Headed to Hawaii Island (also called the Huge Island) to discover its dramatic lava fields, volcanoes, and gorgeous seashores? Pacific 19 Kona, the island’s latest boutique resort that opened on April 3, desires that will help you get probably the most out of your adventures whereas treating you to an elegant keep.
The city property — its title references the island sitting 19 levels from the equator — is positioned on the coronary heart of Kailua-Kona and a block away from Kailua Bay. It debuted with 122 visitor rooms, an on-site espresso store, ample outside areas, and an immersive arts and actions program bringing the most effective of the island’s tradition to its visitors.
Upon getting into the open-air foyer, which is clad in customized wooden furnishings, visitors are welcomed to the resort with a towering monkeypod tree and plush greenery. Native artist Lauren Trangmar designed the palm tree- and papaya-patterned wallpaper for the ethereal lounge space.
Drawing inspiration from Kailua-Kona’s distinct landscapes and colours, Honolulu-based design studio The Vanguard Theory has dressed the visitor rooms in an earthy palette of inexperienced, black, taupe, and white. Every room comes with its personal “macro bar” stocked with snacks and journey gear (suppose: sunblock and snorkels) for buy. Black-and-white pictures depicting native surroundings line the partitions, whereas spacious non-public lanais invite visitors outdoors.
The property’s lap pool is the right spot to chill off throughout the day. At night time, visitors can collect across the two fireplace pits to share tales of their island adventures.
“The resort is impressed by the Pacific — dwelling to many locations, cultures, and peoples,” James Evans, co-founder and managing accomplice of Nine Brains, the resort’s developer, mentioned in a press launch despatched to Journey + Leisure. “Pacific 19 Kona is a recent idea for Hawaii Island. We wish to be our visitors’ basecamp whereas serving to them join with Hawaii as if guiding a visiting good friend or member of the family. “
Evans defined the resort’s group can be engaged on customized itineraries and actions in collaboration with native operators that can be bookable by way of the property’s web site. And whereas Pacific 19 Kona would not have an on-site restaurant, it’s dwelling to the poolside Café P19, which serves native espresso blends, tea, and freshly baked pastries. The resort has additionally deliberate a strong cultural program with weekend occasions, pop-ups, and wellness lessons, together with every day yoga classes.
Nightly charges at Pacific 19 Kona begin at $299. (Should you ebook your keep by way of April 30 for a visit between now and Nov. 30, you’ll get 30 % off and a waived amenity charge.) Study extra at pacific19.com.