Rays on the Bay Reopens After ‘Ray-novation’

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Recently completing a $400,000 renovation, Rays on the Bay is now open for diners to indulge in island-inspired coastal cuisine while taking in Pacific views.

With final renovations concluding in August, Sheraton Kona’s premiere dining restaurant now offers a full breakfast buffet, in addition to the dinner experience that local and visitors have come to love.

The Rays on the Bay enhancements include new flooring, updated décor, a custom koa breakfast buffet and a cocktail bar that offers ocean views all year round. To complement the “raynovation,” a new menu concept from Executive Chef George Gomes and Senior Executive Sous Chef Michelle Gomez spotlights the use of local ingredients with an international flair. From Kona Kampachi sashimi, to New York Steak and Fresh Troll Grilled fish, the featured items serve flavors for every palette.

Overseeing the renovation was Sheraton Kona’s Director of Operations JoAnn Lenhardt.


“I believe every dining experience should be one which truly resonates with each guest on a deeper level to create lasting memories,” Lenhardt said. “It’s not just breakfast, it should be an experience to create memories that remain long after each person, couple or family departs the Sheraton Kona.”

Rays on the Bay photo.

Several dinner menu highlights include the Ray’s Chopped Salad ($14), which offers a mix of local romaine, cherry tomato slices, bay shrimp, hints of sweet onion, avocado and Big Island Feta, all tossed together with a mouth-watering caper-mustard vinaigrette.

Those looking for a bountiful meal can indulge in the Hawai‘i naturally raised N.Y. Steak ($39) which is both tender and tasty with a local twist.

Rays on the Bay’s newly launched oceanfront breakfast buffet offers a fresh and flavorful lineup including Kona coffee, omelet and waffle stations, fresh tropical fruit, cappuccino on demand, fresh eggs and potatoes, seasonal juices and more. Breakfast is served on Rays on the Bay’s new, custom-built koa-clad buffet table alongside the restaurant’s oceanfront seating.


Rays is open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Working alongside JoAnn was Sheraton Kona’s Director of Restaurants and Bars Aman Kheiri, who partnered together to curate the dining experience.

“When our guests come to dine, it’s about the overall atmosphere of having local Kona coffee with a delicious breakfast, while embracing the sunrise over Hualalai,” said Kheiri.


In the spirit of island inspired cuisine, Sheraton Kona has launched a kama‘āina promotion called “CULINARY by Rays on the Bay,” which offers a $75 dining credit to Ray’s. The rate starts at $215 plus tax for all kama‘āina guests looking for a staycation. Call 1-844-235-6796 and use the promotional code “KAMRAYS” to book this special.

For more information about Rays on the Bay, go online or call 1-844-235-6796.


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