Fodor's Expert Review Hilton Waikoloa Village

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa, Hawaii, 96738, USA

Dolphins swim in the lagoon; pint-size guests zoom down the 175-foot waterslide; a bride poses on the grand staircase; a fire-bearing runner lights the torches along the seaside path at sunset—these are some of the typical scenes at this 62-acre megaresort. Shaded pathways lined with a multimillion-dollar Pacific Island art collection connect the three tall buildings, while Swiss-made trams and canal boats shuttle those who want to bypass the long hallways and meandering paths. Though there's no ocean beach, there is a seaside trail to Anaehoomalu Bay, aka A-Bay, one of the island's larger beaches. An ocean-side saltwater lagoon is great for families. Modern rooms in neutral tones have private lanai and are large enough to accommodate the families that flock here. The flagship restaurant, Kamuela Provision Company, unveils incomparable coastline views. The stars of Dolphin Quest (800/248–3316 are the resort's pride and joy; reserve in advance for an interactive learning session. Two friendly black-tip reef sharks can also be seen. Brides-to-be, take note: this is one-stop shopping, as the resort has a wedding planner, cakes, flowers, photography, and a "Just Married" boat ride.


  • family-friendly
  • lots of restaurant and activity options, including 2 golf courses
  • close to retail shopping


  • gigantic and crowded
  • lots of kids
  • restaurants are pricey


Near the beach


Phones: 808-886–1234 | 800-445–8667


1,241 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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