Love of the Sea
The Kona Kai Resort on Shelter Island is a timeless San Diego Bay treasure.
The Kona Kai Resort and Marina is located at the very tip of Shelter Island in a relaxed yachting community surrounded by San Diego harbor, with sweeping views of San Diego Bay. Only minutes from downtown San Diego and the San Diego International Airport, Kona Kai is an oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the nearby city. With water on all three sides, a private beach and a long paved walkway encircling the island, you and Fido will truly be able to enjoy the freedom that this resort has to offer.
Home to California’s only privately owned beach, guests at Kona Kai enjoy the sparkling blue waters of the San Diego Bay, white sand and gorgeous views of the Marina, all surrounded by 11 acres of lush gardens. Perched from its spot on Shelter Island, Kona Kai serves as the perfect launch pad for guests to enjoy nearby marine attractions such as the USS Midway Museum and Seaport Village.
Choose from one of the 129 guestrooms, or splurge and go for a suite. Your pack will know you’ve arrived in style, and complimentary water dishes and biscuits will have your dog wagging for what’s next. Newly renovated guestrooms feature pool and marina views with the deluxe guestroom boasting a private patio.
Start your day off right with breakfast in bed before you decide what activity to tackle. Just out the back of the hotel, there is a private marina where guests and their furry companions have a choice of different water activities, including stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.