The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Is the Ultimate Island Getaway

The Big Island resort is surrounded by white sand and beautiful mountains.

The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

offers some of the best lodging on the Big Island. With amenities ranging from a full-service spa to golf to a fitness center, there is something for everyone.

As the official host of the 2023 Hawai’i Swim Show, I had the chance to spend the weekend at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, and by the third night I found myself considering all of the possible ways to never have to leave. If you are looking for the perfect resort for your tropical trip, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa checks all of the boxes.


Whether you opt for a lounging on the beach type of vacation or you are eager to keep yourself active, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has you covered. For those who prefer the latter, the A’bay Beach Hut offers an array of beach and water sport activities, including kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling, boat excursions and more. For those who are looking to soak up the sun, the outdoor infinity pool is pristine and peaceful with tons of chaise lounges as well as day beds ideal for taking it easy.


The resort is home to 2022 OpenTable Diners Choice Award-winning restaurant Hawaii Calls, in addition to an open-air terrace cafe, a luau-style dining experience and in-room dining service.

With carefully crafted menus, 95% of the resort’s food and beverage offerings are locally sourced. Big Island born and raised executive chef Jayson Kanekoa uses his local ties to source the finest and freshest ingredients for every dish. I highly recommend the poke bowls.


Situated on the Kohala Coast, the resort is just a short drive from the Kona International Airport and overlooks Anaeho’omalu Bay. Home to breathtaking sunsets, the resort is surrounded by white sand and picturesque mountains. Nearby attractions include Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Kea Observatories, City of Refuge, Imiloa Astronomy Center and Volcano Winery.

And, if you're looking to do some shopping, Queens’ Marketplace and Kings’ Shops are within walking distance from the resort.


All of the rooms at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa are spacious and full of light. Accommodations range from pool view doubles to ocean view suites and everything in between, all with decor inspired by the island’s beauty.

My Personal Highlights

The land where Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa now sits was once occupied by an ancient fishing village. One of my favorite parts of the resort was the walking trails through these fish ponds. Considered sacred, this is the perfect place to take some time to yourself and connect with nature while gaining a deeper appreciation for the area’s culture.

From friendly and accommodating service to top notch meals and drinks to the picture-perfect beachfront, the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is the perfect stay for a relaxing and rejuvenating getaway.

The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa was named the 2023 Pualu Award Winner, which recognizes businesses, organizations and individuals that work together for West Hawai’i to enhance the quality of life for the local community.

Make sure to follow SI Lifestyle in Google News!

Elizabeth Wentwoth


Elizabeth Wentwoth is an Editorial Intern at SI Swimsuit. She is currently completing her Bachelor’s degree in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Growing up in New Hampshire, Elizabeth has always loved spending her free time at the beach and hiking. She also loves to cook and bake, experimenting with new recipes whenever she gets the chance.