Beachfront Dining Lava Lava Beach Club

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As part of the newest lodging option on Hawaii Island, Lava Lava Beach Club, a four cottage beachfront resort on the Kohala Coast, also offers a sand-in-your-toes-best-view-of-the-sunset restaurant. The location and the Hawaii island, food industry veterans behind the project, has already created buzz with local magazines. Despite the friendly services and great food, the three best features still have to be location, location location, It's right on the beach. LLBC is a joint venture by the people behind the classic Huggos restaurant and On the Rocks, in Kailua and Paradise Gourmet Catering. These veteran Big Island foodies know how to create atmosphere and throw a party. Vibe: Open air (as in no walls) plantation style restaurant with sports bar atmosphere. Tables are steps away from the ocean, hence expect to see a few dining in beach gear. If you aren't having fun here, you need to see a professional.

Menu: Hawaii-style pacific rim cuisine, salads, burgers and Hawaiian-style appetizers such as ahi poke. Fish and chips, and ahi burger are stand outs.

Not to Miss: Live music nightly, and look for celebrity performers such as Henry Kapono who appears the third Friday of the month. (check with reservationist to confirm schedule).

69-1081 Ku'uali'i Pl, Waikoloa Village (next to the Marriot) 808-769-528 lavalavabeachclub.com