Welcome to Waikoloa Beach Resort
Waikoloa Beach Resort is a cluster of resorts and condominium complexes nestled among verdant valleys, active lava fields, and pristine beaches. Waikoloa Beach Resort offers access to several areas that feature abundant choices in water sports as well as historic fields of petroglyphs, and ancient royal fish ponds. Located close to the west coast of the island and all that it has to offer, Waikoloa Beach Resort is truly a paradise within a paradise.
What to Love
- Upscale amenities, dining, and shopping
- Naturally beautiful surroundings, including fine beaches and golf courses
- Rich cultural history and biological diversity
Located off the Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Kalaoa and Waimea on the big island of Hawaii this area has the feel of a gated community with high-end shopping, restaurants, and luxury amenities. Surrounded by golf courses and some of the best beaches in Hawaii, Waikoloa Beach Resort has something for everyone.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A favorite stop in Waikoloa beach resort is the Lava Lava Beach Club, situated on ten acres of beachfront property, they are known for their live musical entertainment and quietly elevated take on casual dining.
Another local restaurant sure to tickle your tastebuds is Roy’s Waikoloa. Founded by legendary chef Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s is committed to supporting local farmers and fishermen and to serving delicious fresh food with distinctive Hawaiin flair.
What is a resort community without premier shopping destinations? Waikoloa Beach Resort has two shopping enclaves that fit the bill. The King’s Shops feature a broad collection of brand-name retail locations alongside locally owned boutique shops, fine art galleries, and both casual and fine-dining eateries.
The Queen’s Marketplace is another shopping experience fit for royalty! With thirty-five individual shopping locations, including retail and dining options, this marketplace also puts on a slew of community events that are fun for the whole family.
Things to Do
Waikoloa Beach Resort is primarily a resort destination so it’s no wonder there is so much to do and see.
One of the biggest attractions of the area is Anaehoʻomalu Bay, also known as A-Bay. A palm tree-lined, white sand beach, A-Bay is known for its gorgeous sunset views, water recreation including snorkeling and tours in glass-bottomed boats, and the biodiversity of its historic royal fish ponds.
A visit to Waikoloa Beach Resort would not be complete without stopping in to view the historic petroglyph fields. Some of these petroglyphs, which literally mean rock carvings, date as far back as the 16th century and represent some literal artistic figures including humans and birds as well as decorative dots and lines. Many of the petroglyphs have been destroyed over time and the ones that remain are shrouded in mystery as to their choice of placement and original purpose.
Waikoloa Beach Resort is known as the gathering place of the Kohala coast and is home to many cultural and community events. A crowd favorite event is definitely the Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival held annually in March. This celebration of Hawaii's favorite instrument and type of music features live performances, a chance for beginners to strum their stuff, and ukulele lessons and giveaways.
The Lavaman Waikoloa Triathlon is a chance for community-minded outdoor enthusiasts to mix, mingle, and show what a lava man is made of. Some of the proceeds go to help local non-profits and an event that includes running, swimming, and biking is a natural fit for this oceanfront community.
One of the best schools in the area, the Hawai’i Preparatory Academy is known for its island adventures and depth of learning beyond the classroom.