Incredibly relaxing location - Would return if we go back to the big island Posted Nov 27, 2012
First important point is that we have a 17 month old so the best part of the trip was the heated toddler pool with the sandy beach. We spent hours with him splashing about and playing with other kids. The beach was just behind the pool (100 yd walk) but we didn't spend much time there. The resort staff was welcoming, the food was good but a little expensive (much better than our couple of experiences at the Hilton close by - the pizza over there I am sure was of the frozen variety) the room was very comfortable with a nice view of the ocean and a small fridge in the room. There is a really nice set of stores close by - Macy's, Tommy Bahama, Tiffany, restaurants like Roy's, Macaroni Grill and a well stocked market. You could spend the week there without a car. Golf course is ok, but not specatacular. Volcanos Nat park is 110 miles away but an interesting day trip - it isn't Yosemite, but it is impressive and incredibly informative. If you do go, there is a military kids "camp" there that has some eating options and a market. It looks like it is a school, but it is open to the public.