Oceanside elegance is a good way to describe the guest rooms at Hawaii’s Hilton Waikoloa Village resort. Its room designs employ rich woods, luxurious linens and natural stone accents, and the baths feature detachable, hand-held showers and Kohala Spa Coco Mango products. And along with the beautiful mountain and ocean views, guests can enjoy a range of amenities and personalized services, including a private concierge, priority dining reservations, complimentary access to the fitness center and a dedicated lounge area at the pool. You can even customize your amenities with confections, wines and flowers.
Ocean activities like snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving and whale watching are customary on the Hawaiian islands, but Waikoloa Village takes it a step further with Dolphin Quest, the only interactive dolphin activity of its kind in Hawaii. Marine mammal experts will guide you through an up-close and personal encounter with one of the friendliest and most intelligent creatures in the sea.
Waikoloa Village houses an impressive array of shops for your convenience and pleasure. Find everything from sundries, clothes, and jewelry to flowers and crafts, snorkel gear and photo services. A little retail therapy will pair nicely with that spa treatment you scheduled!
And whether it’s a snack, dinnertime with the family or a romantic dinner for two, Waikoloa Village has you covered. Start your day with a big island breakfast at Big Island Breakfast restaurant, which offers both a buffet and a la carte options. Or simply grab a cup of coffee and something small at Waikoloa Coffee.
Come lunchtime, pull on up to the Lagoon Grill or the Orchid Marketplace for some midday fuel. And if you have a taste for something a little different, there’s a Japanese fusion restaurant on the property (Imari), a Mexican-inspired restaurant (Boat Landing Cantina), and a good old fashioned pizzeria (Dona & Toni’s Pizza)—featuring Hawaiian-style toppings, of course! Two pool bars and the Kona Tap Room serve up exotic tropical libations and/or a variety of craft and domestic beer, and Shaka Cones has a frozen treat just for you.
Then when it’s time to slow down at the end of the day, why not watch the sun set, have a cocktail, and dine on exquisite, locally sourced cuisine, ranging from tender steaks to Hawaiian seafood specialties at Kamuela Provision Company restaurant.
Waikoloa Village is also an idyllic place to start a life together as husband and wife. Plan a wedding and/or a reception as simply or as lavishly as you choose. Get married with the sea and the sun as your backdrop or inside a beautiful chapel, and choose from a selection of venues in which to celebrate your union. And one of the best parts is that your honeymoon is already right outside your door.
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