Living lightly on the land was not just vital to Kona Village’s redevelopment; it was a pledge to the lineal descendants of Ka`ūpūlehu. A vibrant example of Rosewood Sustains, the resort is one of the largest privately owned microgrids in the state, using 100% solar power provided by over 8,000 solar panels on two acres. Kona Village also has a zero-waste initiative with reverse osmosis and wastewater treatment plants on-site, thus cementing the resort as a leader in green hospitality.
With 22 anchialine pools and 21 archeological sites amidst the 81 acres, these lands are sacred. Conservation and restoration are key to protecting and regenerating it. Through the guidance of on-site biologists and cultural advisors, guests of all ages are invited to participate in aquaculture and other sustainability experiences to further educate and engage in Hawaiian heritage, culture and practices.
Kona Village embodies our kinship with our natural ecosystem and the critical need to protect it—in Hawai`i, and beyond.