Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, founded by conservationist and venture capitalist Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965, paved the way for tourism on the Kohala Coast. Mr. Rockefeller knew the stunning beach at Kauna'oa Bay also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. At Mauna Kea, award-winning mid-century modern design blends seamlessly into the natural environment. Five decades after its founding, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s timeless magic remains legendary. “There is beauty of spirit here, the spirit of Aloha,” creator Rockefeller said.
The centerpiece of every guest’s visit to Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the pristine white sands of Kauna’oa Bay. Whether lounging, snorkeling, paddling or swimming it is activity central each and every day. Golfers may challenge the fabled Mauna Kea Golf Course where the “Big 3” of the game, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, christened the course in 1964. Tennis players are treated to the superb 11-court Seaside Tennis Club with its own breathtaking ocean views.
The Art of Mauna Kea is a collection of Pacific and Asian museum quality pieces. 1600 pieces are sprinkled throughout and can be found around every corner. Stroll throughout and discover these genuine, authentic pieces. Transcend. Transform. Trust the Moment. at the Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara. State-of-the-art fitness equipment and programs available.
Sample the tastes of Hawaii and beyond through flavorful cuisine offered at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection. Talented chefs at Manta match creative fare with gorgeous ocean and sunset views. Hau Tree restaurant offers beachside dining options morning, noon and night. Number 3 Restaurant is the ideal setting on the golf course for a casual lunch and cold beer. Long-time favorite Copper Bar is now open! Hawaii Island’s latest hot spot has been transformed into a contemporary casual dining option for lunch and dinner with sweeping views of Kauna’oa Bay offering creative cocktails and fresh cuisine based on abundance and sharing where generations gather for memorable moments.
Enjoy a Hawaiian lu’au dinner and show oceanside at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Feast on traditional lu’au food, along with contemporary accompaniments, then sit back, relax and enjoy the dance and chants of the islands culminating with a thrilling fire knife dance. An all you can eat Clambake on the beach at Hau Tree at sunset is a must do. The resort’s Sunday Brunch with made to order omelets and waffles, malasadas, island fruits and so much more is an award-winning tradition at Mauna Kea.