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Waikoloa Beach Resort

January 9th, 2010

The Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii has become known as one of the premier vacation destinations in the world.  On this coast you will find the Waikoloa Beach Resort, which has expanded and offers two hotels, over 1000 vacation rentals, shopping, and activities for everyone.  It has recently been rated “The Top Vacation Destination in Hawaii for Families”.

The cornerstone of the Waikoloa Beach Resort is the Hilton Waikoloa.  This expansive hotel spans over 62 acres and consists of four towers and two large resort style pools.  Within the hotel you will find seven dining choices.  KPC is the nicest restaurant and is located on a bluff giving an amazing ambiance.  The Kona Pool is the most popular pool and consists of multiple jacuzzis, a grotto, and a waterslide.  The Kohala Pool is comprised of two pools connected by a “lazy river”.  You will also find a few smaller slides at this pool.  Since the Hilton Waikoloa is not located on the beach, they designed a lagoon area fed by the ocean.  Enjoy water activities and snorkeling here.

The Marriott at Waikoloa Beach Resort is the other hotel and is located on the beach, A’Bay.  You will also find shopping just a short walk from the Marriott.  The Marriott was just recently renovated and features a large infinity pool and with a small slide.

If you choose to stay in a vacation rental, the Waikoloa Beach Resort has the best selection on the Big Island.  From vacation rentals as low as $100/night to luxurious beachfront rentals as high as $600/night, there is a vacation rental for everyone.  Kolea is the most luxurious destination with some of its beachfront vacation rentals spanning over 2000 square feet and just minutes from the beach.  Halii Kai offers the best views and has the nicest pool area of any vacation rental complex on the coast.

Within the Waikoloa Beach Resort is the Kings Shops and Queens Shops.  You will find dining as well as an array of boutique stores here.  The Queens Shops has a Marketplace where you can do all your grocery shopping as well as get great local food.

There is a shack at the beach, A’Bay, which has beach toy rentals as well as snorkel gear.  The Hilton Waikoloa is home to DolphinQuest, which is another popular activity for children.  Here dolphins are raised and it gives you an opportunity to get to know them better as well as have close encounters.  If you are a golfer, the Waikoloa Kings and Beach courses offer a challenging game amongst a beautiful setting.

Please contact Waikoloa Vacation Rentals at WaikoloaVRM@aol.com or (808) 987-4519 if you have any questions about the Waikoloa Beach Resort.