The famed Waikoloa Beach Resort is located along the Sunny Kohala coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is 17 miles north of the Kailua-Kona airport. It is one of the most desired locations of all the Hawaiian Islands. The Kohala Coast is on the leeward side of the Big Island and has sunshine nearly year around. Choose from a variety of Waikoloa vacation rentals around this beautiful resort where the great King Kamehameha once walked.

Hawaii's Big Island is known for its awesome natural wonders and incredibly varied eco-systems. In fact, most of the world’s climates exist here. It’s possible to ski on Mauna Kea in the morning and swim at the beach in the afternoon. Many thank Pele, the volcano goddess, for creating such a beautifully diverse island. You will see fascinating contrasts from Hilo to Kona. Go just about anywhere on your Big Island vacation and you’ll have dramatic, camera-worthy views of the land and seascapes.

But this island is more than just candy for the eye. It holds the power to revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. The “mana,” or rejuvenating power on The Big Island is said to be especially strong. How you choose to take advantage of it is up to you. Bask away the day on some of the world's most pristine white sand beaches, ride horseback through a lush jungle with Kahua Ranch, or view Hawaii Volcanoes from a birds eye view with Hawaiian Blue Helicopters from Waikoloa or with Safari Helicopters on the Hilo side. You can also drive over to the National Park and witness a lava flow 1st hand from Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Scuba Diving on the Big Island is nothing short of phenomenal. The Kohala Coast is normally more protected and generally calm. Jacks Diving Locker is the premier dive facility on the big island.

The Kohala Coast (west side - Kona Gold Coast) is the dryer, more tropical side and a focal point of visitor activity with quaint shops and restaurants. It’s the place to be for a little excitement and plenty of Big Island activities. Kolea offers the perfect perfect vacation rentals if you’re looking for a sunny safe haven on the ocean. Both are a mere 20 minutes North from Kona Airport.

For the best stargazing on the island, head to the top of Mauna Kea.

Kolea Vacations offers Big Island of Hawaii condos rentals, villas rentals and luxury private homes vacation rentals.