The Hilton Waikoloa Village has a private ocean-fed lagoon, so you can swim without fear of the waves, undertow or various other nasties in the water. My kind of ocean swimming! It was less crowded here than at the freshwater pools, as that's where the families with kids tend to congregate.
The shoreline was so beautiful it made you gasp. It was just post-card perfect everywhere you looked. The colors were just amazing, saturated and intense. The blue of the sky was outmatched only by the turquoise of the sea, the waves were shockingly snowy white, and the sand and rocks were such a dead black in contrast.