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The eruption at Kīlauea brings worldwide attention to Hawaii's Big Island, and you can capture the adventure on a spectacular "flightseeing" tour with Sunshine Helicopters. Their hi-tech "Black Beauties" are equipped with state-of-the-art video cameras, coffee or tea, pilot personal narration and choreographed music recorded on the live digital video, David Clark stereo aviator headsets with individual volume control, custom built digital recording system, polarized bubble windows, air-conditioned climate control, custom interiors and much more! Fly direct from the Hapuna Helipad to the dramatic action at the volcano and lush green valleys and waterfalls along the way.
Mauna Kea's summit is home to an international astronomy community that is the envy of stargazers worldwide and a must see for families. Experience a peek into worlds beyond and learn a bit about Polynesian celestial navigation that guided canoe voyagers to Hawaii for the first time with Stargaze Hawaii. See constellations outlined with powerful lasers, and deep space objects such as planets, galaxies, nebulae, interesting stars, star clusters, and multiple star systems with Celestron 11 Telescopes.
The premier shopping destination for the Big Island with more than 90 shops, restaurants, casual eateries and a gourmet market - King's Shops is an outdoor shopping oasis offering unique Hawaii merchandise and a diverse array of national brands set amid lush landscaping and water features.
A fun family shopping destination with something for everyone featuring an exciting collection of boutiques, galleries, shops and services plus a diverse food court and upscale restaurants.
Ignite your sense of adventure with Hawaii volcano tours, educational bird watching tours and an inspiring Mauna Kea tour. Hawaii Forest & Trail nature tours allow you to experience majestic nature in a small group, guided tour setting.
After dinner at Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, take a stroll down the stone path to Manta Ray Point and watch the nightly show, as a group of graceful manta rays careen and "dance" in the spotlight. Their dinner, tiny crustaceans called krill, are attracted to the lights, which in turn attract the manta rays. These sea creatures, hāhālua in Hawaiian, can reach up to 30' wingspan, yet seem like gentle giants as they turn in slow motion figure-eight's, gliding through the dark water along the shore.
Hawaiian Culture Experiences
At The Mauna Kea resort, we love to share the stories, songs and culture of Hawaii Island with our guests, as ‘ohana (family). Please join us for lessons in hula, lei-making, handcrafts and other interesting activities scheduled throughout the week, complimentary or at nominal charge.