Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

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Overview of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is positioned along the incredible, crescent-shaped white sand beach of Kauna‘oa Bay. While it retains the title as the first resort built on the Big Island, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel continually ups the ante with truly glamorous surroundings, amenities, and dining. Beautifully remastered in 2009 and 2013, the resort is an institution on the island and one that guests return to time and time again. This resort is a classic, that is well maintained and captures the elegance of the islands.

The resort is 30 minutes north of Kona International Airport (KOA), along the sunny Kohala Coast of Hawaii’s Big Island. The area is known for its world-class beaches, as well as for cultural and archaeological sites nestled between sweeping lava fields. The resort also contains an impressive art collection that is seamlessly integrated into the sweeping grounds and public spaces.

A highlight of staying at this resort is the opportunity to see the majestic manta rays swimming in Kauna‘oa Bay just off the shore. The resort built an observation area where you can view their incredible nighttime feeding display.

Wedding Services

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a favorite destination for stunning weddings on the Big Island of Hawaii. With a variety of garden, beach and ballroom venues, the Mauna Kea can customize your ceremony and reception to fit your wishes. Whether you prefer an intimate beach ceremony or a grand resort reception, the resort’s expert wedding coordinators can guide you to make sure your special day is perfect.

Positioned just steps from world-class beaches
Connected beachfront and pool areas complete with luxury cabanas and lounge
Rental equipment for water activities
Attached Mauna Kea Golf Course, clubhouse, pro shop, and restaurant
Four restaurants and lounges
Fitness center and spa area
Full-service salon and boutique shopping
Complimentary art gallery tours each Saturday

Fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival
Relaxing, seated check-in service with refreshments
Lobby hostesses to assist and escort you to your room
Welcome gifts just for keiki (children)
Complimentary Fitness Center access
Bocce Ball Courts
An array of water activities available through the Beach Club
Enhanced beach services (fee): thick orange towels, padded chaise lounges, cabanas, umbrellas, water sports, and activities
Valet and self-parking available (daily fee)
Electric car charging stations available

Manta Restaurant
Copper Bar
Number 3 Restaurant
Hau Tree
Coffee bar

(808) 882-7222

Mauna Kea Resort Location and Map
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr
Waimea, HI 96743

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