Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay honors the culture, history, and people of Hawaii. By sharing stories of the land through personal connections, art, and cuisine guests are left with a profound sense of place that lasts a lifetime. This is "makana," our gift to you. Activities are part of the Sheraton Kona guest experience, should non-hotel guests opt in to participate in the activities they are welcome to do so for a small fee.
Aloha Center : Cultural Learning Hub
Visit our Aloha Center to learn more about Keauhou's rich history and Hawaiian traditions. At the Aloha Center, our cultural team hosts activities throughout the week which include lei making, hula, ukulele, Hawaiian language and more. Visit the front desk for the weekly events calendar for times.
Tuesday & Thursday at 8:30am at the Aloha Center
Come discover Heiau Kaukulaelae, Keauhou’s ancient Hawaiian fishing village. Once the playground and home of Hawai‘i’s kings and queens, our weekly complimentary cultural tours are informative & fun! See the activities calendar for tour schedule.
Tours are Tuesday & Thursday at 8:30am at the Aloha Center.
Kini Kini Sailing Canoe
Monday - Friday. Times vary based on sail
Embrace the land and honor historic sites on property then set sail aboard a Hawaiian sailing canoe, the Kini Kini. Learn the myths, legends, and history of Hawaii's Kings, Queens and gods as the Kini Kini Hawaiian Sailing Canoe plies the waters of Keauhou Bay.
Other sails offered by the Kini Kini:
- Snorkel in the pristine waters of Kealakekua Bay
- Nighttime Manta Ray Snorkel Tour
- Fishing excursion; bait and tackle provided
- One-hour sunset sail
Sails depart from Keauhou Bay Monday through Friday. Times and prices vary based on sail. Visit the Keauhou Bay Adventures Desk for details.
Lei making, Ukulele & Hula
Learn the rich history of the region and the local traditions of lei making, Hawaiian language, playing ukulele, and dancing hula. See the activities calendar for scheduled times.