The Kona Village Resort is an iconic, one-of-a-kind haven on the Big Island’s Kohala coast, spread across 82 acres of gardens, lagoons and salt-and-pepper beaches. Built in 1965, the unique property – a family-friendly, inclusive, Polynesian-style village – has long drawn a host of loyal guests who return to the property year after year, asserting that this special destination is unlike anything else in the world. Closed since the tsunami in March 2011, Kona Village is now undergoing a renaissance in which every piece of the resort will be renovated and enhanced. Nothing will be as it was, yet the spirit and identity of this village will remain unchanged. The goal of the renovation is to maintain the resort’s warm, inviting atmosphere and distinctive Polynesian-inspired architecture, re-building all that existed before – only better.