The Mauna Kea Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world. Built by Laurance Rockefeller and completed in 1965, it has been the choice of distinguished travelers and dignitaries since it's construction. The resort was developed around two of the world's most picturesque and peaceful beaches, Kauna'oa and Hapuna Bay. Here you'll find soft white sand and brilliant turquoise waters with the majestic Mauna Kea volcano as a backdrop. Vacation rentals here include private homes, luxury villas, and spacious condominiums.
Favorite pastimes at the Mauna Kea Resort include a morning swim or walk along the 1/2 mile bay or snorkeling over the rainbow-colored reefs. You can also enjoy a leisurely afternoon of golf or tennis followed by a sunset cocktail at the Beach Bar. In the evening watch the giant manta ray that gather at night around the underwater lights. Cap off the evening star gazing under the jeweled sky. To view virtual tours of the Mauna Kea Resort, please click on the following link: Mauna Kea Resort Virtual Tours
The private estates located slightly upland at the Mauna Kea Fairways provide all the luxury of resort living with the space and privacy of your own home. They include custom architectural designs, elegant furnishings, private pools and spas, ocean views, air-conditioning, maid service, and many other features unique to each estate home.
The Mauna Kea Resort welcomes you with use of the resort amenities at both the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel including golf, tennis, fitness, and beach facilities for a charge. The 2014 resort fee is a $100 account set-up, plus $50/adult (21 and over) and $30/youth (14-20 years old), for the duration of your stay. Children under 14 are free. The resort fee not only provides full access to all the amenities and services of the two hotels, but also preferred parking and account charging privileges.
First class features of Mauna Kea Resort:
Mauna Kea Golf Course — This historic course was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. and is a favorite of local pros. The spectacular 3rd hole tees off from an ocean bluff over a small bay of crashing waves separating the tee from the green. Call (808) 882-5400 or visit their website for more information: Mauna Kea GolfSee our special golf rates for SKM guests under thearea info menu bar.
Hapuna Prince Golf Course — Designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, this younger links style course features dramatic elevation changes and panoramic mountain and ocean views. Both golf courses consistently rank in the top 100 resort courses in the world. Call (808) 880-3000 or visit their website for more information. Hapuna Golf Course
The Seaside Tennis Club at Mauna Kea — Boasting some of the most picturesque tennis courts on the Kohala Coast, the Tennis Club host's 13 recently re-surfaced hard courts. Three of these courts are as ocean-side as it gets and it is not unusual during the winter months to spot a breaching Humpback whale while playing. Call (808) 882-5420 or visit their website for more information. Seaside Tennis Club
Kauna'oa Beach at Mauna Kea - (Mauna Kea Beach) is a delightful white sand beach with clear water and moderate surf. Good snorkeling spots can be found at the left end of the beach. The beach is well maintained with excellent facilities. An Ocean Sports rental shack is conveniently located on the beach to rent snorkel gear or other beach necessities. To view Ocean Sports rental equiptment and tours visit their website: Ocean Sports
Hapuna Prince Fitness Center — This complete workout facility includes a cardio room, a weight room with both free and Life Cycle machine weights, as well as a range of exercise classes available such as ball-core, pilates, step and sculpt, spinning, weighted workout, and turbo-kick. After your workout enjoy a steam, sauna, massage, and fullshower facilities (bring your own toiletries). Other favorite activities offered through the fitness center arebeach side yoga and aqua aerobics. Call (808) 880-3100 or visit their website for more information: Hapuna Fitness Center
Hale Kea, or the "White House" is a luxury 3,500 sqft vacation home located in the South Fairways of the Mauna Kea Resort. The home is situated in a completely private and beautifully landscaped setting with stunning 180 degree ocean views.
This elegant home is like a "honeymoon suite" offering complete privacy, a serene setting and panoramic ocean views. The home consists of two wings separated by the pool and outdoor living space. There are 2 bedrooms and 2.
* 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath second floor unit with expansive ocean and mountain views.
* Lanai features a built in gas BBQ and bar refrigerator.
* Many interior upgrades with granite counter tops and beautiful mahogany wood trim.
* 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath ocean view unit with many upgrades.
* Expansive 180 degree ocean views from lanai and living room.
* Enjoy great outdoor spaces with great seating and a built-in Wolf BBQ and bar refrigerator.
* 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath second floor unit with ocean views.
* Comfortably furnished lanai with a gas BBQ grill and 180 degree ocean views.
* Elegantly furnished living room with large flat screen TV and a sofa sleeper.