddleboards.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a must-do in Kailua Kona. With clear blue waters, coastline scenery, and abundant sea life, it’s sure to be an amazing time for the beginner or the advanced. Kona Boys also offers lessons and tours, so that everyone is sure to have a good time!

Canoes coming back to shore.

Canoe Rentals

Experience the history of the Big Island with a ride in a traditional outrigger canoe. Kona Boys will teach you the basics and then paddle with you into Kailua Bay, where they'll share some of the area's rich history. Don't be surprised if you see a pod of Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins during your tour.

Aerial view of the beach and water sports.

Beach Rentals

With a location like ours, a big part of enjoying your time on the Big Island is relaxing on the beach. If you are looking to spend time on the beach or in the water, Kona Boys is here for you - offering everything from beach chairs to snorkel gear to surfboards and kayaks. Drop-in and let them help you make the most of our time in Kona.

Island Breeze Luau

"Best of West Hawaii" since 2000. Enchant your Big Island getaway with a torch-lit evening of tasty Hawaiian cuisine and drinks, along with a display of authentic Polynesian activities and stunning performances. You won't want to miss our Big Island luau with a mouthwatering dinner and stunning performances, plus hula lessons from our stage.

Royal Court Arrival by Water.

Cabana & Daybed Rentals 

Situated on the shores of Kamakahonu Bay, our cabana and daybed rentals are surrounded by swaying palm trees, tropical breezes, and ocean views. Treat yourself to true R&R in one of our cabana rentals, complete with personalized food and beverage service from Billfish Bar & Grille.

Ocean View Cabana Rentals.

Rental Information

Reserve your spot in paradise today! Rental hours are from 8 am - 5:30 pm. Cabana rentals are $75 for a half-day and $140 for a full-day. Daybed rentals are $60 for a half-day and $110 for a full-day. Our Daybeds and Cabanas provide seating for up to two people and include bottled waters, dry snacks, refreshing towels, and 15% off your Billfish order (excluding alcohol). Interested parties, please email us at FBreservations@konabeachhotel.com.

Area History: Onsite Temples, Historic Portraits, & More

Soak up Hawaii's culture and soul at the Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. Our historic hotel location and traditional luau connect you to the Big Island's fascinating history.

Hawaiian History display with artwork and artifacts.
Hawaiian History Display
Hawaiian History display with artwork and artifacts.
Hawaiian History Display

Home to Hawaiian Artifacts, Décor, and Portraits

Our Big Island hotel showcases many exquisite and historical artifacts depicting traditional life in Hawaii through various ages, immersing our guests in authentic Hawaiian culture.

Among these many treasures are fascinating portraits of Hawaiian royalty, displays of domestic and agricultural artifacts, and much more. A gorgeous Hawaiian mural greets you the minute you step into our lobby area. The large and compelling piece was painted by late renowned artist Herb Kane and depicts Kamehameha the Great in conversation with his son, Prince Liholiho, overlooking Kamakahonu Bay and Ahu‘ena Heiau. To the left, sits Queen Ka'ahumanu, a favorite wife of Kamehameha and champion of the missionaries. A formidable person, she became the most prominent woman in politics and was named Kuhinanui, or Esteemed Regent, to Kamehameha II and Kamehameha III.

In addition to portraits of King Kamehameha the Great and Queen Ka‘ahumanu, our Big Island hotel boasts 20 beautiful paintings of other Hawaiian royalty. Discover the great history and stories at our historic hotel in Kona, Hawaii.

Ahu'ena Heiau

Reconstructed between 1812 and 1813 by King Kamehameha the Great, the Ahu'ena Heiau is a National Historic Landmark and one of Hawaii's most important cultural sites. This site serves many purposes, including a structure dedicated to Lono, the Hawaiian god of peace, agriculture, and prosperity. Images in the Heiau were of ancestral gods with whom Kamehameha maintained close rapport for the benefit of his kingdom. Members of Kamehameha's council frequently met with him here to conduct matters of state for the kingdom. After his death, the council met here to instruct Kamehameha's young heir in the ways of wise government. Located next to our Luau Grounds, this landmark is still used for traditional purposes so it can be viewed but not entered.

Historical Ahuena and the surrounding shoreline.

The History of Kamakahonu Bay

Often referred to as the Eye of the Turtle, Kamakahonu Bay is one of the most historical places in all of Hawaii. Situated on the same location as our Kona beach hotel, it was here that Kamehameha the Great spent his last years. Founder and first ruler of the Hawaiian Kingdom, he united and ruled the islands during a time of great cultural change and took great steps to ensure that the Hawaiian Islands remained united even after his death.

Aerial view of the hotel and the surrounding shoreline.

Historic Kailua Kona

Stay with us in the heart of this seaside village. Walk along the oceanfront pathway to the dozens of nearby shops, restaurants, and historic sites like Hulihe'e Palace, the former home of Hawaiian royalty, and Mokuaikaua Church, the first Christian church in Hawaii.

Downtown Kailua-Kona aerial View.

Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel