Kauna‘oa Bay’s white sand crescent has been called “America’s Best Beach.”
Snorkel alongside turtles or manta rays, enjoy a private sunset dinner, or create your own unique moment.
Relaxed elegance, world-class activities, and a timeless tradition of aloha.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s challenging championship golf course is renowned for its design and its beautiful oceanside setting along dramatic Kohala Coast cliffs. The Mauna Kea Golf Course is one of Hawaii’s
most sought-after golf experiences.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel was born after visionary Laurance S. Rockefeller spotted a beautiful, crescent-shaped white sand beach from the air and asked if he could swim there. From its bay, he looked up toward the majestic mountain Mauna Kea and conceived of a resort that conformed to, but did not intrude upon, the location’s incredible spirit and beauty.
When his resort was completed in 1965 — the first on Hawaii’s Big Island — it was the most expensive hotel ever built. Esquire magazine called it one of the “three greatest hotels in the world,” and all these years later it remains a legend and a tradition. Timeless legacies of luxury and style endure. The hotel continues to offer guests the finest cuisine, legendary championship golf, oceanfront tennis, a beautiful beach — and, always, the warmest aloha.
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