Legends of the Pacific Luau at Hilton Waikoloa Village

October 5th, 2011

On the Waikoloa Beach Resort, the Hilton Waikoloa Village does a great job offering the sights, sounds, and tastes of Polynesia every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evening.

When the doors open at 5:30 PM, prepare to be greeted by the exotic Polynesian dances and the music of the Pacific Rim, highlighted by a Big Island Luau Buffet featuring a large variety of local flavors, fire knife dancing, and an imu presentation. The price of the event, $109 per person, includes two alcoholic drinks or kiddie cocktails, buffet, show, self-parking, tax, and gratuity. A keiki, or children’s, buffet is available for those under twelve years old.

Show only seating is available for less of a cost and upgraded seating is an option for an additional charge. Discounts are available for teens, children, and seniors. For reservations, please call (808) 886-1234.

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Mauna Kea Resort Luau

October 4th, 2011

Every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8:30pm, the Mauna Kea presents their luau with an ocean front location. They offer an extensive authentic menu featuring luau favorites such as kalua pig, island fish, lomi salmon, and more. Prepare to be dazzled by cultural dance, music, fire dancing, and much more.
The price of the event, $96 per person, includes the buffet, a complimentary mai tai or children’s drink, tax, and gratuity. Show only seating is available for $36 per person and discounts are available for children.

For reservations, please call (808) 882-5810.

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Gathering of the Kings Luau at Mauna Lani Resort

October 4th, 2011

The Fairmont Orchid on the Mauna Lani Resort offers a luau experience with Island Breeze Productions certain to entertain family and loved ones.

The performance is comprised of traditional Polynesian and modern choreography depicting the journey across the Pacific to Samoa, Tahiti, Aotearoa, and Hawaii. This evolved performance is sophisticated, vibrant and creative with smooth transitioning, and modern dance. Culinary offerings nicely correlate to each distinct culture.

The property offers a performance on Saturday evenings for $99 per person, upgraded seating is available for an additional cost, and children receive a discount. For reservations, contact The Fairmont Orchid at (808) 885-2000 or Island Breeze Productions at (808) 326-4969.

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Waikoloa Village Golf Course

October 3rd, 2011

A fifteen-minute drive inland will take golfers to the Waikoloa Village Golf Course. This public course lives in the foothills of Mauna Kea and displays views of the Pacific Ocean. It is a great location for anyone looking to play a round, but spend a bit less on the experience.

The Waikoloa Village Golf Course is a fully functioning, eighteen-hole golf venue with pro shop, clubhouse restaurant, driving range, and more. Rental clubs, walking and riding rates, as well as multi-round discounts are available.

This course may have special pricing based on both the time of day and time of year as well. For tee times and information, please contact (808) 883-9621.

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Sullivan Estate ~ A Great Place for a Hawaiian Wedding

October 3rd, 2011

A great venue available for wedding ceremonies and receptions on the Big Island is Honuala’i, or the Sullivan Estate. Located on Puako Bay, this 11,000 square foot, one and a half acre private property, can host any size function up to one hundred people.

Originally, the property was designed and built as an exclusive corporate retreat location. Since 1985, it has hosted parties and guests along with movies and commercials with its understated elegance and perfect location.

With an oceanfront setting, large travertine pool deck, available open air living area, and much more, Honuala’I is certain to create a completely memorable experience. Availabile for daytime and evening events, the six bedroom, eight bathroom estate with lush tropical foliage, manicured grounds, and picture perfect setting will add to the experience.

Honuala`i is the ideal wedding location, with a wide open lawn area on the point facing northwest towards the setting sun. Privacy and tranquility abound.

The property does have preferred vendors and outside catering, entertainment, and any event support will be necessary. The Honuala’I staff will work with the catering staff and outside vendors to ensure a successful event.

There are deposit, insurance, and other requirements necessary to host an event, but it will be well worth it. The estate has hosted many functions and the staff truly understands what it takes to make any wedding or party successful.

Guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals may contact (808) 333-1910 or email for assistance and information.

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Mauna Lani Golf Courses

October 2nd, 2011

About ten minutes north of the Waikoloa Beach Resort is the Mauna Lani Resort, which offers two beautiful golf selections, the Mauna Lani North and South Courses. Between the two venues thirty-six holes of championship golf are provided for both avid and novice players.

The Mauna Lani North Course highlights rolling terrain and Kiawe (mesquite) forests which is very different from the Mauna Lani South Course. This selection has one of the most photographed over water greens in the world.

The resort also offers a keiki, or children’s, course great for families looking to play some golf without the need to be on the championship courses. Special rates are available for this experience.

Lunch and dinner are available at Huli Sue’s at Mauna Lani, daily from 11am to 8pm and a full service pro shop is onsite to assist with any questions or merchandise needs.

These courses may have special pricing based on both the time of day and time of year. For tee times, contact (808) 885-6655.

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Mauna Kea and Hapuna Golf Courses

October 1st, 2011

A twenty-minute drive north from the Waikoloa Beach Resort along the Kohala Coast will take travelers to both the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Golf Courses. These thirty-six holes of breathtaking fairways were designed by golf legends Robert Trent Jones Sr. (Mauna Kea Golf Course) and Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay (Hapuna Golf Course). Offering some of the greatest golfing on the island, each course offers different views, challenges and overall experiences for any golfer.

Both courses offer a complete pro shop along with other facilities such as a driving range, locker rooms, shower facilities, and more. The Mauna Kea Golf Course does offer a clubhouse restaurant named ‘Number 3’ offering food and pupus from 11am to 5pm daily.

These courses may have special pricing based on both the time of day and time of year as well as golf instruction. For questions or tee times, please call the Mauna Kea Golf Course at
(808) 882-5400 or the Hapuna Golf Course at (808) 880-3000.

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Big Island Country Club

September 30th, 2011

Located between Kona and the Waikoloa Beach Resort on Highway 190, or the Hawaii Belt Road, the Big Island Country Club offers eighteen holes of golf designed by acclaimed golfer, Perry Dye. This par seventy-two course was created with all golfers in mind, regardless of skill level.

This course may have special pricing based on both the time of day and time of year. Special group rates are available and the Big Island Country Club offers rentals and lessons as well.
This is a great golf venue for anyone wanting to get away from the resort environment and have a greater vantage point for island viewing.

The Big Island Country Club is located about a thirty minute drive from the Waikoloa Beach Resort. For tee times, contact the pro-shop at (808) 325-5044

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Anna’s Ranch Waimea

September 30th, 2011

As far as weddings go, there are quite a few options on the Big Island of Hawaii for both ceremony and reception sites. One such unique location is Anna Ranch Heritage Center, Waimea, Hawaii. Dating back to 1847, Anna Ranch showcases the history of ranching on the island and captures the past, bringing it to present day island life. Anyone who appreciates history will truly enjoy this venue, looking to the past, the present, and as weddings demand, the future.

Located just a half mile from downtown Waimea, Anna Ranch Heritage Center offers just under fourteen hundred square feet of indoor space, several acres of outdoor options, and beautiful well-manicured gardens to accommodate almost any size party. Anna Ranch has ample resources to create a fabulous experience. With a professional and attentive staff, capable preferred vendors, and a fine history of event planning, the ceremony and reception are certain to be well organized.

Anna Ranch Heritage Center has tried to create the total experience offering an onsite blacksmith and saddle maker. These, along with other children’s activities, are certain to create special memories for adults and children alike. Programs for children are available for private events, and souvenirs will accompany those who take part in the programs.

If in search of local history, private space, or something out of the ordinary, the nonprofit Anna Ranch Heritage Center will satisfy any event requests. Their phone number is (808) 885-4426 or guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals may call (808) 333-1910 or email for assistance.

Family Reunion at Kolea a Success

September 25th, 2011

Recently Waikoloa Vacation Rentals had the honor of hosting a family reunion at Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort. They occupied a large number of villas and used Waikoloa Vacation Rentals private concierge service to the fullest.

Prior to the arrival, the concierge staff worked with professional photographers, area entertainment and local restaurants to ensure they had everything they needed before, during and after their stay. These events include a private banquet reception, family photographs and a luau all organized by Waikoloa Vacation Rentals.

On a daily basis, Waikoloa Vacation Rentals was available to offer suggestions, inform, and assist the family, as they spent much needed time together ensuring four generations were able to create life long memories. Offering their services, they worked with the entire group along with smaller portions of the family to help create those memories.

The week culminated when the entire group enjoyed a luau at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. In appreciation for their business Waikoloa Vacation Rentals gave each member a handmade lei for their family picture prior to the luau.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals has worked with this family on a number of occasions and always appreciates their business and enjoys seeing the growth of their family.

Waikoloa Vacation Rentals would like to be a part of any family looking to have the same experiences. Please contact them if you are looking to enjoy enjoy the same experience.

Quote From the Guests
“This was our second time to Kolea and one of many times to Waikoloa Beach Resort. When we were here years back and staying at the Hilton we were introduced to Rob with Waikoloa Vacation Rentals and he introduced us to Kolea. We brought the family a few years later and decided it was the perfect place for us. On our most recent stay not only were we extremely pleased with the villas, but also with the service. They helped us plan family functions as well as went the extra step and offered up leis prior to our family picture. When we called to ask if we could rent some snorkel gear they brought over an entire tub of nice gear for us to use during our stay. I would highly recommend Waikoloa Vacation Rentals and Kolea is the best spot we have found.”