September 9th, 2011
The Hilton Waikoloa Village encompasses 62 acres of pristine oceanfront property on the Golden Coast of Kohala. Since 2005, over $100 million has been invested in capital improvements. From the reupholstering of the canal boats and engine replacements, to the system upgrade. You are sure to enjoy a fun day riding on both modes of transportation as you visit each of the four swimming pools.
The beautiful Hilton Waikoloa Village now offers a day use room with pool passes for all Big Island visitors based on hotel availability. It allows up to four persons including children to utilize a guest room, the pools, and slides from the hours of 10am to 6pm for $160. Registering earlier than 10am is possible, however access to both the pools and slide begin at 10am.
Reservations for this activity can be made 7 days or less in advance. Registration begins at the front desk of the hotel and ends at the pool desk. Resort staff will direct you beyond the front lobby.
Parking validation is not included in the price of the room however if any of their restaurants are utilized during the day (minimum of $50), parking will be validated. Otherwise self-parking is $15.
Towels are included; just bring your sunscreen, personal items, and loved ones to enjoy the day in the sun.
Hilton Waikoloa Village Resort specific questions can be directed to (808) 886-1234. Guests of Waikoloa Vacation Rentals may contact (808) 987-4519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Offer is subject to change by the Hilton Waikoloa Village. Access to the pools is included if you are staying at Kolea at Waikoloa with Waikoloa Vacation Rentals.
To view luxury vacation rentals near the Hilton Waikoloa Village visit www.waikoloavacationrentals.com.
August 16th, 2011
Anyone who has either lived or owns a property on the Hawaiian Islands knows full well that the cost of electricity is extremely high. As technology improves, more avenues for cost savings exist than ever before. Some of these options include:
· Air Conditioning Shutoff Systems
· Energy Star Hot Water Heaters
· Energy Star Appliances
· Lights with Motion Sensors
· New Aerator Shower Heads and Faucets
· Installation of HCFL Light Bulbs
· High Efficiency Ceiling Fans
· Thermostats with Minimum Settings
· Higher Efficiency Air Conditioning Systems
· Energy Star Electronics Such as Stereos, Televisions, and DVD Players
Any of these money saving opportunities listed above on their own will reduce the cost of electricity immediately, and used in combination with each other, will pay for their initial costs in a very short amount of time. Taking such steps to be ‘Green’ will be good for everyone including the environment.
August 7th, 2011
On March 11, 2011 a 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan created a tsunami that made its way to the Big Island of Hawaii. This incident damaged parts of the Big Island including A’naehoomalu Bay, A’Bay. This is a stretch of beach directly fronting the Kolea Resort and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott. The damaged area is directly in front of the Marriott. The missing section separated the ocean from the Ku’ualii Fish Ponds, a place of great historical significance to the Hawaiian people.
The concern is that the water is pushing sand into the fish pond, which could cause a loss in sand volume and collapse permanently, making future restoration impossible. This would make a temporary coastline change into something long term.
Sea Engineering, Inc received the proper permits and a temporary solution was created. On July 28th, bulldozers were brought in to repair the area with sand-filled geo-textile tubes. These devices will not allow the force of the tides and ocean currents to continue to dismantle the beach area. The project creating this temporary barrier was completed as of August 3rd, 2011.
The crews worked quickly to ensure residents and visitors were impacted as little as possible knowing this was an extremely important project, not only securing the beach area but the historical fish ponds behind it.
The final stage of the permanent repairs are currently being discussed and will completed at some point in the future. As part of the permanent repairs, the addition of Makahas, or gates is being explored. This will give the fish ponds greater circulation to ensure the longevity of this historical landmark.
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June 25th, 2011
Looking for alternative transportation? There is another option, “ride it Island Style”. Try Big Island Motorcycle Co. and experience their Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Rental Service at Waikoloa Beach Resort. This will offer different perspectives of the island and will be great family fun for all. For families with younger children, bicycles are available by the hour or the day. Their prices are $10 per hour, $25 per day for adults. Children can rent them for $5 per hour, $15 per day. All bike rentals include a helmet and bike lock. This will allow families to venture out and be less concerned about safety and security. For scooters, they offer rentals for $20 per hour if it is better to stay in the area. For a more complete experience; they offer half and full day rates, $45 and $60 respectively. All rentals include a helmet and bike lock. Drivers must be 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Riders are welcome to ask about multi-day discounts for an extended rental period. For life more on the edge, Big Island Motorcycles has that’s right….Motorcycles. This will give any rider more freedom to travel the island in style. They offer both Metric and Harley Davidson for those who love the open road. The Metrics are available for $100 for a half day, $140 for a full day. Harleys are rented for $120 for a half day, $160 for a full. Prices include full insurance, helmets and riding jacket. GPS units are available for an additional price. Drivers must be over 25 years old and licensed to ride on two wheels. Enjoy the ride, be safe and most of all; smile and have fun. Big Island Motorcycles can help create memories for a lifetime.
Call (808) 886-2011 for more information.
If you are looking for a place to stay, try one of our Waikoloa Beach Resort vacation rentals.
June 13th, 2011
With Hawaii being the most expensive vacation destination in the United States, many people find it hard to find the means to travel to Hawaii in the current economy. Here are some helpful tips to make your Hawaii vacation more feasible.
First, by staying a vacation rental rather than a hotel you can save money on the accommodation cost as well as food costs. At the beginning of any guests’ arrival, perhaps just off the plane; it is recommended to go directly to Costco depending on the time of day everyone lands. For a family or four all three meals can be prepared in the vacation rental for an average of $120/day. The average cost for a family of four to dine at a hotel in Hawaii is just over $234/day.
Second, finding a great happy hour in the area can also be a good option. Pupus (appetizers) and alcohol prices typically drop 25-50% for that short period of time. Some restaurants also offer an “early bird” menu which features a variety their most popular entrees at discount prices.
The money saved can pay for surf or stand up paddling lessons. Helicopter or zipline tours are sure to create and maintain some smiles. This could really bring about some amazing family moments. There is nothing like flying through the air to create a stronger bond within the family.
At the end of the day, the greatest things about Hawaii are free; it just comes down to everything else needed to enjoy those times.
Waikoloa Vacation Rentals offers some of the finest vacation rentals on the Big Island of Hawaii and can surely find something to fit any vacationer’s budget. Their private concierge service can help to find some of these restaurants that offer great specials or to do some pre-arrival grocery shopping.
May 31st, 2011
Waikoloa Beach Resort takes their 4th of July very seriously and 2011 will be no different…are you ready?
On Monday, July 4 the Waikoloa Beach Resort and the King’s Shops host the ‘Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and 4th of July extravaganza’. Proceeds from the race will be donated to Cerebral Palsy of Hawaii and Big Island Schools. You could win an opportunity to stay in the Presidential Suite at the Hilton Waikoloa Beach Resort along with other great prizes from some of the other sponsors and local businesses. Live entertainment will be there from 10am to 6pm and the event will feature local artists, face painting, balloons, a watermelon eating contest and much more. This is a fantastic activity for families.
The Queens Marketplace will host another event with great family activities throughout the day starting at 11am along with an 8pm finale of fireworks over the Waikoloa Bowl at the Queens’ Gardens. Live entertainment will continue after until 9:30pm. Proceeds will go to the Food Basket, our local food bank. Canned goods donations will be accepted to benefit the same organization. Bring the family, show your support to the community and enjoy yourself!!
The US Airforce Band will also be playing at the Waikoloa Bowl starting at 6pm, doors open at 5pm. Bring a chair and blanket and enjoy this once a year event under the Hawaiian sky.
There is quite a bit going on throughout the island. As the distances can be quite large between the events, we decided to let you know what was happening in the areas of Waikoloa Beach Resort and Mauna Lani.
If you are looking for a place to stay check out our Waikoloa Beach Resort vacation rentals.
May 25th, 2011
In addition to the full schedule of activities at Waikoloa Beach Resort, there will be some points of interest throughout the month of June on the Resort.
With Fathers day around the corner, you are welcome to “Spoil your dad at Queens’ Marketplace”. Purchase anything from the shops, spending $25 or more (total receipts must add up to at least $25) and you will be eligible to win gifts from the stores, restaurants and accommodations. This promotion ends 6/17.
On Saturday, June 18 comedian Tommy Davidson is performing at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Ballroom. Tickets are on sale for $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP table seating.
If you are looking to grab a quick bite to eat if you are venturing out for the day or are simply wanting something simple, the Queens shops does offer a food court. This offers anything from Asian inspired dishes to burgers and sandwiches along with some local favorites. This is an economical way to feed the family for the afternoon.
One of our favorites is Sansei’s; they serve seafood, steak and sushi nightly from 5:30p-10p. Every Wednesday is Lobster Night!!!
January 1st, 2011
The humpback whales are back to the Big Island of Hawaii to enjoy the warm waters for the winter. These fascenating creatures are a must see if you have not seen them before.
Every year they show up to the Hawaiian Islands around December and stay until March for mating season. If you stay at any of the oceanfront or beachfront properties you can typically see them from your lanai with binoculars. There are some oceanfront villas at Hali’i Kai that offer some great whale watching. You can spend hours sitting on your lanai and watching then play in the blue waters of the Pacific.
There are several whale watch tours offered on the island that take you up close with the mammels. OceanSports is the most conveniently located at A’Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort. Many of the whale watches guarantee seeing a whale. When there are a lot of whales many of the snorkeling tours turn into whale watches as you pass so many on your way to the snorkeling destination.
If you stay at Kolea at Waikoloa or Halii Kai at Waikoloa you can see the whales just off the lanais of your vacation rentals.
Next time you are on the Big Island of Hawaii in the winter months take time to enjoy these beautiful mammels.
December 3rd, 2010
In addition to a full schedule of activities at Waikoloa Beach Resort, there will several special Christmas activities throughout the month at Waikoloa Beach Resort.
On December 18 Santa comes to Waikoloa Beach Resort and has breakfast at Romanos Macaroni Grill from 10- 11:30 am. From that day on Santa will be seen around the Queens Shops from 12-2 and 5-7 for photos until December 23.
On Christmas Eve Four Chrismases will be shown at Movie Under the Stars at Dusk. The Waikoloa Beach Marriott will also have a luau for those who want to experience a Hawaiian Christmas.
On Christmas Day the Hilton Waikoloa will have a luau and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott will have a Christmas Day Brunch.
For children two great things to do are to visit the Mauna Lani Bay hotel and the Hilton Waikoloa. The Mauna Lani Bay hotel is typically filled with Christmas trees, which many of them have been decorated by children of local schools. The Hilton Waikoloa has a beautiful setup in the entry with a large train track, gingerbread house, and much more.
June 3rd, 2010
The Waikoloa Beach Resort is known to offer a full day of activities for the 4th of July and 2010 will be no different.
The Kings Shops will be host to the 19th Annual Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race and 4th of July Extravaganza is an all day fundraiser for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii held at the Kings’ Lake. The Kings’ Shops proudly sponsor this annual event where rubber ducks are adopted for a $5.00 donation and are set to race to the finish line where prizes will be awarded. The Kings’ Shops will also be host to activities and entertainment throughout the day. The race typically takes place mid-afternoon.
The Queens Shops will offer an array of activities, music, and other entertainment throughout the day from 10 am to 9:30 pm. You may find areas for lei making, face painting, and much more. A detailed list of activities will be available when it is released.
Next to the Queens Shops is Waikoloa Bowl, which will be host to the evening activities. From 6 to 8 pm Jimmy Mac and the Kool Kats will be playing. They are a popular band known for performing at large events and playing popular music from the 50s to present to keep everyone entertained. At 8 pm will be a beautiful firework display over Waikoloa Bowl.