Guidebook for Waikoloa Village

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Guidebook for Waikoloa Village

Food Scene

Sansei is great and even better if you go there during their late night happy hour on Friday or Saturday, or their early bird special on Sunday or Monday when almost all food items are half off of regular price. Sit at the sushi bar and get a complimentary order of edamame or sit at the bar for better service.
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Sansei
201 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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Sansei is great and even better if you go there during their late night happy hour on Friday or Saturday, or their early bird special on Sunday or Monday when almost all food items are half off of regular price. Sit at the sushi bar and get a complimentary order of edamame or sit at the bar for better service.
very casual and non pretentious. Not like the other Thai place at the Queens' marketplace. This one is not expensive. The orange chicken is their best seller. I like the chow fun.
Lemongrass Express Waikoloa
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
very casual and non pretentious. Not like the other Thai place at the Queens' marketplace. This one is not expensive. The orange chicken is their best seller. I like the chow fun.
Happy Hour pizzas are half price until 6P. And they are pretty good. Located just outside the condo gate about 200 feet away.
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Tropics Ale House - Waikōloa
69-1022 Keana Pl
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Happy Hour pizzas are half price until 6P. And they are pretty good. Located just outside the condo gate about 200 feet away.
This is a feet in the sand beach bar and restaurant on the end of Anaehoomalu Bay facing west for sunsets. Go to the happy hour and try the teriyaki edamame or the Club Med plate. I don't recommend for dinner. I think of it more as a sunset bar and appetizer place.
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Lava Lava Beach Club
69-1081 Ku'uali'i Place
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This is a feet in the sand beach bar and restaurant on the end of Anaehoomalu Bay facing west for sunsets. Go to the happy hour and try the teriyaki edamame or the Club Med plate. I don't recommend for dinner. I think of it more as a sunset bar and appetizer place.
Happy hour 4 - 6. Deals on appetizers! I like the fish tacos. You get 2 per order and it's almost a meal.
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Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store
Mauna Lani Drive
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Happy hour 4 - 6. Deals on appetizers! I like the fish tacos. You get 2 per order and it's almost a meal.
Best sunset location in Kona, right on the water. Sit at the bar for a full view of Kailua Bay and the sunset. Try the garlic fries but ya better be hungry cause it's more than a mouthful.
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Huggo's
75-5828 Kahakai Rd
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Best sunset location in Kona, right on the water. Sit at the bar for a full view of Kailua Bay and the sunset. Try the garlic fries but ya better be hungry cause it's more than a mouthful.
Best fish sandwich on the island or any island. Sit at the bar, it's entertaining just to watch some of the patrons. This is a local hang-out for sure. I've been going there for about 35 years and order the same thing every time. The ono fish sandwich! yeah...
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Quinn's Almost by the Sea
75-5655 Palani Road
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Best fish sandwich on the island or any island. Sit at the bar, it's entertaining just to watch some of the patrons. This is a local hang-out for sure. I've been going there for about 35 years and order the same thing every time. The ono fish sandwich! yeah...
Because...it's there. Walking distance. Don't forget if you have a piece of cake or a pastry, you'll need a good walk. Get there early and beat the rush.
Starbucks
69 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Because...it's there. Walking distance. Don't forget if you have a piece of cake or a pastry, you'll need a good walk. Get there early and beat the rush.
Very casual deli style ordering for an inexpensive breakfast. It's too far to drive just for breakfast but it's on the way to Waipio Valley or the Hamakua coastal route to Hilo.
L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
67-1185 Mamalahoa Hwy
Very casual deli style ordering for an inexpensive breakfast. It's too far to drive just for breakfast but it's on the way to Waipio Valley or the Hamakua coastal route to Hilo.
This is THE PLACE for breakfast crazed people who like to start out their day by overeating. Generous portions, the place is a landmark. Consider splitting a meal. Almost worth driving 30 minutes to get there. Go early, beat the rush.
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Hawaiian Style Cafe - Waimea
65-1290 Kawaihae Road
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This is THE PLACE for breakfast crazed people who like to start out their day by overeating. Generous portions, the place is a landmark. Consider splitting a meal. Almost worth driving 30 minutes to get there. Go early, beat the rush.
Simply the best fine dining on the Big Island. Peter Merrimans first solo restaurant after leaving the big hotels. You're gonna love it. Save for a special occasion!
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Merriman's Big Island
65-1227 Opelo Road Kamuela
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Simply the best fine dining on the Big Island. Peter Merrimans first solo restaurant after leaving the big hotels. You're gonna love it. Save for a special occasion!
The only juice place within easy range!! Custom juices, uptown prices. But, if you gotta have a healthy juice, go. I call it a secret spot cause if you don't know, you'll miss it. It's behind the Foodland Farms grocery store in the Shops at Mauna Lani.
Juice 101
68-1330 Mauna Lani Drive
The only juice place within easy range!! Custom juices, uptown prices. But, if you gotta have a healthy juice, go. I call it a secret spot cause if you don't know, you'll miss it. It's behind the Foodland Farms grocery store in the Shops at Mauna Lani.
new age hippie health food restaurant, pricey but you're worth it. Everyone working there is high on wheatgrass or whatever. I like it when I feel spendy.
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Under the Bodhi Tree
68-1330 Mauna Lani Dr
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new age hippie health food restaurant, pricey but you're worth it. Everyone working there is high on wheatgrass or whatever. I like it when I feel spendy.
Everything you wanted to know about a real coffee farm but were afraid to ask. They have free walking tours of a working coffee plantation and unlimited sampling of the goods. 20 seconds off the main road.
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Greenwell Farms Inc
81-6581 Mamalahoa Highway
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Everything you wanted to know about a real coffee farm but were afraid to ask. They have free walking tours of a working coffee plantation and unlimited sampling of the goods. 20 seconds off the main road.

Essentials

Go directly to the back deli counter to the right side of store and select one of the best sandwich deals ever. Huge sandwiches ready to go for $6. Wow. Also, it's the closest pharmacy. 15 minute drive for a REAL grocery store. This is where I fill up my large water bottles and stock up on essentials. Check the bargains out on the mail-outs in the front of the store by the registers.
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KTA Super Stores Waikoloa Village
68-3916 Paniolo Ave
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Go directly to the back deli counter to the right side of store and select one of the best sandwich deals ever. Huge sandwiches ready to go for $6. Wow. Also, it's the closest pharmacy. 15 minute drive for a REAL grocery store. This is where I fill up my large water bottles and stock up on essentials. Check the bargains out on the mail-outs in the front of the store by the registers.

Entertainment & Activities

Kozy puts on a world class comedy and magic show that is world class. Good for the whole family, better for intellectual adults ;-)
Kozy's Tiki Palace
Kozy puts on a world class comedy and magic show that is world class. Good for the whole family, better for intellectual adults ;-)

Parks & Nature

my favorite beach for swimming in clear protected water. Gotta get there before 8A to get one of the highly sought after parking spots. There free but limited to a very small number and all of the sleepy heads will be turned away starting about 8:30. Check both ends of the beach b/c it's always a little clearer on one end or the other.
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Kaunaoa (Mauna Kea) Beach
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
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my favorite beach for swimming in clear protected water. Gotta get there before 8A to get one of the highly sought after parking spots. There free but limited to a very small number and all of the sleepy heads will be turned away starting about 8:30. Check both ends of the beach b/c it's always a little clearer on one end or the other.
Fantastic historical site. Plus, one can snorkel just outside the entrance to the park where there is a small boat ramp providing easy ingress to the ocean. Lot's of turtles in the area. I've had guests give it a 5 star snorkeling rating. But go in the park first, or after. It's worth the small entry fee.
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Pu'uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park
State Highway 160
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Fantastic historical site. Plus, one can snorkel just outside the entrance to the park where there is a small boat ramp providing easy ingress to the ocean. Lot's of turtles in the area. I've had guests give it a 5 star snorkeling rating. But go in the park first, or after. It's worth the small entry fee.
it's unique and the place to go if you like petroglyphs!!
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Puako Petroglyph Park
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it's unique and the place to go if you like petroglyphs!!
very sacred birthplace of King Kamehameha. Off the beaten path.
Mo'okini Heiau
very sacred birthplace of King Kamehameha. Off the beaten path.

Shopping

Depends on how long you are staying but they do have cheap gas there, the pizza is great on the way to Kona, and killer hotdogs.
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Costco Wholesale
73-5600 Maiau Street
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Depends on how long you are staying but they do have cheap gas there, the pizza is great on the way to Kona, and killer hotdogs.

Getting Around

This is one option for getting to the condo. It is not as fast as a taxi, b/c it will make stops on the way, but it is less expensive. Once you get to the resort, you can walk to the stores, rent a bike at one of two places (see this guide book) or hop on the resort shuttle for 2 bucks, but it stops only at the Marriott, the Hilton, the Queens' Marketplace and the Kings' Shops.
Speedi Shuttle
74-5039 Queen Ka'ahumanu Hwy
This is one option for getting to the condo. It is not as fast as a taxi, b/c it will make stops on the way, but it is less expensive. Once you get to the resort, you can walk to the stores, rent a bike at one of two places (see this guide book) or hop on the resort shuttle for 2 bucks, but it stops only at the Marriott, the Hilton, the Queens' Marketplace and the Kings' Shops.
This place has some very nice bikes for serious bicyclists. It is walkable from my condo. Walk there, ride back. All kinds of other sporting stuff too. There is another shop for cruisers across the street at The Kings' Shops.
Bike Works Beach & Sports
69-201 Waikoloa Beach Dr
This place has some very nice bikes for serious bicyclists. It is walkable from my condo. Walk there, ride back. All kinds of other sporting stuff too. There is another shop for cruisers across the street at The Kings' Shops.
Rents cruiser bicycles. Located in the Kings' Shops. Walk there, ride home. Quit drinking those Mai Tais for a minute and get some exercise!!
Big Island Motorcycle Co.
69-250 Waikoloa Beach Dr
Rents cruiser bicycles. Located in the Kings' Shops. Walk there, ride home. Quit drinking those Mai Tais for a minute and get some exercise!!
This is a shuttle that is designed to take tourists from the Hilton and the Marriott to the Kings' Shops and the Queens' Marketplace. Those are the only 4 stops. Cost is 2 bucks. It does not stop at my condo complex but maybe the driver would let you out at the drive way. Ask first.
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Kings' Shops
250 Waikoloa Beach Drive
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This is a shuttle that is designed to take tourists from the Hilton and the Marriott to the Kings' Shops and the Queens' Marketplace. Those are the only 4 stops. Cost is 2 bucks. It does not stop at my condo complex but maybe the driver would let you out at the drive way. Ask first.