Hilton Waikoloa Village is by far the most amazing resort I have ever seen! When visiting the Big Island you must schedule at least a couple of days to witness this unbelievable resort for yourself.
Set on 62 acres along the Kohala Coast, this sprawling tropical resort hotel features a tram system around the site. This massive property boasts many other unique and stunning features including stunning art and a dolphin swim experience not to be missed. Gorgeous museum pieces fill the walkways. You don’t really feel like you’re staying at a hotel, you just want to wander and look at the pieces that the developer has placed throughout the property, in theme with the towers. It’s Breathtaking.
While living in Waikoloa before moving to the Kona side of the island I was able to work on this amazing property for Hilton Grand Vacations and I met some life long friends Renee and Kamalani. Kamalani, a native of Kona, HI will also be a contributor to Loft & Learn giving us first hand insight to Hawaii Life and her amazing travels as well..Stay tuned for that!
Here are some cool and little known facts about the Big Island of Hawaii. I picked up this info from a young student named Rustin whose mother published it on her blog. Great Job Rustin!!
The Big Island of Hawaii
“Big Island” is not the name of the island, but only a reference to it. “Hawaii” is the actual name, but people say “Big Island” as to not confuse the island’s name with the rest of the nation.
- The Big Island is Hawaii’s largest at 4,038 square miles. It is twice the size of all other Hawaiian islands combined.
- The largest contiguous ranch in the United States is in Hawaii. The Parker Ranch near Kamuela has about 480,000 acres of land.
- At 800,000 years the Big Island is the youngest of the island chain. However, it was the first island discovered by voyaging Polynesians.
- Kilauea Iki Volcano is the world’s most active and largest volcano.
- Ka Lae is the southernmost point in the United States. It is located at 18:54:49 N, 155:41:00 W. There is a constant 27 knots per hour wind blowing East to West, 24 hours per day, and 365 days per year.
- Two of the tallest mountains in the Pacific—Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa—dominate the center of the island. Most of the world’s macadamia nuts are grown on the island.
- Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from its base at the ocean floor).
- The island houses the world’s biggest telescope and more scientific observatories in one place than anywhere else in the world.
- The island is the worldwide leader in harvesting macadamia nuts and orchids.
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