Kona Kai Resort & Spa

A luxurious island escape awaits at the Kona Kai Resort & Spa, hidden in the center of beautiful San Diego. Laze the day away by the sparkling pool overlooking the bay, while savoring fresh local food from Vessel Restaurant or sipping tropical cocktails from the Tiki Bar. For the ultimate daycation experience, book a private cabana at the adults-only Paloma pool or family-friendly Tiki pool. End the day watching the SoCal sunset from the private beach. A day spent at Kona Kai Resort & Spa is a perfect paradise.

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Due to the nationwide staffing crisis the hotel is unable to guarantee service at the Paloma Pool Bar. Guests can order food, beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike) through the signature restaurant + bar, Vessel. Food and beverage purchased through Vessel is permitted to be enjoyed poolside or within the privacy of your cabana. Vessel is walking distance to the Paloma Pool.

Due to COVID-19, this hotel is following CDC guidelines and has implemented the following safety measures at the property:

  • High touch areas, including but not limited to doors, door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, public phones, public furniture, remote controls, signature pads, credit card readers, and drinking stations are cleaned and sanitized on a frequent and routine basis
  • Plexiglass dividers installed at the front desk
  • Social distancing encouraged
  • Masks must be worn indoors if not vaccinated
  • Disposable face coverings and gloves are available upon request
  • Appropriate PPE is worn by all associates based on their role and responsibilities and in adherence to state or local regulations and guidance
  • High touch areas, including but not limited to doors, door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, public phones, public furniture, remote controls, signature pads, credit card readers, and drinking stations are cleaned and sanitized on a frequent and routine basis
  • High traffic areas including but not limited to entryways, hallways, and elevators are cleaned and sanitized routinely
  • All reception areas (front desk, host stand, spa desk, etc.) are wiped down between every guest interaction
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible, are placed at all guest and associate entrances and contact areas such as driveways, reception areas, hotel lobby, restaurant, meeting and convention spaces, elevator landings, pools, spa, and exercise areas

Day Pass includes:

  • Outdoor heated Tiki pool
  • Hot tub
  • Food and drinks available from Vessel Restaurant + Bar (poolside service available on weekends)
  • Private beach access
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Complimentary parking up to 8 hours (2 car max per reservation)

Tiki Cabana includes:

Located at the family-friendly Tiki Pool.

  • Day Passes for up to 8 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Semi-private shaded cabana with sofa seating, table, TV, and ceiling fan
  • Complimentary snack bucket with bottled water, soda, and various packaged snacks (chips, cookies, pretzels, candy)

Paloma Cabana includes:

Located at the adults-only Paloma Pool.

  • Day Passes for up to 8 people (all amenities included in the Day Pass)
  • Semi-private shaded cabana with comfortable sofa seating, privacy curtains, table, phone charger, TV, and ceiling fan
  • Complimentary snack bucket with bottled water, soda, and various packaged snacks (chips, cookies, pretzels, candy)

Ages 21+ only. Due to the nationwide staffing crisis the hotel is unable to guarantee service at the Paloma Pool Bar. Guests can order food, beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic alike) through the signature restaurant + bar, Vessel. Food and beverage purchased through Vessel is permitted to be enjoyed poolside or within the privacy of your cabana. Vessel is walking distance to the Paloma Pool.

Hours

  • Pool 6:00am - 10:00pm
    • Cabanas 10:00am - 6:00pm
      • Vessel Restaurant + Bar 7:00am - 10:00pm

How it works
1. Select number of people, an available day in the calendar, and book
2. Receive booking confirmation with details and instructions
3. Bring valid photo ID to hotel and check-in at the ResortPass Guests are required to check-in and register at Kona Kai's Recreation and Fitness Welcome Reception Desk, located on the back side of the resort near the Tiki Pool. Guests will be provided with pool access key and wristbands.
4. Enjoy your daycation!

Cancellation Policy
To read our full cancellation policy, click here.

Cancel Online
You can cancel your booking online for a full refund back to your original payment method or for ResortPass Credit to use another time. Bookings can be cancelled online up until the following times:

Day Passes can be cancelled by 11:59pm PST on the night before your booked date.

Cabanas and Daybeds can be cancelled by 11:59pm PST 2 days prior to your booked date.

Address
1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106

Need help?
Email us at: [email protected] Call us at: (800) 555-1212

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