My daughter (16) and I spent a quiet week at Halii Kai in a ground-floor unit right on the lava shore. We watched humpbacks from our lanai, enjoyed brilliant sunsets from the pool, and ate pleasant dinners at the beach club. The exercise room is perched on the cliff by the pool. Children were part of the scene, squealing in the pool and having family dinners. Kids played on the lawn, and teenagers skateboarded down the street. We saw no coldness towards children at all; all ages enjoyed the beauty of the place. One of the retired owners blew a conch shell poolside to herald the sunset each evening; he kindly taught kids how to do it. I guess it all depends on whom you meet during your stay. Each condo is different so conditions are not consistent among them. Separate rental companies: more complicated than if there were one central agency. Abbey rentals was helpful and responsive. Book a unit closer to the pool if you have mobility issues. Cook for yourself: shop at the Mauna Lani grocery store for basics and fresh fish, poke, shish kebabs and meat. Eat out at King's Shops or Queen's, at the Halii Kai beach club, or dine on the beach at Lava Lava. Beaches: lovely A-Bay in front of the Marriott has lounge chairs, rentals, natural shade and various boat outings. Also try the little black sand snorkelling beach with facilities on the way north to Mauna Lani (walk 30 mins north on fishermen's trail or figure out how to drive there), gorgeous Hapuna Beach, the Mauna Kea beach, or hidden little Mau'umae beach south of Spencer Beach Park. We explored by car, such as to go riding off the Kohala Mountain road, and often hiked for an hour along various sections of rocky fishermen's trail. Then it was lovely to return to the pool, our lanai, sunset and dinner. A blissful week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Halii Kai at Waikoloa is a recently developed 29-acre oceanfront resort, stretched along Waikoloa's Beach Golf Course and the Pacific Ocean. Spacious two- and three-bedroom villas and townhomes are luxuriously furnished. Amenities include a cascading pool, private restaurant, fitness cabana, walking trails, and a basketball/tennis court. ... more less
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