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Exceptional Value    
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Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Free cultural activities, historic tours, and Hawaiian adventures.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property is recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for significantly advancing the development of green power. The resort also generates the most solar electric power of any luxury resort in the world.

All golf courses are watered using 3 million gallons of brackish water each day, and a large percentage of the golf operation's electricity is provided by solar power.

A sustainable menu for meetings and events includes products harvested within a 100-mile radius.

Amidst mountains and the sea on the sunny Kohala Coast on the tropical Island of Hawaii, the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows offers an exceptional experience with unparalleled value. Discover why Travel + Leisure consistently rates them one of the "Top Hotels in the World". Mauna Lani is an exquisite blend of sophisticated luxury and Hawaiian hospitality.

Accommodations range from spacious guest rooms to incredibly luxurious bungalows. The Bungalows were completely renovated in 2012. The living space of each Bungalow invites ultimate relaxation with indoor and outdoor living featuring locally-inspired artworks by Hawaiian artists and stylish Koa furniture. The private outdoor Jacuzzi and heated swimming pool create a laidback setting for socializing or quiet enjoyment.

On the grounds of this magnificent 3,200-acre deluxe resort, guests can enjoy the ambiance of ancient Hawaii in the mystical fish ponds and petroglyphs, or relax in oceanfront cabanas and hammocks. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel has a reputation for outstanding service; and perfect Kohala weather provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy outdoor fun. Whether enjoying a morning tee time between ink-jet black lava and lush greens, getting pampered at the uniquely Hawaiian inspired Mauna Lani Spa or dining ocean-front at the legendary Canoe House restaurant... Mauna Lani allows you to be yourself. Discover your own journey of relaxation and luxury at Mauna Lani on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Mauna Lani Resort is a luxury golf resort with two championship golf courses, Mauna Lani North and South. Both golf courses offer a challenging experience to novice and professional golf enthusiasts alike. Mauna Lani has received Golf Magazine's Gold Medal Award every year since 1988 and was host to the Senior Skins Golf Game for 11 years. The Big Island golf courses are masterpieces of design, each strikingly different, yet equally challenging. Each course is a world apart geographically, and in playing experience.

The Mauna Lani Spa is a uniquely Hawaiian day spa retreat ranked one of the "World's Best Spas" by Travel & Leisure magazine. The spa resort is a reflection of the Island of Hawaii's splendid range of geographic wonders. The luxury spa resembles a Hawaiian village with thatched hale for treatments, two natural lava saunas, a meditation pavilion and a watsu pool. Treatments include traditional Hawaiian therapies, baths, body treatments, and massage therapy.
HOTEL LOCATION
This deluxe luxury resort is nestled between two white sand beaches on the sunny Kohala Coast of theBig Island of Hawaii.
Address: 68-1400 MAUNA LANI DRIVE
KAMUELA
HI

US
Local Phone: 808-885-6622
Toll Free Phone: 800-367-2323
Fax: 800-881-7000
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Included)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (2 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
At the Fitness Center, a 25-meter lap pool is available for the avid swimmer, with a Jacuzzi nearby for relaxing after a strenuous workout.
Golf: ON-SITE
Francis H. I`i Brown
Mauna Lani`s two courses, the Francis H. I`i Brown North and South, are the recipients of five Gold Medal Awards from GOLF magazine and have been host to the nationally-televised Senior Skins Golf Game.
Holes: 36
Green Fees: Varies seasonally
Club Rental Fees: $35
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 6
Outdoor Courts: 6
Lighted Courts: 3
Court Fee: $15.oo per day
Raquet Rental Fees: $7.00 per day
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This elegant beachfront resort is the perfect blend of authentic Hawaiian warmth and sophisticated luxury. The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel has a reputation for outstanding service, & perfect Kohala weather provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy outdoor fun. Within the boundaries of 3,200 acres, guests may enjoy the ambiance of ancient Hawaii in the mystical fishponds and petroglyphs, the beautiful sunsets, lush gardens, and a stretch of shoreline which is home to a myriad of marine life. Beach: Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers a three-mile stretch of tropical beachfront, set along a gorgeous shoreline beautiful beyond compare. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 343
Year Opened: 1983 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, JCB
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Daily Resort Fee of $26.04. Billed to guest folio and collected at resort.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD - GOLF PKG
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a STANDARD room plus unlimited golf for two, daily. 3nt minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEANFRONT FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEANFRONT room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
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DLX OCEAN VIEW -GOLF PACKAGE
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW room plus unlimited golf for two, daily. 3nt minimum stay is required.
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STD OCEANFRONT - GOLF PACKAGE
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a GARDEN VIEW room plus unlimited golf for two, daily. 3nt minimum stay is required.
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OCEAN VIEW BUNGALOW
Bungalows are 4000+ sq ft private residences. All the comforts of home and more. 2 master suites, 2.5 baths, fully equipped kitchen, extra large lanai with grill private pool & jacuzzi and much, much more. Sleeps 6.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a STD OCEAN VIEW room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
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STANDARD ROOM - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a STANDARD room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEANFRONT - GOLF PACKAGE
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEANFRONT room plus unlimited golf for two, daily. 3nt minimum stay is required.
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CORNER OCEANFRONT B&B
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a CORNER OCEANFRONT room plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
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OCEANFRONT CORNER - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of an OCEANFRONT CORNER room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEAN VIEW - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
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OCEANFRONT CORNER
Located on the corner of the building with extra floor to ceiling windows offering larger views of the Kohala coastline. Includes a private, furnished balcony, large baths, flat screen TV's and much more. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT BUNGALOW
Bungalows are 4000+ sq ft private residences. All the comforts of home and more. 2 master suites, 2.5 baths, fully equipped kitchen, extra large lanai with grill private pool & jacuzzi and much, much more. Sleeps 6.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANFRONT - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a STD OCEANFRONT room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEAN VIEW - B&B PACKAGE
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a STD OCEAN VIEW room plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
STANDARD - B&B PACKAGE
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a STANDARD plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEANFRONT - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEANFRONT room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEAN VIEW - B&B PACKAGE
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW room plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEAN VIEW
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
Large luxurious room. Standard rooms overlook the hotel's main entrance and parking area. Amenities include a large private balcony, sitting area, flat screen TV's and much more. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VW - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of an OCEAN VIEW SUITE but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEANFRONT - B&B PACKAGE
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a STD OCEANFRONT room plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
SUITE DLX OCEAN - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW SUITE but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
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DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
Large luxurious room. Located on the 5th & 6th floors with unobstructed views of the Pacific. Amenities include a large private balcony, sitting area, flat screen TV, CD player and much more. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
DLX OCEANFRONT - B&B PACKAGE
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a DLX OCEANFRONT room plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
GARDEN VIEW - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a GARDEN VIEW room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEANFRONT
SPECIAL - Room with a view promotion: Special rates for OCEAN VIEW rooms. Available at limited times during the year and not combinable with other offers.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
STE OCEANFRONT - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of an OCEANFRONT SUITE but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT CORNER FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of an OCEANFRONT CORNER room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEANFRONT
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW SUITE FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of an OCEAN VIEW SUITE with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
GARDEN VIEW FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a GARDEN VIEW room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT SUITE FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of an OCEANFRONT SUITE with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
GARDEN VIEW -GOLF PACKAGE
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a GARDEN VIEW room plus unlimited golf for two, daily. 3nt minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT CORNER - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of an OCEANFRONT CORNER room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEAN VW SUITE - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW SUITE with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VIEW SUITE - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of an OCEAN VIEW SUITE, with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEAN VW - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a STD OCEAN VIEW room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
STANDARD ROOM - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a STANDARD room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
GARDEN VIEW - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of a GARDEN VIEW room with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEAN VW - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT SUITE - STAY 5
STAY 5 promotion -- all the amenities of an OCEANFRONT SUITE with the added value of a special reduced rate plus daily breakfast for two. 5 night minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VIEW SUITE B&B PKG
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of an OCEAN VIEW SUITE plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEAN VW SUITE - B&B PKG
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW SUITE, plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEANFRONT - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a STD OCEANFRONT room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
GARDEN - B&B PACKAGE
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of a GARDEN VIEW room plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
OCEAN VIEW SUITE
Ocean view suites are located on upper floors and provide outstanding views of the Pacific. In addition to standard amenities, suites offer a separate living area off the bedroom. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
DLX OCEAN VIEW SUITE
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a STD OCEANFRONT room plus daily breakfast buffet for two at Bay Terrace Restaurant and two rounds of golf. 3nt minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEAN VIEW FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a STD OCEAN VIEW room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEANFRONT - SPCL OFFER
SPECIAL OFFER rooms -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEANFRONT room but offered at a drastically discounted price. Available at limited times, during the year.
Other Amenities -
STANDARD ROOM FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a STANDARD room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT SUITE B&B
BED & BREAKFAST PACKAGE - All the amenities of an OCEANFRONT SUITE plus the added value of a daily breakfast buffet for two in the Bay Terrace Restaurant.
Other Amenities -
DLX OCEAN VW SUITE FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW SUITE, with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
GARDEN VIEW
Garden rooms over look the lush, tropical gardens. Perfect for guests who enjoy the tropical foilage the island offeres. Amenities include a large private balcony, sittiarea, flat screen TV's and much more. Sleeps 4.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
DLX OCEAN VIEW FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a DLX OCEAN VIEW room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT SUITE
Oceanfront suites are located on upper floors and provide outstanding views of the Pacific. In addition to standard amenities, suites offer a separate living area off the bedroom & wet bar. Sleeps 4
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Carpet
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
STD OCEANFRONT FREE-NT
FREE-NT -- all the amenities of a STD OCEANFRONT room with the added value of free night(s) calculated into pricing plus daily breakfast for two.
Other Amenities -
STD OCEAN VIEW - GOLF PACKAGE
GOLF PACKAGE -- all the amenities of a STD OCEAN VIEW room plus unlimited golf for two, daily. 3nt minimum stay is required.
Other Amenities -

OTHER INFO
Rollaways available in king bedded rooms only. Complimentary.
Flower lei greeting upon arrival at hotel.
DINING
There are 3 Restaurants at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows:
The Canoe House - This oceanfront restaurant offers breathtaking views of the crystal blue Pacific. Offering a Hawaiian plantation style menu focusing on island fresh, sustainable ingredients. Open Mon thru Sat for dinner, 5:30-8:30pm.
The Ocean Grill - Casual lunches, sunset cocktails and light dinners served in a relaxed, oceanfront setting.
The Bay Terrace - A casually elegant, garden-like restaurant serving continental fare for breakfast and dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Spa Facilities, Hula Lessons, Lomi-Lomi Massage Demonstrations, Fish Feeding Tours and Historic Tours, Hawaiian Games.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Twilight story telling
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Camp Mauna Lani - A year round program for children ages 5 through 12 supervised by qualified, attentive counselors. Activities include tidal pool excursions, visits to historic fishponds and petroglyphs, Hawaiian games and Hawaiian crafts.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: $50.-2nd child $35.

Babysitting Fee: Available
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

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Lunch at the Bay Club
Maiasd, Barcelona, Spain
Mon Sep 19 01:25:59 EDT 2016
Visited the Mauna Lani Resort for lunch at the Bay Club last week and it was amazing to say the least. The restaurant team and hotel staff were all very friendly and the grounds were so beautiful and well kept. Definitely recommend visiting for anyone thinking of planning a trip to Hawaii, or to local residents that want to have a nice day out at the beach. More>

Remote & Wonderful
vsquash, San Francisco, California
Thu Sep 15 10:39:18 EDT 2016
We loved staying here. You get a welcome greeting with a juice and lei as you check-in - a perfect way to check-in to Hawaii, makes you feel so special. The hotel staff is extremely nice! Pros - Beautiful grounds, secluded. - Clean Room with white modern sheets, safe, a fridge, coffee maker and working A/C. - Note, it's not this amazing new and updated hotel, but there is this charming elegance to it. It's like a well-kept older Mercedes. - Bidets are everywhere! Love me a bidet. - Sand beach with plenty of free cabanas for laying out. Cushions added for more comfort. - Pool is nice and big. I believe it was slightly heated when I dipped my toe in. - Due to the rock formation in the ocean, waves coming in are broken and you can swim in calm waters throughout the day. They have a stand where guests can get free snorkel gear, towels, rent boards etc.. - Breakfast buffet - amazing selection Expected Cons - Drinks are pricey (to be expected) - $14 - Food is mediocre at the pool bar, especially for what you pay. - Not a lot of restaurant options to choose from at the hotel and nearby. - No little shop/convenient store with random goodies or supplies in hotel Since this hotel is very private, there isn't much around. BUT there is a little shopping center 3 minutes away with a grocery store and deli called Foodland. You can get alcohol, food, aloe, pastries, and the best fresh Ahi Poke there. If you love lots of entertainment and things to do, FYI, this hotel gets pretty quiet at night. It's perfect for relaxation. Drive is about 45 minutes North of the airport. Before you take off to the hotel, you can always swing by Costco, Target, etc... 15-20 minutes South of the airport. Overall, we'd definitely recommend this hotel. The hotel grounds were beautiful. We were able to peacefully layout. We loved making coffee in our room and having breakfast on our balcony. It was a great relaxing trip. Thanks, Mauna Lani! More>

Lovely setting, snorkeling and dining
JmBlonde, Jerusalem, Israel
Mon Sep 12 11:27:16 EDT 2016
Lovely setting with beautiful fish ponds and wildlife. The snorkeling was lovely right on our beach-I saw eels, turtles and beautiful fish. Plenty of towels at the pools. Our dinners at the Canoe House Restaurant were delicious and the service was excellent. Our room was nice and I especially appreciated the design of the bathroom-two separate sinks so that my partner and I could really spread out and unpack. Also-the toilet was separate from the shower-so that gave an extra level of privacy. Also-the safe was enormous-great for leaving all valuables including my laptop. Would DEFINITELY go back! And special kudos to MAUNA LANI DIVE EXCURSIONS. I have NEVER had such a relaxing scuba dive thanks to Steve-what an incredible dive master-showed us SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE, took care of every detail and sent me the most beautiful photos I have ever had taken of myself under water for no additional charge. I was blown away and so were all of my friends. More>

Let Yourself Be Charmed
David_in_Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Sun Sep 11 21:00:36 EDT 2016
We stayed at this property for the second half of our time on Hawaii Island and really enjoyed it. Getting the only major negative out of the way first ... folks considering this hotel should be aware that it is somewhat distant from Kona where a lot of the activities are based: we had a hire car and it was free to park at the hotel ... so no big problem. But the drive into Kona takes about 40-45 minutes and it is a fairly tedious experience as we had to make the trip quite a few times! We had a room with a balcony and a lovely view of the ocean and the resort - the rooms looked like they could do with a bit of an update, but everything (aside from the telephone) worked well and the housekeeping maintained the room to a high standard. There is plenty around the hotel to do - we had dinner on our first night at the Canoe House ... and it was excellent. Lovely wait staff who were attentive and helpful without ever being intrusive. The setting was sensational, overlooking the beach ... with wonderful food that we thought was just about the best we had on Hawaii. The hotel has a bright, open feel ... there is a large indoor garden that has some very mature trees ... so it rises up to the top of the structure. The rooms are set around this in a "U" shape, although we stayed in one of the wings so that we could get the sea view. We were able to enjoy some of the local activities - there is a pretty good gym available, and on our last morning we went snorkeling about 10 minutes walk away from the hotel ... and it was pretty good snorkeling too! The hotel provides flippers and masks, so it was all very civilised. There is a bit of local shopping on offer, although we didn't find that it was that interesting. What we did discover was that it is best to use the bikes (again, provided by the hotel) to go to the gym, or the shops ... they do provide a shuttle, but it proved to be unreliable. All in all, we found that there was plenty to like about the property as it gradually charmed us with its Hawaiian style, great variety of activities and laid back/relaxed staff who made you feel welcome. There are minor niggles, such as elevators that are very slow later at night, and a very ordinary breakfast option ... but they're easily overlooked by the rest of what this property has to offer: if we were to go back to Kona, it'd be one of the places I would prefer to stay. One tip: there is some really good shopping/dining (lots of choices) about 5 mins drive down the road ... really just the next intersection. We didn't discover this until our last evening ... I don't think we would have gone shopping but the food options were interesting. More>

Understated class
Khoibui43, Orinda, California
Sun Sep 11 08:50:08 EDT 2016
Can't really put a finger on why I love this hotel so much. It doesn't have the high end features of a Ritz Carlton or a Fairmont, but there is a charm about the Mauna Lani that is just amazing. Carefully crafted without the over the top feeling. The resort feels very well maintained and the staff are extremely nice. No fancy pools for the kids (crazy slides) but the beach and the evening views from beach or from the pool bar with music playing is probably the most relaxing and beautiful sunset experience you can experience. Not too crowded, we had an amazing time here. There is a great snorkeling spot at a neighboring beach, walkable or you can have the hotel shuttle you there. Great salt pond area for a mellow 20-45 minutes walk. Everything is included in the resort fee, so you don't feel nickeled and dined. Valet included. Internet included (decent, downloaded movies, watched Netflix). Great place to relax. More>



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