Updated On: 1/8/2013 11:00:02 PM
Hotel Lodging, Dining, Recreation and Entertainment
The Hale Koa Hotel Armed Forces Recreation Center: The Hale Koa sits on 72 acres of lush tropical gardens and expansive green parks directly on famous Waikiki Beach. This quality full-service resort has 817 guests rooms that provide a venue to relax and enjoy, serve as your temporary home during your PCS or TDY, or for out-of-town family.
Even if you are not staying overnight, eligible users can enjoy a day at the pool, dine in any of the restaurants, snack bars or lounges, take in an evening show including a Hawaiian Luau or just gather with family in the beautiful parks that surround the property.
Ample garage parking is available at the hotel and provides easy access to the property.
Eligible users include active or retired members of the armed forces, Department of Defense personnel, Reservists and National Guard Members, their families and sponsored guests.
Rates range from $91 to $289 per night, single/double occupancy, based on rank and room
category. Reservations are taken up to 365 days in advance and can be made by calling (800) 367-6027 (CONUS) or (808) 955-0555 locally. Reservations can also be made online at www.halekoa.com.
Pililaau Army Recreation Center: PARC is located 35 miles from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki on the beach at Pokai Bay, on the beautiful Leeward Coast. Active-duty/retired Army members may reserve your cabin up to a year in advance.
Units range from standard studios to spacious three-bedroom cabins for large families. All cabins are air-conditioned, with ceiling fans, cable TV and a telephone.
Kitchens are equipped with cooking utensils, tableware and dishes. Also provided are linens, a private sundeck and a barbecue grill. Maid service is provided daily.
Beach cottages may be reserved by calling local, (808) 696-4158; outer island, (808) 696-4158; or mainland, (800) 333-4158. Online reservations may be made at www.himwr.com.
Kilauea Military Camp: Amidst the fiery activity of Kilauea Volcano, discover one of the military’s finest vacation gems, Kilauea Military Camp (KMC). Established in 1916 within what is now known as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii Island, KMC invites you to this extraordinary park setting that is also a World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve.
While KMC is mere footsteps away from one of the world’s most active volcanoes, visitors will also experience the serenity of the surrounding rainforest and desert landscapes with its magnificent natural vistas, rare flora and fauna, and rich Hawaiian cultural heritage.
Accommodations offer one, two, and three bedrooms; select units feature a jetted tub and/or kitchen. All 90 guest units offer a fireplace, cable TV, mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker and unique decor.
For recreation, enjoy hiking, cultural events, tennis, golf and bowling, as well as KMC tours of the island’s attractions. There is also casual dining, shopping, entertainment, and meeting and catering services. Group packages for 20 or more people may include meeting space, lodging, meals, tours and shuttle.
Visit www.kmc-volcano.com for reservations, specials and information.
Call (808) 967-8333 or direct from Oahu at 438-6707. Email at email@example.com or book online.
KMC is now part of the Pacific Recreation Lodging group managed by the Hale Koa Hotel. Eligible users include active or retired members of the armed forces, Department of Defense personnel, Reservists and National Guard Members, their families and sponsored guests.
Whether you’re in the mood for a filling entre, soup and salad or just need to grab a quick
bite before hitting the golf course, Family and MWR Hawaii, the Exchange and the Inn at Schofield Barracks offer a number of dining options to their patrons.
Family and MWR Hawaii has six dining facilities that are ready to serve you. AAFES operates food courts and fast-food restaurants on several USAG-HI installations.
The Inn at Schofield Barracks: The Inn features a cafe, open to all authorized patrons. For larger events, Family and MWR Hawaii has two catering and conference centers for special events, such as hail and farewells, seminars, birthday parties and even weddings.
For more information on Family and MWR Hawaii and AAFES dining options, visit www.himwr.com/dining or www.shopmyexchange.com.
The Nehelani Complex: Located on Schofield Barracks, the Nehelani provides you with everything you need for dining, conferences and unwinding at the end of the day. Kolekole Bar and Grill, the newest addition to the Nehelani, offers a wide variety of menu items, beverages and entertainment, including darts, a pool table and karaoke.
The Nehelani is also an ideal catering or meeting location with four banquet and meeting rooms. With banquet style seating for 350, make your gathering an event to remember at the Nehelani. The facility is open to all ranks.
For general information on the Nehelani or Kolekole Bar and Grill, call (808) 655-4466; for catering, call (808) 655-0660.
Hale Ikena: The picturesque Hale Ikena (meaning “house with a view”) dining and meeting facility at Fort Shafter is located next to Walter J. Nagorski Golf Course.
Mulligan’s Bar and Grill, located inside Hale Ikena, serves breakfast from Thursday to Sunday, lunch daily, and dinner Monday through Friday. With a variety of rooms to choose from, the Hale Ikena is available for catering and business meetings. For more information about the Hale Ikena or Mulligan’s Bar and Grill, call (808) 438-6712.