Looking toward the Southernmost point in the US, Kau Region, Hawaii
As you can see, not much here around the southernmost point in the United States
Looking out from the Lobby, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Looking toward the resort's lagoons with the Pacific Ocean in the background
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Inner Lagoon, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Art walkway, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Feel like walking to your room instead of using the canal boat or the light rail shuttle. The long walkways from the lobby to the guest towers have plenty of art work.
View of the Pacific from Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Plenty of beautiful and quiet walkways meander throughout this expansive resort. This view is looking north along the Kohala coast
Pakini Nui Wind Farm, Kau Region, Hawaii
A wind farm that looks like it's seen better days. The extreme angle some of the vegetation in this area shows how windy this part of the Big Island can get.
Looking at the light rail shuttle stop with the Pacific Ocean in the background
Boat Canal, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
The resort is so expansive that it has a ferry canal and a light rail type shuttle to bring guests from the main lobby to the many tower complexes in the resort.
A boat ferry transports hotel guests throughout the resort.
Barren Rock near Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Looking Southeast toward Kilauea Crater
This side of the Caldera has recently closed due to significant eruptions of gas and steam.
Gases Vent near Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Gas and steam as well as the smell of sulfur in ever present throughout the Kilauea Caldera.
Halema'uma'u Crater in the Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
The western side the Kilauea Caldera recently closed due to large eruptions of gas and steam in this crater
Forest in Kilauea, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
It's surprising that a forest this dense is next to the Kilauea caldera. The trail leads to the Thurston Lava Tube
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii
The lobby and entry area for one of the towers in Waikoloa Village. The great thing about this resort was that there plenty of paths for long walks
Koi Pond, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii
A Koi pond just outside the Japanese restaurant in the Hilton Waikoloa Village
Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
Black sand beach and this is place where you can possibly spot sea turtles
Akaka Falls, Hawaii
The biggest waterfall you can probably see in Hawaii without going on a helicopter tour
Laupahoehoe Point, Hawaii
Just seeing and hearing these waves crash into these jagged lava rocks is something not to be missed. Just don't stand too close, it is dangerous and scary and waves splash up in unexpected places
Sunset at Waikoloa
Don't expect clouds here, The Kohala coast of the Big Island of Hawaii is pretty much a dry desert of lava rock on the leeward side of the island. Expect very warm temperatures and constant sunshine.
Hilton Waikoloa, Hawaii
This mega-sized resort will give you a nice walking workout (unless your lazy enough to wait for the train).