Don the Beachcomber
Bar & Restaurant
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Opened in 2005
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
One of two moai on the central column in the restaurant at Don the Beachcomber in Kailua-Kona
July 2010, photo by InexorableTash
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Don the Beachcomber is located within the Royal Kona Resort, where it opened in 2005. This location is not to be confused with the historic, long-gone Don the Beachcomber restaurants run by Donn Beach or his partner Sunny Sund, but rather was opened by someone who picked up the rights to the name. The bar and restaurant are open-air, overlooking the ocean, but sheltered by a large, round roof. The restaurant in particular is full of fantastic '70s-chic Tiki loveliness, thanks to architect George "Pete" Wimberly. A vibraphonist can sometimes be found playing in the bar as the sun sets over the ocean. Food is on the more upscale end of Kailua-Kona dining.
How to find it:
The bar and restaurant are in the main building of the resort, near the ocean, not far from the main entrance.
The resort has its own lot, and parking is free if you are visiting Don the Beachcomber.