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Which HGVC Kaliua Kona resorts can use which facilities at Hilton Waikoloa?

letsgobobby

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And which location would be best for a family of 4 (2 kids) ?

It’s been years since we’ve stayed in the area.

Thanks.
 

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I would say the Ocean Tower in the Village as far as activities for the kids since there is the lagoon with snorkeling, paddle boards, kayaks, dolphin quest, etc but accessibility could be an issue because you can’t drive right up to your resort unit. You could always stay at Kong’s Land and drive over to OT. You have free use of the amenities of OT.

We were just there (OT) last week but have no kids so walking a lot was a good thing.

I think age of the two kids would also play a big factor in the decision if it were me. How old are they?


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kids are 10 and up so walking some is ok.

Can Kohala Suites and Bay Club also use OT? Is OT in the main Hilton Waikoloa complex? I don’t know the area well. We stayed at King’s Land.
 

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I have stayed at the Kohala suites and at Kingsland. I would say that the best answer might be to stay at Kingsland. You can get Kingsland rooms at a decent point cost and they have a very nice pool complex that the kids would really enjoy. Ocean tower point cost is pretty high. If you stay at Kingsland, you still get free access to the Waikoloa complex and pools. And there is a free shuttle from Kingsland to Waikoloa complex. Seems to be the best of both worlds. Note: Kohala suites also has free access to Waikoloa complex, but not as nice of a pool complex. Bay Club requires a fee to have access to the Waikoloa pools....
 

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3 out of the 4 HGVC Resorts (Bay Club, Kohala Suites & Kings’ Land) are inland near Hilton’s 62 acre oceanfront Hotel property (Hilton Waikoloa Village). The 4th HGVC resort property (Ocean Tower) is located within the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort. All hotel rooms in the existing Ocean Tower (600) will be converted into timeshare units. 140 of hotel rooms were planned for the 1st phase and the remains hotel rooms are planned in the 2nd phase (link).

All HGVC guests have access to the hotel amenities at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Ocean Tower, Kohala Suites and Kings’ Land guests have free access to the larger pools at Hilton Waikoloa Village. Bay Club guests must pay for pool access Hilton Waikoloa Village. There is an internal HGVC resort shuttle that stops at the Hilton property and two local shopping malls. https://stayhgv.com/Hawaii/KingsLand/doc/KOAKLshuttle.jpg

There are lots of threads about the HGVC resorts on the Big Island. Just use the search function at the top of the forum and search for the word ”Waikoloa“ in the HGVC forum.

Here’s a recent thread about the resort pools at the HGVC resorts and the Bay club HWV charge.


Should you choose Ocean Tower?
JMHO... It really depends on what type of experience you’re looking for.

If you’re planning to spend a lot of time at the Hilton Waikoloa Village resort and would like to stay at an oceanfront property then Ocean Tower will fit the bill..

However if you’re basically using the accommodations as a base and planning to go off site most days then you’ll have easier access to your car while staying at the other resorts. And you can use the free internal shuttle whenever you want to visit the Hilton Waikoloa Village.

The Ocean tower is part of Hilton’s mega destination resort on 62 acres. The others are more like apartment complexes. These are more relaxed and quieter locations compared to the Hilton hotel resort complex.

Note: There’s also a daily parking fee at the Hilton Waikoloa resort (currently $26 per day) vs free & nearby parking at the other HGVC resorts. Also, HGVC points requirements are much higher at Ocean Tower compared to the other HGVC resorts.

Waikoloa Resort Map

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BIG ISLAND WAIKOLOA RESORT AREA

Platinum Season Point Chart
Weeks 1–18, 23–35, 42–52 (Daily and weekly points listed below)
Unit type / Monday thru Thursday per night / Friday thru Sunday per night / weekly rate
The Bay Club
1 Bedroom 480 960 4,800
1 Bedroom Plus 620 1,240 6,200
2 Bedroom Plus 840 1,680 8,400
Kohala Suites
2 Bedroom 700 1,400 7,000
2 Bedroom Plus 840 1,680 8,400
2 Bedroom Premier 960 1,920 9,600
Kings’ Land (3 phases; different point requirement depending on phase)
1 Bedroom 480 960 4,800
1 Bedroom 720 1,440 7,200
1 Bedroom Plus 620 1,240 6,200
1 Bedroom Plus 930 1,860 9,300
1 Bedroom Premier 1,260 2,520 12,600
2 Bedroom 700 1,400 7,000
2 Bedroom 1,050 2,100 10,500
2 Bedroom Plus 840 1,680 8,400
2 Bedroom Plus 1,260 2,520 12,600
2 Bedroom Premier 1,440 2,880 14,400
3 Bedroom Premier 1,725 3,450 17,250
3 Bedroom Premier 2,300 4,600 23,000
Ocean Tower (only 72 units out of 350 available with the initial phase)
Studio 3,400
Studio Ocean View 9,300
1 Bedroom 4,800
1 Bedroom Partial Ocean View 7,200
1 Bedroom Ocean View 9,300
1 Bedroom Large 7,200
1 Bedroom Large Partial Ocean View 9,300
1 Bedroom Large Ocean View 16,800
2 Bedroom 10,500
2 Bedroom Ocean View 19,200
2 Bedroom Penthouse 17,500
2 Bedroom Penthouse Partial Ocean View 21,000
2 Bedroom Penthouse Ocean View 24,000
3 Bedroom Partial Ocean View 23,000
3 Bedroom Penthouse Ocean View 28,750
 

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Something to consider if you are by yourself or with one person: A studio at Ocean Tower is fewer points than a one-bedroom at the other properties. And it's a large studio.
 

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And which location would be best for a family of 4 (2 kids) ?
As other posters mentioned, it depends on what you want to do in Waikoloa. Are you intending to stay at the resort or venture about? Do you care about the pools...and if so how much?

Our family of four stayed in the Bay Club in the summer of 2018 and were gobsmacked by how huge the villas were. But our kids are beach kids not pool kids so we went up to Hapuna Beach to swim (about 15 minutes) and only used the Waikoloa pools to cool off/reinvigorate after days spent in the car sightseeing. Obviously, YMMV. Hawi, Waimea, and Kailua-Kona are short-ish trips away from Waikoloa with various stuff to do/see in those towns and along the way. Or you can buckle in and drive to see volcanos, green sand beaches, coffee plantations, orchids, waterfalls, and/or snorkeling off Captain Cook.

BTW (and pedantry alert), Kailua-Kona (aka just 'Kona') is the major town/city about 25 miles south of Waikoloa. Waikoloa is 'Kona Side' but definitely not Kailua-Kona.
 
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