There are 19 properties currently listed in Kailua Kona. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Kona Village Resort has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Kona Village Resort completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Kona Village Resort employs 32 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Kona Village Resort please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Kona Village achieves the ultimate in recycling - the resort dries the fronds from some 2,000 coconut trees dotting its 82-acres and uses those same fronds as roof thatching for all structures, including the 125 guest hale (ha-lay, or bungalows).
From those same coconut trees comes the resort's do-not-disturb signs; a coconut placed outside a hale door means "do-not-disturb."
The resort uses only low-level landscape lighting so as not to interfere with the Big Island's important astronomy centers atop Mauna Kea.
Ocean trade winds cool the rooms along with ceiling fans. No air-conditioning consumes needless electricity. Additionally, the resort has no telephones and no televisions in-room which also reduces electricity use and noise pollution.
Landscaping is left to grow in as natural a state as possible. You won't hear leaf blowers at Kona Village. And sandy pathways are the norm vs. concrete paved walkways.
In the kitchens at Kona Village locally-sourced foods dominate the menus.