Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is set on the only white-sand beach on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island. Located on the island's northwest corner, the hotel is well situated to explore cultural and archaeological sites including the Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site where you can visit one of the largest restored temples in Hawaii.
The hotel's 252 rooms and suites are decorated in light colours and tropical hand-crafted wood furnishings, creating a serene and laid-back ambience. Each room includes a private furnished balcony from where you can enjoy panoramic views of the world-class golf course or Pacific Ocean. The inviting curve of white sand at Kauna'oa Beach is only steps away from the gardens of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and is great for relaxing in the sunshine or family beach activities. The waters here are generally calm and perfect for snorkelling, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. Hapuna Beach is one of the best swimming beaches on the island and is only one mile from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
The hotel offers an extensive range of facilities including tennis courts, shops, fitness centre, beach club and Mandara Spa where you can enjoy Hawaiian and Balinese inspired therapies. Children are entertained at the Mauna Kea Keiki Club and Hawaiian cultural activities take place throughout the resort and include flower lei making, hula classes and learning the art of Lauhala weaving. The Robert Trent Jones. Jr designed championship golf course is dramatically located on the rock cliffs of the Kohala Coast. Mauna Kea Golf course offers a full-service pro shop, driving range and Clubhouse Restaurant.
Dining at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel can anything from a casual meal at the beachfront Hau Tree restaurant, set right on the oceanfront or decadent Sunday Brunches or fine dining while enjoying the beautiful ocean views at Manta. Saturday nights al fresco Clambake is always a popular event where an amazing seafood buffet is served just off the beach.
Total Rooms: 252
First Transfer: 35 mins
Second Transfer: 2 hrs
At night time after the sun goes down, plankton in the water off the beach is attracted by the hotel lights, which in turn attracts manta rays from which you can view from 'Manta Ray Point'.
Guests of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel benefit from having access to the facilities and restaurants of sister hotel Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.