Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort - Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii Oceanfront Hotel with Free Breakfasts
Nestled in the rocky volcanic shore near Kahaluu Bay Beach Park, the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort has been designed to capture the "spirit of the islands.'' Its oceanfront accommodations are complemented by a replica of King David Kalakaua's summer cottage and three stone structures called heiau that served as ancient temples. Tide pools teeming with marine life and lush vegetation add to the tranquil setting.
The resort's 309 guest rooms include three spacious suites. Most of the units have ocean views, and all come with wicker and rattan furnishings, tropical prints, and Hawaiian art. King or double-size beds are standard amid the tropical dycor.
Features common to all rooms are a private lanai, air conditioning, cable television with in-room movies, private bathroom, a mini-refrigerator, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a telephone with voicemail. Other room amenities include an alarm clock / radio and a hairdryer.
Among complimentary services provided to all guests are free local newspapers Monday through Saturday, use of an in-room safe, high-speed internet access in guest rooms, and daily maid service. A free morning buffet is also set up for guests every day of the week.
Kamaaina Terrace is the resort's signature, open-air restaurant. It offers panoramic views of the Kona Coast in addition to serving a complimentary full breakfast buffet from 6:30am to 9:30am daily. Dining is also available at the Verandah Lounge, where guests can find locally brewed Kona beer and live Hawaiian entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. Meals are served from 11am to 9pm; cocktails till 10pm. A seaside take-out service is provided for beachgoers.
For recreation, the resort offers six tennis courts, including two that are lighted for nighttime use. There is a large fresh-water swimming pool and a well-equipped fitness center overlooking the ocean. Within easy walking distance is Kahaluu Bay Beach Park, noted as one of the Big Island's best sites for snorkeling.
The Kalona Spa is the resort's on-premise health and wellness facility, which makes use of such local fruits and botanicals as mango, ginger, aloe, coconut and hibiscus in its treatments. It features a full range of services, from deep-tissue massage to Yon-Ka skin and body care.
For those planning conferences and social events, other facilities available at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort are indoor meeting facilities, outdoor function areas with a covered reception patio, and catering services offering a variety of specially prepared selections.
The lobby gift shop is stocked with various sundries, and laundry facilities and an ATM are available on-site, too. For additional shopping opportunities, the many retail outlets of Kona Town or Keauhou Shopping Center are also near at hand.
The Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort is located at 78-6740 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740. It is just 12 miles from the Kona International Airport. Take the Queen Kaahumanu Highway (State Route 19) south to State Highway 11, and continue to Palani Road. Turn right on Palani Road to Alii Drive. Continue on Alii Drive to the resort, located on the ocean side of the road.
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