Mauna Kea Resort
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This is the one that started it all: Mauna Kea was the first hotel and resort built on the Kohala Coast. The hotel is located on Kaunaʻoa Beach, which is still publicly accessible, though through the resort grounds. But if you pick one of our great Mauna Kea Resort vacation rentals, you’ll have easy access to this gorgeous beach morning, noon, and night, as well as a super location for exploring the Kohala Coast!
When the hotel’s original developers were looking for a site, they had the perfect one at Kaunaʻoa Beach. This little crescent of soft white sand is just right for a relaxing family day. In the evening, there’s a manta ray feeding site at the north end of the beach, and you can see these gentle giants swimming around in the light that shines through the shallow water. Mauna Kea Resort property also borders Mauʻumae Beach, which is a short hike along the coastal Ala Kahakai Trail. It’s a beautiful, less crowded little beach with great snorkeling offshore.
Golf enthusiasts, unite! Staying in one of our Mauna Kea Resort vacation rentals puts you in perfect proximity for enjoying several of the island’s most renowned golf courses. Mauna Kea’s award-winning golf course offers both challenges and views in abundance. Coastal winds and over-the-ocean shots demand accuracy and skill, but even if you’re not playing well, you’ll appreciate the scenic beauty of this course. Enjoy a meal afterward at Number 3 Restaurant, offering burgers and tacos alongside the first tee. For those who aren’t hitting the golf course, bocce ball courts adjacent to the restaurant are a perfect option for having fun while they wait. Nearby Hāpuna Beach hotel has another great golf course as well, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. This course offers views of the vast Pacific from every hole, while offering the beauty and challenge of 700 feet of elevation change throughout the course. The panoramic scenery from the 12th hole with Maui in the distance is one of the best views on the island.
In addition to these two golf options, just down the road at Waikoloa Beach Resort you’ll find two more amazing courses – the King’s Course and the Beach Course. With ocean views and natural lava obstacles, what’s not to love?
There are several restaurants at Mauna Kea Resort. Treat yourself to fabulous views of the bay as you dine at Manta, an upscale restaurant offering meals all day beginning with a generous breakfast buffet and ending with a romantic dinner alongside live jazz music and cocktails. On your way out to your island adventures, the Copper Café makes it quick and easy to fuel up for the day. They conveniently serve Kona coffee, freshly baked muffins, and breakfast sandwiches for mornings you don’t want to linger too long over a meal. If you’re spending the day on the beach and don’t want to go too for lunch or dinner, the beachside Hau Tree is a great option. The gazebo-style bar and casual eatery make this an ideal location for a midday meal before you hit the waves again. Unwind with cocktails, draft beer, or a glass of wine in the evenings at Copper Bar, while you watch the sun dip below the horizon from the spacious lanai.
In addition to the generous selection of restaurants onsite at the Mauna Kea Resort, you’ll also find fine dining at the other nearby resort areas, as well as some great restaurants in Kawaihae and Waimea. Farm-to-table cuisine is huge here, so look for locally-grown specialties to be highlighted.
Enjoy one of our luxury Mauna Kea Beach Resort vacation rentals, and have a great Kohala Coast vacation!
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At I Love Hawaii, we have a variety of vacation rentals available on the Big Island, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai. Whether you’re exploring nature at its rawest at Volcano National Park on the Big Island, surfing in Oahu’s Waikiki, catching the sunrise at Haleakala on Maui, or gazing out over the Grand Canyon of the Pacific on Kauai, our vacation rentals will ensure complete comfort during your island stay. Many of our Mauna Kea Resort vacation rentals offer full kitchens, island-inspired décor, breezy lanais, and swimming pools.
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