Things to Do Around the Resort:
A Dolphin Experience of a Lifetime
Experience an unforgettable, up-close encounter with a new dolphin friend at Dolphin Quest, where your participation supports vital marine mammal conservation, education and scientific study. Guided by marine mammal specialists, you’ll be truly amazed at the dolphin’s grace, beauty and abilities.
- Enjoy interactive, hands-on experiences with one of the ocean’s most charismatic animals
- Guided by marine mammal specialists
- Learn about the dolphin’s fascinating abilities and natural history
- Gain a personal appreciation for the importance of preserving marine life and our ocean
- Programs for the entire family
3 Sparkling Pools
- Kona Pool – the largest pool on the island, featuring a 175-foot waterslide, whirlpools, waterfall, Kona Pool Bar and Orchid Marketplace
- Kohala River Pool – perfect for families with four interconnected pools with junior waterslides and a Pool Bar serving refreshments
- Ocean Tower Pool – an adults-only pool offering a peaceful, secluded retreat for swimming and relaxation
A Paradise Within a Paradise – The Lagoon at our Big Island Hotel
Situated on a rugged stretch of Big Island lava coastline, Hilton Waikoloa Village features a unique, ocean-fed lagoon with its own white sand beach. Rent hydro-bike, kayaks, paddleboats, or water bikes and see colorful reef fish and green sea turtles (or honu in Hawaiian). Explore an undercover world while snorkeling, or simply laze around in a hammock and enjoy exotic cocktails and snacks from The Lagoon Grill.
Golf and Tennis
6566 yards; par 70; 134 slope; 71.6 rating
Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the spectacular Waikoloa Beach Course winds its way along historic lava flows and borders the scenic Kohala Coast. The Beach Course’s 7th hole is known throughout the islands as the most spectacular oceanfront par-five in Hawaii –its rocky point over the breakers is an awesome place to spot humpback whales and misty, distant views of other Hawaiian Islands.
7074 yards; par 72; 135 slope; 73.4 rating
Majestic extinct volcanoes are the dramatic backdrop for Waikoloa’s classic Kings’ Course, designed by former British Open champion Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish. Its wide, undulating fairways are framed by palm trees and vibrant flowers, while multiple tee placements and challenging pot bunkers add complexity to a course complete with two holes featuring double greens.
Play Tennis in a Stunning Garden Setting
Featuring a 432-seat Stadium Court that hosted USTA Challenger events in the past (drawing then up-and-comers like Andy Roddick, James Blake, and Mardy Fish), the tennis court at Waikoloa on Hawaii Island is beloved by players of all skill levels.
After an unforgettable game of tennis, hit the Kohala Spa to treat yourself to a deep-tissue massage.
Things to Do Around the Island:
Island Tours & Activities
Book island tours & activities with our partners at Hilton Grand Vacations. From helicopter rides over active volcanos and golfing trips to ocean cruises and watersports, a wide choice of options are available to help you make the most of your vacation. For more information, visit www.hwvtoursandactivities.com or call us at 1-866-931-1679, available between 7:30am and 5:00pm Hawaii Time, Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday).
Kona Coffee, Markets & Macadamia Nuts
Visit the plantations of one of the world’s rarest coffees and discover why it is so unique. Explore local farmers markets and pick up some delicious fresh island produce or enjoy a fascinating tour of the macadamia nut factory.
Nature & Outdoor Activities
Experience the Big Island of Hawaii’s spectacular natural attractions, from stunning valleys and waterfalls to the majestic volcanos which have shaped the face of the Hawaiian Islands. Or visit the world’s largest observatory at Mauna Kea.
Delve into history, science and the arts in a variety of museums in Hawaii Island. Visit an amazing planetarium, find out about the island’s volcanos. Explore Hawaii’s dramatic past or the destruction of the Pacific tsunami.