Waikoloa Beach Resort Ranked by TripAdvisor

December 9, 2014, 6:46 AM HST
* Updated December 9, 6:48 AM
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Waikoloa Beach Resort has been ranked number eight on’s “Destination on the Rise” in the United States.

The Resort was the only resort destination in Hawai’i to make the list.

TripAdvisor’s list is determined by measuring year-over-year increases in a resort destination’s popularity based on positive reviews by users of accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.

“This is great news for us,” said Scott Head, Vice President of Resort Operations. “We have made a concerted effort over the past several years to make Waikoloa Beach Resort an inviting place where guests can come, relax with their families, and enjoy the great dinning, culture and entertainment that Hawai’i has to offer, all in one place. Being on the list tells us we’re providing what our guests desire.”

Along with more than 30 dining options at the 1,350-acre beachfront resort, guests will also find two shopping centers, a variety of time share accommodations, resort hotels, two golf courses, and regular entertainment that ranges from hula and local musicians to lei making lessons.


TripAdvisor named the Dolphin Quest experience at Hilton Waikoloa Village as one of the “Don’t Miss” attractions. Also cited on the “Don’t Miss” list is Genesis Gallery in Queens’ MarketPlace and Lava Lava Beach Club.


“We pride ourselves on being a resort that has something new to offer every time a guest comes to visit,” said Head. “Keeping it fresh and always improving what we have to offer is paramount in our efforts. It is very gratifying to see that what we are doing is being noticed in the reviews on TripAdvisor.”

TripAdvisor’s list of Destinations on the rise include the following, in order:

Wildwood, New Jersey


Nags Head, North Carolina

Prescott, Arizona

Telluride, Colorado

Pompano Beach, Florida

Traverse City, Michigan

Avalon, Califronia

Waikoloa, Hawai’i

Knoxville, Tennessee

Gulf Shores, Alabama


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