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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows


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Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Free Cultural Activities, Historic Tours & Hawaiian Adventures.
Family: Kids 17 & under Stay Free.

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.

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.
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 in fee)
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 $31.25. Billed to guest folio and collected at resort.
ROOM TYPES
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
All suites are located on the upper floors and offer outstanding views of the blue Pacific. Seperate sitting area, king bedded bedroom and larger private balcony is standard. 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
All suites are located on the upper floors and offer outstanding views of the blue Pacific. Seperate sitting area, king bedded bedroom and larger private balcony is standard. 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
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
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 -
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.
Other Amenities -
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.
Other Amenities -
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.
Other Amenities -
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.
Other Amenities -
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.
Other Amenities -
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.
Other Amenities -
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.
Other Amenities -
OCEANFRONT CORNER
All suites are located on the upper floors and offer outstanding views of the blue Pacific. Seperate sitting area, king bedded bedroom and larger private balcony is standard. 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
Large luxurious room. Located on the Kona/Poolside or Kohala/Canoe side of the hotel. Offering oean views. 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
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 -
Air Conditioning
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.
Other Amenities -
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
Located overlooking the beach and offereing spectacular Kohala Coast sunset views. Decorated in a Hawaiian flair. Large private balcony, flat screen TVs and large baths are standard. 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
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
Large luxurious room. Located oceanfront overlooking the spectacular Kohala Coast. On the 5th or 6th floor offering ocean views. Amenities include a large private balcony, flat screen TV's & 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
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 -

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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Spoiled from the Beginning
JoAnne-IndAvonRep,
Tue Jul 11 19:07:52 EDT 2017
This hotel is absolutely amazing. From the moment you arrive, you feel special. You are given a cool cloth to wipe your face and hands with, a delicious, cool refreshing juice and a shell lei. The staff from the counter people, to the concierges, to the cleaning people were all friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious & clean with nice size balconies. You could leave the balcony doors open at night to have the ocean breeze fill your room. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. Unlike many hotels, you actually get things you'll use for your amenity fee. The beach was big with waiter service for food and drinks. The water was slightly closed in by natural rocks to form a calm swimming area or you could go further out for surfing. Snorkeling could be done in either area and there was also stand up paddle boarding. There was a sea turtle that came close to shore and swam among the swimmers. There were various activities throughout each day that you could partake in such as lei making & yoga on the beach. I wish this was the last hotel we stayed at on our 3 island trip because we were truly spoiled and the other hotels we stayed at could not compare.

Great resort. But greedy
494barrya, Salisbury Heights
Tue Jul 11 17:48:11 EDT 2017
I honestly love this resort. The room was magnificent, clean, well appointed, great views. But they tend to over charge in every part of the resort. $14 for Jack Daniels! I bought a 1.75 litre bottle at the supermarket for $39. What a hell of a mark up. The charge for a buffet breakfast is ridiculous and a continental buffet even more ridiculous. I loved all the facilities. the pool, the ponds with fish from some smaller species up to hammer head sharks and turtles. All swimming around in man made ponds around the resort. I loved the setting, I loved the staff. I hate being over charged for things that do not need a 300% mark up. Great shuttle service for getting around the resort Again I was charged a $30 resort fee for who knows what, after paying up front for the hotel. Another $180 I did not expect to be charged. This should be explained at the time of booking.

Good place to stay on Big Island
DJM964, Melbourne, Australia
Tue Jul 11 10:10:38 EDT 2017
Mauna Lani is in a nice quiet bay a short drive from the airport. We hired a car for our 10 day stay which made touring the sights easy. Hotel is old like most Hawaiian hotels but rooms have been refurbished at some point and are very nice and comfortable. Highly recommended.

My piece of heaven
Marymlopez,
Mon Jul 10 10:36:32 EDT 2017
The Mauna Lani hotel has everything a traveller needs: from personalized attention to secluded beaches for more privacy. The rooms are elegant, cool, and well maintained. There is enough. Enough cabanas, enough lounge chairs, enough access to the concierge, enough fun tours to go on, enough seating at meals and the list goes on. This is a full functioning resort with the personal touch. The other resorts in the area are so large I felt like a number and there wasn't enough for everyone. The Mauna Lani is my home away from home.

Spacious Rooms in Splendid Setting
Ron L, Cary, Illinois
Mon Jul 10 09:49:26 EDT 2017
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel is a very nice resort hotel with spacious, well-appointed rooms, a a beach just steps from the main building and walking trails that wind through historic fishing ponds, along rocky ocean shores and into lava fields with interesting wildlife. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The daily resort fee covers free valet service and parking, excellent wifi, free snorkel gear and discounted board and kayak rentals at the beach. The beach is a little rocky, but the snorkeling is excellent and paddle boarding is good if you go early before the winds pick up beyond the break. We were fortunate enough to be there on July 4 which is Turtle Independence Day at MLBH where they have an elaborate ceremony to release juvenile turtles into the wild that were raised on property in their Honu Pond. Around 2,500 people attended the ceremony and there was music and food trucks to make it an unforgettable July 4 celebration. MLBH is also well situated for touring the Big Island. If you want a more traditional, powder sand beach that offers boogey boarding, Hapuna is just five minutes down the road. You are also close to the Saddle Road which cuts the drive time to Volcano National Park significantly and you are also just down the road from the King and Queen Shops that offer a variety of dining and shopping opportunities. The buffet breakfast is good with a variety of foods to choose from and a made-to-order omelet station. While the categories of food don't change daily, the options within do -- different sausages, french toast flavors and egg dishes. We also ate at the Canoe House restaurant and it offers local fare that is fit for foodies in a romantic setting overlooking the ocean. The only annoyance was the odd design of the hotel if you're staying in the west wing on one of the first three floors. From the entrance, you have to go down two flights of stairs and (if you're on the second or third floors) then back up to your room. Not a problem if you're just using the pool and beach during your stay as these are on the ground floor, but it becomes annoying if you're leaving the resort grounds to do other things.



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