Hi awesome forum friends!
Flights are booked for Feb. 20-27 and I’m already getting excited!
I booked the Ocean Tower at Hilton Waikoloa, and I’m aware construction starts this month. I called the hotel yesterday, and they advised this will be a 10-year construction project! Yes, that’s what they said.
A bit of background: we stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa in March 1990 and really liked the experience. Since then, we’ve vacationed in Hawaii a few times, usually staying in Maui at condo rentals.
I could really use the expertise of the forum members on the following:
- Hilton Waikoloa stay: I read the hotel is getting a bit long in the tooth and in need of a general refresh. Any feedback on the overall condition of the property is greatly appreciated. Also, if anyone had the inside track on the extent of the upcoming construction, it is greatly appreciated.
- Other Kohala coast properties recommended vs. the Hilton Waikoloa?
- Local knowledge of great shore-accessible snorkeling sites is greatly appreciated! I’m an early morning person, so driving to a place for an early morning snorkel excursion is definitely on my to do list. Who is willing to share their awesome snorkel spots?!