Waikoloa Beach Resort
Waikoloa Beach Resort is the most affordable of the four Kohala Coast resort areas, and it has the best shopping. The neighborhoods within the resort are
• Waikoloa Beach Villas
• Waikoloa Fairway Villas
• Vista Waikoloa
• The Shores
• Hali’i Kai
• Waikoloa Colony Villas
Waikoloa Kings’ Shops
The Kings’ Shops is a charming resort shopping center featuring a blend of upscale boutiques, shops rich in Hawaiiana, and Hawaii’s own Merriman’s Market Cafe. Cascading waterfalls, native Hawaiian plants and quaint murals depicting old Hawaii are the backdrop for brand name shops including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, Coach, L’Occitane, and local favorites Journey’s Boutique, Cinnamon Girl and Na Hoku.
As of December 1, 2013, MacArthur Sotheby’s International Realty will have a new office located next to Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill. It’s a tiny office so Diana is only there a few half days a week. Please call first and Diana will make sure she is there to meet you. There are new resort listings to review!
The Queens’ Marketplace
Queens’ Market Place is a family friendly shopping and cultural entertainment center in the heart of Waikoloa Beach Resort. The Queens’ Market Place features the locally popular stores Pac Sun, Quiksilver, Claire’s, Lids, and Sunglass Hut. Island Gourmet Market offers fresh meats, seafood, and locally grown produce. Young people and those in a hurry will enjoy a wide selection of ethnic and American Food Court choices. For those with time for a leisurely meal, try Charley’s Thai Cuisine, Romano’s Macaroni Grill or the award winning Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar. Reservations are recommended at Sansei.
Each week a variety of cultural entertainment events take place at the coronation pavilion, including Hawaiian quilt making, hula demonstrations, ukulele lessons, Hawaiian history talks, and impromptu musical gatherings. The pavilion also serves as a home practice location for area hula halaus (troops)
The Waikoloa Marriott and the Hilton Waikoloa are the two resort hotels offering fine dining and special events for both homeowners and visitors to enjoy. Golf, tennis, snorkeling and whale watching tours are minutes away.
The Waikoloa Marriott
Located beachfront, the Marriott welcomes guests and resort homeowners with gracious style and Hawaiian service. From the moment you enter the lobby, you are greeted with ocean views and palm trees. A recent multimillion dollar renovation of the 15 acre site offer a bright, fresh look. Enjoy casual and fine dining, a relaxing pool area just steps from the beach, sail boat and catamaran cruises originating right there on Anaeho’omalu Bay, and easy access to explore the local fishponds.
A destination in itself, this impressive property is nestled within 62 oceanfront acres of tropical gardens and beaches, pools and lagoons. Gliding through the resort in Swiss-made trams, meandering along tranquil waterways in mahogany boats. Snorkel or kayak in the lagoon. Stroll along the $7 million Polynesian and Asian art Museum Walkway.
Three swimming pools provide a cool water diversion. The Kohala River Pool is a system of four pools connected by water slides. Slide down the 175 foot twisting water slide. Swim under the Kona Pool waterfall. Sip a tropical drink at the Kona Pool Bar. The Ocean Tower pool, with its lush tropical vegetation, is a quiet adults only retreat for reading, sunning and napping.
This interactive program is an experience of a lifetime. It’s a rare opportunity to come face to face with one of the ocean’s most amazing and intelligent creatures. Guided by marine mammal experts, learn about the dolphins’ fascinating abilities and gain a personal appreciation for the importance of preserving the world’s oceans and its inhabitants for future generations.
The Legends of the Pacific Lu’au
Featuring exotic dances and music of different Polynesian cultures, this live dinner show is exhilarating. The evening starts with interactive demonstrations and Polynesian tattoo artists. Watch a traditional imu (underground oven) presentation – the roasting of a Kahlua pig. While the impressive lu’au buffet is served, the show begins. Taste a variety of lu’au favorites, including ripe fruits, crisp salads, grilled specialties, fresh island fish, and a lavish display of island style desserts.
Delight in the luxurious 25,000-square-foot spa at the Hilton Waikoloa. Relax, rejuvenate and rediscover your vitality. The luxurious Kohala spa features a selection of specialized massages, facials, scrubs, wraps, hydrotherapy treatments, fitness equipment and classes, and salon services. Treat yourself to an hour or more of total bliss.
Beneath tropical palms, the courts in this professional facility provide a memorable setting to test skill. Clinics and lessons for adults and children of all abilities, including never-evers, are taught daily. Enjoy a match in the 432-seat stadium court, while fans and family members cheer on.
Asian, Western, and Oceanic cultures are represented in this impressive art collection. Hawaii and its people are a direct result of how the diverse beliefs and traditions of the wider region have mixed and mingled through the ages. Through appreciation of these influential cultures, we may gain a greater understanding and insight into Hawaiian life, both ancient and modern. There are more than 1800 pieces on public display. Be sure to visit The Gallery and enjoy contemporary works by Big Island residents.
Self-Guided Art Tour
The Hilton Waikoloa offers a Self-Guided Art Tour booklet providing several art tours around the 62 acre grounds. The booklet is available at The Gallery in Lagoon Tower.
The Hilton Waikoloa offers a variety of Hawaiian arts and crafts classes and demonstrations. The area is rich in Hawaiian history. Guests and homeowners can learn all about the history of the area and the resort, as well as the state of Hawaii, through local area tours.