Every great beach deserves a great hotel. This by Laurance S. Rockefeller who founded Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. He knew the great beach at Kauna’oa also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. Four decades later, following a $150 million repair and renovation, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel once again stands as a landmark of luxury on the Big Island’s golden Kohala Coast. In the restaurants, exciting new sights, sounds, scents and sensational tastes elevate the experience of dining in our luxury Big Island, Hawaii hotel. The legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course was updated to current USGA standards of play where Rees Jones sets a new benchmark for Big Island golf. Gracious hotel guestrooms continue to showcase Mr. Rockefeller’s signature of “understated elegance” – a graceful fusion of modern features and fabulous style.
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is a luxury Hawaiian resort in a class by itself. Marvel at the way John Hara Associates Inc. of Honolulu artfully melded three guestrooms into two in the main building, and created spacious new floor plans with vast, glamorous baths-where you can soak up the sunny ocean view or golf vista, right from the tub! All of our luxury lodging accommodations have beautiful new interiors by Barry Design Associates Inc. of Los Angeles with large flat screen TVs, media hubs, bedside iPod dock with clock radios, updated bedding, luxury L’Occitane amenities, elegant furnishings, solid doors and a few surprising touches you will love. Guestrooms at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel have crisp, clean lines, cloud white and bold sunset colors, along with the unchanged wow of wonderful views from the wide lānai. New, refined furnishings and fun finishing touches are subtly supported by hi-tech bells and whistles to produce a luxury guestroom experience that is ultra-high quality and ultimately comfortable.
Activities & Resort Facilities
Since 1964, the Golf Course at Mauna Kea has led the way in standards of course beauty and design, solidifying its place in Hawaii’s history as one of the most scenic and favored golf courses. Avid golfers and guests of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel continue to enjoy Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s award-winning golf course at our Big Island hotel and its recent updates and beautification by Rees Jones. Guests of the hotel can take advantage of the golf course’s superior amenities including world-class practice facilities that feature a driving range, and putting green. Brush up on your technique with a private lesson or group clinic at the golf resort, and elevate your game while enjoying epic views of the Kohala Coast’s rolling waves. Golfers can also gather together at Number 3 Restaurant, and savor the clubhouse restaurant’s tasty menu and refreshing beverages.
Children of any age are permitted at the resort at any time of the year.
For more than four decades, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has had the pleasure of hosting romantic Big Island wedding ceremonies for generations of happy couples and their families. Following our extensive $150 million repair and renovation project, we look forward to welcoming many more brides and grooms on their special day. From intimate to extravagant, barefoot ceremonies on the beach to grand receptions with the ambience of Hawaiian royalty, we can help make your wedding day on the Big Island of Hawaii heavenly.
As our valued clients, you will receive a fresh flower lei greeting upon arrival and airport assistance when you book your flights and accommodations with us.
Recommended Price Range
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