Our wedding will be at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa on Keauhou Bay.
Go to their site to check out some of the amazing spaces, views and amenities that this place has to offer!
Unfortunately, our room block has already closed, so no more reservations can be made in it. If you don't have a room and need one, send us a message and we'll see what we can do. If you already have a room booked, you can still contact Kori Gacayan at the hotel (email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 808-930-4900), if you need any customer service for that reservation.
For those who already have a room in the block, here's a reminder of what you're getting with it:
Some notes about booking from the room block:
If you will have access to a car, and were hoping to find a wider range of price options for lodging, feel free to search your preferred travel site for alternatives in Kailua-Kona, HI or Captain Cook, HI. You will still absolutely be welcome by the Sheraton for all of our planned wedding events.
We have hammered out a deal with Alaska Airlines to offer 5% off airfare for anyone flying to Kona for our wedding from any US city that Alaska serves.
5% isn't going to make or break the budget for anybody, but hopefully it'll help a little bit. The code is ECMW596 and it can easily be used when booking directly with Alaska Airlines. Just make sure the code is in the "Discount Code" text box. You can also read the full list of terms and conditions for the code there, but here are a few tips from us:
Not sure when you need to get to the island by? Check out the schedule! Most people will want to arrive by late evening on Thursday, July 14th. If you really want to live dangerously, you could probably arrive as late noon on the 15th, but who wants to go to Hawai'i to race against a schedule or be stressed about a late flight? Because of the time difference, most people will easily be able to work Thursday and still catch a flight out Thursday evening.
After you've booked your airfare, please let us know your itinerary. That way we can have a better idea of when people are coming and going, and we can account for everyone using the code when we write up our final event report to the airline.
If you plan on exploring the island at all beyond the resort and the Kailua-Kona old town, we highly recommend you rent a car. All of the major car rental agencies have cars available at the Kona airport. Our room block at the Sheraton includes free self-parking.
If you don't think you'll be renting a car and will need a ride from and to the Kona airport, please let us know and we will attempt to connect you with someone who is renting a car and can offer you a ride. If that doesn't work out, there is an airport shuttle that can be booked for a fee.
Once you are at the resort, they offer a free trolly that operates once every two hours between 9AM and 9PM that can take you to Kailua-Kona old town, shopping and some of the more modest beaches.
Kilauea, the always-erupting volcano on the west side of the island, is a 2-hour drive away, and will require a car. Hapuna Beach (which is probably the most celebrated beach in the state, possibly after Waikiki, depending on your definition of "celebrated") is about an hour away from the resort, and unless you caravan out with us on Saturday, you'll also need a car to get there. Here are some more possible activities to help you decide if you want to stay close-by or explore further.
Do you have a stash of frequent flyer miles or hotel points? Already have an Alaska Airlines or Starwood credit card, or interested in getting one or both? If used correctly, any of these things may dramatically help reduce the cost of this trip. Let us know if you'd like some help with a bit of travel hacking strategy.