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Fairmont Orchid‚ Hawai‘i Fairway Villas Hali‘i Kai Hilton Waikoloa Village Islands at Mauna Lani Kolea Kumulani at Mauna Kea Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows Mauna Lani Point Mauna Lani Terrace Shores at Waikoloa The Fairways at Mauna Lani Villages at Mauna Lani Villas at Mauna Kea Vista Waikoloa Wai‘ula‘ula at Mauna Kea Waikoloa Beach Marriott Waikoloa Colony Villas Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Fairmont Orchid, Hawai‘i

Region: South Kohala

We try not to blather on about a resort—it hurts our credibility. But when it’s right, it’s right. The Fairmont Orchid has an intoxicating richness that permeates . . .

Fairway Villas

Region: South Kohala

This gated property was finished in 2004 and is located close to the Kings’ Shops with decent golf course views and some pleasant lake views from buildings I–O. This . . .

Hali‘i Kai

Region: South Kohala

This is a long, narrow, gated property finished in 2007 with 24 two-story buildings (8 units each). Some units are two-story townhouses. Buildings 13–15 directly face the . . .

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Region: South Kohala

The Ocean Tower will undergo construction beginning October 16, 2017. Work will take place Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm.

Where do we start? How about wow! This is . . .

Islands at Mauna Lani

Region: South Kohala

Even with all the new area condos that went up after its construction, this continues to be a stunning property. The two-story townhouse-type units have high-end amenities . . .

Kolea

Region: South Kohala

It’s hard to imagine being unhappy here. These are some of the most impressively appointed condos we’ve seen, and it’s the only gated complex in Waikoloa that . . .

Aerial view of the inns at the Kumulani at Mauna Kea in Hawaii.

Kumulani at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

These 10 two-story buildings in a gated complex were completed in 2002 and house four units each. This was one of the earlier condos finished in the area, and . . .

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Region: South Kohala

This was the first resort to grace the Kohala lava desert area, and a large part of their business is repeat customers. Built by Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, it . . .

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

Region: South Kohala

this hotel will close Oct. 1, 2018 for 14 months for renovations.

This is one of those resorts that is hard for us to review without sounding like a drooling . . .

Mauna Lani Point

Region: South Kohala

The interiors have nice furnishings, huge master bathrooms, pleasing layouts, good location and relaxing views across the golf course with some decent ocean views. Many of the units have been . . .

Mauna Lani Terrace

Region: South Kohala

Most units overlook the ancient fishponds, creating an amazingly tranquil setting. Some units have ocean views as well. Buildings J, K and L often have nice sunset views. Many units . . .

Shores at Waikoloa

Region: South Kohala

The units are smaller and aren’t as nice as Vista Waikoloa (its neighbor). The furnishings vary a lot, depending on the owner. The grounds were looking better on our . . .

The Fairways at Mauna Lani

Region: South Kohala

This gated condo complex is made up of 21 six-unit buildings. The exteriors are sort of English manor meets Frank Lloyd Wright-goes-to-Hawai‘i. The garages are . . .

Villages at Mauna Lani

Region: South Kohala

Wow! We almost didn’t want to leave these units and doubt you’ll want to either. Most buildings in this gated property are two units attached—either single-story . . .

Villas at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

Completed in 1982, these 21 single-story individually gated duplexes look like stand-alone homes but are attached by one common wall. Drive up and you’ll feel like you . . .

Vista Waikoloa

Region: South Kohala

Considering the caliber and the fact that it’s in Kohala, this is a very good deal. Units are large and nicely furnished, the layout is pleasing, grounds are well . . .

Wai‘ula‘ula at Mauna Kea

Region: South Kohala

These 14 two-story buildings in a gated complex were completed in 2006 and house four units each (and a couple of duplexes not in the rental pool). The units . . .

Waikoloa Beach Marriott

Region: South Kohala

This resort, located directly across from the King’s Shops, went for a modern look they call “contemporary elegance.” The effect isn’t very Hawaiian—more like a 1950s retro . . .

Waikoloa Colony Villas

Region: South Kohala

This gated property is very similar to the Fairway Villas, but the buildings seem a bit quieter and less dense than at Fairway. But Fairway is closer to the Kings . . .

Aerial shot of Westin Hapuna Beach Resort with white sand and clear water to the right side.

Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

Region: South Kohala

This resort re-opened and rebranded by the Westin in mid-2018 and we will be reviewing it again soon.

Owned by the same company that owns the nearby Mauna . . .

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