Welcome to Mauna Kea
Discover a world of distinct pleasures and privileges at the Mauna Kea resort community.
Mauna Kea is a beautiful resort and estate community located along the Kohala Coastline. It was conceived and developed by Laurance Rockefeller in 1965 and remains an iconic gem. The 2,000-acre resort features two world-class hotels, beautiful beaches, and luxury beachfront properties.
Mauna Kea is home to two championship 18-hole courses with sweeping ocean views at nearly every hole. Residents also have access to two fitness facilities, an 11-court seaside tennis club, multiple restaurants, a spa, and a fantastic Pacific and Asian art collection.
Mauna Kea is a low-density resort with rolling topography. This leads to unparalleled ocean and coastline views. Residents can also see Maui in the distance from the comfort of their homes. The real estate market offers a mix of luxury homes and condos. Some of the best homes can be found at Mauna Kea Resort developments, such as The High Bluffs, The Bluffs at Mauna Kea, Fairways at Mauna Kea South, and Moani Heights at The Uplands.
What to Love
- Historic hotel — Mauna Kea Resort dates back to the 1960s
- Famous golf course with sweeping ocean views
- Great location with a beautiful bay and beach setting
If you crave a laid-back lifestyle that involves shedding stress, eating gourmet foods, and exercising outdoors without giving up world-class amenities, Mauna Kea is where you'll find it. The area offers unique venues for golfing, fitness, and gathering.
For many residents, the beach lifestyle at Mauna Kea is about escapism from the daily grind, peace of mind and serenity, connecting with nature, and having fun. The resort community offers all these and more with its luxury amenities.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Manta Restaurant at Mauna Kea Resort is the place to go when nothing will do but upscale dining at the waterfront. It only specializes in breakfast and dinner, giving you the perfect start and end to each day. All the dishes are tastefully prepared from scratch using locally sourced ingredients, and the drink selection is excellent.
The Copper Bar boasts an iconic menu of entrees and tapas elevated with locally sourced ingredients. Their sushi, flatbreads, burgers, sashimi, and salads go nicely with the large selection of craft cocktails, wine, and tap beers. The panoramic ocean views, hula, and sunset music elevate your dining experience.
With hula dancing, steel guitars, a fire dance, and spectacular food, Mauna Kea Luau is a journey through the Hawaiian culture. In a great location with gorgeous ocean views, Mauna Kea Luau serves tasty dishes like ahi poke, baked sweet potato with coconut syrup, and coconut cake. It also has a noteworthy history since it was created for Newsweek magazine in the 1960s.
Head to Meridia at Hapuna Beach for Mediterranean-inspired dishes served with beer, cocktails, or fine wine. If you arrive early (before sunset), you might get lucky and see passing whales during the humpback migration season.
Things to do
Mauna Kea Resort offers access to Kauna'oa Beach, which stretches over a quarter mile. At 10 feet deep, it is perfect for lengthy bouts of playing in turquoise waters. It's also great for snorkeling along the lava rock. Hapuna Beach offers more beach-related opportunities, including picnicking, sunbathing, bodysurfing, and swimming.
Mauna Kea Luau hosts a Big Island luau night every Tuesday and Friday. The event blends Hawaiian cuisine with Polynesian entertainment. You can learn about Hawaii's history, culture, and legends through music, food, and family traditions.