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Things to do in Waikoloa Village

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach Bar
“This place i recommend for families or for cocktails/happy hour. The food is not great but the atompshere is hare to beat. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Live music in the evenings with great musicians. Great selection of shops and eateries.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“From Art Gallery's to Dining, not to mention the convenience. It is just a 5 minute drive by car.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Clothing Store
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“Spectacular sunset views and warm island breezes make Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at The Shops at Mauna Lani an ideal spot for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Relax on the spacious lanai as Chef Stannis and his team present some of the freshest seafood and local produce from the islands. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“Surrounded by the historic King’s Trail featuring petroglyphs and lava fields, Roy’s Waikoloa offers an exclusive dining experience with exceptional food and outstanding service. Located in the King’s Shops, Roy’s Waikoloa opened 17 years ago among luxury resorts, residences and boutique shops. Dine with us and enjoy the bounty of Hawaii Island with the freshest local ingredients, the creative talents of our chefs and a grand view overlooking the Kings’ Course fairway and lake.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Local supermarket chain with departments for produce, general groceries & Hawaiian specialties. Located at The Shops at Mauna Lani.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sushi and more! Every day from 5:30pm to 6:30pm they have 25% off their menu. Must call for a reservation. Outside of their front door on Friday evenings free local Hula show.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
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“Get the best steak house experience on the Hawaiian Islands at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500˚ plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our Honolulu steak house offers an exceptional Ruth’s Chris experience with a touch of the Aloha spirit. Experience the Aloha Spirit at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Most people think of the “Aloha spirit” as Hawaii’s welcoming attitude. In the Hawaiian language, “aloha” has an even deeper meaning. In addition to “hello,” goodbye,” and “love,” it means “the joyful sharing of life energy in the present.” This is the spirit our team strives to embody every day.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Shops at Mauna Lani is an open-air mall with shops, restaurants and a hula show. They also have Kozy’s Tiki Place Comedy & Magic Showroom. Some of the good restaurants are Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Under the Bodhi Tree, Monstera Noodles & Sushi and a juice bar. They also have a grocery store with a good wine selection called Foodland Farms.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Our #1! Its just a few minutes away, great ambiance, food & service. Family run restaurant, dad is the chef. Upscale Italian with fantastic wine list”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Part coffeehouse & bakery featuring Kona coffee, part American bistro serving locally sourced meals. Great place for breakfast. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Lodging
“Their luau is in the big, beautiful Hilton Resort. It is a lot of fun, good food too! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hotel
“Their Luau is right on the bay. You can watch the sunset while the dancers entertain you. The food is really good!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Our favorite beach at sunset... take your beach chairs, pupus and watch the sunset.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Spa
“Monthly Talk Story on the Saturday nearest the Full Moon. It's FREE and it's unique. Starts early, 5:30 PM, often with very well-known local musicians. Hula and stories about kid-time/hanabata days, or just last year. Bring a picnic and a beach chair. Check online for exact date if the moon is full mid-week.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Vegan place, tasty! We are not vegans but I appreciate healthy nurturing food. This is a good place to go to pretty much anytime of the day. They also offer fresh, healthy cold pressed juices, which we love. Ordering food can take a little longer as they make everything fresh but it’s a nice experience we enjoy. ”
  • 12 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach Bar
“This place i recommend for families or for cocktails/happy hour. The food is not great but the atompshere is hare to beat. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Spectacular sunset views and warm island breezes make Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar at The Shops at Mauna Lani an ideal spot for lunch, dinner or happy hour. Relax on the spacious lanai as Chef Stannis and his team present some of the freshest seafood and local produce from the islands. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“Surrounded by the historic King’s Trail featuring petroglyphs and lava fields, Roy’s Waikoloa offers an exclusive dining experience with exceptional food and outstanding service. Located in the King’s Shops, Roy’s Waikoloa opened 17 years ago among luxury resorts, residences and boutique shops. Dine with us and enjoy the bounty of Hawaii Island with the freshest local ingredients, the creative talents of our chefs and a grand view overlooking the Kings’ Course fairway and lake.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Sushi and more! Every day from 5:30pm to 6:30pm they have 25% off their menu. Must call for a reservation. Outside of their front door on Friday evenings free local Hula show.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“Get the best steak house experience on the Hawaiian Islands at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Treat yourself to a USDA Prime steak that arrives sizzling on a 500˚ plate and a bottle from our award-winning wine list. With a spacious bar and multiple dining rooms that are ideal for business dinners, private parties and date nights, our Honolulu steak house offers an exceptional Ruth’s Chris experience with a touch of the Aloha spirit. Experience the Aloha Spirit at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Most people think of the “Aloha spirit” as Hawaii’s welcoming attitude. In the Hawaiian language, “aloha” has an even deeper meaning. In addition to “hello,” goodbye,” and “love,” it means “the joyful sharing of life energy in the present.” This is the spirit our team strives to embody every day.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Shops at Mauna Lani is an open-air mall with shops, restaurants and a hula show. They also have Kozy’s Tiki Place Comedy & Magic Showroom. Some of the good restaurants are Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Under the Bodhi Tree, Monstera Noodles & Sushi and a juice bar. They also have a grocery store with a good wine selection called Foodland Farms.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Our #1! Its just a few minutes away, great ambiance, food & service. Family run restaurant, dad is the chef. Upscale Italian with fantastic wine list”
  • 20 locals recommend
Cafe
“Part coffeehouse & bakery featuring Kona coffee, part American bistro serving locally sourced meals. Great place for breakfast. ”
  • 19 locals recommend

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