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Royal Kona Resort

An Oceanfront Paradise

Spend a week in one of the worlds most treasured paradises and meet other fun singles like you.  Come explore beautiful natural wonders like Kilauea Volcano, Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls, Lava Tubes, Pololu Valley, and Hapuna Beach.  Take a helicopter ride over ‘Jurassic Park,” zipline through the jungle, ride an ATV, and even learn how to Hula.  Best of all, make incredible memories and meet new friends at these daily and our nightly singles activies…Luaus, Hula Dancing, Dance Lessons, Game nights… Plus Karoake and our private dance party

 

Featuring…

Your reservation to this getaway includes a ticket to our private Singles hawaiian dance party

Saturday night, July 15th, with DJ Ruxpin

DJ Ruxpin has DJ’d past events such as… the largest singles dance party in Utah, multiple singles conference dances from SAlt Lake City to Huntington Beach, Gereral Conference weekend dances, as well as the largest LDS New Years Eve Single Dance back in 2020.

Dates: July 13-20, 2023 w/ 3night-7night package options
Airport: Kona International Airport (KOA)
Resort: Royal Kona Resort
Ages: YSA and MSA Singles

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Have a Fun Filled Vacation at the Royal Kona Resort

 

Embark on the perfect escape. Watch ocean waves crash against lava rock shores. Savor local cuisine from award-winning chefs at the oceanfront restaurant and discover authentic Hawaiian culture at the Voyagers of the Pacific Luau.

Ocean waves crash against lava rock shores. Lush gardens burst with color and tropical scents. Refreshing sea breezes and warm sunshine wash over bare skin. Royal Kona Resort invites you to enjoy a sensory escape and the aloha spirit any time of the year.

You, along with other LDS Singles will get to enjoy all the amazing resort amenities as well as beautiful weather, spectacular sunsets, and much more.  Join us on this amazing Hawaiian getaway!

It’s more than just a vacation

When you join Cheri’s Travel Spot on this fun getaway, you’ll experience all the amazing beauty of Hawaii PLUS a special invitation to our private LDS Singles activities we’ll be hosting!  Here are some examples of what you’ll enjoy. *Activities and itinerary are subject to change 

*Included with your reservation…

  • Dinner and Dance Party with DJ Ruxpin
  • Karaoke Party with DJ Ruxpin
  • Fun Themed Dress-Up Nights
  • Game Nights and Mingling Events 
  • Picnic Lunch and Fireside 

*Optional Activities at additional cost

  • Luau Dinner
  • Volcano Park
  • Lava Tubes
  • ATV Tour
  • Pololu Valley Hike
  • Ziplines
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Akaka Falls & Rainbow Falls
  • Helicopter Tour
  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Sea Horse Farm
  • and more…

 

Fully Renovated 2021

Newly renovated guest rooms and suites await you at Royal Kona Resort. Spread out through Royal Kona’s three towers Ali’i, Lagoon and Bay – the updated rooms feature a casual beach vibe with modern, teak, coastal inspired décor and finishes in lighter wood tones with colorful natural fabrics, and new carpeting all designed to connect you with Hawaii’s gorgeous tropical surroundings. Step onto your private lanai, basking in endless views and ocean breezes.

The Royal Kona Resort

  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers
  • Garden and picnic area
  • Full breakfast ($23 surcharge), tennis courts, and self parking ($25 surcharge)
  • Don the Beachcomber Restaurant onsite
  • A 24-hour front desk, tennis lessons on site, and a gift shop
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room bottled water
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff and location
  • Full-service Spa
  • Gym and fitness center
  • Tennis Courts
  • Laundry Services
  • Check-in at 4pm and Check-out at 11am

Room Amenities

 
  • Rollaway Beds & Cribs Available
  • Telephone with Voice Mail
  • Wi-Fi
  • One King or Two Double Beds
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker with Complimentary Coffee
  • Private Lanai
  • Air Conditioning
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Bathtub & Shower
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Electronic Safe
  • Deluxe Bath Amenities
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Flat-Screen Television
  • Alarm Clock Radio

Standard Room

The Standard Room – Located in all three towers, enjoy views of Hawaii’s mountains and lush tropical landscaping from the private balcony of these 390 sq. ft. rooms, offering 1 king or 2 double beds.  Renovated room decorated in a casual beach vibe designed to complement the tropical surroundings.

Rates – Standard Room

*Based on 3 nights stay per person
Single: $990          Double: $550     

*Based on 4 nights stay per person
Single: $1,304          Double: $717    

*Based on 5 nights stay per person
Single: $1,552          Double: $884 

*Based on 6 nights stay per person
Single: $1,852          Double: $1,050 

*Based on 7 nights stay per person
Single: $2,153          Double: $1,217

** To calculate a quote, click the registration link **

ocean View room

The Ocean View Room – Beautiful ocean views are yours from the private balcony fo these 390 sq. ft. rooms located in all three towers.  Choice of 1 king or 2 double beds.  Rooms feature a casual beach vibe with custom teak furnishings in lighter wood tones and colorful natural fabrics designed to complement the tropical surroundings.

Rates – Ocean View Room

*Based on 3 nights stay per person
Single: $1,162          Double: $651     

*Based on 4 nights stay per person
Single: $1,532          Double: $851    

*Based on 5 nights stay per person
Single: $1,903          Double: $1,051 

*Based on 6 nights stay per person
Single: $2,274          Double: $1,252 

*Based on 7 nights stay per person
Single: $2,644          Double: $1,452 

** To calculate a quote, click the registration link **

** Contact us for pricing and availability**

Payment Terms and Pricing

  • Rates are based on number of nights, Adults, and type of room
  • Pricing includes all taxes and resort fees 
  • deposit of $500 is due at time of booking for single occupancy or $250 for double occupancy reservations
  • Final Payment Due April 14th, 2023
  • For reservations made after April 14, 2023, the final payment will be due at time of booking
  • Reservations are non-refundable at time of booking
  • Rates are subject to change at any time

Know before you go

  • Kona International Airport (KOA)
  • When booking flights make sure to arrive on Thursday, July 13, 2023
  • You can stay until Sunday the 16th or extend your stay extra days up to Thursday, July 20th
  • This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Not Included:

  • Rental Car (Transporation to and from airport and activities is not included)
  • Travel Insurance, highly recommended since life happens, and the only way you are covered if you happen to test possitive before your trip. (Contact Cheri’s Travel Spot for pricing)
  • Optional Excursions
  • Photo Packages At Tours and Excursions
  • Spa treatments

Itinerary & Excursions

*subject to change

Prior to the event, you will receive an email providing details about each excursion and a sign up form to register.

Each excursion is optional and at an additional cost.

Day 1:  Thursday, July 13, 2023 – Arrivals, Aloha!

We will have a welcome meeting in the early evening and dinner as a group.  The night will continue with several entertainment options such as shows, games, and dancing.

If you get in early, check into your room and explore the resort and beach.

Day 2:  Friday, July 14, 2023 – Temple, Beach, Luau Dinner

Today we kick vacation off with a day at the beach, a scheduled visit to the Kona Temple, and a traditional luau dinner.

“Voyagers of the Pacific” luau – Discover Hawaiian culture through food, music and entertainment while overlooking Kailua Bay as the sun sets over the glistening bay and savor a delicious all-you-care-to-eat dinner with traditional island fare.  Voyagers of the Pacific, where island stories and South Pacific song and dance culminate in the Samoan fire knife ritual – Polynesia’s most dangerous dance. Celebrate Big Island culture at the most exciting oceanfront luau in Kona, Hawaii. The magic is calling you. Answer it.

Day 3:  Saturday, July 15, 2023 – Volcano Park, Lava Tubes

Volcano Park – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park protects some of the most unique geological, biological, and cherished cultural landscapes in the world. Extending from sea level to 13,680 feet, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa – and is a designated International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As islands created by volcanoes, Hawaiʻi is criss-crossed by countless lava tubes. These underground passageways, also known as pyroducts, are created by lava flows themselves and are capable of transporting great quantities of lava long distances underneath the surface. When the supply of lava stops at the end of an eruption, or if it gets diverted elsewhere, it leaves behind an empty cave.

Lava Tubes – As islands created by volcanoes, Hawaiʻi is criss-crossed by countless lava tubes. These underground passageways, also known as pyroducts, are created by lava flows themselves and are capable of transporting great quantities of lava long distances underneath the surface. When the supply of lava stops at the end of an eruption, or if it gets diverted elsewhere, it leaves behind an empty cave.

Day 4:  Sunday, July 16, 2023 – Church, Picnic Lunch, Fireside and Desert

Join us for sacrament Sunday afternoon at the local Kona ward and stick around for a picnic lunch followed by a fireside.  Mingle with the singles and enjoy a yummy desert.

Day 5:  Monday, July 17, 2023 – ATV Tour, Pololu Valley hike

ATVs – ATV tours are the best way to explore Hawaii’s rugged terrain! Take the trail less traveled on an exhilarating off-roading adventure. Explore hidden secret spots along Kohala and Hamakua Coast, venture down dirt trails, and swim at exclusive waterfalls. Hawaii ATV rides are one of the most popular things to do on Big Island and are a great outdoor adventure for the whole family.

The Pololu Valley forms a deep cut in Kohala Mountain, around 300 feet deep near the lookout.  The secluded nature of this area make it a favorite among hiking enthusiasts.  You should expect incredible views, steep terrain, switchbacks, rugged trails, and slippery lava rocks along this hike. Pack accordingly with plenty of water and good footwear as the footing can be a bit challenging, especially if it’s raining. It’s about a quarter of a mile to the beach and it takes around 20 minutes to hike down, depending on your hiking ability and fitness level. Be prepared for a steep descent and an arduous ascent.

The Pololu Valley – its black sand beach is a remote gem, tucked away in the northernmost of a series of erosional valleys located along the Big Island’s Northern coast. The word Pololu means “long spear” in the Hawaiian language. This sculpted, emerald basin, ornate with dramatic waterfalls and breathtaking vistas, may look oddly familiar to you, as it was the setting of the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The valley was selected to transport audiences into a prehistoric paradise where T-Rex would seem completely at home. This primitive wildness still exists today as the valley is still a mostly uninhabited and inaccessible wonderland.

Day 6:  Tuesday, July 18, 2023 – Zipline, Botanical Gardens. Akaka Falls, Rainbow Falls (Hilo), Swim with Manta Rays

Ziplining – Ziplining is a very popular outdoor activity that allows you to zip through the lush rain forest canopy of the Big Island. The lines are suspended high above scenic areas and geological features such as ravines, jungles, meadows, and forests.  

Botanical Gardens – The quantity and variety of plants and flowers that call the Big Island of Hawaii home is truly astonishing. Some of the Big Island botanical gardens have over two thousand varieties of plants growing on their grounds. This diversity is largely due to the wide range of climate zones across the island, mixed with the consistent temperatures of those zones. The Big Island possesses the highest concentration of climate zones of any place in the world: 4 out of 5 Major climate zones and 10 out of 13 sub-zones. The climate diversity makes it the perfect setting for incredible botanical gardens to thrive all around the island.

Akaka Falls – At ʻAkaka Falls State Park, located along the northeastern Hilo Coast, you can see two gorgeous waterfalls on one short hike. The pleasant 0.4-mile uphill hike will take you through a lush rainforest filled with wild orchids, bamboo groves and draping ferns.  Akaka Falls plummets 442-feet into a stream-eroded gorge. Beautiful ʻAkaka Falls is perhaps the island of Hawaiʻi‘s most famous waterfall. Easily accessible, this hike takes less than an hour.

Rainbow Falls – A rainbow produced by mist from this 80-foot high waterfall is visible on sunny afternoons. During extended winter cold spells, an impressive ice formation builds around the falls.  Between trailhead and falls, Rainbow Falls Trail gains about 1,500′ in elevation. The 5.4 mile roundtrip hike is considered moderate in difficulty. The Rainbow Falls Trail continues for approximately 4 miles beyond the falls to the summit of Mount Le Conte.

Manta Rays Night Swim – During the Manta Ray dive (or snorkel) you will get to see these immense fish up close and personal. the manta rays are attracted by plankton, which in turn is attracted by bright lights. To catch the plankton the manta rays filter it out of the ocean by swooping through the water with their mouths open in something that we can only describe as a dance. The manta rays gracefully swim, turn, and somersault through the light beams, sometimes almost touching their spectators.

Day 7:  Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – Helicopter tour, Dolphin encounter, Sea Horse Farm, Hapuna Beach (Kona)

Helicopter Tours – Covering four thousand square miles, the Big Island is double the size of all the other major Hawaiian island’s combined. The diversity of the Big Island is astounding with its lush rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and one of the world’s active volcanoes. A helicopter tour of the Big Island is sure to be the highlight of your vacation.

Dolphin Encounter – Swimming with dolphins is often described as an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. On the Big Island it can be done by people of all ages and swimming skills.  Swimming with dolphins is one of those rare experiences that exceed expectations – yes, dolphins really are that smart. 

Sea Horse Farm – The tour takes lets you see baby seahorses, pregnant males, and leafy and weedy sea dragons. They also have an aquarium where more than half the worlds 36 species of seahorses are on display, an interactive tide pool and a fish feeding station for the children.  All tours are led by a professional and certified Biologist.

Hapuna Beach – Travel down the volcanic western coastline of the Kohala Coast and follow the signs to find a spectacular oasis that has earned a reputation as one of the island of Hawaii’s finest beaches. The largest of the island’s white sand beaches, Hāpuna Beach has consistently been rated on international Top Ten lists of the islands’ best beaches. Hāpuna also offers consistently good conditions for swimming, bodyboarding, sunbathing and snorkeling.

Day 8:  Thursday, July 20, 2023 – Departures.

Time to say farewell to your new friends and make plans to reconnect on the main land.  We check out of our rooms and depart for the airport.

Did we mention the spirit of aloha?

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.”

~ Lao Tzu