A hotel room in Waikoloa allows you to experience Hawaii’s “Big Island” in all of its beauty: See flourishing forests and gardens, the snow-covered peak of Mauna Kea, the white sands Hapuna Beach and the black sands at Punaluu, and the ever-changing landscapes forged by the island’s active volcano, Mount Kilauea. Surrounded by this much beauty, you’ll agree that our Waikoloa hotel is the perfect beachfront destination.
Travel along the scenic Queen Kaahumanu Highway and enjoy a round at the Hualalai Golf Resort. As you slowly wind down the northeast side of the island, through the Hamakua Heritage Corridor, don’t miss the extraordinary beauty of Akaka Falls.
Journey to one of the outdoor markets and enjoy some famously delicious Hawaiian fruit, meandering along as the smells of hot laulau–pork-wrapped taro leaves–and poi–mashed taro root–permeate the air. Before returning to your Waikoloa accommodations, try some Kona Blue Sky Coffee at the Twigg-Smith Estate, or have a locally brewed beer at the Kona Brewing Company.
While you’re on the Big Island, make sure to visit the southernmost place in the United States, Ka Lae, meaning “South Point.” And if you’re feeling brave, you can dive right off the cliffs into the Pacific waters below!