Hawai‘i Island - May 13, 2011 – In 1961 on the shores of Kahuwai Bay at a village once called Manuahi arrived Johnno Jackson and his wife Helen. Envisioning the possibility of building a true Polynesian resort, Johnno followed his dream and built Kona Village, which opened in 1965.

After 45 years of welcoming guests, many which are considered ‘ohana (family), the resort has closed its doors for an extended period of time due to the significant structural and property damage sustained from the March 11, 2011 earthquake-generated tsunami.  Mahalo nui loa to all the Kona Village employees and guests who helped make Kona Village a small piece of paradise.

"We are very thankful for the spirit of "aloha" and support we received from our community and guests who have visited us over the years," said Patrick Fitzgerald. "It is with a heavy heart that we are closing Kona Village, but the damage to the property was severe enough to render it inoperable."

Our intent is to provide that same spirit that once graced the old town of Manuahi.  Information and updates on Kona Village will be provided periodically as it becomes available.

In the meantime, it is "a hui hou (until we meet again)" and not good-bye. 


Patrick Fitzgerald

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