Amazing Resort for Honeymoon
Posted May 12, 2017
The Hilton Waikoloa Village was paradise for our Honeymoon. We stayed in the Makai tower. The resort has so many different activities and food options to offer. We tried just about all of the restaurants in the resort. KPC is a must, the food is delicious, plan to eat around sunset and try to get ocean side seating. The luau was very entertaining and again the food was delicious. On days of a luau, you can watch them prepare the pig for the roast early in the morning.
The resort has a salt water lagoon that is connected to the ocean that allows tropical fish and turtles to come into the lagoon. You can rent snorkeling gear at the resort, this experience is a must. We tried taking pictures with a cheap disposable waterproof camera but they did not turn out very well.
Depending on your plans, you do not need a rental car for your entire stay. You can shuttle to the resort from the airport and rent a car from the resort on any day you plan to venture out on the island. There is shuttles that will take you to nearby shops. I would not recommend renting a compact car, they struggled to cruise up the steep/curvy roads. For daily rates, it was not much more to rent a convertible sports car.
I highly recommend driving across the island to Hawaii National Park for a chance to see an active volcano. It was cold and raining when we went, bring warm clothes and ponchos just in case. They do sell ponchos at the welcome center. Some trails are muddy as well so keep that in mind.