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White-sand crescent beach on the Big Island of Hawaii
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North of Kailua-Kona
An architectural trend-setter on the Big Island of Hawaii, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel features golf, gardens, and 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks; Waimea is 13 miles away, and Hawi is 21 miles away.
Pool, fitness center
This Hawaii resort features a beautiful, white-sand, crescent beach; an ocean-view swimming pool; a full-service health spa; a fitness center; and activities such as star-gazing and a luau.
Mauna Kea comforts
Ceiling fans cool guestrooms with louvered shutters and locking screened entries; all of the accommodations at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel have tile floors, teakwood furnishings, and watercolor artwork.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
At your hotel
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 13 miles from the town of Waimea.
This Hawaii resort features a helipad which is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island. The concierge also can help guests arrange activities such as parasailing, bicycle tours, Segway rentals, and yoga classes. Lifeguards are on duty at the hotel's white-sand crescent beach, where lounge chairs and umbrellas await. Snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats are available for rent.
Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller's private collection of 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks and artifacts is displayed throughout the hotel. A brochure is available for self-guided art tours; docent-guided tours of art and gardens also are offered weekly.
Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara provides a full menu of Balinese-inspired body treatments, including four-hand massage, hot-stone therapy, and couples massage. Guests also may choose massages in-suite or in ocean-view cabanas. The fitness center with cable TV has self-service complimentary coffee. Four meeting rooms offer 1,989 feet of space. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.
One evening each week, guests can join astronomers to view constellations through an 11-inch lens telescope. At Manta Ray Point, manta rays dine at night on small fish attracted by a spotlight, as hotel guests watch. For children age 5–12, half-day or full-day activities are available seven days a week, with a 50 percent discount May 1 to September 30.
The Mauna Kea Hawaiian Lū‘au on Tuesday evenings offers a traditional beachfront feast of imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi, pineapple, papaya, and more. Entertainment includes steel guitars, the hula dance, and the fire dance.
- Outdoor pool
- Spa tub
- Concierge services
- Room service (limited hours)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Conference space
- Total number of rooms - 258
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Hair salon
- Babysitting or childcare
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Full-service spa
- Arcade/game room
- Tennis on site
- Health club
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Number of restaurants - 6
- Conference space size (feet) - 1989
- Conference space size (meters) - 185
- Number of meeting rooms - 4
- Golf course on site
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Business center
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Express check-out
- Designated smoking areas
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Billiards or pool table
- Children's club
- Meeting rooms
- Picnic area
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Park your car
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
In your room
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Climate control
- Air conditioning
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- In-room massage available
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- iPod docking station
Eat and drink
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar - Manta features a new exhibition kitchen to highlight the chefs' artistry, along with the "Enomatic wine experience," an innovative wine-tasting program. Guests can start their day with Manta's breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean, enjoying made-to-order waffles and omelets, tropical fruits and juices, whole-grain cereals, homemade pastries and the famous Big Island coffee. Manta serves breakfast daily, brunch on Sundays and dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
Number 3 - Golf clubhouse restaurant offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a Grass-Fed Burger, a Classic Crab, a cocktail or a frosty fruit smoothie. Open daily for lunch, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Beverages are available between 11 AM and 3 PM.
Monettes - American steakhouse featuring hand-crafted prime steaks from Brandt Farms, Colorado Lamb, fresh caught local fish, a selection of oysters and additional seasonal specialties. Open: Thursday - Monday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM.
Hau Tree - Restaurant by the beach serving Hawaiian sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads and ice cream treats. The little bar is the best place for a smooth tropical cocktail. Open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, dinner from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Cocktails are served from 10:30 AM to sunset. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.
Copper Terrace - Relax with a Mai Tai or a Copper Terrace signature drink, enjoy the smooth island rhythms of Hawaiian music and hula, and taste the yakitori grill, icy raw bar delicacies, your favorite sushi and more.
Kids eat free at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
Mauna Kea's coastal golf course, built on black lava rock, was renovated in December 2008, offers a new clubhouse with a Pro Shop and locker rooms, and includes a third hole where golfers tee off over an ocean inlet. A lifeguard is on duty at the hotel's white-sand beach, and guests can rent snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats. Guests can also swim in the large freshwater pool with a whirlpool spa tub.
Mauna Kea was recently name the #1 tennis resort in the Hawaiian Islands according to Tennis Resorts Online. Of the property's 13 tennis courts, 11 are oceanside. Tennis clinics, round robin play, aqua fit, and yoga classes are offered throughout the week (fee). The fitness center has cable TV and includes a weight room, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and circuit training. The resort's helipad is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island.
Complimentary activities each week include a golf clinic and a couples putting contest, hula dance and ti-leaf skirt-making classes, and tours of Mauna Kea's Pacific and Asian art collection and gardens. Guests can also help prepare the imu (underground oven), where a pig is roasted for a weekly lu'au. The hotel offers Hawaiian craft lessons in making miniature bowls (umeke) and decorative flowers (surcharge). One night a week, astronomers with an 11-inch lens telescope offer guided constellation viewing (surcharge).
At no additional cost, guests can take advantage of all recreation at the resort's next-door companion hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, including a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and summertime "Dive In" poolside movies.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Segway rental/tour nearby
- Golfing on site
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Thai massage
- Couples treatment rooms
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
The fine print for Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is noon
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.00 per night
Awards & Affiliations
- Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.