Food Traveler Magazine Winter 2016 - Page 85

Waikoloa Beach Resort Hilton Waikoloa Village The 62-acre Pacific playground located under the perpetually sunny skies of the Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island and nestled in the 1,350-acre Waikoloa Beach Resort — offers an expansive yet charming destination with breathtaking views of one of the world’s most sought out destinations. Reserved as the ideal destination to please every palate for paradise, the resort plates an eruption of cultural flavor and dining delights along this epicurean escape. Offering the perfect tropical temperature to provide unlimited outdoor adventures and relaxation, the resort serves up experiences unlike any other place on earth. An Appetite for Adventure at Hilton Waikoloa Village For those that crave authenticity, guests are catered to like Hawaiian royalty with the “Ali’i” treatment at an island-inspired feast during the Legends of Hawaii Luau. Under a magical Hawaiian night sky and swaying palms, Hilton Waikoloa Village’s Big Island Luau features authentic dances, music and entertainment for the whole family with hula and fire dancers, and a lavish Hawaiian buffet. Attendees indulge in Polynesian delicacies such as kalua pig, roasted chicken with mango and green peppercorn sauce, fresh island fish, tropical fruits and salads, and unique island-style desserts. Among the handful of on-property favorites, the flavors of the Kamuela Provision Company (KPC) feature an assortment of creative “Hawaiian Regional” cuisine with fresh, locally-grown ingredients and an award-winning wine bar with vintages from around the world — pairing perfectly with the breathtaking views of Waiulua Bay and 180-second sunsets. The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village boasts endless waves of island hospitality with three towers: the Makai a Lagoon Tower, Hale ‘ike at Palace Tower and Ocean Tower, along with the beautiful vistas of Waiulua Bay. FoodTraveler l Winter 2016 83