CHAPTER 3 ~ CELEBRATING THE HOLIDAYS
We love the Marriott at Waikoloa Beach (not to be confused with Waikoloa Village mauka - up the mountain - in the dry lava fields of the Waikoloa area). We used to stay at the Marriott for a week at a time when we visited the Big Island before we moved here.
Waikoloa Beach contains two hotels, several condominium associations, and two shopping centers. While I would not want to live there, it's fun to visit now and then.
This picture shows the beach from the lobby. Much of the public part of the hotel on the lower two floors is open to the elements, mostly as a protection from tsunami damage - the wave meets no resistance and rolls on through. Many beach-front hotels in Hawai'i are built this way.
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Faye loves sushi, so after we dropped off Jade and her friends at Hilton for the HPA Winter Ball, we went to Sansei, a Japanese restaurant at one of the malls (the Queens Market) at Waikoloa Beach. I don't like sushi, but there was plenty on the menu that I did like. In particular, something called butterfish was quite tasty.
The Marriott has three pools: a pool with a slide, a pool with a section for kids complete with sand beach, and their newest, the infinity pool. I like that one the best because it has some deep sections over my head and I can do water aerobics without cramping my legs.
After enjoying the pools, Jade and her friends got ready for the HPA Winter Ball, this year held at the Hilton, also located at Waikoloa Beach.
They looked like young women, ready to go out clubbing.
It still amazes me that my picky eater loves sushi and other Japanese foods. She also readily eats poke, a Hawaiian raw fish salad. There are as many kinds of poke as cooks who make it. Foodland offers a jillion kinds.