Set on the edge of the white sands of Kauna‘oa Beach, one of the most beautiful on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers contemporary and luxurious accommodations with a relaxed and family friendly atmosphere and superb facilities.
Set on one of the calmest and most beautiful beaches on the island
Family friendly hotel with children's activity programme
Elegantly refurbished in Hawaiian style
Championship golf course right next door
Just a 40 minute drive from Kona airport, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is tucked away from the main highway, approached via a winding road through the stunning Championship golf course that wraps itself around the property.
The architectural style of the hotel has won awards and the hotel is deemed a historic building, however, the overall style of the hotel may not immediately appeal, however, with this hotel, please don't judge a book by its cover.
With a huge repeat clientele, this very well established hotel is definitely doing something right. From the inviting swimming pool to the idyllic beach, one of the most beautiful and calmest on the island, it is an ideal destination for a relaxing stay on the Big Island.
The hotel offers 252 rooms and suites, making it one of the smallest hotels on the coast and ensuring a more intimate and personalised experience. Most rooms enjoy stunning views of the ocean from their private lanai's and the feel of the hotel is spacious and airy with the atrium style interior and outdoor living design.
Families are well catered for with a children's programme as well as family friendly pool and beach as well as suite style accommodation. Connecting rooms are also available on request.
For adults, the relaxing spa, generous sporting facilities and activities, not to mention the al fresco lounges and dining at the romantic Manta's restaurant, overlooking the ocean, will appeal. The evening fire pits, once lit at sunset, are a welcome gathering place for those who wish to enjoy the star filled sky or the regular visits from the curious manta rays who hunt for plankton in the water just below.
Beneath the somewhat unattractive exterior, the heart of the Mauna Kea lies in it's warm welcome, fantastic facilities, friendly service and beautiful location. A gem hidden away and well worth a stay on this fascinating island.
When to visit
Manta rays an often be viewed in the bay in the evenings, watch them from Manta restaurant
10-hour flight from London to West Coast America followed by a 5-hour flight onwards direct to Big Island and 40-minute transfer by road to the hotel.
A Day in North Kohala, Big Island
A day in this beautiful area of the North of Big Island takes you back to a bygone day of old Hawaii. Visit the charming small town, go zip lining, take a horse ride, kayak historic ditches or hike down to a gorgeous black sand beach
Big Island Volcanoes by Land and Air
Marvel at black sand beaches and eerie lava tubes on this incredible full day tour by helicopter and on foot, taking in highlights of Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, accompanied by a private guide.
Kayak and Snorkel Kealakekua Bay
Join a guided kayak tour across beautiful Kealakekua Bay then snorkel Captain Cook monument where you will see abundant fish life as well as potentially dolphins, green sea turtles and even humpback whales.
Kohala Ditch Kayaking
Experience an exclusive adventure deep in the historically rich mountains of Kohala. Explore by kayak, 3 miles of the 110 year old system of hand wrought tunnels, elevated flumes and concrete channels through lush scenery in this 3-hour adventure.
Kohala Zip and Dip Tour
Spend an exhilarating day in North Kohala with a guided zipline and aerial canopy adventure high above the forest floor, picnic on the rim of Pololu Valley and swim under a private waterfall, fed by a cool mountain stream.
Kona Coffee and craters Tour
Venture on to private land to explore the upper slopes of Kona's very own volcano, Hualalai. Explore cinder cones, craters and an intact lava tube with your guide, giving a true insight into this fascinating part of Hawaii's Big Island.
Learn to surf
Enjoy the thrill of Surfing in the warm tropical waters of Hawaii, the birthplace of Surfing. Whether you're a complete beginner or a wannabe Kelly Slater, we can arrange for you to have lessons or take you to the ultimate big wave spots.
Mauna Kea Summit and Stars
Experience the vivid clarity of the Hawaiian sky at night on this sunset tour to reach the summit of Mauna Kea. Travel by 4x4 to the very top for sunset then enjoy a picnic dinner amongst stunning surroundings on this memorable volcanic adventure.
Night snorkelling with Manta Rays
A once in a lifetime experience to come up close and personal with these extraordinary gentle giants during a night time snorkel. This exclusive experience includes a sun set cruise before heading to the manta ray site close to the Mauna Kea Hotel.
The Road to Hana
A truly epic coastal drive, the Road to Hana consists of 617 hairpin bends and 54 single track bridges accompanied by magnificent scenery with opportunities to swim under waterfalls, hike to viewpoints and picnic on deserted beaches.
Volcano Extreme and Waterfall Swim
Combine 2 of the Hawaiian islands' most exhilarating experiences; fly "doors off" over Kilauea Volcano and then land on secluded tropical farmland and swim under a 120ft private waterfall. An incredible day from Hilo on the East Coast of Big Island.
Volcano Kohala Landing
A superb flight seeing tour that takes you right around Hawaii's Big Island including the Volcanoes National Park in all its glory. View stunning waterfalls, volcano peaks and enjoy a remote landing in the heart of the Kohala rainforest.
Volcanoes and lava fields from the air
Soar over the world's most active volcano with the doors off in what the Travel Channel dubbed, ''The Hottest Helicopter Ride on the Planet''. With the wind in your face and 2200° molten, red hot lava beneath your feet, you're bound to feel the heat.
Zipline through paradise
Experience the thrill of soaring over native Hawaiian rainforest, the Honolii River and its waterfalls on this fantastic series of eight zip-lines which build up to an epic 1000ft line lasting over a minute with speeds of up to 30 miles per hour!