When you book a beach house in Waikoloa, located on the west side of Hawaii's Big Island, you can enjoy tropical weather year-round and there will always be plenty of ways to explore the area. The best time of year to visit is from late May to early October, particularly for warm weather activities. Waikoloa is primarily a resort destination but has one fun fact that makes it genuinely Hawaiian; the village was built on top of a lava field! A towering volcano sits just 30 miles from the village, called Mauna Kea. While the volcano is currently dormant, its eruptions created a path to the ocean.!
Most Fun Things to Do in Waikoloa:
Visit the Unique 49 Black Sand Beach - Unlike many other beaches in the area, 49 Black Sand Beach is true to its name with black sand covering its shores, a result of fine grains of lava. This provides a stark contrast to the clear blue water. When the ocean is calm, go snorkeling and take a look at tropical fish, tidepools, and underwater rock formations.
Shop Til You Drop at Mauna Lani
- Fashion and
lifestyle shopping is abundant, with opportunities to pick up something with a little extra island personality at the many galleries in the complex. For entertainment, enjoy an evening at The Shops at Mauna Lani's Dinner and a Show or Snorkel Bob's. Plenty of dining options are available, no matter what you're in the mood for from sushi to a steak.
Snorkel and Surf at Hapuna Beach State Park - A trip to Hawaii isn't complete without a visit to one of the Big Island's many lush state parks and pristine beaches. Hapuna Beach State Park, in particular, is a white sand beach and an excellent place for swimming, snorkeling, surfing, and bodyboarding. Do keep the currents in mind when participating in beach activities, as the current can become too strong for these activities.
Swim with Dolphins!
- Dolphin Quest Hawaii,
located at Waikoloa Village, brings people and dolphins closer than ever in a fun, interactive dolphin encounter programs for all ages. This unique experience is on-of-a-kind on Hawaii's Big Island and is great for kids, adults or the entire family!
Reservations are recommended. Dolphin Quest's Learning Center Lagoon, opened in 1988, was the first of its kind and inspired a new generation of large, natural habitats for marine mammals. A portion of the proceeds from the Dolphin Quest encounter program supports important marine education, conservation and scientific study.
Enjoy an Island-Style Sunset Meal at Mauna Lani Beach Club - The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner, but dinner is especially special, with a menu offering sunset cocktails while your family overlooks a beautiful evening ocean view. Try the Seared Ahi or slow-roasted BBQ Pork Ribs, or experience farm-to-table with the XO Oysters dish.
Consider beautiful and tropical Waikoloa, Hawaii, for any season of the year! Book your beach house today through BeachHouse.com!