The coverage of the Kilauea eruption in the latter part of this year’s spring might be geared towards sensationalising the event for the world, but don’t let the headline-making story put you off a trip to marvellous Hawaii.
The only no-go area of the island is the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and we’re situated a full 102 miles from this landmark. For perspective, that’s more than the distance between New York City and Philadelphia.
We’re Ready to Welcome You
Hilton Waikoloa Village is unaffected by the ongoing volcanic activity in any way whatsoever. We’re at a safe distance from the epicentre of the geological phenomenon, so our resort hasn’t been touched by earthquakes, lava or volcanic ash.
Kona International Airport has suffered no impact either, and remains the uninterrupted, smooth and safe point of travel for all guests arriving to Hawaii.
Have a look at visitor updates, government updates and air quality conditions if you’d like to monitor and assess the situation for yourself. These public resources reiterate the current conditions of safety.
And for your added peace of mind, here are some other reassuring facts:
- Hilton Waikoloa Village and Kona International Airport are located on the western coast of Hawaii. The island is over 4,000 square miles in size and is the largest in the US, surpassing Puerto Rico.
- The Volcanoes National Park is on the eastern coast of the island, at least a 2-hour drive from Hilton Waikoloa Village. Guests from the hotel must cross several mountains (including Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of the largest mountains on Earth) to reach the park on the opposite side of the island.
- Island trade winds, which are the predominant weather pattern, keep volcanic haze and gases to the south of the island. The resort typically enjoys fresh breezes off the North Pacific and Kohala Mountains.
- Kīlauea has been continuously erupting since 1983 without interfering with the operations of the resort or airport during that time.
Paradise As Usual
Summertime is now here and an idyllic vacation in Hawaii is something to aspire to. Crystal clear waves tickling your feet with a cocktail in hand and not a care in the world - this is just a taster of what awaits.
There are more resort experiences to indulge in than you can imagine and Hawaii is still the feast of sights, smells and sounds of nature that it always is. Beaches, valleys, waterfalls, hiking, horseback riding, golf, sailing, scuba diving, canoeing, kayaking, stargazing, shopping, eating – you name it, Hawaii’s got it.
Help Hawaiian Communities with Your Stay
While we remain committed to showing you the best side of Hawaii in technicolor, your stay can also provide much-needed aid to communities hard-hit by the volcano. We’re donating goods and funds to people who directly need our help to get back on their feet after experiencing damages from the natural occurrence.
Booking your accommodation with us helps keep this positive feedback loop going. We support the local economy, providing employment for the island’s residents and keeping Hawaii a top travel destination for travellers from all over the globe. Don’t postpone your trip in these trying times for the Hawaiian community – come and savour the joys of Hawaiian life in a safe environment while lending a humanitarian hand to people who haven’t been as lucky recently.
‘Aloha mākou iāʻoe me nā lima ākea’ – we greet you with open arms!