At Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, it is through makana, the Hawaiian word for gift, that guests connect with all that is the experience of a vacation here on Hawaii, the Big Island. Our makana to you is our commitment to share our history, our culture, and a special part of Hawaii with you here at Keauhou. Whether through a cultural tour, hula lesson or yoga – all and more are offered so our guests can appreciate an authentic Hawaiian experience of adventure, learning and relaxation.
Start your vacation off with a clear vision by attending Pleasant Holidays' Vacation Kick-off every morning at 8:50 a.m. at Rays on the Bay. Complimentary continental breakfast will be provided while Pleasant Holidays and Sheraton Kona's activities team introduce you to the wonderful activities at the resort and on Big Island to better help you plan your trip.
Join a complimentary morning yoga class on the Bay View Lawn next to the Bayside Chapel. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 am.
Learn the art of lei-making or the basics of playing the ulukele and dancing hula! Every Wednesday and Friday in the lobby, lei-making begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by ukulele lessons at 10:30 a.m. and hula lessons immediately afterward at 11 a.m. Classes are typically taught by Tutu (Aunt) Lindsey.
Sheraton Kona also hosts NEW complimentary Manta Talks at the Manta Ray Learning Center (adjacent to Rays on the Bay) most evenings at 6 p.m. (ask the concierge for the exact schedule, as it varies). Learn more about the history, cultural significance and behavior of these "gentle giants" from our expert staff, and then watch real manta rays at Paakai Point.
Elevate your heart rate during fun scheduled races down our Manta Ray pool super slide, available daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wander over to the sports area and play a match of tennis, basketball or join a sand volleyball game.
Scuba lessons are now offered in the Sheraton Kona inner pool!
10:30 to 10:50 a.m.: complimentary scuba lessons (2-3 minute learning sessions for guests to get a feel for the gear before pursuing a true lesson)
11 a.m. to noon: full PADI discover scuba in the pool, $52 plus tax
1 to 2 p.m.: Guided ocean scuba dive in Keauhou Bay, $130 plus tax
There are activities for everyone – visit our Special Events and Activities Calendar and plan your fun.
Contact us if you have questions we might answer for you in advance of your visit.