Overview Waikoloa

Visiting Waikoloa

Waikoloa lures vacationers to the Big Island of Hawaii with its tropical-playground atmosphere. On the Kohala Coast, this spot overflows with snorkeling, scuba-diving, and deep-sea-fishing adventures for the water addicts, while the landlubbers can hop on a helicopter tour before swinging clubs on several award-winning golf courses. And after a jam-packed day in the ocean or on the greens, all can enjoy relaxing in a tropical garden or being pampered at one of Waikoloa’s many luxurious resorts and spas.... Read More Waikoloa lures vacationers to the Big Island of Hawaii with its tropical-playground atmosphere. On the Kohala Coast, this spot overflows with snorkeling, scuba-diving, and deep-sea-fishing adventures for the water addicts, while the landlubbers can hop on a helicopter tour before swinging clubs on several award-winning golf courses. And after a jam-packed day in the ocean or on the greens, all can enjoy relaxing in a tropical garden or being pampered at one of Waikoloa’s many luxurious resorts and spas.    Close

Stories and Tips Waikoloa

READ FIRST: Do you want to view a timeshare?

Written by flyin_illini on 17 Oct, 2002

If you don't plan on going on any activities with tour companies, then skip this entry. It's targeted at people who are going to be on the island for a few days and want to do things like ride helicopters, go on sunset/snorkel/dinner cruises, play…Read More


Fishing in Hawaii

Written by pinarbashi on 29 Apr, 2004

One of the often-overlooked pleasures of the Big Island is the availability of fishing from the shore as opposed to chartering fishing vessel. I like to keep my feet on the ground when I fish. I take a collapsible rod with an open-faced reel (heavy…Read More


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Waikaloa

Written by ramboy on 21 Apr, 2003

From the time you leave Kona airport to the time you get to Waikaloa, you feel like you are on another planet. For about 20 miles all you see is ancient lava fields. Then you turn into the Waikaloa Beach Resort, and…Read More


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AVIS Rental Car Troubles

Written by ACheaperTraveler on 17 Feb, 2008

On arrival, our greeter (you know the deal, they have a card with your name and welcome you to paradise with a lei of flowers around your neck) had long left and we just mutteled our way over to the Avis bus.Remembering, again, that our…Read More


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U S Airways Nightmare

Written by ACheaperTraveler on 17 Feb, 2008

We left Kansas City (MCI) on a cold morning with some snow cover on January 11th, 2008.The auto check-in gizmo at the terminal desk (U.S.Air) went insane after I typed in my reservation number. It recognized our four reservations but refused to print boarding…Read More


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Downtown Kona

Written by rsamsel on 27 Apr, 2005

Kona is an amazing little town with much in the way of culture and local charm. The local farmers' market is a must-visit, along with the native site out in front of King Kamehameha hotel. Then there is the heavenly Kona coffee, the smoothest coffee on…Read More


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