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Chefs in the Community

Several chefs and restaurants represented Waikoloa Beach Resort at the 24th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Heritage Festival in Waimea on Saturday, February 4. With cooking demonstrations taking place at Kamuela Hongwanji, participants included Sushi Shiono (Island Gourmet Markets at Queens’…

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Chefs in the Community

Several chefs and restaurants represented Waikoloa Beach Resort at the 24th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Heritage Festival in Waimea on Saturday, February 4. With cooking demonstrations taking place at Kamuela Hongwanji, participants included Sushi Shiono (Island Gourmet Markets at Queens’…

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The Naupaka Legend

There are many versions of the legend of the naupaka flower and why it grows only half a bloom. In ancient times, one version goes, there was a beautiful Hawaiian princess known as Naupaka. One day, the villagers noticed that…

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A Symbol Of Eternal Hope

“It’s such a beautiful legend,” says Margo Mau Bunnell, sales and operations manager for Waikoloa Land Company. “Waikoloa Beach Resort is a place where people come to relax, renew their appreciation of family, and enjoy the Hawaiian culture. Our naupaka…

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Future Stars Of The PGA Tour

February 1-4 The 26th Annual Amer Ari Intercollegiate Golf Tournament will take place Feb, 1-4 at Waikoloa Beach Resort, with all rounds being played on the renowned Tom Weiskopfdesigned Kings’ Course. A total of 21 teams are scheduled to participate…

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Brew Crew

Kona Tap Room is the new name of the Hilton Waikoloa Village’s former Malolo Lounge. Featuring a variety of brews from Kona Brewing Company and other local breweries, guests will also find a menu of “locavore foods.” Created by the…

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Multi-Purpose Tree

Guests will spot the hala tree commonly at Waikoloa Beach Resort, where it was specifically planted to draw attention to its significance in the Hawaiian culture. Along Waikoloa Beach Drive near Waikoloa Bowl, for example, some magnificent hala trees are…

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A Renaissance Of Art

Thankfully, in the late 1980s and 1990s, a new pride in Hawaiian traditions arose, and with it a new emphasis on the arts and crafts. In 1993, Auntie Elizabeth was named a Living Treasure by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs…

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