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Best experience ever!!!! Beautiful space, clean rooms, great service

As a seasoned Pacific Rim traveler I can say that Hawaii's Big Island is by far the most impressive Pacific destination that I have seen. It is an outdoor type's paradise and is breathtakingly beautiful. The Hilton Grand Vacation's Club at Waikoloa Village is a great place for families. The rooms are HUGE and the prices are very reasonable. There is a fitness center, 24 hour front desk, and concierge service available only steps away from the villas. As a guest at the Vacations Club you get full room charge privileges at the beautiful Hilton Resort (about 1 mile down the road). The only down side is that there is no maid service...that means no fresh towels, but you get a washer and dryer so who cares - wash them yourself! I live and work overseas and I met some members of my family there at the Big Island as a halfway meeting point and it just doesn't get any better for family vacations. A rental car is a MUST the Big Island is HUGE and many of the unbelievably beautiful sights are up to a 2 hr drive away. Parking is free at the vacations club so is wireless internet.

My 5 year old son and I spent a week at the Hilton Grand Vacation resort. For us it was a great decision. With a car, we were two minutes to the Hilton Wailkoloa resort, and had full use of their facilities with free parking. If you plan to park yourself at the Hilton Waikoloa all day,then I can see where that may be a better option for some than the Grand Vacation. We were only a few afternoons at the Waikoloa lagoon, and spent everyday exploring the island. The pool at the Grand Vacation resort is much smaller than the Waikoloa Hilton, but we never spent any time there anyway. The Grand Vacation is a perfect location to end up at the end of a long day, with two bedrooms, full kitchen and living room. I found the Hilton Waikoloa too much like a Disneyland resort with it's monorail train and fake lava waterfalls. The Big Island has so much to offer, that it seems a waste to spend it sitting by a pool. My son did the Atlanitis Quest dolphin experience at the Hilton Waikoloa. Expensive, but at 5 years old he loved it. I was content to watch from the sidelines and take photos. One day was spent driving through Hilo, which is a cool town, to stay at the Volcano Inn (good location for a day at the Volcano National Park). We hiked the Kilahuea Iki trail, which is not to be missed. I was concerned that it would be tough on a 5 year old, but it is an easy hike through incredible landscape of jungle and the volcano caldera. We took the Blue Hawaiin helicopter tour of the volcano. Good operation, but not a lot too see, with little volcanic activity at this time. I would pass if I had to do it again. One day we went on the Adventure X Rafting whale watching tour. Great operation, and the my son loved it. We saw a few whales, but none too close. It all comes down to being in the right place at the right time with whale watching. A few weeks before our trip, I finally got my son using a mask and snorkel, so we booked the Fairwind snorkel dive to Kealakekua Bay. I don't know about the other dive boats, but the Fairwind is great for kids. A 60' Catermaran with water slides was one of the highlights of our trip. The diving is great, and the boat a lot of fun. We also tried to explore as many kid friendly (calm, protected water) dive locations as possible. The better spots we found were Spencer Beach Park, about 45 minutes north of the hotel, Kahalu'u Beach Park in Kona, Richardson Beach Park in Hilo and our favorite, but off the beaten path, was Kapoho tidepools about an hour out of Hilo. Loved the Hilton Grand Vacation for lodging, and the highlights of our vacation were the less expensive, or free expeiences of hiking the Kilahuea Iki trail, diving on the Fairwind catamaran, and diving at the Kapoho tidepools.

Beach, snorkeling, visit to HI volcano national park, manta rays dive (day & night)

69-550 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa HI

Hotel highlights

  • Free uncovered self parking
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Waikoloa Beach Golf Course is within a 5-minute walk of Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations while other popular sites like Kings Shops are within a 15-minute stroll. This 120-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with a bar/lounge, an outdoor pool, and free self parking.


Dining

At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

All 120 accommodations feature kitchens and 2 bathrooms. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. 50-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and video-game consoles. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Washers/dryers, iPod docks, and coffee makers are also standard. Weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests staying at Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and outdoor tennis courts. There's free parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this golf resort include a computer station, a free grocery shopping service, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Golf View (Bathtub)

1 King Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Golf View (Hearing)

1 King Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Golf View (Hearing)

1 King Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible, Golf View (Roll-in Shower)

1 King Bed, 1 Double Sofa Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (2)
5
Everyone

By on Apr 23, 2019

5
Everyone

Best experience ever!!!! Beautiful space, clean rooms, great service

By on Apr 18, 2018

4

great place for families

Family

As a seasoned Pacific Rim traveler I can say that Hawaii's Big Island is by far the most impressive Pacific destination that I have seen. It is an outdoor type's paradise and is breathtakingly beautiful. The Hilton Grand Vacation's Club at Waikoloa Village is a great place for families. The rooms are HUGE and the prices are very reasonable. There is a fitness center, 24 hour front desk, and concierge service available only steps away from the villas. As a guest at the Vacations Club you get full room charge privileges at the beautiful Hilton Resort (about 1 mile down the road). The only down side is that there is no maid service...that means no fresh towels, but you get a washer and dryer so who cares - wash them yourself! I live and work overseas and I met some members of my family there at the Big Island as a halfway meeting point and it just doesn't get any better for family vacations. A rental car is a MUST the Big Island is HUGE and many of the unbelievably beautiful sights are up to a 2 hr drive away. Parking is free at the vacations club so is wireless internet.

By on May 20, 2011

5

great hotel

Family

My 5 year old son and I spent a week at the Hilton Grand Vacation resort. For us it was a great decision. With a car, we were two minutes to the Hilton Wailkoloa resort, and had full use of their facilities with free parking. If you plan to park yourself at the Hilton Waikoloa all day,then I can see where that may be a better option for some than the Grand Vacation. We were only a few afternoons at the Waikoloa lagoon, and spent everyday exploring the island. The pool at the Grand Vacation resort is much smaller than the Waikoloa Hilton, but we never spent any time there anyway. The Grand Vacation is a perfect location to end up at the end of a long day, with two bedrooms, full kitchen and living room. I found the Hilton Waikoloa too much like a Disneyland resort with it's monorail train and fake lava waterfalls. The Big Island has so much to offer, that it seems a waste to spend it sitting by a pool. My son did the Atlanitis Quest dolphin experience at the Hilton Waikoloa. Expensive, but at 5 years old he loved it. I was content to watch from the sidelines and take photos. One day was spent driving through Hilo, which is a cool town, to stay at the Volcano Inn (good location for a day at the Volcano National Park). We hiked the Kilahuea Iki trail, which is not to be missed. I was concerned that it would be tough on a 5 year old, but it is an easy hike through incredible landscape of jungle and the volcano caldera. We took the Blue Hawaiin helicopter tour of the volcano. Good operation, but not a lot too see, with little volcanic activity at this time. I would pass if I had to do it again. One day we went on the Adventure X Rafting whale watching tour. Great operation, and the my son loved it. We saw a few whales, but none too close. It all comes down to being in the right place at the right time with whale watching. A few weeks before our trip, I finally got my son using a mask and snorkel, so we booked the Fairwind snorkel dive to Kealakekua Bay. I don't know about the other dive boats, but the Fairwind is great for kids. A 60' Catermaran with water slides was one of the highlights of our trip. The diving is great, and the boat a lot of fun. We also tried to explore as many kid friendly (calm, protected water) dive locations as possible. The better spots we found were Spencer Beach Park, about 45 minutes north of the hotel, Kahalu'u Beach Park in Kona, Richardson Beach Park in Hilo and our favorite, but off the beaten path, was Kapoho tidepools about an hour out of Hilo. Loved the Hilton Grand Vacation for lodging, and the highlights of our vacation were the less expensive, or free expeiences of hiking the Kilahuea Iki trail, diving on the Fairwind catamaran, and diving at the Kapoho tidepools.

By on Mar 3, 2011

4

trip to hi (big island)

Couples

Beach, snorkeling, visit to HI volcano national park, manta rays dive (day & night)

By on Feb 27, 2011

Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations

69-550 Waikoloa Beach Dr, Waikoloa, HI 96738
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