Royal Kona Resort


If you are looking for the sounds of Pacific Ocean lapping over lava rock shores, lush gardens bursting with colour and authentic, award-winning Hawaiian cuisine – then look no further than the Royal Kona Resort.

Set on the edge of Wai’aha Bay, the hotel is only 650 metres from the event start, transition and finish line, making it a perfect base for those who want a quieter location with the perks of being close to the race action.

Enjoy fresh seafood, island classics and hand-crafted cocktails whilst Island music creates a festive vibe and spectacular sunsets unfold before you. The highly popular ‘Don the Beachcomber’ Restaurant and Mai Tai Bar offer oceanfront dining with mouth-watering flavours and the warm spirit of aloha.

Hit the on-site fitness centre or fit a game of tennis into your pre or post-race routine and transform tired muscles with a traditional Hawaiian-style, Swedish or deep tissue massage in the stunning, oceanfront spa (local charges apply)

All rooms at the Royal Kona Resort are decorated in soft colours with rich wood accents.  Free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with satellite channels, refrigerator and coffee machine are all included as standard.

Don’t forget to make a reservation at the hotel’s Lūʻau restaurant for a truly spectacular Island experience!


Hotel Benefits:

  • Quieter location still within easy reach of all key event sites – 10 minute walk to IRONMAN Village and Start/Finish areas
  • Situated on the Run Course with the race live streamed into hotel, perfect for spectators
  • Exclusive access to the Nirvana Bike Mechanic based in the hotel
  • Oceanfront dining with a real Hawai’ian feel
  • Close to Kailua village for dining and shopping
  • Hotel boasts a private beach area, a saltwater lagoon and an outdoor swimming pool
  • On-site Spa offering massage services and fitness centre


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