Activities & Events
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.
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. Tuesday & Thursday at 8:30am at the Flying Fish.
Picture a large shadow gracefully gliding like an acrobat through crystal clear ocean waters. Hauntingly beautiful and graceful, what is it you have seen? You have seen a manta ray, the largest of the ray species, reaching wing spans up to twenty feet and weighing as much as 3,000 pounds. A complimentary presentation about the manta rays is organized for resort guests and the general public in the Manta Learning Center at 6pm, most evenings by manta experts. Check the Manta Learning Center upon arrival for the week's schedule. Click here for more information.
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.
Learn the rich history of the region and the local traditions of lei making, playing ukulele, speaking the Hawaiian language, and dancing hula with our cultural team. See the activities calendar for scheduled times.
Morning Yoga: Participate in morning yoga class overlooking Keauhou Bay. Located on the Bay View Lawn next to the Bayside Chapel. See the activities calendar for class schedule. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:30am Bayside next to chapel. $10 per person, can be paid in cash or charged to room.
Kona Country Club, located just steps from Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay, re-opened following three years of extensive renovations. The oceanside 18-hole course, designed in the 1960s by William Bell and owned by hotel and golf course developer Yukio Takahashi, has been rated in America's top 100 by Golf Digest and was home to the LPGA Takefuji Classic in 2000 and 2001. The course offers three signature oceanfront holes and scenic ocean views from virtually every hole. Click here for tee time reservations or call 808-322-2595.
FEATURED EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Here are our special upcoming events, retreats and activities.
Kona Brewers Festival - March 11, 2017: Experience the magic of talented Chefs and Brewers uniting for the Annual Kona Brewers Festival in Kailua Kona, HI. Indulge in the flavors of island style cuisine coupled with craft beers from all over the country, all while supporting Hawaii Island charities!
Hawai’i Island Festival of Birds - September 2017: Celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique blend of birds from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The second annual Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds – Ha‘akula Manu, brought to you as a program of PATH (Peoples Advocacy for Trails in Hawaii), will signal the official opening of the Hawai‘i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail.
Kupuna Hula Festival – September 2017 : Join Sheraton Kona Resort a& Spa for the Kupuna Hula Festival where Hawaii Island’s most experienced and talented kupuna or elder hula dancers perform live. King Kalakaua revived hula dancing, calling it “The language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people.” The festival features a halau (hula school) competition, the festival was created to perpetuate the art of hula and offer an opportunity to perform and compete. As part of the 30 days of Aloha celebration, the Hawaii Island Festival is proud to extend its warm Aloha the whole month of October in a celebration of the history, culture, food, dance and sports throughout Hawaii island. Photo credit: Alvis Upitis
Ironman World Championship Triathlon - October 17, 2017: Don’t miss the excitement of the triathlon's most iconic event! Since 1981 Kailua Kona has been the home base for athletes to gather and compete on the international stage. Witness the world’s top athletes battle for the finish line amongst lava fields, while enduring 140.6-mile journey of swimming, running and biathlon activities. The Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay would be honored to be your “home away from home” while participating or witnessing one of the most courageous demonstrations of human strength and perseverance.
Mau Ana Ka Hula– November 2017: "Hula is the language of the heart, and therefore the heartbeat of the Hawaiian people" - King David Kalakaua
Ka Pa Hula Na Wai Iwi Ola, under the direction of Kumu Keala Ching presents Mau Ana Ka Hula! On this special occasion, we pay tribute to the “Merrie Monarch” King David Kalakaua, with a celebration of hula. Arts & crafts vendors will be featuring quality locally made items, and ono food will be available too! Hula presentations: 8am - 3 pm, and admission is free so bring the family and join us to share in the joy of hula! No outside food or coolers please! Visit us at www.emauanakahula.org or click here.