A Perfect Day at the Saltwater Lagoon

kayaking on the lagoon


Hilton Waikoloa Village is located right on the edge of a beautiful ocean-fed lagoon with its own white sand beach, colorful marine life and idyllic waterfalls. The Pacific Ocean spills into Waiulua Bay and then flows naturally into our four-acre protected saltwater lagoon. Situated on the untouched Big Island lava coastline, it’s the perfect place for a romantic walk, biking, sunbathing and more adventurous watersports. Let’s look at some of the best ways to spend a day by the lagoon…


Hammocks & Cabanas


Laze in a hammock by the shore while you read a good book or sip a fruity cocktail. Or rent one of our cabanas at the lagoon or further along at Buddha Point. Cabana rental includes a personal concierge service (there’s no need for you to lift a finger!), cold Oshibori towels to refresh if you get too warm, delicious fruit baskets, lunch delivered right to your cabana, and much more.



ice cream 

The Lagoon Grill serves up refreshing smoothies and cocktails, indulgent desserts and ice creams, and a range of specialty burgers to sate your hunger. Take a rest from all that sunbathing and relaxation with a quick snack or drink as you watch our resident dolphins and turtles playing in the lagoon nearby. After a day of ocean sports you might be hankering for a sugar hit – head to Shaka Cones to choose from a colorful selection of ice cream flavors, as well as shakes, floats and sundaes.


Watersports & Adventure

family in lagoon

Explore an ocean wonderland with a snorkeling adventure in the lagoon; hire kayaks or hydro-bikes; or take out a paddleboat and observe dolphins, reef fish and green sea turtles (honu in Hawaiian) in their natural habitat.


Marine Mammals & Sea Turtles


An abundance of green sea turtles love feeding off the algae of our unique waterfall. While they come and go as they please, over a dozen honu call our saltwater lagoon home. In certain seasons you might even spot dolphins, whales, Hawaiian monk seals and a wide variety of fish. But remember to quietly observe marine animals from a distance and don’t attempt to feed or touch the animals.