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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
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 -
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
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 -

OTHER INFO
Flower lei greeting upon arrival at hotel.
Rollaways available in king bedded rooms only. Complimentary.
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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Wonderful vacation
slipper, california, USA
Sun Jun 19 14:01:38 EDT 2016
Over the years we have stayed at several different places on the Big Island; this is our second stay at the Mauna Lani. I cant imagine staying anywhere else. The hotel is beautifully designed and landscaped with both salt and freshwater ponds. The beach is clean and easy to access. You can snorkel right off the beach. I hate it when hotels add the extra $25 resort fee, but we did get beach cabanas, lots of towels, snorkel equipment, parking, internet and pool equipment and more all for that price. The staff and service is outstanding. Many are long term employees, which I think speaks well for the hotel. If i have a complaint it is about the food. Dinner options were more limited than I like and the restaurants in the hotel close at 8:30 PM (maybe this is different in High season ?). The breakfast buffet has a good selection of food though I thought overpriced. I was disappointed in their upscale restaurant, Canoe House. There are lots of other restaurant choices however in the area. We were upgraded to an ocean front room free of charge. It was heaven; we left the patio door open at night and feel asleep to the sound of the ocean waves. It is quiet and peaceful. Though I havent been there when there are lots of families with children, so dont know about the quiet then. More>

Peaceful and classy resort
Paul K, Invercargill, New Zealand
Sat Jun 18 23:10:15 EDT 2016
We stayed for 5 days in June 2016. We arrived from our Honolulu flight way before the check in time (about 10 am), but this wasn't a problem and we were assigned a room straight away. The room was nice and updated with an ocean view over the beach where the turtles rest. The staff were helpful and friendly, the beach was great, and the pool was nice. The snorkeling was quite good at the adjacent beach, less than 10 minutes' walk away. The shops are about a 15 minute walk, or you can rent the resort bicycles for free. The only downside to the resort is it's relatively isolated (which is also a plus!) and dining options are limited to the on-site restaurant ($$$$) or bar-type meals. Other meal options are a 5 to 15 minute drive away. Wifi speed was good for a free service. The grounds of the property are nice and well-tended, and the gym is good quality with an extensive range of equipment. More>

Great stay on the big island
jan w, big bear lake
Sat Jun 18 12:46:53 EDT 2016
Beautiful hotel. The staff was very helpful. Free bicycles to ride around the area. The room was super clean. Plenty of chairs on the beach and at the pool. Breakfast was fantastic. Nice place to walk and beach yoga is offered every morning. More>

Beautiful Resort all around
sunsational, Waimea, Hawaii
Wed Jun 15 16:04:43 EDT 2016
I'm so grateful this resort is just right around the corner from where I live. It's just a beautiful resort, and the fish ponds are a real delight to explore. It's a resort like no other, and it's a unique place. There's much history here of how the Hawaiians lived. The grounds are well kept and the beach in front is just perfect for wading, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and relaxing. Great for families too. We enjoyed the hammocks right on the beach. This is a very picturesque resort. You won't be disappointed. It's true paradise, and as a local resident it's the perfect weekend getaway. The Napua restaurant which is a short walking distance from the hotel is at a wonderful beach which fronts a bay. The bay is also another hot getaway for snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, and relaxing. There's good snorkeling here too with pretty reef. The Napua restaurant has the ideal picturesque view while dining, and I like the burgers and pork nachos. There's a place on the beach to rent kayaks as well for very decent rates. Really reasonable local rates available for hotel stay. I look forward to my next stay. It's my favorite resort on the Big Island. There's a cement paved walking trail near the spa which has signage at certain spots explaining how natives lived and you can explore a cave where they lived. This trail leads to the fish ponds and hotel. Lots to see and explore. Even if you don't stay here, it's definitely worth a visit. More>

Perfect Vacation!!!
Ellen K, Appleton, Wisconsin
Wed Jun 15 10:01:04 EDT 2016
PLEASE do not believe any of the negative comments made by people. I am so glad I didn't! Of course, people are entitled to their opinions (within reason). The complaints I've read are so minor (in my opinion). You MUST give this gorgeous property a chance! My family have never been to Hawaii but I have. I have been to Kona many times but not on the side where the Mauna Lani is. I wanted to ensure they would fall in love with Hawaii like I did. We were here to celebrate my in-laws 50th, my son graduating, and I came to release my parents' ashes. They also loved Hawaii and even had a condo here. I knew this is where they would want to be. If you want a busy, contemporary, large resort, I would recommend the Fairmount Orchid, which is the other property here along with the Mauna Lani. We went there for their lu'au and we really enjoyed the evening. I did appreciate the resort for what is it but I was SO happy that I decided to go with ML. You drive up through this magnificent foliage and arrive at this charming hotel. We were immediately greeted by the staff, who greeted us with a warm Aloha. The walk to the lobby is just amazing. It is all open and very serene. Poi ponds are well kept. You reach the end of the entrance and immediately your breath is taken away by the VIEWS! Spectacular. We loved the openness and feeling the warm ocean breezes. The staff was very welcoming. You are taken care of very well here! We were also upgraded to an ocean view room, which we all very happy with. We had a complete view of the property and the ocean. We loved the rooms! They are old Hawaii but still very modern (big screen, beds are super comfortable, double sinks (LOVE), spacious shower, separate room w/toilet, HUGE closets w/safe, bath robes/slippers, ceiling fan (LOVE), HUGE lanai with the option to keep doors open w/screen!! Nice shelf above bed to place things (it is also has undermount lighting. No complaints here!! If you are a light sleeper (be prepared to wake up at 5am with the birds chirping). We had a noise cancelling machine w/us). The resort is very quiet overall, especially at night. There are limited places to eat here but we were never hungry. We ate at the Canoe House (a must)! The desserts are the best I have ever had. We tried 4 of them. The poolside bar is good as well. They are only open until 8:30 and they have nightly entertainment (very laid back). Food is good. We also had the breakfast buffet (included in our package). They have the usual fare (pancakes, eggs, bacon, waffles etc). I have had better buffets but it was still good. The staff are also very, very good. We had a few duds, but the good ones canceled out the duds! The views are so amazing in this resort. There is no where you go where there isn't a good view! I love dining outdoors (no bugs). You must like birds though! They are always around but they are not a bother (unless you leave your food unattended). We had fun with the birds and enjoyed them a lot. There are shops/restaurants/grocery store on the property if you want something different. We ate at Na'Pua (on property) and loved it! Also ate at Ruth Chris's and enjoyed it too. The pool is big and generally quiet. We spent a few days there but quickly got tired of all the kids. Families tend to hang around pools, which is fine but we prefer a quieter scene. You don't need to get up early to get a chair either. Plenty to get (also plenty of umbrellas). The beach is out of this world!! Again, views, views, views!! Lots of cabanas as well. Lots of trees to shade you as well. There are two beaches. One is good for general beaching and the other is 10 minutes away and best for snorkeling. Both are spectacular. The sand is a little rocky in spots but just wear your flip flops and you'll be fine. The water is so warm and aquamarine blue! Very calm as well. There are plenty of walking and exploring you can do on this property. It truly is one of the best resorts I've been too. We will definitely return! Please give this resort a chance. You will not be disappointed. You are in paradise and really shouldn't have a single complaint! Staff is always friendly and very accommodating for whatever you need! Thank you, Mauna Lani, for making this vacation a dream come true. You should be very proud of this resort and the amazing job you do every single day! We can't wait to come back. More>



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