mauna kea beach resort

Mauna Kea Beach Resort was created in 1960 when Laurance S. Rockefeller came to visit the Big Island to look for the perfect beachfront site for his eventual resort. Mr. Rockefeller was searching for beautiful natural surroundings and while standing on the shores of Kaunaoa Bay he looked upslope at the towering summit of Mauna Kea was inspired to create a great hotel that reflected the spirit of this special place. Mauna Kea Beach Resort offers the perfect location and the best weather on the famed Kohala Coast.

mauna kea beach hotel

Situated on a beautiful crescent beach, the luxury Mauna Kea Beach Hotel first opened in 1965, offering guests the ideal setting for a relaxing, private get away.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel website

Seaside Tennis Club

Fitness Center

Dining at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

hapuna beach prince hotel

Also a part of the resort is Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which sits above the longest white sand beach on the Big Island, Hapuna Beach. Hapuna Prince opened in August 1994 and was designed by Wimberly Allison Tong and Goo (who created The Mauna Keas beachfront wing, now Plumeria Beach Club) Hapuna offered a more contemporary take on Hawai‘i hospitality. With all ocean-facing rooms and a spacious, multi-tiered atrium lobby that captured a breathtaking pool-to-ocean view, luxury meeting spaces and first-class business services, ultra-exclusive Hapuna Suite and more, Hapuna was the perfect completion to the Mauna Kea Resort experience.

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel website

Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel Awards and Accolades

The two hotels in tandem offered a world-class resort and residential experience second to none. Both of these hotels offer guests a multitude of options within dining and shopping experiences.

the club at mauna kea

The Club at Mauna Kea is the Resort Amenity Program which affords access to the amenities of the two world class hotels, special golf rates, privileges at hotel beaches, pools, fitness centers and the private Seaside Tennis Club, preferred parking and a resort charge account. Participation is open to both Resort Homeowners as well as Kama’aina.

the golf course at mauna kea

Since 1964, the Golf Course at Mauna Kea has led the way in standards of course beauty and design, solidifying its place in Hawaiis history as one of the most scenic and favored golf courses. Avid golfers and guests of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel continue to enjoy Robert Trent Jones, Sr.s award-winning golf course. Without changing the essential character of his father’s design, Rees Jones Inc. made significant improvements and upgrades in 2009.

Mauna Kea Golf Course

hapuna golf course

This Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-designed 18-hole championship course is nestled into the dramatic natural contours of the land where the fairways are bordered by naturals grasses and lava, and the views feature the Kohala Coast, the Kohala Mountains, with snow-capped Mauna Kea as a backdrop. Hapunas challenging play and environmental sensitivity make it one of Hawaiis most unique golf courses.

Hapuna Golf Course

neighborhoods at mauna kea resort

From single family homes to condominiums, Mauna Kea Beach result has much to offer in its beautiful neighborhoods.

Mauna Kea Resort Neighborhoods include:

  • Fairways at Mauna Kea South
  • Fairways at Mauna Kea North
  • Villas at Mauna Kea
  • Bluffs
  • High Bluffs
  • Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea
  • Kumulani at the Uplands
  • Moani Heights
  • Apa’apa’a Heights
  • Wai’ula’ula at Mauna Kea Property