Kona Kai Resort waterfront guest rooms

Resort Amenities

Immerse in the tropical ambiance of casual island luxury

Kona Kai Resort is a boutique hotel that offers a relaxed vibe of island luxury. What guests notice first is the striking contrast of traditional Spanish Colonial style, which we’ve infused with modern elements. Dark wood against white textiles creates a breathtaking airiness of divine distinction. Sophisticated and elegant, yet sandy and casual.

Sun, surf and sea create the tropical essence of the Kona Kai Resort. With a rich history steeped in the beat and bravura of Polynesian and Spanish Colonial, Kona Kai is a restyled creation of fresh, fun elegance punctuated by casual luxury. Perfect for an executive meeting, a surprise getaway or a romantic wedding, Kona Kai offers the right space for the right occasion. You’ll find that space amidst quiet, private beaches, lush tropical gardens, astounding bay and marina views along San Diego’s most magnificent stretch of waterfront.

Our marina guest receive these entitlements:
• Preferred pricing on our best available guest room rates
• 10% off dining and drinks in Vessel Restaurant + Bar
• 10% off dining and drinks at poolside Tiki Bar
• 10% off treatments at SpaTerre
• Preferred pricing on Banquets and Catering

Twice as Nice
As a marina tenant, you are also eligible for dining and guest room discounts at our sister property, The Portofino Hotel & Marina.  We like to call it our Twice as Nice reciprocal program, but you can just call it a great reason to get away to Redondo Beach!  So cast anchor and take advantage of a 10% discount off dining and drinks in The Portofino’s Baleen Kitchen & Bar and preferred pricing on best available guest room rates.


Resort Overview

Kona Kai Resort is chock full of activities, adventures and amenities. From lazing on our private beach to enjoying cocktails poolside. From paddle boarding and kayaking to chartering a sailboat or fishing off the pier. From badminton to bonfires, your request is our desire. Let us know how we can make your visit the most amazing ever.


 Relaxing by the pool might just be the extent of your perfect getaway. We offer poolside service and stunning views. As you bask in the San Diego sun, we’ll provide picturesque scenery of the gorgeous boats housed in the marina, all kinds of sailboats gliding by, lush green gardens, the private beach and an occasional sea life visitor.  Complimentary use of the pool for all our marina guests.

Private Beach

If you’re looking for beach luxury, grab a lounge chair and look no further. Kona Kai Resort offers the only privately owned beach in San Diego, complete with gas fire pits and private cabanas. Enjoy the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific, white sand and gorgeous views of the marina.

Kona Kai Marina

1561 Shelter Island Drive,
San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 224-7547

San Diego Marina Coordinates:
32 Degrees 43.012' N
117 Degrees 13.716' W NAD 83