Introducing Waikoloa Resort Area
Among South Kohala's resort areas, the Waikoloa Beach Resort is the most affordable and bustling. Its two mega hotels and golf courses aren't as prestigious as those further up the coast, but it does offer two shopping malls and the lion's share of events.
Note that the Waikoloa Beach Resort is not Waikoloa Village, a residential community further inland. To get to the resort area, turn makai (seaward) just south of the 76-mile marker. To get to the village for general services, such as a post office, turn mauka (inland) onto Waikoloa Rd north of the 75-mile marker.