Waikoloa Beach Resort

Waikoloa Beach Resort

The Gathering Place of the Kohala Coast

Naupaka News

May/June 2013

5 Ways to Tell the Family What You Really Want for Father’s Day

5 Ways to Tell the Family What You Really Want for Father’s Day

Photo courtesy Hilton Waikoloa Village

Daddy, Pops, Father Man, Coach, Uncle, Gramps,  Banker,  Pest Controller, Mechanic, Mediator (with Mom), Taxi Driver, shoulder to cry on and sometimes rule-enforcer.  You have a big job description, Dad, and don’t think we haven’t noticed.  That’s why Waikoloa Beach Resort wants to help you enjoy this Father’s Day more than ever—your way.  Chances are good that you don’t need any more coffee mugs, baseball caps or fishing gear, but how do you let the family know?  Here are five simple tips to help give them the hint.1.  Get on the ball.   Sneak a golf ball into your pants pocket

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Don’t go home without it!

Don’t go home without it! Top 7 must-have Big Island things to take home Many a great Hawaii vacation includes a shopping list for friends and family back home.  At Waikoloa Beach Resort on Hawaii, The Big Island, shopping is easy and fun—with so many stores, choices for every budget, a convenient resort shuttle and beautiful tropical surroundings just about everywhere you look.  We’ve put together a list of suggestions, in no particular order, to help you get started on your shopping spree! 1.  FOOD.  Take a taste of Hawai’i home to share all year long—like world-famous Kona Coffee, available by the bag in

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A Family Affair

A Family Affair Any vacation that involves a swimming pool is likely to please the little ones in the family. When waterslides are involved, so much the better. Add long stretches of white- sand beach, a warm ocean, and whales frolicking offshore during winter months, and you get a vacation that the entire family will thoroughly enjoy. Such a place is Waikoloa Beach Resort, where two hotels and a host of condominium accommodations offer pools, places to splash and play, and easy access to the Pacific Ocean. “Waikoloa was designed with kids and families in mind,” says Scott Head, Vice President of

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Hawaiian Ukulele and Guitar

Hawaiian Ukulele and Guitar Kings’ Shops welcomes Hawaiian Ukulele and Guitar to its collection of luxury and boutique stores. Hawaiian Ukulele and Guitar offers some of the finest `ukuleles found on the island. Founded in 2012 by Robert Yates, a local musician and luthier here on the Big Island of Hawai`i, Hawaiian Ukulele and Guitar is fast becoming the `ukulele shop of choice for many local players. By teaming up with fellow luthier Sam Li, Hawaiian Ukulele and Guitar is able to offer fine handcrafted instruments using only the finest solid tone woods and building them to exacting specifications and standards.

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Lavaman Sunset 5K Run / Walk

Lavaman Sunset 5K Run / Walk The Lavaman Sunset 5K Run/Walk presented by Bike Works Beach & Sports took place at Waikoloa Beach Resort in March, with 205 entrants crossing the finish line. Ziggy Bartholomy of Hawi, Hawai`i was the overall and men’s division winner with a time of 19 minutes, 40 seconds. Gabe Dennison from Somerset, United Kingdom was the runner-up at 19 minutes, 53 seconds. In the women’s division, Robyn Noel from Victoria, British Columbia finished first with a time of 23 minutes, 21 seconds; followed by Renee Mevs of Waikoloa, Hawai‘i at 23 minutes 24 seconds. It was an international field with

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Charity Walk

Charity Walk This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Hawai`i Lodging and Tourism Association’s annual Charity Walk. On May 11, hotels as well as other businesses in the hospitality industry come together for the sole purpose of giving back to the community. Last year $196,000 was raised and awarded to 48 Big Island organizations. The goal for 2013 has been set at $200,000. The epicenter of the Charity Walk will be at Queens’ MarketPlace on the beautiful Waikoloa Beach Resort. Registration will begin at 5:30 am - 7 am, with the race starting at 6:30 am and the walk at 7 am. The after party will include

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