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4th of July on the Big Island of Hawaii 2012

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

This July 4 holiday has a number of events for the entire family both on the Waikoloa Beach Resort and on the island as a whole.

All activities below are on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.

The King’s Shops host the ‘Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race’. Do not miss this opportunity to win great prizes and take part in the hot wing eating contest sponsored by Merriman’s Market Cafe. This is a benefit for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii. Live entertainment will be available from 10am to 8:30pm at the Coronation Pavilion. The event will feature a fireworks and laser light show at 8:30 pm. Forms for “Duckie adoption” are available at all Kings’ Shops merchants on the Waikoloa Beach Resort. This is a fantastic activity for families.

The Queens Marketplace will host another event with entertainment, cotton candy, popcorn, and family fun from 6-8pm with a finale of fireworks over the Waikoloa Bowl at the Queens Gardens at 8pm. Gates to the Waikoloa Bowl open at 5pm with a free concert starting at 6pm with Johnny Shot. Beach chairs and mats are welcome. No coolers please. This is an alcohol and drug free event. Bring the family, show your support to the community, and enjoy yourself!!

The morning kicks off at the Mauna Lani Resort at 10:30 am with The Celebration of Turtle Independence Day, which incorporates the local culture and marine life education. The Mauna Lani Resort has been raising juvenile honu (turtles) for over 20 years. The honu are cared for in the saltwater ponds of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows. Once they reach a predetermined weight and size they are released to the ocean every 4th of July. Many locals as well as vacationers gather to enjoy this fascinating event. This annual celebration honors the honu and helps educate the public about the Hawaiian green sea turtle. There will be live entertainment, a 4th of July BBQ, along with an educational display about green sea turtles

The Kailua-Kona July 4th Parade travels from Kona Pool/Gym to Walua Road past Coconut Grove. Announcing stations at West Hawaii Today, Remixx at King Kamehameha Mall, King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel, Boston Basil’s, Pancho & Lefty’s, Kimo’s (with magic before), Waterfront Row, Lava Java, and Humpy’s at Coconut Grove. Come support the community from 5:30 pm to 7pm.

Enjoy Great Rates on Golf with Waikoloa Vacation Rentals

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Waikoloa Beach Resort golf courses offer a Gold Membership program to owners, which allows guests in their condos to enjoy golf at $50 and $75 at the Waikoloa Beach Course and Waikoloa Kings Course.  This is a feature of vacation rentals that has become desireable to potential rentals.

Just recently two vacations rentals in our program, Kolea 1F and Halii Kai 12D, has acquired this membership for their guests to enjoy.

Fourth of July on the Big Island of Hawaii

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The 4th of July is a special time for locals and visitors alike to connect with each other and with the community to kokua (help) and celebrate.

The morning kicks off at the Mauna Lani Resort at 10:30 am with The Celebration of Turtle Indepence Day, which incorporates the local culture and marine life education. The Mauna Lani Resort has been raising juvenile honu (turtles) Oahu’s Sea Life Park for over 20 years. The honu are cared for in the saltwater ponds of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel. Once they reach a predetermined weight and size they are released to the ocean every 4th of July.  Many locals as well as vacationers gather to enjoy this fascinating event.

As Turtle Independence Day ends, the Waikoloa Beach Resort offers activities for the remainder of the day. The 18th 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 day’s events take place from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm and include great entertainment, face painting, magic shows at the Queens Shop. The end of the evening culminates in an eruption of fireworks over the Waikoloa Bowl at Queen’s Gardens.

There are also many activities going on outside of the resorts that may interest you.

Saddle up for the Parker Ranch Rodeo at the Parker Ranch Arena in Waimea on July 3.  The Parker Ranch Rodeo is typically held on July 4th, but this year it is July 3. Experience paniolo (cowboy) action including horse races, team sorting, double mugging and team roping. Activities for the keiki and great food complete a day of fun for the whole family. This event kicks off at 9:00 am till noon and costs $6.00 at the gate. Children ages 10 and under are admitted free.

In Kona town, the theme for this year’s 4th of July parade is “Celebrate Freedom!” The parade begins at 5:30 pm at the Kona Kekuaokalani Gym and follows the traditional route down to Alii Drive, ending at the Coconut Grove Marketplace. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks show which will be launched from the Old Kona Airport at 8:30 pm.

If you are looking for vacation rentals in Waikoloa, please view our selection at www.waikoloavacationrentals.com.

Big Island Vacation Tips

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

The Big Island of Hawaii is the largest and most diverse island of the Hawaiian Islands.  We have put together a list of items that hopefully be helpful for your stay.


Discount on Hawaiian Air
Hawaiian Airlines offers flights from the many cities on the west cost to the Hawaiian islands as well as interisland flights.  We have set up an account with Hawaiian Airlines that often gets our guests discounts.  If a discount is not available, it will offer you the best possible rate.  Click here to enjoy discounted rates on Hawaiian Air.

Discount Rental Cars
Click here to enjoy discounted rates on Avis Rental cars.


My 5 Must Dos On the Big Island of Hawaii- These are some of my personal favorites and is targeted at offering something for everyone.

5- Treat yourself to at least one nice dinner at one of the many fine restaurants.  My personal favorite is Norios at the Fairmont Orchid.  It has the best sushi I have ever eaten.  The CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani Bay offers nice ambiance as well as a Pacific Rim cuisine.

4- If you are here during the winter months, take a whale watch tour.  These tours opper up close encounters with the humpback whales as they come to the islands to mate and give birth.  Seeing one breach up close or seeing a mother and her child swim together are some of the most amazing sites you can see in the wild.

3- The Big Island of Hawaii is filled with beaches.  From green sand….to red sand….to black sand….to white sand beaches, the Big Island has them all.  Do some research on some of the beaches the Big Island has and find one of the ones that most people don’t go to that would be good for you.  I recommend Beach 69.  It is just about 7 miles north of the Waikoloa Beach Resort (make sure to take slippers though).

2- Hawaii has some of the most beautiful marine life in the world.  Take a day excursion to find some of the great snorkeling spots or take one of the many tours that will take you to some of the best spots on the island.  Hint:  Kealekekua Bay is the best spot around.

1- Take a helicopter tour around the Big Island of Hawaii.  My personal favorite tour includes a landing for a picnic lunch in a valley on the north end of the island.


Contact Waikoloa Vacation Rentals at waikoloavrm@aol.com for more information.

Kolea

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Kolea is one of the only beachfront complexes along the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii.  At Kolea you will find luxurious, well appointed, spacious villas.  Buildings 1-8 and 10 overlook vacant lots and private homes and offer amazing ocean and beach views.  Some of the ground floor villas offer partial ocean views.  The ground floor villas in building 8 offer ocean and beach views over the Kolea Beach Club.
Nestled behind these buildings you will find 2 bedroom villas and smaller 3 bedroom villas.  Some of these villas offer partial ocean views, but most of them offer mountain and garden views.

Halii Kai

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

Halii Kai is an oceanfront condo complex located in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Buildings 12-15 offer amazing oceanfrontage along with some villas in other buildings offering great views.  Halii Kai is one of the few complexes on the Big Island of Hawaii that has a restaurant and bar on property.  They are located at the amazing Halii Kai Ocean Club.  The Ocean Club features a multi layer resort style pool as well as an open air fitness cabana.  Enjoy watching the whales from this beautiful setting in the winter months.