Mauna Lani

Nestled amongst the swaying palms on the northern Kona coast of Big Island, the resort showcases traditional architecture, reflected by touches such as thatched roofs and open-air courtyards, combined with luxurious furnishings and an abundance of facilities for all ages to enjoy.

Mauna Lani is also one of the few hotels in this region with a safe swimming beach whilst guests can also hang out at the large main pool where cooling drinks are on tap. Many of the rooms feature private lanais or terraces that overlook the tropical gardens or ocean frequented by turtles and spinner dolphins as do many of the restaurants, where fresh locally sourced fare can be sampled.

Facilities & Activities

Three palm-fringed pools are central to the resort, including the main infinity pool, a children’s pool as well as one for adults’ only if you’re travelling minus little ones. If you’re keen to head out onto the sea (well you are in Hawaii!) the Surf Shack is the spot to go.  From here you can try surfing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and other ocean-oriented lessons from the private beach to ensure fun-filled days encompassing all that these islands have to offer.

After all that activity and fresh sea air, why not head to the Auberge Spa?  Here you’ll find treatments-such as their signature Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage that use sustainably sourced local oils, herbs and flowers. Other wellness facilities include a steam room, a sauna, a fully-equipped gym, group fitness classes and personal training on request.  There’s also a tennis Club on site and the chance to try ‘pickleball’!

Picturesque seascapes and undulating lava flows blend seamlessly to create some unique golf courses. While the North and South Courses enjoy storied fairways admired by pros of the past and present, the Wikiwiki– meaning “fast”– Course offers a 9-hole game fit for the whole family.

There’s also an authentic Cultural Centre.  Step inside the House of Knowledge, Hale ‘I’ike, to learn the stories of Mauna Lani’s iconic history through the Living Culture team.

Finally, it should be noted that from November to March, the hotel has some of the island’s best vantages for spotting humpback whales frolicking in the Maui Channel with Maui’s Haleakala volcano summit as backdrop.

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At the poolside HāLani Restaurant, a leisurely breakfast can be enjoyed as you plan the day ahead whilst later in the morning this becomes the spot to sample pasta and pizza.  Alternatively for lunch you can order snacks and drinks directly from your sun lounger at the HāBar and grill or visit The Market, famous for its’ Kona cofee and delicious desserts.

The resorts’ ultimate hang-out is the Surf Shack, also the hub for adventure as well as relaxation.  Found between the Great Lawn and the beach, here you can also grab a sandwich or taco and a cooling drink in the middle of the day.  With so many options for lunch, you’ll have to stay long enough to try all of them!

The signature restaurant of the resort, CanoeHouse (named after a 100 year old canoe on the wall), is open for dinner, offering both indoor and outdoor seating to enable you to enjoy stunning sunset views over the white tipped rollers as they head in to shore.  You’ll find locally sourced ingredients and Japanese fusion cuisine at the fore on the innovative menu.


Contemporary guestrooms each feature a furnished lanai balcony with mountain, garden or Ocean views.  If you’d like to be as close to the sea as possible, upgrade to an Oceanfront option!

One, two and three bedroom suites are also available, whilst multi-room Residences are the ultimate accommodation on offer, enveloped either by lush fairways or mere seps from the beach.

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Mauna Lani’s daily complimentary kids club, Holoholo Kids Crew, is tailored to little ones between the ages of 5 and 12,  and focuses on the simple pleasures of the great outdoors through activities such as tidepooling, fishing, gardening alongside traditional art and games.  This proves popular so please book in advance of arrival!

If you’re seeking shared experiences, why not head out snorkelling together or take a surf lesson?  At certain times of year, families can enjoy Movie Nights on the laws which can be enjoyed with treats from the Market.

Rooms with 2 x Queen beds are a great entry level price option for families, with many multi-room suites and residences also available for those seeking more space.


The resort understands that it is our kuleana (responsibility) to nurture and sustain our honua (earth) not only for our existing community, but for the generations to come. With roughly 90% of Hawaii’s food being imported, local food sources are instrumental in the wellbeing of the environment and residents of the island. The hotel has partnered with local, non-profit organization, Māla‘ai, to collectively teach the process of caring for the land, community, health and sustainability through the existing on-property garden, Hoʻōla.


Mauna Lani’s northern Kona coast location is far enough away from other properties to feel secluded, but close enough to access Waikoloa’s shops and restaurants.  Fly in to Kona International Airport, a 25 minute leisurely drive from the resort, with direct flights from the US (e.g. San Francisco and LA) or via Honolulu.

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