What Does Kolea Mean?

By April 22, 2019Culture, Kolea

The Big Island of Hawaii holds a special appeal for travelers from all over the world. Many come here to visit from places with significantly colder climates or at seasonal times of the year to escape freezing temperatures. When guests to our Waikoloa vacation rentals arrive, the warm sun on their skin, the sense of being surrounded by lush greenery, and the miles of crystal blue waters the Big Island is so renowned for can take their breath away. By the end of that first visit, after enjoying the amenities offered by Waikoloa’s Ocean Club and life on island time, it is common for many to find themselves drawn here again year after year. It is this very quality from which Kolea vacation rentals draws its name.

Where Kolea Vacation Rentals Gets Its Name

A kolea is a tiny bird that is commonly found in Hawaii over the winter months. Known outside the Big Island as the Pacific Golden Plover, it is generally fewer than 10 inches in size with black legs, a yellowish face, and a white undercarriage. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that the kolea is well known for being an excellent navigator and for its ability to travel long distances. They live and breed in Alaska and in parts of the Arctic over the warmer summer months before heading south and making the long flight to the Pacific Islands, where they typically spend the winter.

The kolea’s choice in seeking out the tropical climate of Hawaii to escape frigid temperatures at home and the bird’s willingness to come from great distances mirror that of many visitors to our area.

Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Big Island of Hawaii has many unique qualities that lure well-seasoned travelers from around the world. During your stay, you can visit lush, natural gardens and flowing waterfalls, relax on multi-colored sand beaches, or go hiking on trails around ancient volcanoes. There is world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife throughout the area, all set against the rich cultural heritage of the island and its inhabitants.

The natural charms of Hawaii and the amenities offered by Kolea at Waikoloa Beach Resort make it an ideal destination at any time of the year. However, relaxing in one of our luxurious beachside villas or lounging by the infinity pool at Waikoloa’s Ocean Club while overlooking an endless stretch of the Pacific Ocean is particularly wonderful when you know the temperatures are chilly back home.

Find Out More About Our Kolea Vacation Rentals

Like the kolea, travelers often find that after visiting once, they are drawn to return to the Big Island of Hawaii year after year. At Waikoloa Vacation Rentals, we are here to assist you in all aspects of planning your trip. To find out more about vacation rentals at Kolea in Waikoloa or to book a trip, call or visit us online today.