Hilton Waikoloa Village
A veritable playground for kids of all ages, Hilton Waikoloa Village has often been described as “Hawai‘i’s Fantasyland,” and the fun starts the moment you enter the lobby. While kids are busy trying to get one of the sociable lobby parrots to talk, parents check in. Then, the whole family jumps into a tram or a canal boat which takes them to their room. What a way to start a vacation!
Activities are seemingly endless, but swimming with the dolphins is a must. This once-in-a-lifetime experience with Dolphin Quest allows guests to have up-close-and-personal encounters with the impressive mammals, during which they can touch, feed, play, learn and swim with them.
Club Keiki offers a variety of arts, crafts and games for kids ages 5-12; while older kids can swim in the lagoon or one of several pools, or frolic on the 175-foot water slide at Kona Pool. A life-size checkerboard is also popular.
When it comes time to dine, Hilton allows kids 4-and-under to order from a “Kids Eat Free” menu at participating restaurants with an adult purchase of a main menu item. The kids menus provide select items that are FREE, as well as other value-priced items. Keikis are also encouraged collect a series of colorful wristbands that win them prizes.