Hotels And Resorts

Keys To Choosing The Top Big Island Resorts

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When you vacation in Hawaii, staying in a resort is a luxurious and carefree choice. Top Big Island resorts offer the ultimate in relaxation and take care of all the details so you can focus on fun and adventure. We will share important information about four of the best Hawaiian resorts. Read on to learn more.

This vacation image shows the word Kona written in the sand with the Ocean water waves coming in to wash the writing away.

There are two great choices on Kona, where you can enjoy pristine white beaches and ample sun!

The Court Yard King Hotel at Kamehameha Kona Beach overlooks Kamakahonu Bay. Rooms are decorated in Big Island theme. The grounds include everything you need for a relaxing and kid-friendly stay. Kids can swim in the pool or enjoy playing in the bay where the waters are very calm. It’s the perfect place to practice kayaking or stand-up paddling. Enjoy delicious Hawaiian cuisine at the on-site restaurant.

The Sheraton Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay is perched upon prehistoric black lava rocks. It is a beautiful resort that overlooks the ocean and offers unparalleled views. Enjoy on-site spa facilities, restaurants, gardens and a weekly luau.

The hotel does not have good beach access, but it does have a several lovely pools that are connected by waterfalls and a river system. There is also a lava-tube waterslide that is two-hundred feet long where kids can have pool-slide contests. Kids love this, as well as the huge kiddy pool featuring a comfortable sandy bottom. Other features for kids include lessons in ping-pong and hula dancing.

Kohala Coast

On the Kohala Coast, you can enjoy golf, shopping and fine dining. The best resort is the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

This enormous resort sits on 62 gorgeous acres. Here you’ll find:

  • 2 Championship Golf Courses
  • Fabulous Waterways
  • Tropical Gardens
  • 8 Tennis Courts
  • Amazing Pools
  • 14 Restaurants
  • A Museum
  • A Lagoon

Kids age 5-12 can have lots of fun at “Club Keiki”. All kids over the age of five will enjoy participating in Dolphin Quest. The whole family is sure to have fun at the on-site luau.

Waikoloa Hali’i Kai

Castle Resorts’ Hali’i Kai located at Waikoloa Hali’i Kai is an incredibly comfortable and welcoming resort featuring a series of private villas. You can make yourself at home with your own kitchen and private lanai. Everything you need is provided for you, right down to bicycles, tennis rackets and beach towels.

Experience fine dining in an excellent collection of on-site restaurants. Enjoy golf on a several great 18-hole courses or rejuvenate by the rock pool. Here you can explore waterfalls and coves or simply rest and relax in a lounge chair in the quiet, shallow water.


Activities abound with live entertainment and music, shopping opportunities, a weekly farmer’s market, lei-making classes and more. There is no beach access due to large and interesting black lava rock formations, but the views are fabulous and it’s easy to see that the wealth of activities and attractions will surely keep you happily occupied.

Arrange A Stay That Lets You See & Do It All!

When you visit Hawaii, you will surely find something for everyone in your family. Top Big Island resorts offer you the ultimate in vacation value because they bring so many unique and luxurious services, amenities and experiences together in one place. To make the most of your stay in Hawaii, it’s a good idea to give yourself plenty of time and make arrangements to split your trip between at least two resorts in very different locations. This way you can be sure of enjoying everything the Big Island has to offer.

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