Hilton Waikoloa Village is the only hotel in Hawaii with a dolphin encounter on property, attracting adventurous couples and celebrities like Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who visited during their honeymoon in 2010. This interactive, highly reputable program follows a conservation approach that teaches guests about their biology and habitat, rather than forcing them to show off tricks like foot-pushes and flipper waves. Ipo (meaning “sweetheart”) is the newest addition to the ‘ohana (family) of bottlenose dolphins that call HWV home. Each new calf that is born receives a “Circle of Life Blessing” and their name is chosen through an online vote by guests.
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