Welcome to Waikoloa Resort Area
Among South Kohala's resort areas, the Waikoloa Beach Resort area is the most affordable and bustling. Its 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. As at Mauna Lani further up the road, the management at Waikoloa has effectively and admirably integrated historic Hawaiian sites into the layout of the resort itself – whole series of fishponds, petroglyph preserves and ancient trails run adjacent to condo blocks and outdoor malls. Beyond this fascinating cultural heritage, the Waikoloa area includes one of the finest beaches on the Kohala coast.
Note that the Waikoloa Beach Resort is not Waikoloa Village, a residential community located further inland.