Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay honors the culture, the history, and the 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.
Holoholo Keauhou - Mauka Makai (complimentary)
Experience Keauhou from the mountain to the sea. Today you stand in a place where the greatest Hawaiian Kings and Queens once stood. It is the cradle of royal lineage. We invite you to discover the mysteries, myths and histories of this rich culture. Join your Hawaiian guide for a 1.5 hour hiking tour of the Lekeleke Burial Grounds where the historic Battle of Kuamoo took place—the final battle between the traditional and ancient culture of Hawaii and the ways of the modern world.
The moolelo or stories of the land will guide you to the ocean; the second part of this experience is a one hour sail aboard a Hawaiian sailing canoe where your unique Hawaiian cultural experience continues with stories of the ocean.
Total walking distance is approximately two miles. The hike includes rocky terrain and uneven lava rock surfaces. Walking shoes are highly recommended. Visit the Concierge desk to make reservations. This 2-part tour is offered Monday & Wednesday from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M.
There is a cost associated with the canoe portion of this experience. Land tour is offered complimentary.
Meet at the pool terrace, near The Link at 7:50am. Reservations required. Sign up at concierge desk or contact concierge for advance reservations.
Historical Keauhou (complimentary)
Embrace the land and honor the historic sites on property. See the remnants of Kaukulaelae heiau; a canoe shed, a cattle pen, house platforms, a fishing shrine, a salt pan and more. Feel the culture of Keauhou Bay and learn of the Alii, or Royalty from this area. Tour is approximately 50 minutes, easy walking. Meet Lily, our Alakai Hooluana (Director of Cultural & Leisure Activities) near Keauhou Coffee Co. 10 minutes prior to tour start time. Please contact concierge for advance reservations and tour time confirmation or inquire at check-in. Read the self-guided Kaukulaelae Tour brochure for more information.
Journey around Hawaii Island Orientation - (complimentary)
Get an overview of the island the best things to do and see while you are here. Meet our Cultural Concierge for this daily orientation so that you may enjoy every moment of your island visit.
Kinikini Hawaiian Sailing Canoe - An Exclusive Sheraton Kona Experience
Learn the myths, legends, and facts of Hawaii's Kings, Queens and Gods as the Kinikini Hawaiian Sailing Canoe plies the waters of Keauhou Bay.
1 hour sails depart from Keauhou Bay Monday through Thursday at 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm. $55
For a fun, "local" experience, board the Kinikini for a fishing excursion. Fishing during ancient times was a way of life. Bait and tackle provided.
1 hour; departs from Keauhou Bay Monday through Thursday at 2:30pm & 4:00pm. $65
And for a relaxing start to your evening, enjoy a beautiful one-hour Hawaiian sunset sail at sea. Monday through Thursday 5:15pm. (Departure time varies by season - inquire with Concierge)
Storytelling in Hilo with Sig Zane
All events, tours, and dates subject to change without notice. Kinikini excursions subject to ocean conditions. Other restrictions may apply.