Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

Naupaka News

March/April 2013

Celebrate the Spirit, Lavaman 2013

Celebrate the Spirit, Lavaman 2013 The Lavaman, attracting more than 1,500 triathletes, took the plunge into ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay, with friends and family enthusiastically cheering them on.  This exhilarating sports event charges up the whole resort, as top competitors complete the 1,500-meter ocean swim, 40K bike race and 10K run in championship times. Chris Leito (41) a pro triathlete who lives part-time in Kona sped across the sandy home stretch to the finish first, at 1:53:55.  First place female winner was Rebecca Sherlock (40) of Vancouver, B.C., with a time of 2:16:07. Sports fans were treated to a new twist on

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Fashion Splash, Egg Dash and Passion for Food

Fashion Splash, Egg Dash and Passion for Food Spring is in the air at Waikoloa Beach Resort.  Although the beautiful hibiscus, plumeria and birds of paradise are flowering year-round, the Spring season is the time of year when the stylish apparel shops at Queens’ MarketPlace add a splash of fashion showcasing the latest popular colors of this year’s spring season.  With so many shops to choose from, here are two locally-owned apparel stores to help get you started.  Stylish chicks—and ducks and bunnies too—will find a great selection of dresses, tops, wraps, shoes and sweaters at Persimmon in Queens’ MarketPlace, with young

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Super ‘Ukulele Celebration

Super ‘Ukulele Celebration The 13th Annual Great Waikoloa ‘Ukulele Festival on Saturday, March 2, brought approximately one thousand fans of the little instrument with the big sound into Queens’ MarketPlace.  Starting the annual festival was a free instructional class taught by noted teacher Roy Sakuma and his staff.  Sakuma is the protégé of the world famous “Ohta-San” who also graced the stages with guitarist, Nando Suan.  The fun day was filled with great Hawaiian music on two stages.  Master of Ceremonies “Mr Aloha” Danny Kaleikini enchanted the crowd with ageless songs, and young ‘ukulele artists

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Shop ‘Til You’re Happy

Shop ‘Til You’re Happy You swam with the honu, watched in awe as migrating whales spouted and played in the waters offshore, you feasted like Hawaiian ali‘i, played the best round of golf of your life, and felt your heart soften as the sky turned a hundred shades of orange each day at sunset. A trip to Hawai`i creates memories that last a lifetime, whether this is your first visit, or you’re a Big Island regular. Preserving those amazing memories of your travels, sharing them with friends and family back home, is in many ways just as important as the trip itself, because through them you are able to live the

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The 13th Annual Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival

The 13th Annual Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival Saturday, March 2, Noon - 7 pm Queens’ MarketPlace Queens’ MarketPlace hosts the Great Waikoloa `Ukulele Festival each year as a way of showcasing one of the state’s favorite and most unique instruments. This festival is a terrific opportunity for all ages to immerse themselves in an important aspect of Hawai`i’s culture by getting up close and personal with the `ukulele, learning how it is made, how to play one, and listening to songs played by talented artists. 2 -5 pm – `Ukulele Lessons (FREE), `Ukulele Making demonstration (FREE) Lei Making (FREE) while supplies last Ipu & `Umeke

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Spring Egg Hunt

Spring Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30, 9 am Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens Hey Kids! Come join in the fun at the Annual Waikoloa Spring Egg Hunt. Registration starts at the stage in the Waikoloa Bowl at 9 am.

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16th Annual Lavaman Triathlon Events

16th Annual Lavaman Triathlon Events Friday, March 22 - Sunday, March 24 `Anaeho`omalu Bay The 16th Annual Lavaman starts with a Sunset 5K run on Friday at Queens’ MarketPlace. The LavaKids event is on Saturday at `Anaeho`omalu Bay. On Sunday, come watch as 1,800 triathletes compete in this Olympic distance event starting at `Anaeho`omalu Bay, consisting of a one- mile swim, 25-mile bike ride and 10K run. For more information visit lavamantriathlon.com/waikoloa/

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Arts Under the Stars

Arts Under the Stars Second Saturday of each month March 9 & April 13, 5-8pm Center Stage Kings’ Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort announces Arts Under the Stars, a new series of Free events that will take place on the second Saturday of each month. The public is invited to meet the artists of Kings’ Shops who will be showing their creations in an outdoor art walk. Numerous stores will be holding in-store events that include interactive games, sparkling wines with elegant pūpū, and countless special offers. Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill will be selling their famous Szechuan Baby Back Ribs and Merriman’s

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The Amer Ari Invitational

The Amer Ari Invitational The 23rd Annual Amer Ari intercollegiate golf tournament was held at Waikoloa Beach Resort’s Kings’ Course in February, with 20 of the top teams in the country participating. After three days of play, UCLA and the University of Washington tied for first place with team scores of 22-under par, with UCLA taking the title after one playoff hole. The defending champs, the Longhorns of the University of Texas, finished fourth. The individual medalist was Dominic Bozzelli of Auburn, with a three-day total of 11-under-par. Past medalists in the tourney include some of today’s best-known PGA

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Local Boy Makes Good

Local Boy Makes Good The Three Fat Pigs, a new restaurant under the direction of Chef Philip “Ippy” Aiona, who recently starred on Season 8 of Food Network Star, will be open at Kings’ Shops in March. A gastropub which promises patrons plenty of delicious, fine dining options like duck confit potpies or whisky-battered lobster, fish and chips, The Three Fat Pigs will also offer a charcuterie bar, with delicious cured meats, cheeses, and homemade jams. There will also be wide variety of craft beers on tap. Kings’ Shops is delighted to add Three Fat Pigs to its collection of Hawaii’s own celebrity chef

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