Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa

by | Mar 13, 2012

This resort is best described as sophisticated, understated, islandy designs scattered throughout, but a bit stark with lots of concrete. It does, however, embrace its oceanside location. (But there is no sand beach here, and they could use more plants in the interior areas to absorb sounds bouncing around the atrium.) They cater to families, and it’s reflected in their multi-level water feature with 200-foot waterslide, waterfall and pool that meanders into the atrium of the hotel. With the ocean and pool the focus here, we wish the pool deck felt better maintained—it’s showing its age. Cabanas by the pool are are available for extra per day with various amenities. The fitness room (for those who can’t bear to be on vacation without working out) is state of the art with a killer view of the ocean. They have a lot of cultural activities on site. They have a good wedding infrastructure, including an oceanfront chapel and licensing on site. Couples can get a private ocean view massage and Jacuzzi in the day spa. It also has a “salt room”. Simply a room where they blow microscopic Himalayan salt on you (or you could just sit next to the ocean). However, for those of you looking for the full pamper experience, be aware there is no room service here.

At night, the hotel shines lights into the ocean and manta rays are usually visible (this is the location for many manta dives).

Rooms are not remarkable. Rooms are 420 sq. ft., suites are 925–3,000 sq. ft. Their partial ocean view category is worth the upgrade from mountain view.


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78-128 Ehukai St, Keauhou
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