Activities in San Diego 

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Discover the top activities in San Diego near Kona Kai Resort & Spa.  Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, diving and other water activities in San Diego’s La Jolla Cove or entertain the family at top attractions in San Diego such as LEGOLAND® and SeaWorld®.

Resort Kona Kai Sailboat.

Holiday Market

Make spirits bright at our holiday market on Sunday, December 12. We’ll have pictures with Santa, arts and crafts with elves, local vendors and more. Located in the Point Loma Ballroom.

Holiday Market 10:00am – 4:00pm
Pictures with Santa 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Activities with Elves 12:00pm – 3:00pm

*This is a complimentary event.

Kona Kai Pool In The Daytime.

Resort Day Pass

Non-hotel guests are cordially invited to spend the day at Kona Kai Resort & Spa, nestled away in tranquil Shelter Island, just minutes from downtown San Diego. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun complete with an adults-only pool, family-friendly pool, premium cabanas, beach access and poolside tropical cocktails from the Tiki Bar.

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Happy Couple At Kona Kai.

Enjoy Kona Kai Resort

You don’t need to leave our resort to savor the best parts of San Diego. From complimentary beach cruisers to fitness classes to fireside s’mores, we offer endless ways for your whole family to enjoy our perfect weather and picturesque views.

Activities & Amenities

Tiger at San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Recently voted the #1 zoo in the world, the 100-acre San Diego Zoo is located just a short drive from the resort and hosts more than 3,700 of the planet’s most exotic and rare animals. Book our San Diego Zoo Package to avoid the lines and receive 2 adult tickets, plus a 2pm late check out.

San Diego Zoo Details

Book our San Diego Zoo Package to avoid the lines and receive 2 adult tickets, plus a 2pm late check out.

Seaworld Dolphins


Visit SeaWorld®, which is located within minutes of Kona Kai Resort & Spa. SeaWorld® is world-famous for the variety of aquatic creatures living in the park. You can swim with dolphins, find out how whales live and ride awe-inspiring rollercoasters, including their newest – Manta.

Seaworld® Details

Us Navy aircraft carrier San Diego, CA

USS Midway

Come aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Please stop by the resort’s front desk to purchase exclusive discounted USS Midway tickets before your visit.

Eppig Brewing Beer On A Table Outside.

Eppig Brewing

Enjoy a brew with a view! Eppig Brewing’s Waterfront Biergarten on Shelter Island is open daily for patio beers & beer to-go (4-paks, Crowlers & Growlers). We also have an exclusive partnership with them where if you show your key car to them, you’ll receive our curated Kona Kai flight* that consists of four local Eppig beers, plus your own choice of a complimentary fifth flavor.

Eppig Brewing Website

Stars and Stripes sailboat in the water.

Stars & Stripes Sailing

Have an exciting sailing adventure aboard one of the fastest and most famous sailboats in the world. Grind the winches to help raise and trim the sails, take your turn at the helm, or just hang on as you zip around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat.

3-hour public sails depart from the Kona Kai Marina at 1PM.
Cost: $100 for adults and $50 for kids 18 & under.
Private charters are available for a minimum of $1,200. Maximum number of guests is 24.

Cabrillo national monument San Diego

Cabrillo National Monument

A visit to San Diego’s only National Park offers impressive views of the San Diego region as well as the chance to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area. Cabrillo National Monument, located in nearby Point Loma, is a great destination for hiking, tidepooling and whale watching.

Legoland San Diego


LEGOLAND® brings out the hero in everyone. There are more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions for the entire family. There’s fun for everyone, even the youngest guest.

Book our LEGOLand Package to avoid the lines and receive 2 adult tickets.

Seal tours San Diego

Seal Tours

90-minute, fully narrated tours wind their way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Harbor. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security of a Coast Guard-approved amphibious vehicle.

Triton Sailboat Near Kona Kai.

Triton Charters

The Triton was commissioned and splashed in to San Diego Bay on August 1st 2020, making it the newest catamaran charter in San Diego. Not only is The Triton the newest catamaran yacht in San Diego, it is also the largest – sprawling 75’ feet in length with the ability to have up to 105 passengers. The Triton focuses on perfection in every aspect of our yacht, including our luxurious and modern decor, state-of-the-art 13 seat bar, and dynamic layout. With fun in mind, we offer a built-in running water slide, a massive dance floor, and advanced sound system. We’ve accounted for every detail, so you don’t have to. Welcome aboard Triton Charters.

Enter our preferred partner discount code konakai15 for $15 off of each ticket!

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Savor the relaxed San Diego vibe that permeates our chilled-out oasis.

Book Your Stay

Savor the relaxed San Diego vibe that permeates our chilled-out oasis.


Fly me to the Moon

Ring in 2022 at our New Year’s Eve gala event on December 31st. Join us in our elegant ballroom with sweeping views of the Point Loma hillside for an evening to remember. Package includes 2 tickets and luxury accommodations to sleep off the night’s fun.


Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of adventure, relaxation and marina-front dining in San Diego. Gift cards for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, Vessel and SpaTerre are now available for purchase.