Royal Kona Resort Terms & Conditions


Royal Kona Resort and its parent company, Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts, tries to ensure all information posted on our website is accurate and up-to date. Occasionally, errors and omissions do occur on our website and in the reservation process. Please be advised that all published information on our website, in the reservation process and on our confirmation letters is subject to change, correction or deletion. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.


Royal Kona Resort and its parent company, Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts, are not liable for any type of loss, injury or damage arising from the use of this site. The site is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including and not limited to warranties or title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. By using this site, you agree to all terms related to privacy and use of information provided by you. 


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It is our intent to only send you emails that are useful to you and that you want to receive. When you make a reservation with us and provide your email address we may email you from time to time with special offers and promotions. We may use a third-party e-mail service provider from time to time to send e-mails. This service provider is prohibited from using your e-mail address for any purpose other than to send you Royal Kona Resort and Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts related emails. Every time you receive an e-mail from us you will be provided the choice to opt-out of receiving future advertisements, updates and promotions via e-mail. Pixel tags and cookies are used in our email messages and at our website to help us measure the effectiveness of our advertising and to study how visitors use our site.


All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Once you confirm your credit card information and intention to book we will charge your credit card to reserve your reservation.

Please note that in cases where a NON-REFUNDABLE room rate is chosen the entire stay must be pre-paid at the time of booking. Once you confirm your reservation you agree that the entire accommodation amount will be immediately charged to your credit card and in the event of cancellation or shortened stay, full or partial refunds are not available.

For stays of one night we will charge the full price of the reservation. For all other lengths of stay a two-night deposit, plus tax, will be charged for all dates excluding the following time periods: October 6, 2023-October 15, 2023; and December 18, 2023-December 31, 2023. 

The full stay will be charged to your credit card for reservations arriving October 6, 2023-October 15, 2023; and December 18, 2023-December 31, 2023.

Any remaining payments will be charged directly by the hotel at time of check-in/check-out.

All guests are required to pay a $100 per night deposit for incidentals at time of check-in using either a debit or credit card for payment. Cash will not be accepted for incidentals. Upon check-out any unused funds will be returned to you. Based on your bank’s business rules, it may take 72 hours or longer for your bank to release the funds back to your credit or debit card.


Room rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars (USD) per room, for two persons. Room rates do not include individual resort fees, taxes, gratuities, parking charges, and other guest services and incidentals where applicable. All package deliveries received prior to check-in will be assessed handling fees. Please contact the hotel directly to arrange storage and for specific information regarding any additional charges.



We do not sell individual customer names or other private profile information to third parties and have no intention of doing so in the future. Generally, we only disclose your personal information to those travel providers that you decide to make arrangements with through our website, for example, to purchase a rental car. We use our reasonable efforts to ensure that these travel providers will also protect your personal information. At times, we may contract with other companies to perform various functions necessary to operate our business - for example, processing credit cards. We will share with these companies only that personal information they require to process your orders. These companies agree that they will not use or disclose that personal information for any other purpose.

Other than as explained in this policy, we will not disclose any personal information we collect from you to others without your permission, except in certain limited circumstances: (a) to protect the security of our site and our rights under our Terms of Use; (b) to protect ourselves against liability; (c) in response to legal process, (d) if we believe in good faith that the law requires it; or (e) in connection with a sale of our business or company.


The hotel reservation is confirmed when your credit card payment is processed. We will email you a confirmation of your reservation within 24 hours of submission. Normal check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Late check-out is subject to charge.


We will make every effort to fulfill your preference requests (this includes bedding preferences); however, they are not guaranteed as rooms are assigned at check-in.


Room rates do not include do not include 4.712% Hawaii State General Excise Tax, 10.25% Hawaii State Transient Accommodations Tax, and 3% Hawaii Island County Transient Accommodations Tax for a total tax of 17.962%. Taxes will be added to the total charges at check-out.

Taxes are subject to change without notice and any increases will be passed on to the guest.

Daily car rental rates on Hawaii Island include a 4.712% Hawaii State General Excise Tax and incidental taxes and fees.

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Please note a daily resort amenity fee will be added to your room rate as follows:

All 2023 and 2024 reservations made prior to October 15, 2023, are subject to a $22+tax daily resort amenity fee per room payable directly to the Resort upon check-out. For 2024 reservations, all reservations made on or after October 15, 2023 are subject to a $25+tax daily resort fee per room payable directly to the Resort upon check-out. The resort amenity fee covers:

  • Welcome to Paradise Mai Tais (one coupon good for two Mai Tais per room/stay)
  • Bottled Water on arrival (two per room/stay)
  • Filtered Water Stations available in each tower
  • Enhanced Guestroom Wi-Fi
  • Fitness Center Access
  • Guestroom Safe Usage
  • Local & 800 Calls
  • Daily Yoga / Fitness Classes
  • Daily Hawaiian Cultural Activities including Hula Lessons, Ukulele Lessons, Lei Making & Thursday Night Hawaiian Legends Music Series. (See Resort Activity Calendar for schedule)
  • Reef Safe Sunscreen (available at the pool) 
  • Complimentary Tennis Racquet Rentals, Tennis Balls & Water provided at Royal Kona Resort Tennis Club
  • $20 Lotus Center Spa Credit (available for 90 minute massage)
  • $20 greens fee credit plus 50% discount on club rentals at Makalei Golf Course ($25 value)
  • 20% off green fees and club rentals* at Makani Golf Course ($33 value). *Club rentals must be pre-reserved, call the golf course at 808-325-5044 for reservations. 

Note: Inclusions subject to change and are based on availability. No refunds for unused credits or activities. Some activities require reservations please contact Front Desk for more information. 


If you book one of our car inclusive packages, you will pick up and return your car at the Alamo Rent-A-Car location based at the Kona International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can use your name to pick up the car or call us at 800-222-5642 to obtain the confirmation number (allow at least 3 days after making reservation).

Cars are rented on a 24-hour basis. Rental cars need to be reserved in the name of the driver and the rental car company will require a valid credit card in the driver's name to guarantee against additional charges. Minimum rental age is 21 on most vehicles. For drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 years an additional underage driver's fee is due and payable to the rental car company at time of rental. The rental car company also assesses a fee for any additional drivers. This fee is payable directly to the rental car company at time of rental.

Hawaii law requires child restraint seats for all children under 4 years old and less than 40 pounds; these are available for rent from the rental car company. Other optional add-ons are available for purchase directly from the rental car company at time of rental. If you would like to make any changes, upgrades or ask questions about your car, please call us at 800-222-5642.


Changes to hotel and/or car rental that result in additional monies owed are due and payable at time of change.


In all cases, any cancellation of reservations after purchase will result in the below hotel and car rental cancellation penalties. Please note that in cases where a credit card refund is due, Royal Kona Resort will only refund the credit card with which the reservation was made. Please allow up to two (2) weeks for a credit to appear on your credit card statement.

Any cancellation of reservations after purchase will result in the below hotel and car rental cancellation penalties unless you have purchased a non-refundable room rate. Please note that in cases where a NON-REFUNDABLE room rate is chosen the entire stay must be pre-paid at the time of booking. Once you confirm your reservation you agree that the entire accommodation amount will be immediately charged to your credit card and in the event of cancellation or shortened stay, full or partial refunds are not available.

For travel between  January 3, 2023-October 5, 2023; and October 16, 2023-December 17, 2023 inclusive, any cancellations made three (3) days or less prior to arrival will result in a penalty charge of two-nights of the total package price, plus applicable taxes.

For travel October 6, 2023-October 15, 2023 inclusive (Ironman season), cancellations made after September 6th, 2023 will result in a penalty charge of the entire stay, plus applicable taxes.

For travel December 18, 2023-December 31, 2023 inclusive (Holiday season), cancellations made after November 18, 2023 will result in a penalty charge of the entire stay, plus applicable taxes. 

No Shows will result in a penalty charge of two-nights of the total package price except during the holiday and Ironman season dates listed above which will result in penalty charge of the total package price. 

Cancellation policy is based upon 12:01 a.m.; day of arrival.
In case of illness or death of passenger, please call 800-22-ALOHA for special assistance.


Once travel commencement date is reached, the package is totally non-refundable. Partially used packages are non-refundable. Cancellation fees will be assessed and are non-refundable for any reason, including illness or any other emergencies. To contact Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts regarding questions, changes or cancellations, please call 800-22-ALOHA or email hhr@hawaiihotels.com.


For security reasons the Royal Kona Resort will not accept package deliveries for non-registered guests. Packages delivered for hotel guests prior to 24 hours of check-in will need approval from hotel. Please contact the Royal Kona Resort directly for all handling and storage fees at (808) 329-3111.

100% Smoke Free - For safety and to assure that our facility is not exposed to items or actions that create an odor which is unhealthy and objectionable to our guests and staff, and that is difficult to remove from the air, carpet, walls, and furniture we do not permit smoking tobacco, marijuana, illegal drugs, e-cigarettes, vape pens, vaping, cartridges containing the liquid of nicotine, hookahs, incense, cooking, cigars, candle burning, the use or diffusing of patchouli oil or other strong-smelling plant-based essential oils or synthetic products in our facility. A Designated Smoking Area is provided outside and away from the building.

Candle, Incense, Essential Oils - Candle, incense, essential oils (diffusing, vaporizing, etc.) are prohibited.  These items and activities will be treated as smoking, a fine accessed, and the guest may be evicted with no refunds.

No Cooking, Cooking Appliances, Combustibles, or Fireworks - Except for the units with kitchens that the hotel provides, preparation of food in guest rooms by any type of cooking appliances is prohibited.  A fee will be charged for cooking in a room, including, but not limited to hot plates, griddles, toaster ovens, water heaters, rice cookers, combustible, open flame, barbecue grill, burners, heating appliance, or any other item intended for cooking.  Open fires, flames or cooking grills, either charcoal or gas, and fireworks are not allowed anywhere on hotel property. 


Monday through Friday: 8am to 7pm PST
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 5pm PST