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Keauhou Beach Resort offers isle inspired eateries

Keauhou Beach Resort Kamaaina Terrace staff. (Photo courtesy of Keauhou Beach Resort)

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Visitors hungry for something new on the beautiful island of Hawaii can sample the fresh, new fare available at the Kalanikai Beach Bar and Kamaaina Terrace restaurant located at the Keauhou Beach Resort.

The two eateries offer simple but sumptuous options that give travelers a taste of the island’s fresh fish, local beef and Hawaii-grown produce.

“The Kalanikai Beach Bar and Kamaaina Terrace are quickly becoming favorites among locals and tourists alike to fill up on delicious fare without emptying their wallets,” said Jim Heather, general manager at Keauhou Beach Resort. “There’s definitely something for every palate and price range from burgers and beers to steaks and salads.”

Beach-goers taking a break from the sun and surf at neighboring Kahaluu Beach Park can stop by the recently opened Kalanikai Beach Bar to enjoy popular midday fare including a selection of burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads.

All burgers are made with 100 percent local Hawaii Island beef and include fun twists, like the Paniolo burger with bacon, onion rings, pickled jalapenos and pepper jack cheese topped with barbeque sauce.

For a lighter meal, diners will find freshly made salads like ginger-soy chicken salad with mixed greens, bell pepper, cucumber, onion and crispy won ton strips with a sesame dressing, or a Greek-inspired Keauhou Beach salad with homemade hummus, cucumber, kalamata olives and feta cheese.

Patrons can also toast the sunny Kona weather over tropical cocktails or locally brewed beers while overlooking the stunning shoreline.

Kalanikai Beach Bar is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

The Kamaaina Terrace has expanded its dining options to provide weekend dinners, set to the panoramic views of the Kona coastline. Start the meal with a salad of locally raised tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, shaved shallots and basil vinaigrette.

Then move on to entrée offerings including pork loin stuffed with garlic and herbs, fresh fish grilled in an Asian ginger caramel sauce or shrimp and scallop linguine served with a roasted garlic sauce.

And to end the night on a sweet note, diners can indulge with a Kona mud pie, a decadent creation of coffee ice cream cake, chocolate sauce, macadamia nuts and whipped cream layered in an Oreo cookie crust.

The Kamaaina Terrace is open for dinner 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

Between meals, guests will find many activities available on Keauhou Beach Resort such as free cultural activities, six tennis courts, swimming pool and spa services from the Kalona Spa and Salon. Each room features air conditioning, a balcony, refrigerators, and daily maid service to ensure island-style comfort.

“For those looking to make some new fish friends, Kahaluu Bay offers some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii,” Heather said. “And with honu (green sea turtles) as frequent return guests along the shoreline, the beach is a popular spot for visiting families and sightseers alike.”

Keauhou Beach Resort guests also start each day with the resort’s free breakfast buffet as well as complimentary amenities and services including:

* Free cultural activities, including lei making, Hawaiian language lessons and ukulele lessons, lauhala (pandanus leaves) weaving, and more.
* Free Internet access in all guest rooms – including complimentary Wi-Fi in the hotel lobby
* Free local and long distance calls to the mainland U.S. and Canada (for the first 15 minutes)
* Free use of in-room safe
* Free in-room coffee and tea

Reservations for Keauhou Beach Resort can be made by calling toll free 1-866-326-6803, the hotel direct at 1-808-324-2515 or visiting www.keauhoubeachresort.com

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