Tucked away along the pristine shores of Kahuwai Bay on The Big Island’s Kona Coast awaits Kona Village, A Rosewood Resort that reopened its doors over the summer.
PHOTO COURTESY OF KONA VILLAGE, A ROSEWOOD RESORT
Steeped for centuries in preserved tradition and the warmth of ‘ohana, the revived retreat welcomes guests to rediscover the magic of this cherished shoreline. Sitting on 81 acres of the stunning volcanic landscape, Hawaiʻi-raised architect Greg Warner of Walker Warner Architects and San Francisco-based interior design firm Nicole Hollis drew design inspiration from the rich heritage and natural surroundings. 150 guest hale spread across several village-like crescents, centered around shared spaces for dining, wellness/spa and gathering. Echoing traditional Hawaiian hale, the bungalows’ soaring windows showcase ocean views, and expansive lanais bring guests closer to the open air. “We have stayed focused on providing an elevated experience,” says Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, “allowing guests to truly immerse themselves in a culture of discovery at this ultra-luxury retreat for a truly rarefied experience.” rosewoodhotels.com