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Christmas 2009 on the Big Island of Hawaii

October 13th, 2009

Christmas is the busiest time of year on the Big Island of Hawaii so it is best to plan out your stay in order to get to do everything you want to.  Many of the restaurants, rental car companies, and activities are sold out.  Here is some information that you will find helpful for your stay this Christmas:

Rental Cars- It appears that most of the rental cars are sold out.  They also have some extra vehicles that do not show available online so if you are having trouble finding a vehicle please contact us at waikoloavrm@aol.com.

Hilton Waikoloa Pool Pass- Many guests get day passes to use the Hilton pool for a day during their stay.  During the holidays these are very limited so if you would like to take advantage of one of these passes you need to plan well in advance.  If the hotel is full they do not sell pool passes.  Contact us at waikoloavrm@aol.com so we can set it up for you.

Whale Watches/Sunset Sails/Luaus/Helicopter Tours-  These are the three most popular activities during the holidays and typically are sold out a month in advance.  Some are typically available down in Kailua-Kona, but if you are staying in the Waikoloa Beach Resort or Mauna Lani Resort you may not want to drive down there.  Please contact us at waikoloavrm@aol.com if you have any questions regarding these activities.

Mauna Kea Christmas Day Brunch- Mauna Kea Hotel typically has the best Christmas Day brunch.  It is about a 10 minute drive north from Waikoloa Beach Resort on Queen K Hwy.  This is typically sold out two weeks prior to Christmas.

The Charity Trees at Mauna Lani- Each year the Mauna Lani Bay hotel hosts a Christmas tree contest for the local schools.  Each class decorates a Christmas tree and it is placed in the Mauna Lani Bay hotel lobby for the contest.  You can walk through the Mauna Lani Bay and see all the trees as well as the hotel being dressed with poinsettias.  It is great to get you into the Christmas spirit and it’s FREE!

Restaurant Reservations- Most restaurants are sold out for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Eve two weeks in advance.

Recommend Churches-  There are several churches on the Kohala Coast.  Annunciation Catholic Church in Waimea offers Christmas Eve masses at 5 pm and 10 pm.  The 5 pm mass is a children’s mass. The Christmas Day mass is at 8 am.  It is a beautiful church with windows throughout which allows you to see the mountainous terrain in Waimea.  Please click here to view a map of how how to get to Annunciation Catholic Church.  New Hope Waimea is a nondenominational church in Waimea and offers Christmas Eve as well as Christmas Day services.  The Christmas Eve service is typically a very kid friendly service.  Click here to view a map of how to get to New Hope Waimea.  Ascension Catholic Church is one of the closest churches to the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  It offers a Christmas Eve mass at 7:30 pm and Christmas Day mass at 10 am and is just about a 10 minute drive.  Click here to get directions.  These times are tentative and will be updated as the holidays get closer.

Grocery Shopping- Many of the local stores are closed Christmas Eve and all of them are closed Christmas Day.  If you would like to have your grocery shopping done for you please contact us with a list of desired items.  The charge is 30% of the cost of the groceries and will be charged to your credit card on file.

Golf Tee Times- All of the desirable tee times are usually booked well in advance leaving open only afternoon tee times.  Currently the Waikoloa Golf Courses offer the best rate if you reserve your tee time through them directly.  They can be reached at (877) WAIKOLOA for Waikoloa Beach Courses and (808) 885-6622 for Mauna Lani Courses.  If you want to play outside of the resort you are staying at, please contact us at waikoloavrm@aol.com and we can arrange discounted rates for you as long as you reserve your tee times two weeks in advance.

Late Check Outs- We are unable to offer late check outs or early check ins during this very busy season.  If you have a late flight on your departure date we can arrange you a day room at the Marriott or Hilton at a good rate.  It is very important to do this now as both hotels are typically sold out.  Please let us know if you would like for us to make this reservation for you.

We hope you find this information helpful and please contact us at (808) 987-4519 or waikoloavrm@aol.com for help scheduling any of your activities while you are on the Big Island of Hawaii.

New Years Eve- There will be fireworks at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  The show more than likely will be at Queens Bowl, which is towards the front of the resort.  They typically release where they will be shot off from a few days prior to New Years Eve.  If it is clear, the best spot is to go to Kawaihae to the Seafood Bar and enjoy cocktails there and then to watch all the fireworks get shot off from the various resorts along the coast from where the road “y’s” going down into Kawaihae Harbor (this can only be done on a clear New Years).

Waikoloa Beach Resort Marriott Luau

September 4th, 2009

The Marriott offers a traditional Hawaiian luau, also known as the Royal Luau, on a lawn area with beach and sunset views.  The Marriott offers the most convenient location for Waikoloa Beach Resort guests.  Priced at $93.75 for an adult and $41.67 for children 6-12, it is one of the best values in the area.  As you enter the grounds around 5 pm, you will be greeted with a lei and a mai tai (by the way this luau is one of the few luaus that offers complementary open bar).  The luau will begin with the imu ceremony and then as the sunsets you will enjoy dinner.  As you finish dinner the show will start and take you on a journey through Polynesia.  The show closes with an exciting fire dancer.  The Royal Luau at The Waikoloa Beach Resort Marriott is offered on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Contact us at (808) 987-4519 or waikoloavrm@aol.com for help reserving the Waikoloa Beach Resort Marriott Luau for you.

Roy’s Waikoloa Bar and Grill at Waikoloa Beach Resort

August 19th, 2009

Roy’s Waikoloa Bar and Grill is located in the Kings Shops in the Waikoloa Beach Resort and offers a nice pacific rim cuisine.  The setting is on the Kings Pond and if you request a table in the lanai area you will have a nice water view of the pond.  The rest of the restaurant offers a typical restaurant setting around the open kitchen that is visible to all guests.

As you open the menu you will find a nice varitey of choices for dinner.  You can order a la carte from the menu or order a pre selected three course dinner.  All of the apetizers are amazing.  I would highly recommend trying the Paniolo surfah roll.  This is not your typical sushi roll as the main ingredient is filet mignon.  For entre, the seafood diablo is my favorite.  This is a dish that is a seafood medley in a spicy cajun style sauce that is spicy and to die for.

Along with great food, Roy’s Waikoloa Bar and Grill offers a nice cocktail menu and is the best value for cocktails in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Although all the cocktails are priced at $9, they are all very tasty and they do not hold back on their pouring of alcohol.  Roy’s mai tai is known on the island as one of the best mai tais!

Roy’s Waikoloa Bar and Grill is open from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.  Call 808-886-4321 to make a reservation.

Buzz’s Sand Trap Opens at Waikoloa Beach Resort

August 13th, 2009

Buzz’s Sand Trap is the newest dining addition to the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  It replaces the Beach Grill Restaurant on the Waikoloa Beach Course. Buzz’s Sand Trap will offer an array of food with a Hawaiian touch.  From appetizers such as ahi ceviche to their signature dish, kiawe wood charcoal grilled steaks, Buzz’s Sand Trap has something for everyone.
Buzz’s Sand Trap opens at 4 pm for pupus and cocktails and dinner service starts at 5:30.
Enjoy an evening at Buzz’s Sand Trap while staying at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf

June 3rd, 2009

The Waikoloa Beach Resort offers two amazing golf courses, the Waikoloa Beach Course and the Waikoloa Kings’ Course.  Waikoloa Vacation Rental guests receive discounts at both courses.

The Waikoloa Beach Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.  This course features one of the most amazing holes on the Big Island of Hawaii and offers a lot of ocean frontage and views.  The front end of the course is played weaving through the ‘a’a lava fields of the Waikoloa Beach Resort with the 6th, 7th, and 8th holes borderd by sacred Hawaiian petroglyphs.  The back in of the course is played along the Pacific Ocean.  Don’t get distracted by the breaching whales during the winter months!

The Waikoloa Kings’ Course was designed by Tom Weiskopf and is one of the highest ranked courses in Hawaii.  Although it may not offer some of the views the Waikoloa Beach Course offers, it does offer you a great challenge.  Each hole tests your golf skills in a unique way.  They challenge you to go for an eagle, but if you fall short your score will surely suffer.

Guests of the following vacation rentals get to enjoy $50-$75 golf in 2010:
Kolea 1F
Halii Kai 12H

A’Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort

June 3rd, 2009

Anaeho’omalu Bay, better known as A’Bay, is is a beautiful, crescent shaped white sand beach in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  A’Bay offers some amazing daytime activities and is famous for beautiful sunset settings in the evening.

A’Bay is located in front of the Marriott hotel and Kolea.  The white sands are just steps away from both of these locations.  This area of the bay is filled with activities.  Boats go out hourly for snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watches in the winter, and lunch sails.  If you do not want to do a paid excursion, you can rent some fins and snorkeling gear at the shack at A’Bay and enjoy some wonderful snorkeling.  Sea turtles are plentiful in this area.  You can also rent out kayaks, hydro bikes, and much more.

In the evening, there are dinner and sunset sails that go out.  I have had the opportunity to take the dinner sail.  The cocktails were complementary and surprisingly the food was excellent.  We took a small sail near the Mauna Lani Resort.  We anchored there and enjoyed the sunset while we ate and then we went back to A’Bay.  It was an easy sail so if you are worried about getting sea sick it should not be a problem.  If you do not wish to go out, you can sit on the beach and have a wonderful view of a beautiful Hawaiian sunset.

If the action packed beach area in front of Kolea is too busy for your liking you can walk down the beach almost a mile and find a very peaceful, romantic area of of A’Bay.  Since A’Bay is crescent shaped from this area you will be looking across the ocean and lava rocks and see Kolea across the way.  The sea turtles love resting in this area of A’Bay.  Contact Rob at waikoloavrm@aol.com for any A’Bay activity inquiry.

Waikoloa Kings’ and Queens Shops

May 27th, 2009

The Kings’ and Queens Shops offer an array of activities, shopping, and dining for travelers to the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Each shopping area offers an open air setting and a uniqueness to what they offer.

The Kings’ Shops have been around the longest and are located along Kings’ Pond in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  It is home to the nationally known Roys’ restaurant, which is known for a tastefull Pacific Rim cuisine and some amazing mai tais.  You will also find a Starbucks for your morning cup of coffee.  Along with the excellent shopping and restaurants you will find some fun activities for the family.  On Fourth of July, they have the annual Rubber Duckie Race at Kings’ Pond along with the entertainment.  Weekly you will find local activities such as hula and ukulele playing.  The best part is that the Kings’ Shops are just a short walk away from Kolea and Vista Waikoloa!

As the Waikoloa Beach Resort expanded, there became a need for more amenities for the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  In 2007, the Queens Shops opened, which are almost adjacent the Kings’ Shops.  The best feature of the Queens Shops was that it offers a grocery store that offers almost any parishable as well as nonparishable item you could need during your stay.  The Queens Marketplace also offers shopping and dining areas.  You will also find a Dairy Queen, Arbys, and other fast food restaurants at the Food Court.  Since being built, the Queens Shops has become the center of most major activities at the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Weekly you will find Movies Under the Starts at the pavilion at the Queens Shops.  This offers a nice family atmosphere to enjoy a childrens movie along with a Hawaiian shaved ice from the Food Court.  Due to the days and times changing, please leave a comment below to get the dates and times if you are interested.

Waikoloa Bowl at Queens Garden offers a large lawn setting for the largest activities at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  On the Fourth of July you can enjoy the fireworks show from here along with popcorn, games, and much more.  You will also find concerts here once or twice a year.  Each month there are 2-3 local events held here such as Celebration of the Hula.

The Kings’ and Queens Shops are great features of the Waikoloa Beach Resort and provide excellent services and amenities to people traveling to the Big Island of Hawaii.

Spring 2009: A Great Time to Travel to Hawaii

April 8th, 2009

 


A New Look For Waikoloa Vacation Rental Management


Although tourism has been down on the Hawaiian Island our luxury properties in the Waikoloa Beach Resort have stayed strong.  Due to this, we have added more properties to our program and built a new web site which depicts each property very well.  Check out all our properties at
www.WaikoloaVacationRentals.com. 

 

Why is it a great time to vacation to Hawaii?


With many airlines offering amazingly discounted rates through May to the Hawaiian Islands, there is not a better time to travel to the Hawaiian Islands.  You can get great deals on any of our vacation rental properties on the Big Island of Hawaii since the latter part of April and May are traditionally slower months. From garden view condos for $150/night to oceanfront villas for as low as $450/night, we are sure we can help you find a property that will suit your vacation needs.  Call us at 808-987-4519 so we can help you with your next vacation to Hawaii! 

 

Featured Activity – Volcano/Valley Landing
Helicopter Tour

The Big Island of Hawaii is known for being very diverse and offering a lot to see.  One of the best ways to see much of what Hawaii has to offer without spending days driving around the island is by taking one of the All Island Helicopter Tours.  There are several tours available that offer a great way to view the island.  One helicopter trip in particular adds a very special touch to the tour by making a valley landing.  Not only do you see a great deal of the island but you get to have a picnic lunch in the valley.  Please call Wendee at 808-333-1910 for more information on this tour or any other activities on the Big Island of Hawaii.

 


Featured Property:
Kolea


Kolea is one of the only beachfront vacation rental complexes on the Big Island of Hawaii.  Completed in 2007, Kolea is now becoming one of the premier vacation destinations in Hawaii.  Due to this, we have been expanding our inventory to include one of the best selections of Kolea villas out there.  We have added an amazing two bedroom ocean view villa along with two more three bedroom beachfront Kolea villas.  View our selection of Kolea Rentals.