Back in the summer I spent a few days at this amazing resort on the island of Big Hawaii, located in the north-west of the island. I choose to stay at this hotel as I was doing a marathon in the resort and with all the facilities and services on offer, this was the ideal base for me. Here I will tell you why you should book a stay at the Hilton Waikoloa Village whilst staying on this beautiful Pacific Island paradise island.
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The location as mentioned is in the north-west of the island and is just off the Waikoloa Beach Drive. Twenty minutes walk away from the hotel is some restaurants, a supermarket and one of my favourite movie theatres in the world, Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas, with its wide seats, waiter service for hot food direct to your feet, fantastic bar and great customer service.
But back to the hotel, this resort is huge! I never been to a resort as big as this before. Usually I am not a fan of staying in big resorts like this, especially in Europe but this was the first time in the United States. Usually I find them, overcrowded, always find people I can’t stand or just blind drunk and children running about screaming (but it is a family resort I must add). In this case, it wasn’t too bad. Maybe because I haven’t been to one in a long time and haven’t seen how my friends over the pond (and land and other pond in this case from the UK), do the resorts.
I found parking up the car the hassle. If you don’t go for the valet parking then you will be parking about a five-ten minute walk away from the lobby alone. It’s not too bad when you haven’t got luggage but when we arrived, (and doing all this in the heat), the amount of luggage I carried in was crazy. By the time I got to the lobby, you could say I just jumped in the nearby swimming pool with the amount of sweat on my shirt and shorts. Checking in was great, friendly service, very informative.
Never I thought in my life I would take a train to my hotel room. Here that was the case. I was staying in the Ocean Tower complex (there are two other complexes where rooms are situated) which was the furthest away from the lobby. The train was fantastic if you got luggage or children but all the other times, I was walking from the tower to the lobby or to the restaurants.
The room I loved the most because of the amount space inside. The king size bed was very comfortable and loved snuggling up under the bed sheets at night despite the summer heat. Fully air conditioned, the room comes equipped with a mini-bar, massive television screen, coffee maker, and all the usual bog standard stuff which comes within the Hilton brand but here are the other two points which I really loved this room. First off the sink area is a divided part of the room between the bedroom and the toilet/shower room. I just found this area very useful with lots of space to put my toiletries everywhere. Secondly was the balcony and the amazing view westwards out into the Pacific. Those sunsets were truly amazing and unforgettable.
Unfortunately the package I had with the Hilton didn’t include meals so I had to pay for everything. A buffet breakfast was enjoyed everyday at the Big Island Breakfast restaurant (it’s next to one of the train stops), which included fruits, cereals, yogurts, hot items, freshly baked breads, made to order eggs and omelets, hot drinks and plenty of juice. Really did enjoy the food to kick start the day. The other place I tried (as well as the room service of course) was the Lagoon Grill restaurant where I managed to get delicious bite to eat and a nice cocktail.
In my short time here I managed to check out the Kohala Spa and Fitness Center the day after I did a marathon nearby. They didn’t offer a sports massage so I went for a Deep Tissue massage. Truly loved the relaxation music here but also I had a good chat to the middle-aged lady who did my muscles about everyday life and was great to get a lot of my chest (It’s good to talk to someone when one has problems at certain points of one’s life). Afterwards I stepped into a small pool with jacuzzi and relaxed in the steam rooms.
Wandering around the resort, I did love the artwork on display in the long corridors from the main lobby to Ocean Tower (via two lots of other buildings) from all over the world. It really did brighten up the walks but for me, the most memorable moments from my stay at Hilton Waikoloa Village will be the sunsets over the ocean. Truly dazzling.
A personal note from me – my time at the Hawaii Big Island Resort – Hilton Waikoloa Village was paid for by myself and was not sponsored in anyway by the company. The opinions in this post are my own and is totally honest. I would like to thank the staff for making my short stay here an enjoyable one.
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