Walking outside the Hilton

I took a walk to a market in Waikoloa around 15 minutes away.

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There are five volcanoes including the famous one “Kīlauea,”  on the big island and two of them are active.  The ground is covered with black rocks.  Have you heard of Punaluu Black Sand Beach?  It’s located on the southeastern coast.  Can you imagine a beach covered with black sand!

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There is nothing but hotels, condos and golf courses in Waikoloa.

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The town has calm and peaceful atmosphere.  When my family went for a stroll at night,  we were safe even though streets were dark and had few lights.  We were able to see the Milky Way.   This island intentionally  suppresses the influence of lights to make star-watching easier.

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Here is the view of the markets “Kings Shops” and “Queens’ Marketplace”

Hawaii Report #13

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Hilton Waikoloa Village

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.
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A boat was also used to transport hotel guests.    It was so fantastic to watch the starry sky from the boat.
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It’s possible to walk around inside the hotel, but  you would be tired.   Pink is accommodations and blue is routes of transportation.

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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.

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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

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The view from the entrance.       We were able to see the beautiful blue sky and sea every day.

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Hawaii Report #11