A first of its kind for Hawai‘i Island, Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas opened its doors on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017,  to an excited crowd of movie- goers, eager to see first run films in the fun and elegant new environment at Queens’ MarketPlace in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Guests had their choice of three state-of-the-art auditoriums, including one with Real 3D technology.

From the comfort of their cushy leather armchairs with tray tables and fully reclinable lounges on the front row, fans could enjoy WLC’s first blockbuster features—Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jumanji or Ferdinand—with a glass of wine, gourmet pizza and fresh, hot popcorn.

Guests arriving early can take their time and enjoy lunch or dinner in the full-service restaurant, Bistro at the Cinemas. Or, diners can or order from the same tasty menu and have their food and beverages delivered to their seats during the previews.

The menu features fresh, creative appetizers and salads, plus gourmet street tacos, like Kogi-Style Korean Short Rib, Greek Lamb with Tzaziki Sauce, or Fresh Fish (catch of the day). Pizzas include excellent vegetarian options, as well as homemade chipotle or fennel sausage. There’s even a Nutella Pizza for dessert with banana, strawberr, and toasted almond.

The bistro also serves local craft beers, wines and spirits; however—unlike some luxury cinemas—patrons do not have to be 21 to be admitted. In this way, WLC can offer the fun of a family movie, with a special date night experience.

WLC hired 65 employees from around the island, who have been training nonstop in the kitchens, theatres and front of the house. Check out movie times, ticket booking, and other information at their website hawaiicinemas.com .

The beautiful Waikoloa Beach Golf Resort is the home of two classic and memorable resort-style golf courses. Whether you play the Scottish links-style Kings Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, or the Robert Trent Jones II-designed Beach Course you will enjoy Hawaii golf at its’ finest.  Winner of the 1973 British Open, Weiskopf encompassed the rugged, natural beauty of the lava fields to accentuate the enjoyable layout of the Kings Course.  We also love seeing the grazing goats along the fairways! The amazing views on the Beach Course, especially the backdrop of the Pacific Ocean on Hole #7, will make you glad you chose this golf resort for your Hawaiian golf outing.

The Golf Shop offers a wide variety of clubs, shoes, apparel and accessories for the golfer and non-golfer alike.  You can also rent clubs in case you didn’t have room in your carry on!

Before or after a round of golf, or if you are just looking for a great place to eat, plan on visiting the two dining venues at the resort.  The Mai Grille, located across from the Golf Shop, is ideal for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.  Highly regarded chef, Allen Hess, does an outstanding job of putting his own spin on familiar, local classics, and will have you coming back again and again.  If you are looking for a relaxed, comfortable place to watch the big game on TV and enjoy cold craft brews, handmade pizzas and pub-type fare, then you will want to stop by the Tropics Ale House.  The Ale House is located near the 4th green and 14th tee box on the Beach Course.

Waikoloa Golf Course Flyer

It will come as no surprise that the big island of Hawaii is one of the best places in the world to go snorkeling. Every year, locals and visitors alike enjoy many prime snorkeling locations around the big island, which provide beautiful views, unique wildlife, and of course, an excellent time. Visitors who are enjoying the big island will definitely want to check out these fantastic snorkeling locations.  Let’s take a look at the top three snorkeling locations on the big island of Hawaii.

Honaunau, Place of Refuge

Location: About 20 miles south of Kailua Kona

Honanau is located within the Place of Refuge, which is one of the more beautiful parks and beaches on the big island. What is particularly unique about Honanau is its entry: this dive entry is done from a lava-ledge!  Snorkelers can expect to see a variety of fish and, best of all, a possible sea turtle or moray eel.  (Local note: Never stick your fingers into the holes on the lava ledge, as there tend to be sea urchins inside!) The water around Honanau can be a bit rough during certain times of the year, but the beautiful blue water, lava ledge entry and astounding wildlife are well worth the effort!

Captain Cook Monument Cove

Location: north of Hale Ho’ola

Captain Cook Monument Cove is a snorkeling site located north of Hale Ho’ola and across from Kealakekua that is both beautiful and popular among those staying in Hawaii.  Captain Cook Monument Cove is well-known for its crystal clear water and colorful, vibrant reef which extends out to water almost 80 feet in depth! The water in the cove is notoriously calm and provides not only clear views but the opportunity to see abundant wildlife. Animals commonly seen here include tropical fish, various reef-life, sea turtles and on uncommon occasions, even dolphins!  Entry can be done right off the dock in Kealakekua, but locals suggest that you rent a kayak and paddle across the way to the Captain Cook Monument Cove.

Spencer Beach Park

Location: North of Kailua-Kona, just up the hill from Kawaihae Harbor

Spencer Beach Park is a well-loved and family friendly beach which is perfect for family groups and snorkelers, especially those who are looking for calm waters, a protected beach and a safe atmosphere. Spencer Beach is a reef protected beach, which provides easy entry for snorkelers who simply have to walk right in the water from the beautiful white sand beach. An abundance of fish can be seen year around, but the main attraction for many snorkelers are the high amount of sea turtles often found in the area! If you’ve ever wanted to swim with sea turtles during your stay, you can do no better than Spencer Beach Park.

During your stay at our condo, feel free to utilize the snorkeling gear we have available for your use.