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! 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. Nearby Hāpuna Beach hotel has another great golf course as well, and just down the road at Waikoloa Beach Resort, you’ll find two more amazing courses. What’s not to love?
There are several restaurants at Mauna Kea Resort, but 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!