Additional Lodging Options on the Kohala Coast:
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai — Without equal. Uncover a blend of luxury and nature at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, located along the pristine Kohala Coast. This five-star resort, designed to harmonize with its volcanic surroundings, offers rooms, suites, and villas, each featuring traditional Hawaiian decor, luxurious amenities, and private outdoor lanais. Highlights of the resort include a world-class spa, a championship golf course, seven swimming pools, and a unique outdoor aquarium. Dining options are varied and superb. Full stop. Additionally, the resort’s cultural center provides opportunities to immerse in local traditions, such as lei-making and hula dancing. The Four Seasons Resort Hualalai stands out as an oasis of tranquility.
Hilton Waikoloa Village — Great for families. The Hilton Waikoloa Village is a spectacular oceanfront playground set on the sunny Kohala Coast. This expansive resort offers spacious rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or lanai offering breathtaking views. Unique features like a four-acre ocean-fed lagoon, three swimming pools with waterfalls and slides, and a dolphin encounter program set this resort apart. The resort boasts 14 distinct restaurants and lounges offering a wide range of cuisines, from Pacific Rim to Italian fare. Art lovers will appreciate the extensive collection of Asian and Polynesian artwork displayed throughout the resort. Offering an experience that combines luxury, adventure, and Hawaiian hospitality, Hilton Waikoloa Village is a fantastic choice.
PS: If some in your party don’t want to swim with the mantas, they can hang out at the Royal Kona in Kailua-Kona at Don’s Mai Tai Bar, trying their hand at a selection of flavorful Mai Tais. This lively bar (which closes at 10 pm) offers a relaxed setting with excellent Pacific views.