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Ke Kailani Offers Central Location on Hawaii Island’s Kohala Coast

Conveniently located on the central Kohala Coast (aka the Gold Coast for the many luxury resorts, upscale resort residential communities, gourmet restaurants, and high-end retail found here) within the iconic Mauna Lani Resort, the oceanfront Ke Kailani community makes a perfect starting out point for exploring this stunningly beautiful and historic region of the Big Island.

Aerial view of Ke Kailani at Mauna Lani Resort.

Just 10 minutes south, you’ll find Waikoloa Beach Resort set on Anaeho’omalu Bay (A-Bay) a wide crescent of white sand beach and crystalline waters favored by ocean sports enthusiasts. Kite surfing, sailing, outrigger canoe, and stand up paddling are among the activities.

A-Bay at Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Instead, sit back and relax with a cool drink and some ono (delicious) food? Lava Lava Beach Club, set directly on the beach, is the perfect spot to view all the action while enjoying some great food and beverage.

At the entrance to Lava Lava Beach Club (a popular restaurant and bar open to the public).

Classic Big Island Beef Burger at Lava Lava Beach Club.

The resort also boasts two popular outdoor shopping malls – the Kings’ Shops and the Queens’ MarketPlace – filled with a variety of boutiques, jewelers, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Waikoloa Luxury Cinemas. A restaurant helmed by one of Hawaii’s most beloved chefs (Roy Yamaguchi) also is located here: Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill.

Canal boats at Hilton Waikoloa transport guests around the property. Photo courtesy Hilton Waikoloa Village.

The resort is also home to the Hilton Waikoloa Village with its outstanding spa, and numerous shops and restaurants. Stand out eateries at the hotel include Kamuela Provision Company (KPC) and the newly introduced Nui Italian – sleek, chic and authentically divine from its handcrafted cocktails, Roman-style pizza, pasta dishes, and a wide selection of Italian specialty entrees.

To work up your appetite, follow the trail adjacent to the east end of the Kings’ Shops to explore the vast, lava-strewn field of ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs (rock carvings).

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog that will uncover some of my favorite beaches, hikes, farmers markets, and more just minutes north from Ke Kailani at Mauna Lani Resort!

More Information

For information on real estate opportunities at Ke Kailani or additional Hawaii Island real estate offerings, please contact Carrie Nicholson, R (B), BIC, director of HL1-Big Island, (808) 896-9749 or

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