Villas with terra-cotta–tile roofs are set amid landscaped lagoons and waterfalls at the edge of the championship Waikoloa Village Golf Course. The spacious villas and condo units—ground and upper floors are available separately—are privately owned, so furnishings vary from unit to unit. Sliding glass doors open onto large lanai, and picture windows look out onto rolling green fairways. All units have complete kitchens with washer-dryer. Check the website for separate online-booking rates and specials. A daily $10 amenity fee includes Wi-Fi, newspaper, parking, coffee, and security safe.
Be sure to take a look at their free daily car rental package – it’s a nice extra feature that may or may not be a money saving perk for you.
Spacious suites are either one or two bedroom or two bedroom villas and all feature full kitchens, private lanais with wet bar, and very close parking. Each suite is decorated with clean, warm island décor and features comfy furniture and beds.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The property and units are starting to get a bit of a dated feel, so while this is a comfortable place with some nice perks, the units can be a bit of a crapshoot. Be sure to scroll through photos of each individual unit when booking.
Bathrooms vary by unit, but range from small to spacious, some with soaking tubs and showers.
The medium-sized pool is quite lovely, with plenty of lounge chairs and surrounding palm trees for that tropical feel even out of the ocean.
A small fitness center with standard equipment and tennis courts are available for guests.
There is no on-site dining, but units include full kitchens for guests.
You’ll need a car to get to your accommodations and around the island, but much of Waikoloa Village is within walking distance.
At Lava Lava Beach Club (6-minute walk) you’ll find a menu that includes happy hour specials, daily fish preparations, and island twists on classic foods like hamburgers and ribs all right on the beach. The bar is also a huge draw, with delicious and strong cocktails (the “Big Bamboocha” will definitely get your vacation started well) and a nice wine menu. For a delicious island breakfast or brunch (along with morning cocktails), try popular Daylight Mind Coffee Company (5-minute drive).
Get drinks and a show at Gertrude’s Jazz Bar (40-min drive), an open-air jazz bar with great beer and wine selections, plus a few decadent desser-tinis to complement their cocktail list. Kona Brewing Company (39-min drive) has some of the best pizza you’ll find in Hawaii, paired with a fun atmosphere and the chance to taste a variety of their famous brews.
WHY WE LIKE IT
Lots of the comforts of home can be found at this property, including washer/dryer in every suite, a dishwasher, and a refrigerator, with the added perks of on-site amenities. The staff is friendly and the concierge service is very helpful.