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White-sand crescent beach on the Big Island of Hawaii
With a stay at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Kamuela (Kohala Coast - Waikoloa), you'll be minutes from Mauna Kea Beach and close to Hapuna Beach State Park.
This 4.5-star resort is within close proximity of Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site and Waialea Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 258 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and iPod docking stations. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and supervised childcare/activities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Kamuela? This resort has 1989 square feet (185 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 13 miles from the town of Waimea.
This Hawaii resort features a helipad which is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island. The concierge also can help guests arrange activities such as parasailing, bicycle tours, Segway rentals, and yoga classes. Lifeguards are on duty at the hotel's white-sand crescent beach, where lounge chairs and umbrellas await. Snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats are available for rent.
Hotel founder Laurance S. Rockefeller's private collection of 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks and artifacts is displayed throughout the hotel. A brochure is available for self-guided art tours; docent-guided tours of art and gardens also are offered weekly.
Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara provides a full menu of Balinese-inspired body treatments, including four-hand massage, hot-stone therapy, and couples massage. Guests also may choose massages in-suite or in ocean-view cabanas. The fitness center with cable TV has self-service complimentary coffee. Four meeting rooms offer 1,989 feet of space. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available.
One evening each week, guests can join astronomers to view constellations through an 11-inch lens telescope. At Manta Ray Point, manta rays dine at night on small fish attracted by a spotlight, as hotel guests watch. For children age 5–12, half-day or full-day activities are available seven days a week, with a 50 percent discount May 1 to September 30.
The Mauna Kea Hawaiian Lū‘au on Tuesday evenings offers a traditional beachfront feast of imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi, pineapple, papaya, and more. Entertainment includes steel guitars, the hula dance, and the fire dance.
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Spa tub
- Concierge services
- Room service (limited hours)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Banquet facilities
- Multiple large conference rooms
- Event catering
- Audiovisual equipment
- Business services
- Total number of rooms - 258
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Security guard
- Medical assistance available
- Currency exchange
- Tour assistance
- Hair salon
- Babysitting or childcare
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Translation services
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Full-service health spa
- Arcade/game room
- Health club
- Parking limited (surcharge)
- Tennis on site
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Number of restaurants - 6
- Meeting facilities size (feet) - 1989
- Meeting facilities size (meters) - 185
- Number of meeting/conference rooms - 4
- Golf course on site
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Beauty services
- Business center
- Complimentary newspapers in lobby
- Express check-out
- Designated smoking areas
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Billiards or pool table
- Children's club
- Multiple small meeting rooms
- Parking (surcharge)
- Picnic area
- Smoke-free property
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge), Parking limited (surcharge)
- Room Amenities
- Pay movies
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Free local calls
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Extra towels/bedding
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- In-room massage available
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- In-room safe
- Cable TV service
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Wireless Internet access (surcharge)
- iPod docking station
Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar - Manta features a new exhibition kitchen to highlight the chefs' artistry, along with the "Enomatic wine experience," an innovative wine-tasting program. Guests can start their day with Manta's breakfast buffet overlooking the ocean, enjoying made-to-order waffles and omelets, tropical fruits and juices, whole-grain cereals, homemade pastries and the famous Big Island coffee. Manta serves breakfast daily, brunch on Sundays and dinner Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
Number 3 - Golf clubhouse restaurant offering a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a Grass-Fed Burger, a Classic Crab, a cocktail or a frosty fruit smoothie. Open daily for lunch, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Beverages are available between 11 AM and 3 PM.
Monettes - American steakhouse featuring hand-crafted prime steaks from Brandt Farms, Colorado Lamb, fresh caught local fish, a selection of oysters and additional seasonal specialties. Open: Thursday - Monday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM.
Hau Tree - Restaurant by the beach serving Hawaiian sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads and ice cream treats. The little bar is the best place for a smooth tropical cocktail. Open for lunch from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, dinner from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Cocktails are served from 10:30 AM to sunset. Closed Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings.
Copper Terrace - Relax with a Mai Tai or a Copper Terrace signature drink, enjoy the smooth island rhythms of Hawaiian music and hula, and taste the yakitori grill, icy raw bar delicacies, your favorite sushi and more.
- Restaurant4-Open select days
Mauna Kea's coastal golf course, built on black lava rock, was renovated in December 2008, offers a new clubhouse with a Pro Shop and locker rooms, and includes a third hole where golfers tee off over an ocean inlet. A lifeguard is on duty at the hotel's white-sand beach, and guests can rent snorkel gear, kayaks, boogie boards, and sailboats. Guests can also swim in the large freshwater pool with a whirlpool spa tub.
Mauna Kea was recently name the #1 tennis resort in the Hawaiian Islands according to Tennis Resorts Online. Of the property's 13 tennis courts, 11 are oceanside. Tennis clinics, round robin play, aqua fit, and yoga classes are offered throughout the week (fee). The fitness center has cable TV and includes a weight room, treadmills, stationary bicycles, elliptical machines, and circuit training. The resort's helipad is used by helicopters offering private aerial tours of the Big Island.
Complimentary activities each week include a golf clinic and a couples putting contest, hula dance and ti-leaf skirt-making classes, and tours of Mauna Kea's Pacific and Asian art collection and gardens. Guests can also help prepare the imu (underground oven), where a pig is roasted for a weekly lu'au. The hotel offers Hawaiian craft lessons in making miniature bowls (umeke) and decorative flowers (surcharge). One night a week, astronomers with an 11-inch lens telescope offer guided constellation viewing (surcharge).
At no additional cost, guests can take advantage of all recreation at the resort's next-door companion hotel, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, including a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay and summertime "Dive In" poolside movies.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golf - driving range nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Whale-watching nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Tennis nearby
- Running track/path nearby
- Yoga classes/instruction nearby
- Aerobics nearby
- Volleyball nearby
- Scooter/moped rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Horse riding/rental nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Helicopter/airplane tours nearby
- Bird watching nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Golfing on site
- Segway rental/tour nearby
- Rowing or canoeing nearby
- Playground nearby
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Thai massage
- Couples treatment rooms
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
Policies & Fees
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 14.95 per day (rates may vary)
- Self parking fee: USD 15 per night (in/out privileges)
- Valet parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 75.00 per night
Awards & Affiliations
- Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is listed in the 2013 Travel + Leisure 500.