by Whitney Rife
Imagine waking up to ocean views of Coconut Island. This is what awaits families at Castle Resort’s Hilo Hawaiian on the Big Island. Over 280 hotel rooms feature refrigerators, air conditioning and cable television. Families can also stay in suites with one bedroom, a separate living room and a kitchenette. Queen’s Court Restaurant serves a daily breakfast buffet and weekend dinner buffet. A large swimming pool will satiate children and a nine-hole golf course is across the street. Onekahakaha Beach is a couple miles away. Drive to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a day filled with exploring and learning about Kilauea and Mauna Loa (the volcanoes). The Big Island has a heap of family-friendly attractions. Go horseback riding, tour botanical gardens or play golf. At Kahaluu Beach Park kids will love snorkeling and playing with turtles.
Our Editor Loves
- Large pool
- Buffet restaurant onsite
- Beaches and waterfalls nearby
Had a wonderful time staying at the above hotel. will definitely be returning. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My room overlooking the bay was fantastic, peaceful tranquil wonderful surroundings. Mahalo
By all means choose an upper floor room on the bay side. The panoramic views of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea in the background, the city curving around the Bay, and Coconut Island in front are classic. The rooms and beds are comfortable, the staff exudes aloha, and the Friday Seafood Buffet is a great meal. This was our second visit, and not our last.