We stayed in unit 3E at the Kolea property in Waikoloa Beach. What an incredible experience!
Waikoloa is about a 25 minute drive from the Kona airport, when you come out of the airport, turn left. The drive is incredible, lava rock, not much vegetation and the most beautiful vistas of the ocean on your left.
The minute you arrive at the drive to Waikoloa beach, you know that you have found paradise. As you turn off the highway, the landscape changes and becomes a lush, tropical garden. You will pass the Queen shops on the left, and the King shops on the right as you drive. The entrance to Kolea is gated, you need a code just to get on the property (huge plus for security). The buildings are well marked and easy to find the unit.
The entrance is fantastic, beautiful metal gate that leads to the entry way. If you are staying on the 2nd or 3rd floor, there is an elevator that only moves when you insert a key. Huge double doors open into each unit. The first thing that you will notice is the view when you walk in, wow.
The rooms are massive and first class all the way. Kitchens are comprised of Viking and Sub Zero appliances, granite and high end cabinets. All bedrooms were large with walk in closets and ensuites. The ensuites were incredible, 2 had double shower heads! There was also a powder room in the unit that we were staying in, making 4 bathrooms for the family.
The deck was the best part, large doors that opened completely up. The deck had a table and chairs, a seating area with a couch and 2 chairs, and a built in BBQ with hood fan, sink and fridge.
The property was spectacular. The pool area was quiet and included tables and chairs, padded loungers, an infinity pool, a gym, a concierge as well as an access down to the ocean.
Our unit allowed us a discount card for dinning at various restaurants around the area. The unit also offered access to the Hilton Hotel. This was a huge plus! it would take a whole different review on that property alone, so some highlights are, swimming with Dolphins, swimming with turtles, riding a monorail, riding in a boat on the property, beautiful pools and waterfalls, 2 golf courses and a whole lot more!
A review can't even begin to describe how incredible this property was. We are already planning on going back next year. If you have the time, are planning a vacation and enjoy luxury, Kolea should be tops on your list.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kolea Beach Villas, the only villa resort with direct beach access in the exclusive Waikoloa Beach Resort is reserved for those seeking privacy and privilege while on vacation. Resort amenities include an infinity pool, jet spa, mini-lagoon pool for the kids, Health Hale fitness cabana, and the Kolea Beach Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kolea At Waikoloa Beach Hotel Waikoloa
- Outrigger Waikoloa
- Waikoloa Outrigger