Kona Kai Resort pool

At the Resort

Discover and experience truly perfect family vacations at our San Diego resort.

We go out of our way to make sure even our youngest guests feel welcome during your vacation in San Diego, and our resourceful Concierge is always close at hand to make reservation for a family dinner, offer suggestions for a special outing, or help arrange a babysitter.

Rent bikes for a day

Beach Cruisers

Our beach cruisers give resort guests a street-level experience of local San Diego flavor! With the first hour complimentary, ride around and explore out Shelter Island and the surrounding San Diego Bay while getting fresh air and exercise. These areas are some of the most bike-friendly parts of the city, but safety first! Helmets and locks are provided with each bike.

Kona Kai Resort tiki bar

Beach and Pool Cabana Rentals

Enjoy either our private beach or our newly-renovated pool from the comfort of your own cabana. Each rental comes with a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi connectivity, bottled waters, and comfortable seating for up to eight people. Pricing may vary.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 619-819-8155.

Kona Kai pool

Adult Pool & Paloma Bar

For couples seeking a quiet oasis, Kona Kai's new adult-only pool makes a big splash. With spiked snow cones and comfy lounge chairs, you can have a kids-free poolside escape while the kids are close by.

Fire pit on beach at Kona Kai Resort

Nightly Bonfires

Gather around the fire with family, friends, and fellow resorts guests to make s’mores and share memories both old and new! All your cares will melt away as you sit by a crackling fire on the resort’s private beach, surrounded by views of moonlit Point Loma, the Kona Kai Marina, and the most picturesque sunsets in Southern California.

S’more Kits are available for purchase throughout the resort—in your minibar, at Island Boutique, or in the nearby Fitness Center. Your purchase of a Kona Kai S’more Kit supports the local Point Loma Girl Scouts Chapter!

Kids in Kona Kai pool

Friday Night Flix

Join us at the pool every Friday night for a family-friendly flick! Cozy blankets, fresh popcorn, and juice will be provided.

7pm at the Main Pool/Jacuzzi.


  • September 27st: Secret Life of Pets


  • October 4th: Lego Movie
  • October 11th: Coraline
  • October 18th: The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • October 25th: Hocus Pocus


  • November 1st: Beauty and the Beast
  • November 8th: The Croods
  • November 15th: Rio
  • November 22nd: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • November 29th: A Charlie Brown Christmas


  • December 6th: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • December 13th: Home Alone
  • December 20th: Elf
  • December 27th: Frozen

Kayaking in San Diego

Water Activities

Explore San Diego Bay with a variety of watersport activities ranging from kayaking to stand up paddle boarding and jet skiing. Our Action Sports Rentals Desk can help you get all set. Visit them across from the Fitness Center entrance.

Woman walking

Fitness Classes

As a registered resort guest, we invite you to enjoy unlimited complimentary fitness classes taught by certified trainers and instructors. Located in the resort’s on-site fitness studio, approximately 3-4 classes are offered daily. We offer a variety of classes to fit the schedules and fitness levels of all guests:

Current Fitness Calendar >

Shelter Island beach

Private Beach Activities

Join us on the only private beach in San Diego for badminton, volleyball, bean bag toss, sand castle building, bonfires, and cabana rentals. Don’t forget to take advantage of our beachside service to complete your waterfront experience!