Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Kohala Coast, Hawai'i
"Every great beach deserves a great hotel."
This was said by Laurance S. Rockefeller, who founded The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. He knew the great beach at Kauna'oa also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. Four decades later, following a $150 million repair and renovation, The Mauna Kea once again stands as a landmark of luxury on the Big Island's golden Kohala Coast.
In the restaurants, exciting new sights, sounds, scents and sensational tastes elevate the experience of dining in our luxury Hawaii hotel. The legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course, updated to current USGA standards of play, where Rees Jones sets a new benchmark for Big Island golf. Gracious guestrooms artfully enhanced by John Hara Associates Inc. and Barry Design Associates showcase Mr. Rockefeller's signature "understated elegance" in a graceful fusion of modern features and fabulous style.
With a timeless tradition of aloha, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel welcomes generations of guests to come and be inspired by the past, embraced by the moment, enchanted by the warm days and exciting possibilities ahead.
The luxurious Mauna Kea Beach Hotel along with kaikaina (younger sister) Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel provides almost-endless recreation options for our guests. So many activities are here waiting for you to jump in and take part:
•World-class Big Island golf
•11 Seaside tennis courts
•All manner of ocean sports and activities
•Hawaiian culture experiences
•Yoga and fitness classes
•Tropical spa treatments
•Art and garden tours
•Shopping, strolling and Keiki Club
Or relax; soak up the absolute luxury of unscheduled time on our luxurious Hawaii beach. Re-discover the joys of conversation with people you love.
The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara
Transcend. Transform. Trust the Moment.
The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara offers a combination of Balinese and Hawaiian-inspired therapies. Choose from a variety of massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare services featuring our signature Elemis product line. Our full service facility offers five luxurious treatment rooms including a couple's suite with balneotherapy. Worlds Top 10 Spas, Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara - Shape Magazine, August 2009
Since 1964, the Golf Course at Mauna Kea has led the way in standards of course beauty and design, solidifying its place in Hawaii's history as one of the most scenic and favored golf courses. Avid golfers and guests of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel continue to enjoy Robert Trent Jones, Sr.'s award-winning golf course at our hotel and its recent updates and beautification by Rees Jones.
Guests of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel can take advantage of the golf course's superior amenities including world-class practice facilities that feature a driving range, and putting green. Brush up on your technique with a private lesson or group clinic at the golf resort, and elevate your game while enjoying epic views of the Kohala Coast's rolling waves. Golfers can also gather together at Number 3 Restaurant, and savor the clubhouse restaurant's tasty menu and refreshing beverages.
Enjoy the unique flavors of Kohala Regional Cuisine as nationally acclaimed Chef Peter Pahk offers an array of diverse cultural cuisines (Classical French, Italian, Californian, Southern Regional, Pacific Rim, Macrobiotic) with a Hawai‘i twist. The Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar is open for breakfast, featuring a lavish breakfast buffet with delectable culinary creations as well as breakfast favorites. In the evening, be amazed as chefs are showcased through the magnificent exhibition kitchen as they prepare the most dynamic dishes. Indulge in your choice of 48 wines by the glass offered from a state-of-the-art Enomatic wine system. Relax and enjoy live Jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings while overlooking breathtaking views of Kauna'oa Bay.
For a more casual dining experience dine beachside at Hau Tree, a perfect place to grab a sandwich and salad or watch the golfers tee off at Number 3 restaurant with a slice from specialty pizzas made fresh from a wood-burning pizza oven. For the ultimate Hawaiian entertainment, spend an evening at our Luau and experience authentic Hawaiian cuisine or try the ocean's bounty at the Clambake, both are traditions at The Mauna Kea. From casual to opulent, The Mauna Kea has a taste for every appetite.
For more than four decades, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has had the pleasure of hosting romantic wedding ceremonies for generations of happy couples and their families. Following our extensive $150 million repair and renovation project, we look forward to welcoming many more brides and grooms on their special day. From intimate to extravagant, barefoot ceremonies on the beach to grand receptions with the ambience of Hawaiian royalty, we can help make your wedding day heavenly.
Please contact our "Romance Specialists" to start planning The Mauna Kea wedding, anniversary celebration, renewal of vows or any other romantic memory in the making.
Romance@MaunaKeaResort.net, (808) 882-5465 or (808) 882-5463