In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Embrace the aloha spirit at Hilo’s newly-renovated Grand Naniloa Resort

Sponsored by Grand Naniloa Resort

It’s always nice to take a break from home and relax during a staycation. Hilo’s Grand Naniloa Resort provides the perfect opportunity for kama’aina to escape the day-to-day and explore the culture, beauty and adventure Hawaii Island has to offer without the hustle and bustle of the city. Watch as HI Now host Kanoe Gibson gets a look at everything the waterfront resort has to offer.

Translated, “naniloa” means very beautiful, and that’s what guests can expect during their visit. Enjoy entertainment every day at the Grand Naniloa Resort featuring hula, live music and fashion shows right by the ocean. Families can swim and paddle in the protected Hilo Bay and also experience authentic Hawaiian Sailing on a double-hulled Hawaiian sailing canoe. Guests can also relax by the pool, check out a concert at the Willie K Crown Room and even play a round of golf at the resort’s 9-hole course.

Hawaii Island offers adventures for everyone. During their stay, guests can see the new black sand beach, star gaze on Mauna Kea, book a ziplining or ATV riding tour with KapohoKine Adventures, hike captivating waterfalls or see views of the breathtaking Hamakua Coast.

If relaxing is more your speed, watch the sunset and enjoy fresh, delicious food and drinks with live nightly music and hula at Hilo’s only ocean-front restaurant, Hula Hulas. The restaurant and bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, nestled within the Grand Naniloa Hotel in beautiful Hilo Bay and boasting expansive views of the reef-lined bay and surrounding island. Sourcing its daily catch locally, utilizing island produce and taking advantage of abundant local ranching, Hula Hulas restaurant takes pride in supporting the people behind local resources. Kama’aina, don’t forget to ask about the restaurant’s 15 perfect discount! It also offers free self-parking and valet.

For more information:, @grandnaniloa