Kona Kai Resort and Spa

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Important information regarding COVID-19:
In light of recent  COVID-19 developments, Kona Kai Resort & Spa has made the difficult  decision to temporarily suspend operations. Please read the latest  updates on operations, changing your travel plans, and how we are  protecting our community during the COVID-19 outbreak.     READ MORE


At the Kona Kai Resort & Marina, we offer serenity that is timeless.  Our eleven acre, year-round resort hotel, fresh off a $22 million  renovation, offers new guest room decor, a new Tiki Bar and revamped  pool area that reflects the modern San Diego while still celebrating the hotel’s rich history.  The Kona Kai has become a maritime haven of casual elegance where nautical chic meets SoCal beach bungalow.  One of the most populart San Diego hotels among the great Shelter Island hotels.

Kona  Kai Resort is uniquely located to allow easy access to all the exciting  area attractions while providing a relaxing retreat from the intensity  of dynamic San Diego. Kona Kai Resort is five minutes from Sea World.

The  classic style of this San Diego waterfront hotel includes alabaster  walls, red tile roofs and archways. These features set the tone of the  resort and create a warm and relaxing Colonial Islands atmosphere. The  Kona Kai Resort has a wonderful channel view setting and colorful  history as a destination for travelers from around the world.

There’s a lot of FUN to have throughout the year in San Diego during your Shelter Island Escape.  Plan your next vacation getaway at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa on San  Diego’s Shelter Island.  Check out the host of great hotel / attraction  packages and other added amenities we have in store for you and your  family at our waterfront resort and marina.

We hope to see you soon on Pt. Loma Peninsula’s Shelter Island...Where Inspiration Sets Sail.

We await your arrival.

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Visit the Kona Kai Resort & Spa's website for more details about this incredible Shelter Island hotel property including 

• Hotel Accommodations
• Hotel Amenities
• Hotel Services

• Vessel Restaurant

• Hotel Spa Services

• Meeting & Event Facilities
• Photo Gallery
• Marina Information
• Special Vacation Packages

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Vessel Restaurant


A selection of fine dining restaurants and casual Shelter Island Hotels Restaurants await you.  Vessel Restaurant at Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers New American cuisine expertly  prepared by Executive Chef Roy Hendrickson, served in a casual,  chic atmosphere. Vessel is one of San Diego hotels most popular and sought after dining venues with its fabulous 360° bar and video wall showcasing local  landscapes.  The coastal fare incorporates local, seasonal and  sustainable ingredients, taking traditional delicacies and giving them a  flavorful twist.

Overlooking Kona Kai Marina, the Tiki Bar and  Pool has sweeping views of the picturesque Point Loma hillside and is  the perfect spot to enjoy the San Diego sunshine while sipping on  cocktails from our Tiki Bar.

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Kona Kai Resort & Spa • 1551 Shelter Island Drive • (619) 221-8000


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Kona Kai Resort & Spa

1551 Shelter Island Drive San Diego, CA 92106


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