Welcome to Waikoloa Village
A community-oriented town located a short distance from the world-famous beach resorts of Kohala.
Waikoloa Village is situated on the western slope of Mauna Kea, adjacent to the world-famous Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea Beach Resorts. The Kohala Coast and the five volcanoes of Mauna Kea, Kohala, Mauna Loa, Haleakala, and Hualalai, on Maui, can be seen in all their splendor from this village. Waikoloa Village is well-known for its pleasant climate, breezes, beautiful sunsets, and friendly Aloha Spirit.
This family-oriented residential community has a mix of resort workers, their families, and retirees. Most of Waikoloa Village is affiliated with the Waikoloa Village Association (WVA). The WVA's mission is to serve its members by taking care of the common areas and enforcing rules on their upkeep, security, development, and appearance.
What to Love
- Strong sense of community
- Conveniently located with resorts, golf clubs, and beaches nearby
- Easy to get around
- Gorgeous scenery, panoramic mountain and ocean vistas
- Few vacation rentals, and more resident
Many homes in Waikoloa Village have breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and ocean. In addition, there is a plethora of amenities available to residents of this neighborhood. Access to the community pool, golf course, and tennis courts are all available to members of the Waikoloa Village Association for a reasonable annual fee.
A large park in the center of the town, plus an elementary and middle school, all contribute to the strong sense of community here. Waikoloa Village also offers an excellent central location and is a short drive to Kona, Kawaihae, the Kohala Coast resorts, and Waimea. Cultural events like the Taste of the Hawaiian Range, the Aloha Festival in Waimea, and the monthly Twilight at Kalahuipua'a in the Mauna Lani Resort complement the many outdoor pursuits available in the area.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Some of the best restaurants and shopping on the Big Island are found a short drive from Waikoloa Village in the Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea resorts. In town, there is Pueo's Osteria, the place to go if you have a craving for Italian cuisine. This restaurant pairs ingredients from the local farmer's market with imported Italian ingredients to produce tasty dishes. Other notable restaurants include Racha Thai.
In nearby Waikoloa Resort, The King's Shops offer restaurants like Roys' and Merriman's Market Café and high-end shopping. Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Tommy Bahama, and Coach are just a few luxury retail brands available at this shopping complex. With popular retailers, including Pac Sun, Quicksilver, and Sun Glass Hut, Queen's Marketplace is great for families to go shopping. Waikoloa Plaza has a great selection of eateries and stores and even features a farmers' market.
Also in Waikoloa resort, the Lava Lava Beach Club set on Anaeho’omalu Bay (A-Bay) has become well-known for its evening entertainment, delicious blue-cheese-topped burgers and colorful sunsets over the Pacific. While dining, guests can watch a hula performance and listen to Hawaiian music by performers like Henry Kapono.
Things to Do
49 Black Sand Beach, true to its name, is the only beach around with black sand. The beautiful blue ocean is a striking contrast to this. Snorkeling is a fun way to explore the ocean floor and see exciting sights like tidepools and tropical fish when the water is calm. Golf players of all skill levels are welcomed to the Waikoloa Village Golf Club. This Robert Trent Jones II-designed course features warm conditions year-round, wide areas that encourage aggressive tee shots, and generous fairways.
There are several resorts in and around Waikoloa Village. Mauna Lani Resort is one of the several high-quality resorts dotting this village. In the early hours of the day, you can take your outrigger canoe out onto the water and observe the sunrise over the mountaintops. Relax with other visitors on the Great Lawn while listening to the ocean sounds in the background. After that, head inside the CanoeHouse for some authentic Hawaiian cuisine. To feel even more revived, dive into the clear, refreshing water.
If you're looking for a place to unwind, look no further than Mauna Kea Resort. Both the Robert Trent Jones–designed Mauna Kea Golf Course and the Arnold Palmer–designed Hapuna Golf Course can be found within the expansive Mauna Kea Resort, which is also home to two breathtaking white-sand beaches.
Waikoloa Beach Resort Golf is the gold standard for Kohala Coast golf courses. You'll be able to play golf for hours while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the craggy coast and swaying palm trees at this resort. Whether you're looking for a serious match or a casual round, you'll enjoy your time on this golf course.
Waikoloa Village falls under the Hawaii Department of Education School District. Top educational opportunities in this neighborhood include:
- Waikoloa Elementary And Middle School, Grades PK-8