A 2013 head-to-toe revamp has this grande dame looking better than ever
Four restaurants, plus a twice-weekly Luau and clambake on the beach
The new Balinese-inspired Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara
A dramatic open kitchen at restaurant Manta
What To Know
WiFi costs around $15 per day
Parking onsite is available, from $15 per day
Pets are not allowed
Parking on site
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Rockefeller-founded Big Island resort with a legendary golf course on one of Hawaii’s best beaches
This legendary Big Island resort has been luring VIPs since the 1960s, when Laurance S. Rockefeller discovered the sublime white sand beach on the Kohala Coast. Revamped rooms by L.A.’s Barry Design Associates have brought up-to-the-minute technology, airy modern white interiors with splashes of tropical sunset colors, and luxe touches like soaking tubs with views of the golf course or ocean. The walls are adorned with the museum-quality Pacific and Asian art collection gathered by Mr. Rockefeller and Davis Allen in 1965. Patrician activities abound, from golf on the newly updated course to tennis on one of 11 seaside courts. Those more interested in pampering can chill at the spa, which offers exotic treatments from both Southeast Asia and Hawaii, from lomi massage to bamboo massage–you can even book an oceanside cabana.
In the Area
Experience some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery from above on a flight-seeing tour over the island with Sunshine Helicopters. Fly direct from the Hapuna Helipad to the live Kīlauea volcano, taking in lush green valleys and waterfalls along the way. Closer to home, frolic on Kauna‘oa Beach, in front of the resort, widely considered one of Hawaii’s best–the concierge can help arrange a slew of activities from whale watching tours to stand-up paddle boarding. After dark, take in the spectacular night sky at the summit of Mauna Kea; the Visitor Information Station at 9300 foot offers daily free star-gazing sessions.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr
Kamuela, Hawaii 96743
How to Get There
The closest major airports to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel are:Kamuela, HI (MUE-Waimea-Kohala) - 15.8 km / 9.8 miKailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.) - 38.2 km / 23.7 miThe preferred airport for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is Kailua-Kona, HI (KOA-Kona Intl.). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.