R & R in San Diego with the Perfect Spa Getaway #konakairesortsd #VisitSD

Everyone wants some R & R in their life and there is no better place to achieve this goal than the Kona Kai Resort and Spa.  Even when traveling with kids, the Kona Kai is in San Diego California at the tip of Shelter Island is the place to achieve this. The resort believes that people should be able to be casual in an elegant setting.  Anyone who visits the resort should be prepared to wander the private beaches, tropical gardens, and the marina while listening to complete silence. The friendly staff is willing to go above and beyond to help you achieve your perfect relaxing getaway.

The newly renovated Kona Kai Resort and Spa has quite a few amenities that include a private beach, pool, paddle boarding, bicycle rentals, kayaking, sail boating, fishing, badminton, and bonfires available for their guests.  Even though the resort has a large list, they want their guests to let them know if they want to do anything specific, so that they can honor the request.  The request could be something as simple as making a drink that is not on the menu or something more elaborate like planning a romantic dinner and boat trip at sunset.

As soon as a person checks in to Kona Kai, they are transported into an oasis of tranquility.  The rooms are elegantly designed with an island feel as well as the charm of a cozy cottage overlooking the bay or marina depending on which side you are on.  Guests can choose from a room or a suite, depending on how much space they require. Waking up to palm trees outside your balcony and the breeze coming off the water is a great way to start the day.

Many people wouldn’t think of a fitness center being very restful or relaxing, but I find getting a workout in while on vacation relieves any stresses from traveling and possible time differences.  The fitness center has top of the line equipment and once a person has completed their workout for the day, they can head over to the spa for some special treatments.  Guests can choose from a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure, and special combination packages.  Just imagine how you would feel after spending a couple of hours at the spa and then there would be no questions as to why you need to make an appointment immediately.

There is no reason to leave the resort for food, since the Vessel restaurant is on-site.  Delicious cuisine is served in this relaxed trendy environment while guests sit and look at the magnificent waterfront views.   Of course, during an R & R vacation, people do not always want to leave their rooms, especially early in the morning for breakfast.  Therefore, the resort offers in-room dining for all of their guests. For those of you looking to have a few drinks, happy hour is on daily and the atmosphere is quite inviting. Wedding parties or anyone for that matter, can book the courtyard or private beach as well for group gatherings.

Even though there is so much to do in San Diego, no one should ever feel guilty of taking advantage of some R & R while visiting the Kona Kai Resort and Spa.  Everyone needs some down time and Kona Kai will make sure that each guest leaves feeling amazing and well rested.

I enjoyed the few days I stayed at the resort recently. It is a great place for families to getaway and enjoy some down time. While mom and dad are relaxing, the kids can enjoy the pool or the endless list of activities located on and off the grounds. Weekly they host a Dive-in movie night in the pool, a big hit for all. Every day it is easy to feel relaxed as the sun, surf and sea set the scene for this great location.

Kona Kai Resort Pool

For more information and to book your stay visit www.resortkonakai.com




  1. What gorgeous photos! Looks like such a lovely place. I for one know I could use some R & R and this looks like the place to get it. So beautiful and peaceful!

  2. OMG, what a gorgeous place. I am going to have to look into booking this when we are in the area. A spa sounds lovely too!

  3. It sounds like the perfect family getaway! I think it would be a lot of fun to have a girls weekend here too. I think all Mom’s could use a little R&R.

  4. Looks like you had an amazing time! I had fun following your adventure in San Diego.

  5. What a beautiful and tranquil spot. Pinning this for later. I’m a massive fan of great fitness centres at resorts. I find when I fly that I want to build in more time to move and be active before, during and after my vacation. That’s important for my entire family so this Kona Kai resort sounds perfect!

  6. I have never been to San Diego but have always wanted to visit. The Kona Kai resort sound like the perfect place to base out of and take in some day trips but also for staying on the resort, kicking back and enjoying some leisurely relaxation!

  7. robin masshole mommy says

    We love San Diego. We have family there so we visit often!

  8. reesann723 says

    Seriously San Diego looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I would love to visit one day!!!

  9. Oh my gosh does that look like heaven on earth! I was in San Diego last year I wish I knew about this place. I would’ve loved to stay there.

  10. I could definitely go for a nice long stay there! OMG, I can only imagine how great it would be.

  11. I need this in my life. There’s nothing better than a few days at a spa. It’s soo therapeutic.

  12. I love to treat myself to a spa day. I would love to spend a weekend at the Kona Kai. It looks so beautiful there.

  13. That looks like something my wife would love. Anything that has to do with pampering is always in her wheelhouse.

  14. I have never had the chance to explore California. I would love to go to San Diego!

  15. San Diego is one of my favorite places ever! My hubby and I met and married there.

  16. I’ve been to San Diego once – such a beautiful place! This looks like a great location for relaxing getaway!

  17. I need to treat myself to a spa day. I would love to spend a weekend at the Kona Kai. It looks amazing!

  18. This sounds just like the getaway I need. We go to San Diego every year. I will have to see about staying there.

  19. Okay, this seriously looks like a dream come true! I need to go on vacation NOW!

  20. It looks like a wonderful place for some sightseeing rest and relaxation Kim. Adding it to my travel bucketlist!

  21. What a beautiful place to enjoy some rest and relaxation! Love your pics the accommodations look so sumptuous!!

  22. We’re headed to socal this fall for a friends wedding, hoping to be able to sneak down to SD for a day or two, everyone that’s been there says it’s amazing.

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