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The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

A lush tropical gem, your secluded island escape, bright sunny skies - these are all a part of the Aloha spirit and the warmth and welcoming of Hawaii when you stay at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Situated on the world-renowned Kohala Coast on the Big Island, in a tranquil spot away from the city center, the hotel will take your breath away. Relax in a private bungalow or modern hotel room, and gaze out over the sparkling Pacific. Enjoy your private lanai, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of a Hawaiian sunrise, then sink into a plush bed after the stars come out to shine. With a truly inviting atmosphere surrounded by vibrant gardens and complete with luxury resort amenities, you will have the best of Hawaii at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.

Stroll down to the golden sands of the beach and dive into the warm waters for a wonderful morning of swimming and sunning. Relax in a private cabana with a tropical cocktail, or take part in a soothing yoga class. Indulge yourself with a massage in an outdoor thatched hale overlooking the beach, or head out for an afternoon of golf. Hit the links at the resort's North and South Courses, and play 18 holes as majestic lava flows along the coast. Visit Mookini Heiau State Monument, the birthplace of legendary King Kamehameha, then continue on to see the Puukohala Heiau, where Kamehameha the Great asked the war god Kukailimoki to help him unite the islands. Hike through gorgeous coastal trails in Lapakahi State Historical Park and cool off with some fabulous snorkeling along the secluded beaches of Keaweula Bay. Enjoy an afternoon of deep sea fishing off the Kona Coast, then return to the hotel for sunset dinner. Dine oceanfront at The CanoeHouse and enjoy fresh Pacific seafood, or go casual at The Ocean Bar & Grill and sip a cocktail as the cool ocean breeze drifts past flickering tiki torches. Sink into your bed that night, and dream of your next amazing Hawaiian day at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows.

Location of The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows
68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive
Kohala Coast, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii

Nearest Airport: KOA

Amenities for The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

  • General Information
  • 350 Guest Rooms
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Concierge
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Fitness Center
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Live Entertainment
  • Valet Parking
  • Gardens
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Putting Green
  • Lap Pool
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Golf Academy
  • Jogging Path
  • Beach Cabanas
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cultural Classes
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Pilates
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Golf Lessons
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Fitness Classes
  • Surfing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Hotels

Reviews for The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't usually like to stay at resorts or large hotels but we loved it here. The room was clean and comfortable and had a wonderful view. The staff was friendly. The beach was on the small side but large enough for us and lined with covered lounge chairs and hammocks. The grounds are beautiful and include ancient fish ponds stocked with tropical fish and even a few turtles. We would absolutely stay there again. Other details: Water sports shack: N/A. Included in the fee but the weather was not on our side most of the trip so we didn't use. Noise: I'm a big one for quiet rooms. Despite the size of the place there was little noise between rooms or out in the hall. The exception was the staff who seemed to roll carts along the tile hallway at all hours. It did get noisy when the wind picked up - the doors to the balcony were drafty and rattled badly. However the 40+ mph wind that blew constantly for days is unusual. Cultural center: The owners of this resort take Hawaiian cultural education very seriously and seek to be the antidote to the tourist Luau. Get the activity schedule from the concierge desk and take a ukelele lesson or learn a traditional craft. It was a great experience. Location: 30-40 minutes north of Kona. The area is sort of an isolated tourist containment district. There is a lot to do in the area including access to parks, more beaches, and a petroglyph field. But if you expect to do a lot of tourism in Kona itself you may want something closer to town. There are two upscale shopping centers with very overpriced restaurants and shopping, a few other restaurants scattered around, a little further out a good cheaper grocery store (KTA). Dining: Onsite, it was my only big complaint. Like many resorts, eating there is not a great option. The food at the main restaurant was ok but outrageously expensive. The food at the bar was awful, with bad service, and also expensive. Go to the bar for a drink and listen to some live music, but don't do dinner. We did go to Canoe House one night which was expensive but wonderful. Note that you must make reservations for Canoe House or the other specialty restaurants. GENERAL DINING NOTE: Many of the restaurants in this area close by 8 or 9. There are a few later night places but do your research. If you are used to eating dinner late plan accordingly. Even the room service at the resort didn't run very late. Also note, most of the upscale restaurants at the Queen's and King's shops will require reservations if you don't want a long wait.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, where we stayed for a week, was all we could have hoped for, from the ocean and garden view from our spacious room to the leisurely al fresco breakfasts to the well-trained and extremely helpful staff. Our first thought, when we arrived tired and cranky after long flights and the bustle of getting ready to be away, was that we were at the wrong hotel. It was too lush, too plush, too elegant to be the kind of vacation we could afford on our prepaid package deal through Costco (thanks, Costco!). But we were too tired to care, and quickly tumbled into a comfortable bed with IRONED sheets (something we never get at home). This was a much-needed vacation for us, and indeed we stuck close to the hotel for the first two days, sleeping more than we were awake. Yet there was so much to explore at the hotel: fishponds throughout the common areas with all kinds of fish, from sea turtles to hammerhead sharks; palms inside the atrium reaching nearly to the sixth floor, flowering and tropical plants that were happy and well cared for (even in this desert climate), a lovely pool, a beach a few steps from the hotel with more than enough lounge chairs (many with that clever canopy that turned them into private retreats), and a few shops and restaurants to entice us. Breakfast was on the terrace overlooking the ocean. We opted for the buffet every day because it had just what we wanted -- lots of fresh fruit, yogurt and macadamia nuts, tasty breakfast pastries, eggs made fresh (or in the catering chaffers if that's the way you like them), even bagels, cream cheese, and lox (which we're told is not an ancient Hawaiian dish). Servers were friendly (Hi, Binkie!) and helpful. We had lunch poolside one day, and pizza for dinner one day. Because we had a car, we were able to go about the island to try food elsewhere (see other reviews). Several of the Mauna Lani staff recommended we try the poke (pronounced like pokey in hokey-pokey) from the supermarkets. There was one on the Mauna Lani grounds, and another one on the grounds of a resort two beaches down, and both were worth it -- and the prices were LOW! Ask for a taste first, and also be sure to ask for the fresh fish vs. the previously frozen fish. More expensive, but worth it. And still less expensive than at most restaurants. Ah, but back to the hotel. We availed ourselves of the services of Ryan, one of the concierges, who could not have been more helpful. He pointed us to the best restaurants and the most scenic drives and the most interesting attractions. He also endorsed our many naps; he said that was what vacations was for. Edwin and Grace at the front desk were welcoming and helpful with the little things, and always ready to turn our $20 bills into 10 brand new $2 bills, which were such fun to use as tips. Bottom line: I'd love to go back!

JAT-DC - Washington DC, District of Columbia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel for 4 nights. He have 2 small kids. The hotel and staff were great. Here are some highlights: * location on the island is good * nice beach and protected area for snorkeling with kids * property also has nice black sand beach (49 Black Sand Beach) * huge pool * breakfast buffet * spacious rooms All-in-all we had a great time. If you go, be sure to drive north and check out Hapuna Beach. The sand was nice, and the surf was fun. Great place for kids to boogie board.

angarg - San Jose, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning hotel and we loved our stay here. The hotel and grounds are beautiful and we loved the open air courtyard. They have a great little beach for swimming and snorkeling that's protected from the waves. Also spent time at the pool and hot tub, both very nice. Dinner at Honu was very good but that was the only restaurant on the grounds that we tried. Not many options there for breakfast and lunch. We had a partial ocean view room but could see and hear the ocean very well from our room but could also see the mountain. We could also see the sharks swimming in the pond just outside. Will definitely stay again if we return to the Big Island.

Carrie C - Indianapolis, Indiana

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this hotel nov 23 to dec 2 2017. I will say who ever planned the hotel and grounds did a great job, but that's where it ends. First you have a hotel with restaurants you should have them open.canoe restaurant was open we had 1 hour left they said they closed the outside and there were tables empty inside but they would not set one. Breakfast try to get coffee served. The entire meal no coffee ever came. Gift shop always closed. Coffee maker blew up in my face. So I went to front desk told them I got burned by the steam that blew out of the back. I got what did you do break the glass. No it malfunctioned. No sorry no are you ok . Nothing. Cleaning just walks in without knocking. Room service was ok when the phone was answered. Beach non existent. How this hotel got 4.5 stars is mind boggling. Lucky if it was a 3. Never again....

Stan T

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