During our last trip to the Big Island, we rented a condo in Waikoloa Village Resort. We usually cooked our own meals, but after a long day of driving to see Volcanoes National Park we wanted something easy and relaxing. Lava Lava Beach Club was the answer. It was just a short walk away, and exceeded our expectations.
The service is very …. let’s say ‘relaxed’. Our server went and picked some seashells between when we ordered drinks and received them – no joke! If this kind relaxed attitude of causes you stress, this is not the place for you. The view is spectacular! With its unobstructed sunsets and the great ambiance what more could you ask for. To make it even better, there is a live band during happy hour. Also, you can get a table where you literally have your toes in the sand, which we had. We didn’t really care much that our server picked a few shells for his kids. But, I guess things like this is why, if you check out some other reviews, some have said the service isn’t great.
The food was above average, but not a reason to come back as it is a bit on the pricey side. We were on the island for a week and had dinner here twice and lunch once during that time. The view and ambiance are just that great!
For us, one of the downsides to staying in Waikoloa Village Resort was the lack of restaurants given the number of condos and resorts around. So, to ensure that you don’t have a long wait, either go early or get reservations anywhere you go. In our opinion, Lava Lava Beach Club is the best place to see the sunset in the area. Be sure to call ahead and get added to the waitlist – check here for more info.
Wary Travelers Tip:
One of our tricks to make eating out a little less hard on the wallet, is to head over during Happy Hour. By going early, you can to enjoy the great happy hour menu and its budget friendly prices – it’s tough to beat $5 local craft beers, $7 Mai Tai and great, cheap appetizers. The bonus here is that you can typically get a great seat to one Hawaii’s famous sunset, even hang out for some great music.