Call ahead and surprise your other half with a special “Aloha” message, spelled out on the bed in the island’s abundant orchid blossoms. Each of the 1,240 appointed guest rooms is spacious, yet inviting, featuring views of the Dolphin Lagoon, black-sand beach or majestic mountains in the distance. Or, you can splurge on a newly-renovated Naupaka or Nai’a (dolphin) suite with an enormous private Jacuzzi and outdoor dining area. Rooms are also available at three Hilton Grand Vacation club properties featured on the resort. No matter which tower or property you stay at, leave the sliding screen door ajar slightly—the tumultuous, crashing waves lull you into a deep slumber. Savor the deep, rich taste of complementary 100% Kona coffee on the lanai with your spouse and you’ll see that the guides weren’t exaggerating (prime growing conditions on the island). Visit hiltonwaikoloavillage.com to book (rates start at $209).
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