When it comes to Big Island golf vacation packages, The Big Island (aka Hawaii Island and often described as “The Golf Capital of Hawaii”) is a hands-down winner. A look at our HawaiiGolfDeals Big Island golf programs certainly bolsters the claim.
HawaiiGolfDeals offers a veritable smorgasbord of outstanding Big Island golf courses that will suit every golfer to a tee, as well as a spectacular array of beachfront resort hotels and sensational condo/villa complexes. Frankly, you will not find better Big Island golf deals and Big Island golf vacation packages from any other source.
Not surprisingly, the Kohala Coast is the center of the universe when it comes to Big Island golf vacation packages and lodging on Hawaii’s Big Island. Resorts dominate the landscape. Well… not exactly. Frozen-in-time lava is far more abundant than any signs of development. But this particular stretch of coast is the big kahuna when it comes to resorts and great Big Island golf vacation packages. There are also lodging options in Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona and Waikoloa Village.
But much has changed during the past decade…
THE LOWDOWN ON THE HIGH COST OF BEACHFRONT HOTELS
For a variety of reasons, including costly and often overdue renovations, as well as positive economic indicators and increased “lift” (flights) since 2010, Hawaii’s beachfront hotels have been substantially increasing room rates to such lofty heights that they are now out of reach for many longer duration golf guests, among others. Several taxes that affect visitors have also been steadily rising and adding significantly to the overall cost.
Along with constantly increasing room rates and taxes, surcharges & fees have proliferated throughout Hawaii. These include the now ubiquitous daily resort fee (some call “amenity” fee), which has become part of the Hawaii lodging lexicon. While many resort hotels include parking in their resort fee, some do not and you can pay a $35-$40 per-day resort fee plus $30-$35 daily for parking. Generally, the resort fee covers parking, wi-fi and a few other marginal benefits.
A MUCH BETTER OPTION FOR GOLFERS: CONDO/VILLAS
While the number of beachfront hotels has stayed roughly the same (seven on the Kona Kohala Coast) for the past 25 years, the number of resort-located condo/villa complexes has grown significantly. There are now at least 15 complexes on the multi-golf course resorts. And the vast majority of these units are newer and better than those found on other Hawaiian islands.
For golfers, these condo/villa accommodations are far more spacious than hotel rooms and even suites; Gourmet kitchens and washer/dryer are also part of the setup and savings; And of course, there is rarely a resort or amenity fee, and parking is almost always free. The only thing that has changed for the worse during the past decade, is that there are virtually no remaining units where daily maid service is part of the condo/villa experience. In fact, rather steep out-cleaning fees are attached to all units. But all in all, golfers are much better off in condo/villa units. The space is outstanding and the all-around savings is substantial.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU PLAN A BIG ISLAND GOLF VACATION
Nobody is more knowledgeable than the intrepid band of Hawaii-only experts we recommend. They know every way to get you the best deal for any land package in Hawaii. Not only do they (and our partners) have intimate knowledge of the Big Island lodging landscape, but have more than a quarter-of-a-century relationships with consolidators and wholesalers. They’ll even help you find the best deal on air. And for Big Island packages, we include a Big Island GOLFHAWAIICARD to bolster your ultimate golf experience.
HawaiiGolfDeals’ travel advisors will not only save you money, but they’ll save you valuable time and energy in your search for the perfect Big Island golf adventure. And every Big Island golf vacation package always includes our Big Island GOLFHAWAIICARD and our Big Island Dining Guide.
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