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Resort Amenities

Kona Kai Resort is chock full of activities, adventures, and amenities. From lazing on our private beach, to enjoying cocktails poolside. From paddle boarding and kayaking to chartering a sailboat or fishing off the pier. From badminton to bonfires, your request is our desire. Let us know how we can make your visit the most amazing ever.


Lazing by the pool might just be the extent of your perfect getaway. We offer poolside service, and stunning views. As you bask in the San Diego sun, we’ll provide picturesque scenery of the gorgeous boats housed in the marina, all kids of sailboats gliding by, lush green gardens, the sandy private beach, and an occasional sea life visitor.

The Kona Kai Beach

If you’re looking for beach luxury, grab a lounge chair and look no further. Kona Kai Resort offers one of the only privately owned beaches in California. Enjoy the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific, white sand, and gorgeous views of the Marina.

Business and Groups

From intimate retreats, to small cocktail parties, or large group gatherings, Kona Kai Resort offers a variety of flexible space to accommodate all your event needs. Our team of professional event planners can help shape your event or meeting to fit your vision and budget, making it a memorable experience for all attendees.
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The Fitness Center

Keep your fitness routine current by visiting Kona Kai Resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center, which offers private fitness instruction, locker room facilities, and steam rooms. Take a turn on the treadmill, or swim laps at the pool. Our full service state-of-the-art fitness center offers a variety of group exercise classes including yoga, private fitness instruction, swim lessons, and bike rentals.

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 8:45pm
  • Sat - Sun: 8:00am - 5:45pm

Kona Kai Marina

Big toys abound at Kona Kai Marina providing the equivalent to people watching in Las Vegas. Kona Kai Marina has 518 slips, and can accommodate boats of all sizes including mega-yachts up to 200 feet in length. Located at the tip of San Diego's Shelter Island, the Marina is the closest to open ocean in San Diego.

Water Rentals

Take yourself on a water excursion with a kayak or paddleboard. Keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of roaming wild life, stunning birds, and marine life floating alongside with you. (They don’t get too close). You can’t beat the views from the water as you ebb and flow with the gentle waves.

Hotel Accessibility

Kona Kai Resort is located at the tip of Shelter Island. Merely minutes from the buzz of Downtown San Diego and San Diego’s International Airport. Easy access from major freeways and Airport Shuttles are available.