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    Bait and Switch

    I'm looking for some advice on an issue with my marketing rental in Hawaii. I booked a week in Hawaii for my wife and 3 kids. We go next week. We booked a stay with a suite with two beds in the bedroom and a pull-out couch. We did this because one of our kids has serious problems sleeping in a...
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    Point Chart - HGV Ocean Tower, Waikoloa Hawaii

    Sharing what I believe to be a complete points chart for Ocean Tower within Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii (The Big Island). As of August 2021, this property remains under active conversion from the original hotel rooms to HGV's timeshares, so there may eventually be additions...
  3. RNCollins

    At Hilton Waikoloa Village, cultivating a homegrown aesthetic

    At Hilton Waikoloa Village, cultivating a homegrown aesthetic https://www.travelweekly.com/Hawaii-Travel/Insights/Hilton-Waikoloa-Village-replanting-native-flora By Tovin Lapan / Hawaii Insight / Travel Weekly / travelweekly.com / October 17, 2019 “Raymond Keenan, director of landscaping at...
  4. giowop

    Headed to Kings' Land Tuesday!

    Greetings! The Fam and I are headed to Kings' Land on Tuesday (ironic since the last episode of Game of Thrones is Sunday). We are there for a VIP week in a 2BR in Phase III. We have a car rented for the week to explore beaches and what we can of the Island. Any pro tips? I know there's a...
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    Bay Club at Waikoloa - Resale purchase

    Just want to say thanks. Have been lurking and researching here for a while after attending a sales presentation at Ocean Oak (HGVC) in Hilton Head. Finally found what i was looking for -- 7k annual points (Platinum 2 bdrm) at Bay Club in Hawaii, won the E-bay auction a few weeks ago for $885...
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    Waikoloa Sales Pitch

    I vacationed at the Waikoloa Vacation Club recently. I love the renovations and the hotel. However, I made the very stupid mistake to accept the MVC sales pitch. They offered 25K reward points or $150 in discounts to some local shops. I chose the $150. I’ve been to maybe 8 or 9 sales...
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    [ 2017 ] Help me pick my Waikoloa location

    We are planning to visit HGVC Waikoloa in June as part of their intro package. Our plan is to visit in mid June, 2018 and stay in a 2 bedroom unit. It looks like there are several buildings on site and I'm wondering which I should request? We're not golfers, and more interested in having a...
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    New MVC on the Big Island

    Has anyone been able to book a stay at the new MVC on the island of Hawaii that opens in 2017? Has MVC actually started converting units into timeshare villas? We are planning to go in 2018.