Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows stands out among Big Island resorts. A perfect blending of beauty, relaxation, quality service and fun activities, the Mauna Lani resort is consistently rated one of the top hotels in the world.
If you've come to relax, you will appreciate the soothing energy of the Mauna Lani. It starts as soon as you arrive, when you walk into the lush open-air atrium and are greeted by the friendly staff. Enjoy a complimentary tropical beverage and an authentic welcome lei.
Stroll around the scenic, richly landscaped grounds with palm trees and amazing pools of fish. There is a genuine Hawaii feel here, exotic and laid back. The attractive design of the property blends nicely with the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Guestrooms at the Mauna Lani Bay are fairly standard and moderately sized, but immaculate and tastefully decorated. LCD flat-screen TV’s and a spacious private lanai complement each room. There are 343 guestrooms and suites to choose from, and five restaurants. Oceanfront rooms have spectacular views. For an experience in ultimate luxury, reserve one of the Beachfront Bungalows with 2600 feet of living space and your own pool ($3900/night).
You won’t feel like you are getting nickel and dimed at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel as there are lots of freebies. Choose from a wide selection of complimentary daily activities including tennis, use of snorkeling equipment, bicycles to explore the resort, sand volleyball and even ukulele classes. A daily kids program is available for $80/day.
The lush beachfront property is part of the 3200 acre Mauna Lani Resort, built on the grounds of Kalahuipua'a, part of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. The Mauna Lani Resort is renowned for its Honu (Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle) program and abundance of fishponds. With a wealth of ancient petroglyphs and other Hawaiian artifacts, and the historic Ala Kahakai Trail crossing through the resort, there are adventures just waiting to be discovered at the Mauna Lani.
In the evening, pull up a beach chair or stretch out on the sand in one of the better places to enjoy a Big Island sunset.
Unfortunately the days of free parking are gone. Most resort hotels charge a $25 Resort Fee that covers things like parking and internet access. At the Mauna Lani, there is no additional charge for valet parking.
For you golfers, the Mauna Lani Resort has two of the premier golf courses on the Big Island, offering a challenging experience for all levels of players. Greens fees are only $165 for hotel guests (normally $215). The Mauna Lani Hotel also has six tennis courts, two pools including a lap pool, a Hawaiian inspired spa, and two pretty beaches. Situated 29 miles north of Kailua Kona and just 23 miles from the Kona Airport (KOA).