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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

A luxurious Hawaiian getaway

Voted one of the top 10 best hotels in the world 2016, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the landmark of luxury. Offering enhanced beach and pool services, an 18-hole championship Golf course, Mandara Spa and boutique shopping; this stunning resort provides everything you will need for a memorable holiday. Given in the spirit of ‘lokomaika‘i’ meaning sharing with kindness from within, you will be greeted with a fresh flower lei on arrival and luxury L’Occitane bath amenities in your room. Book an Outrigger Canoe Adventure, test your balancing skills on stand up paddle boards or go on an unforgettable Manta Moonlight Snorkel, the choices are endless.

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Guide Price

£3,499 per person
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Tripadvisor rating 1622 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Top Rated Beach
  • Award Winning Golf Course
  • Twice Weekly Luau
  • Hawaiian Cultural Classes

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 252 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 34 minutes from airport

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

  • Beach
  • Approx. 35 minutes from airport
  • Explore the amazing Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Take an Island Tour that encompasses the entire Big Island
  • Enjoy a Manta Ray Sunset Snorkel excursion
1622 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1115
  • Very Good 323
  • Average 101
  • Poor 52
  • Terrible 31

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Oct 20, 2019

Beautiful 8 Days!

Palm Desert, California

This property is absolutely beautiful!! We were fortunate enough to have a tower room overlooking the Mauna Beach and couldn't have been more pleased with our stay! We spent many mornings on our Patio having room service breakfast and enjoying the air, waves and warmth. The cleanliness was top-notch, the room-service was fantastic and every employee was spot on. We never heard the word 'No' to any guest and were amazed that they were all so professional and courteous! We took advantage of MOST amenities and visited each of the restaurants (the Manta 3 times it was that good!) We will definitely return and this is one of our new favorites!!! Mahalo!
Oct 14, 2019

A week of mishaps amongst a beautiful beach

Portland, Oregon

I love Mauna Kea and have stayed there many times over the years. We’ve considered this beach one of the best in the world and the hotel exceptional. This year was an unusual exception to a perfect vacation and I’m trying very hard to not let the unfortunate incidents fully tarnish my feelings for this beautiful place. We had a friendly and accommodating reception upon checking in. Our room appeared clean and the location was great- 4th floor in the beach wing which was exactly what we hoped for because of its close proximity to the beach and pool and beautiful sunset views. The first issue occurred that night when my husband and I were trying to sleep. We individually heard banging noises in the room which we assumed were from each other but at 3:00 am we both were awakened by the crash of some plates we had used the night before. It was then that my husband confirmed we had a big rat running around our room and in & out of the entertainment center. We immediately called the front desk and requested to be moved immediately. Initially they moved us three rooms down but I was sure that I would not be comfortable in the same exact room just down the way from a room with a rodent. So at 3 am we had to pack up our bags (we were completely unpacked and settled in) and temporarily moved to the room down the way while they looked for another room. Then at 4 am we moved to a room in the tower with view of a roof. Because we’ve stayed several times before, we purposely booked our room in the beach wing for the view and proximity to the beach so the roof view although on the beach side was a big disappointment. By the next afternoon they were able to move us once again to the 8th floor. Needless to say, we were really exhausted our first day of vacation. The manager offered us a $400 credit and then we asked for breakfast and he added that too. Both very nice but sleeping with a rat in the room was truly awful. After the first incident we then had another issue after returning from dinner. Housekeeping had been to our room and apparently broke a glass but failed to clean up some of the glass. When my husband washed his hands he was cut by the small shards that were on his soap. When we called to get housekeeping back to clean up the glass they were sure that we were the ones who broke it. Of course if we had, we wouldn’t have had any problem with just telling them we did, so this was an annoying response. The next issue was that there was a smoker within close proximity to our balcony which made it really unpleasant to sit outside and enjoy the sunset. We called each time but for three nights in a row, they did not locate him. It wasn’t until we worked with another guest below us looking for the smoker as well that we were successful in identifying the smoker in the room below us. The staff came to our room to personally apologize for this unfortunate occurrence which was nice but didn’t give us back our 3 nights that we couldn’t use our balcony. The last unfortunate thing was that two tee shirts that my husband brought were taken from our room. We called and asked if maybe housekeeping accidentally picked them up with towels or linens but the manager said that my husband must have misplaced them. He didn’t and they never found them. As I said earlier, this is one of our very favorite places to go and during all of the other stays we never had any problems whatsoever. If it were just one of the unfortunate incidents we experienced, we would chalk it up as “thing happen” however, this was exceptional in the number of bad things that happened and it’s difficult not to wonder if the quality of our favorite hotel is going downhill.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel


Glow SUP

Enjoy a relaxing evening of SUP, Stand Up Paddle, on the calm waters of Kaunaoa Bay. Stargaze at the illuminated sky and you may even be treated to a visit by manta rays, while LED lights flow under and around your board.

Fitness Center

Enjoy the complimentary Fitness Center for an active work out or cool down after a day of golf or tennis.

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Created in 1964 by Robert Trent Jones. Sr, this award winning golf course is an all time favourite in beauty and design. Enjoy stunning views over the Pacific, while the undulating greens and prevailing coastal winds provide a truly challenging course.

Art Tour

Around the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, you can find an incredible collection of museum quality Pacific and Asian art collected by hotel-founder Laurance S. Rockefeller. Guests can discover the pieces on their own, or join a weekly art tour to learn more about the collection's history.

The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara & Salon

Relax with a combination of Balinese and Hawaiian inspired therapies including massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare. The Salon offers services including hair styling, manicures, make up application and bridal services.

Cultural Activities

Learn the rhythms of hula and tell a graceful story with your hands. Or choose lauhala weaving, lei making, throw net fishing, Panilolo Horseshoes and Makahiki Games.

Seaside Tennis Club

Named as one of the top 10 tennis resorts in the world, Seaside Tennis Club offers 11 courts right on the ocean's edge for spectacular views while you play. Take a tennis lesson, join in the round robin tournaments, or just enjoy a leisurely game.

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