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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

There are many reasons Hawaii remains the ideal vacation destination for so many dreamers: from its incomparable beauty to the ever-present aloha spirit, Hawaii is a place to be experienced. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits on the Big Island's sandy Kohala Coast as if it was placed there by deities at the beginning of time, and not Lauraunce S. Rockefeller in 1965. Since then, Mauna Kea has undergone numerous renovations, always striving to remain contemporary and stylish, but never losing its understated elegance and distinctive island charm.

The moment you arrive at Mauna Kea you are welcomed with the spirit of lokomaika'i (sharing from kindness within). From the fresh flower lei greeting to the relaxed seated check-in, you feel as if your presence is valued and your comfort is a top priority. The accommodations are contemporary and chic, with simple adornments to complement the breathtaking views of the ocean, the island, and nearby golf course from your lanai, while lavish amenities such as high-definition flat screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and L'Occitane bath products provide a touch of luxury. Despite the romantic, comfortable ambiance created by the spacious guestrooms and suites, a trip to the Big Island would be incomplete without spending time on the beach. Enhanced beach services such as padded chaise lounges, cabanas, and opulently plush beach towels ensure a relaxing day in the sun for adults, while Keiki Club offers fun, safe activities for the little ones.

Pairing up with its kaikaina (younger sister) hotel, Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea offers guests exciting ways to fill the day, from shopping and water sports, to golf, tennis, and Hawaiian cultural experiences like lei making, music, and crafts. Make sure you head back to Mauna Kea as the sun sets, at night the beach truly comes alive! Mauna Kea's delectable eateries are a stimulating sensory experience: Copper Terrace sets the mood with torch-lighting, and serves delicious themed pupus each night, while Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar's exhibition kitchen demonstrates the true art of creating a culinary masterpiece. Casual dining at Hau Tree offers classic barbecue favorites, and once a week a traditional luau is held on the beach. The smells of imu-roasted kalua pig, island fish, and finger-licking poi tantalize your taste buds while the steel drums provide cool island melodies during dinner before a fun (and very entertaining) group hula. Hawaii remains one of the top sites for destination weddings, and if you set Mauna Kea as the backdrop for your special day, you will not be disappointed. Get picture perfect at the on-site salon, and let the hotel's gorgeous grounds set the tone for an unforgettable reception. At Mauna Kea Beach Hotel you are welcome to enjoy your ideal vacation experience, whatever it may be, because at Mauna Kea the most important guest is you.

Location of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive Kohala Coast
96743
Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Nearest Airport: KOA

Amenities for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

  • General Information
  • 310 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • 6 Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Sushi Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa Services
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Currency Exchange Service
  • Sauna
  • Live Entertainment
  • Boutiques
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Art Collection
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Outdoor Whirlpool
  • Car Rental
  • Lounge
  • Laundry Facilities
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Lanais
  • Activities
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Pilates
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale Watching
  • Fitness Classes
  • Surfing
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Cribs
  • Babysitting
  • Kids Club
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Open air lobby. Beautiful, quiet rooms. Fantastic view of the ocean. The beach is beautiful. The resort has every sort of beach equipment to use. The staff is helpful and friendly. We ate at the beach restaurant and one in the hotel plus room service. Everything we had was very good and promptly delivered. Be sure to make a trip around the hotel to look at the beautiful art and quilt displays. It helps to check out the podcasts that describe the quilts and the art.

csb808 - Knoxville, Tennessee


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Highly recommend staying here on the big island if wish a relaxing stay! Rooms are spacious with big walk in closet and lots of drawers. Loved having a real coffee maker and mini fridge in room. Service outstanding as staff very friendly and helpful. Restaurants good with local entertainment at night. Food was good and enjoyed dining at Manta Restaurant. Good gym and shops and loved being walking distance to Awesome Mauna Kea golf course and signature hole #3. Highlight is the beach; beautiful sand and lots of room with deck chairs. Definitely would come back!

PaulS15 - Toronto, Canada


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent there days here waiting for uncruise ship. We wanted to go up to the observatory but this was all we needed to keep us happy. The rooms were simple but comfortable. The view was amazing and we could see whales easily. In fact two nights we ate room service on our lani There is yoga every am. The beach is nice and there is activity center to rent standup paddelboard a. Etc. the pool is a level up and looks nicely out on the water. The hotel is spacious. And there is a little grocery mart

sharronc413 - Findlay, Ohio


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful 10 day vacation at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. It is a beautiful resort and ideal setting. We used points for this vacation, and found it to be an exceptional value for the amount of points used. Pros: The staff was friendly and very accommodating Room was kept up to date Food was very good No trouble finding seats at the beach or pool Cons: Mini-frig is very small Drinks were expensive and didn't contain much alcohol

Teri A


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a week at the Mauna Kea Resort. We chose it specifically for the beach location and it was very relaxing. There are plenty of comfy beach chairs and umbrellas for all the guests at the beach and the pool. With gorgeous views throughout the resort, we were sad to have to leave. The resort was opened in the 60's, and the architecture is mid-century modern with several pieces of art displayed throughout. This might not appeal to everyone; my husband thought it felt more like an office building. However, it's very fitting for the area and blends in with the hillside. The open and airy design allow for ocean breezes to drift through, and for many places to sit and enjoy the view of the beach. The location of this hotel is a little isolated from several of the other resort areas, so dining & shopping offsite requires a little longer drive. It's easier to dine on site, but options are limited and can be expensive. Even the beach bar and grill requires reservations at dinner time. However, because of the isolation, there aren't as many people and the crowds as you find in the other resort areas of Mauna Lani, Waikoloa, and Kailua-Kona. We really appreciated the solitude of this resort. We had not been to Hawaii in the winter before, and we were surprised at how easy it was to see the whales from the shorelines. Bring your binoculars, it's amazing! This hotel also has manta rays which can be viewed at night when a light is shined into the water. If you plan ahead, you can book a snorkel excursion with a guide from the shore to be in the water with them at night. There are only 6 people in a group. The staff is generally friendly and works to anticipate your needs. We especially appreciated the bottled water available in our room. The gym facilities quite good and I was happy to be able to keep to my normal exercise routine in the morning.

PMBeagle - Anacortes, Washington


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