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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 Hawaii designs from Vitamin “A” to Fighting Eel, Seven for All Mankind, Tiare Hawaii and Vix. Their head-turning swimsuits and glamorous wraps will have you styling on the beach as well.

On the other side of the “springing fountains,” Exclusive Designs boutique is in bloom, with a great mix of top-brand aloha wear by Tori Richard, Bamboo Clay, Simply Silk and Princess Ka‘iulani, among others. Check out the new collection by East Hawaii Clothing Company, and browse for gifts, bags and sun bonnets (perfect for Easter or any time).

All dressed up and no place to go? No way! Dash over to Waikoloa Bowl on Saturday, March 30, and join the fun of our epic Egg Hunt on the lawn, with approximately 10,000 prize-filled eggs for a fun morning. Registration starts at the top of the Waikoloa Bowl at 9 a.m., and only keiki are allowed on the field, by age group, during the hunt. Egg Hunt will start at 10 a.m.

From 10 a.m. to 12 noon, bring the family and take your own photos with Pualani Cottontail at the Coronation Pavilion located at Queens’ MarketPlace. Pualani’s helpers will be there to share complimentary popcorn, cotton candy, and face-painting too from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

Remember to make your dining reservations. With a passion for culinary excellence, Chef Charles Charbonneau at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, and Chef Jayson Kanekoa at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa invite you to Sunday Easter Brunch.

At the Hilton’s Palm Terrace, a grand brunch buffet is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., presenting made-to-order breakfast favorites (like warm, Big Island malasadas), seafood bar with shrimp cocktail, carving stations including roast leg of lamb with minted macadamia nut pesto, and of course chocolate desserts. $69 adults, $25 children 5-12, kids 4 and under free. (808) 886-1234.

Hawaii Calls Restaurant and Lounge at the Marriott brings its brand of brunch to the table, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Starting with asparagus-crab soup and “honey bunny” rolls, they will add a “tempura Easter Basket & sushi bar” to the festivities in addition to New York cheesecake, cupcakes and an ice cream station. $60 adults, $25 children 6-12, kids 5 and under free. (808) 886-8111.

Splash into Spring at Waikoloa Beach Resort!

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