The 4-star Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas on the Big Island is a beautiful property located in the Waikoloa Beach Resort area on the Kohala Coast. An upscale, gated community, the Villas are surrounded by lava fields and close to the Big Island’s most beautiful beaches and some of its top restaurants. Located on the 10th fairway of the Waikoloa Beach Golf Course, there are stunning views of lush greenery against a background of a black lava field, the magnificent Mauna Kea volcano and of course, the brilliant blue of the Pacific Ocean.
The Villas property amenities include tennis courts, complimentary parking, a small fitness center with the latest equipment, jet spa, two swimming pools, including a free form pool and a wading pool, as well as a children’s pool. There is a clubhouse with kitchen, lounge, deck and barbeque grills. Guests of the Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas also receive preferential tee times and rates at the adjacent golf courses.
The Anaehoomalu Bay Beach is within walking distance and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Hawaii. It’s perfect for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and windsurfing, with equipment rental available at the north end of the beach. If you go to the far edge of the bay you can watch turtles being cleaned by small fish – a rare sight. Two other beaches nearby are award-winning, including the #1 Beach in America by Conde Nast Traveler, Hapuna Beach.
There are some great restaurants in the Kohala Coast area including Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill for inventive and delicious award-winning Pan-Asian cuisine; Café Pesto, judged one of Hawaii’s best restaurants by Zagats; and Merriman’s Restaurant, considered some of the finest Pacific Rim cuisine in Hawaii, to mention just a few. If you want to do some cooking yourself, drive the 25 to 30 minutes to Kona where there are supermarkets with lower prices than would be found at the small grocery stores in the Kohala area.
This is the perfect resort for families with young children, golfers and couples. If you are looking for lots of night action and constant activity, Kona would be a better choice. But if you want to relax, enjoy being together as a couple or family, this is the ideal place to be. Watch the sunsets, look for turtles, play golf and enjoy a vacation you’ll always remember.