Our Waikoloa Village vacation rentals provide the perfect island retreat for a relaxing and luxurious Hawaii vacation. Exceptional beaches, championship golf courses and posh resorts are all complemented by this region's ideal weather and scenic views.
Things To Do
The Kohala Coast region offers a variety of activities from hikes to sunset sails, snorkeling and scuba diving, championship golf courses and luxurious spa treatments. During the winter months humpback whales can be seen passing by offshore, or see them up close on a whale watching and snorkeling cruise. The waters off the Big Island's western coast are also one of the world's best sport fishing destinations with a chance to catch prized big game fish like swordfish and marlin. Golfers will enjoy the Waikoloa Beach Course and Waikoloa King's Course with sweeping ocean views and emerald greens set amidst the black lava.
There are numerous excellent beaches in this region including a lovely crescent of sand and typically calm water at Mauna Kea Beach, also referred to as Kaunaoa Beach. Hapuna Beach is another white sand beach that is a great place to enjoy ocean activities, with picnic facilities as well as restrooms. Anaehoomalu Bay is a great place to go ocean kayaking or snorkeling, and is also the site of a historic Hawaiian fishpond. Snorkeling is also good at Holoholokai Beach where you can also explore tidepools and take a short hike to the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve to see the ancient carvings in the rocks.
There are many great places to eat in this area including Banjy's Paradise Bar & Grill which serves up delicious pizzas as well as steaks and seafood, including delicious fish tacos. Stop in at Waikoloa Village Market to stock up on supplies for your adventures. More dining options can also be found at other resort areas along the Kohala Coast as well as to the north in Waimea town, Hawi and Kapaau, and to the south along the Kona Coast.
Upscale boutique shopping can be found at the King's Shops in Waikoloa and in the other Kohala Coast resort areas as well as the posh resorts along the Kona Coast. More fun shopping can be found in the North Kohala towns of Hawi and Kapaau as well as Waimea town, and to the south in historic Kailua village where there are many interesting shops to explore as well as an abundance of art galleries.
Renting a car is recommended when staying in Waikoloa vacation rentals so you have easy access to nearby beaches and attractions and also day trips to the Kona Coast and historic Kailua Village as well as the Hamakua Coast, Hilo town and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The island's bus service, called Hele On Bus, is free and stops at various points around the island including transportation between Kona and Hilo every day except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The Waikoloa area of the Kohala Coast is known for its days and stable weather throughout the year. Both the Kohala and Kona coastlines on the Big Island's western shore are the warmest and driest areas of the island while Hilo on the northeast shore receives more rainfall. Expect average daily temperatures around 80 degrees F., perhaps a bit hotter in the summer and a bit cooler in the winter, with nighttime temperatures dropping about 15 degrees. Ocean conditions vary widely at Big Island beaches with many areas exposed to strong currents and potentially dangerous surf, particularly during the winter months. Numerous beaches provide good protection from the open ocean and provide safe areas for swimming and snorkeling. Visitors are urged to only visit lifeguarded beaches for water activities and heed all posted warnings. Check with lifeguards about the safest areas to participate in the activities you choose.
Waikoloa Village vacation homes provide the perfect way to enjoy your Hawaii vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and all the comforts of home including nearby shopping, dining and entertainment. Browse through our Waikoloa Village vacation rental listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer. Our goal is to provide you with a with an unforgettable Waikoloa Village accommodation for your dream Big Island vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality vacation rentals in Waikoloa Village, and also in the fact that we stand behind our product and make sure only the best of the best properties are listed on our site. If you have questions about our Waikoloa Village rentals or which destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Several historic sites may be visited along the Kohala Coast as well as the Kona Coast to the south. Lapakahi State Historical Park is the site of an old fishing village, and the Kohala Historical Sites State Monument is the location of the birth of the renowned King Kamehameha I. A statue of the ruler stands in front of the North Kohala Civic Center in Kapaau town. In Kawaihae you can see the monumental stone structure known as Puukohola Heiau which was built by Kamehameha in his quest to unite all the Hawaiian Islands under his rule.