There is an office of “Hilton Grand Vacations Club” in Hilton Waikoloa Village. It seems to be a system that the hotel guests are invited to the timeshare sales. I had an interest in timeshare condo because Hawaii was a better place than I expected. Then my family applied for it. We were waiting for a person in charge in the lounge.
A salesperson was a Japanese woman. She took us to the “Kings’ Land Beach Resort” near the hotel by car. The rooms were fabulous!
There was a wonderful view of Mt. Mauna Kea from the lanai.
You can barbecue on the terrace.
It has a pool, cafe and stage where hula shows are held.
After that, we had to listen to a long explanation. The selling prices range between $40,200 and $80,200, which depends on the property. There is more. Annual maintenance fee costs between $1,500 and $1,800. Wow! No kidding! Do owners have to pay that to the death? We can’t afford to pay it. However, the salesperson tried to sell aggressively. Finally, she gave up persuading and gave us a $100 coupon in return, which was available only in the hotel.
After I came back to Japan, I researched about that on the web. I found that timeshare condo wasn’t a good investment to me. It is expensive when you buy, but it would be cheap when you sell. If you want to buy it, why don’t you think about buying resale property ?
Hawaii Report #14
Here are some pictures I took in the Hilton . This is an entrance of the main lobby.
The valet parking is interesting to me because it is very uncommon in Japan.
I was able to see only blackish fish, not colorful one in the lagoon. My son saw a sea turtle from a boat here.
Several parrots stayed still without a cage. They didn’t speak unfortunately.
Rocky shore outside the Hilton. It may be as well to swim in a pool.
You can swim with a dolphin here by joining “Dolphin Quest”.
Although there is no photo, the most impressive sight was a night sky. I was able to see many stars. Fortunately, our stay was in the period of the new moon, and so it was a good time to see stars in the dark sky. When I was looking at the sky, I saw several shooting stars, and one of them was very bright one. Wow! I felt like becoming one with nature. It is said that a volcano “Mauna Kea” near Waikoloa is the famous star watching spot and has many celestial observatories from overseas. I want to join a stargazing tour on this mountain sometime in the future.
Hawaii Report #12
We stayed at the Hilton Waikoloa Village for three nights in the Big Island. The hotel was so huge that a monorail was running inside.
A boat was also used to transport hotel guests. It was so fantastic to watch the starry sky from the boat.
It’s possible to walk around inside the hotel, but you would be tired. Pink is accommodations and blue is routes of transportation.
Though the room was not bad, I prefer a condo. I wanted to stay at Aston’s condo at first, but I heard that only Hilton guests can use the facilities such as pools, so booked the Hilton. Actually, there was no check of guests unless renting something.
There were three towers, Place, Lagoon and Ocean. Our room was in the Palace tower. My complaint was that only the Palace tower had no laundry room! So I went to another tower by monorail to do the laundry. In addition, it was not easy to find the laundry room, it was like a maze.
The entrance of the Palace tower
The view from the entrance. We were able to see the beautiful blue sky and sea every day.
Hawaii Report #11