Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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Agent Review:
Tara Barron

"This property  re-opened after an extensive renovation. They did a awesome job of preserving the original feel and at the same time modernizing the facilities and guest rooms . "

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the Big Island’s beautiful Kohala Coast. The hotel features 258 luxurious guest rooms and suites. All guests receive a fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival and a relaxing check-in service with complimentary refreshments. All guest rooms are exquisitely decorated and offer flat-screen TVs, media hubs with iPod capabilities, internet access, mini-refrigerators stocked with water, bath robes and slippers, luxurious bath amenities, and Kona Blend coffee service. WiFi internet access is available for a daily fee and is accessible throughout the resort property. Valet and self-service parking are available at a daily rate.

Amenities include a spacious pool and sun deck, the 11-court Seaside Tennis Club, a 2,500 square-foot fitness center with over 40 exercise machines, the Mauna Kea Salon, boutique shops, and the Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara. The hotel is conveniently located on the white sands of Kaunaoa Beach, and enhanced beach and pool services provide guests with padded chaise lounges, beach umbrellas, peaceful cabanas, oversize beach towels, and a variety of rental equipment. Mauna Kea Golf Course recently underwent a multi-million dollar restoration project and is now compliant with USGA standards of play. The 18-hole course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and offers spectacular ocean views, a driving range, and a putting green.

Dining options include Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, Monettes Artisan Fish and Steak Restaurant, Number 3 Restaurant at the golf clubhouse, and the beachside Hau Tree restaurant. Guests can relax and enjoy pupus and cocktails while watching the nightly torch- lighting ceremony at Copper Terrace, a beautiful indoor-outdoor venue with live music and entertainment. A weekly clambake is offered every Saturday evening, and an entertaining Luau takes place every Tuesday evening.

Nearby beach activities include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, whale- watching, and deep sea fishing. Popular nearby tours and excursions include helicopter tours, stargazing tours at the summit of Mauna Kea, and watching the Manta Rays at Manta Ray Point. Guests may also choose to take part in a variety of cultural activities offered at the resort including lei-making classes, traditional Hawaiian arts and crafts, and hula lessons.