Top ChoiceFusion in Waikoloa Resort Area

Lava Lava Beach Club

This cheerful spot is a favorite with tourists and locals, who snack on excellent coconut shrimp with ginger-guava sauce, ginger-crusted ahi with ponzu and some killer burgers. Cocktails and an unbeatable view of...

Top ChoiceFood & Drink in Waikoloa Resort Area

A Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Celebrated Big Island chefs work magic with local range-fed meats and local produce in late September or early October. As of late, there's been an effort the make the event zero-waste, and themes of food...

Beach in Waikoloa Resort Area

ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach Park

ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach Park

Don't worry about that tongue twister of an official name; everyone on the island calls this beach 'A Bay.' 'A-plus' is another way of putting it: this beach has easy access, salt-and-pepper sand and calm waters...

Historic Site in Waikoloa Resort Area

Waikoloa Petroglyph Preserve

This collection of petroglyphs carved in lava rock is so easy to access that it merits a stop, although the Puako Petroglyph Preserve further north is more spectacular and doesn't abut a shopping mall. Many...

National Park in Waikoloa Resort Area

Ala Kahakai

A portion of Ala Kahakai – the King's Trail – winds through Waikoloa, offering a somewhat incongruous dose of ancient Hawaiian history and heritage within Waikoloa's pruned landscape and resort amenities. The...

Pond in Waikoloa Resort Area

Waikoloa Anchialine Pond Preservation Area

Here's your daily dose of science: anchialine ponds are coastal ponds that have no surface connection to the ocean, but that nonetheless rise and fall with the tides. A series of such ponds can be found within...

Market in Waikoloa Resort Area

Island Gourmet Markets

Spectacularly maintained and stocked, this is a one-stop shop for takeout food, freshly made sushi, basic and specialty groceries, magazines, gifts and more. It's a great option for healthy eats, and there's a...

Hawaii Regional in Waikoloa Resort Area

Roy's Waikoloa Bar & Grill

Always ridiculously bustling and noisy, Roy's will either delight or disappoint. We suggest that you focus on the food and not the buzzy atmosphere. The main courses, such as rack of lamb in a lilikoʻi (passion...

Japanese in Waikoloa Resort Area

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Local celebrity chef DK Kodama is known for innovative, fusion Japanese cuisine, such as his signature flash-fried ahi roll, and an extensive wine list. This branch of Kodama's empire has the sort of inconsistent...

Bar in Waikoloa Resort Area

Tropics Ale House

This bar, reminiscent of a cross between a mainland sports bar and craft-beer hall, knows how to cool customers off after a hard day of golfing, swimming or tanning. Plenty of TVs for the game, and plenty of...

Cultural in Waikoloa Resort Area

Moku O Keawe

This early November hula competition includes kahiko (ancient), ʻauana (modern) and kupuna (elder) categories. This is a decent alternative to the sell-out, similarly themed Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo around...

Luau in Waikoloa Resort Area

Legends of the Pacific

Features various South Pacific dances and includes a dinner buffet and one cocktail. This luau is particularly family-friendly, and opens with an interactive artisan market aimed at kids.

Mall in Waikoloa Resort Area

Queens' MarketPlace

Landscaped shopping arcade in the heart of the resort. There's a luxury cinema on site (matinee/regular admission $14.50/16.50).

Archaeological Site in Waikoloa Resort Area

Kuʻualiʻi and Kahapapa Fishponds

Physical evidence of the ancient aquaculture system that once formed a crucial component of Native Hawaiian foodways is located smack-dab behind ʻAnaehoʻomalu Beach (sidenote: ʻAnaehoʻomalu means 'restricted...

American in Waikoloa Resort Area

Mai Grille

The island of Hawaiʻi is famous for its beef and its ocean bounty; Mai wants to get it recognized for its bacon. And so the house-made coffee-cured bacon is served with everything here, from frittatas with goat...