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Meeting Manta Man on Kona, Big Island Hawaiʻi

Back in 1985, Keller did his first manta dive in front of a property on Kona called the OUTRIGGER Kona Resort and he found himself quickly falling in love. First established in 1972 as the Kona Surf Hotel, it wasn’t until February 2020 that it was bought by OUTRIGGER Hospitality Group. This team has spent the last few years taking the 509-room oceanfront property and transforming it from the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay to the now-standing OUTRIGGER. Today, this is considered the “manta hotel” as you can see manta activity from the lava rock shoreline day or night. And because of this strategic position, the OUTRIGGER is one of Keller’s many homes on the island.

Click, HERE, to read the full article in DRIFT Magazine.