Of all the lodgings in the Waikoloa Beach Resort, this hotel has the best location on Anaehoomalu Bay (nicknamed “A-Bay”), with many rooms offering views of the crescent beach and historic fishponds; others look across the parking lot and gardens toward Mauna Kea. All were renovated in 2017; the luxury Cabana wing (closest to the water) debuted in 2018 with private outdoor showers on ground-floor lanais. Besides numerous beach watersports, kids enjoy the sandy-entrance children’s pool, while adults delight in the heated infinity-edge pool, the open-air espresso bar/cocktail lounge Akaula Lanai, the two-level Mandara Spa, and the spacious, well-equipped fitness center. The light-hued rooms are also enticing, with glass-walled balconies and plush beds with down comforters in crisp white duvets. Families should book one of the spacious corner rooms, which include a king-size bed and a sofa bed. Despite the steep resort fee ($30 daily), this hotel typically offers the best prices of the Kohala Coast resorts, with easy access to nearby golf courses. Note: Even better values are found at Marriott’s Waikoloa Ocean Club, handsome one- and two-bedroom timeshare suites with king beds, living rooms with sofabeds, and kitchenettes, with starting rates of $324 —plus free Wi-Fi, free parking, and no resort fee.
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Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
69–275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa
Our Rating Neighborhood The Kohala Coast Phone 888/236-2427 or 808/886-6789 Prices $322–$497 double; $409 suite. Cabana wing: $729. 112 Ocean Club units: 1-bedroom from $327, 2-bedroom from $427. Amenities Restaurant; 2 bars; babysitting; cafe; concierge; cultural activities; fitness center; Jacuzzi; luau; 3 pools; rental-car desk; room service; spa; watersports rentals; free Wi-Fi. Units 402 units Extra fees/info Hotel’s daily $30 resort fee includes cultural activities, Wi-Fi, fitness classes, and more. Self-parking $18, valet $28. Rollaway $45. Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. Web site Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Map69–275 Waikoloa Beach Dr., Waikoloa Hawaii (The Big Island)
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