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“Waikoloa Beach Resort Community”

Waikoloa Beach Resort
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Owner description: Expand your expectations, satisfy your senses with the unbounded experience of a great Big Island resort. Splash, surf, stroll on the sand, or set off on a shopping safari for everything under the sun. Sip and savor delicious food and drink. Relax in luxurious surroundings at four-star hotels and tropical condos. Or, release your inner champion on two unbelievable Big Island golf courses. Celebrate occasions year-round with ethnic customs and cultures, and listen to the music of the moment, the heartbeat of hula, the stories of kumu, crafting lasting memories.Waikoloa Beach Resort at legendary Anaehoomalu surrounds you with a sense of place. Let the place embrace you.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Community has two good small shopping centers (Kings Shops and Queens Shops) with a decent mix of stores and a good small grocery market. There are pleasant walking trails and the Hilton encourages people to come enjoy its art collection. My main complaint is that with the increasing development, there is too much traffic. Hilton needs to come to agreement with the County to open the north gate on Waikoloa Beach Drive. This would reduce the amount of traffic and would make it much safer in terms of emergency access.

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I'll start this by saying that the resort facilities are amazing. The grounds, art work, lagoon, and modes of transportation around the resort are super. I just wish they would find more people to work here that we're competent. This is just one example, but we went to get our car and handed the valet to the guy...and after a few minutes I could tell they were scrambling to find it. 15 minutes later they came and told me they had given it to an elderly gentleman and he was in kona at a luau. My wife's purse was in the car under the passenger seat so she was freaking out. How do you give someone's car to the wrong person?
Like most places, there are cases of good service, but when you try to bill yourself as a four or five star resort, I expect at least decent service. I have stayed here three times and won't be going back. Do yourself a favor and stay in a condo in Fairway Villas in Waikoloa Village. It's a much better value. Golf is great up there, the views are amazing, and your ten minutes from the beaches and all that you get being 1,000 feet below.

4  Thank fischman44
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Hilton really did try to make this resort a place to stay. Check-in and everything you want to do is on site. The only thing you needed to leave the property for was scuba diving. They even brought the dolphins on site! (Note these are bottle-nose dolphins not the island's native spinner dolphins.) If you want a hotel room with all the shopping, restaurants, and spa experiences within a walk, boat-ride, or tram-ride from your door, this is the place you want to be.

1  Thank Vicki M
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

We enjoyed having a condo at the Bay Club, Hilton Grand Vacation Club. It was so helpful to have a washer/dryer and the ability to cook our own meals. This way we could spend our vacation dollars on fun excursions and also enjoy relaxing on beautiful beaches. We loved A-Bay and also the beach at Mauna Lani. Lava Lava Beach Club is the perfect combination of casual, beautiful, and fun -- great spot for sunset and evening cocktail.

Thank Catherine K
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is truly a resort -- or, more accurately, a cluster of resorts (hotels & condominiums) -- meaning that there is no real local life here. It has the feel of most gated communities and most of the accommodations are upscale. There are a lot of golf courses and some of the best beaches anywhere -- not only A Bay, but also Hapuna, Beach 69, Spencer's, all of which are close by. Depending on where you stay, A Bay may be the only one within walking distance. Shopping for groceries or other provisions is limited and, in general, food is expensive whether bought at the store or in a restaurant. So, this is not at all my favourite area (I prefer Kihei on Maui) but it may well be yours. For what it is, it's very good.

1  Thank myoyster09
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