This elegant hotel is located in the Mauna Kea Resort on Hawaii's famed Kohala Coast, and fronts the natural white sand beach of Kaunaoa Bay. The Mauna Kea Golf Course was designed by Robert Trent Jones and is rated number one in the State of Hawaii.
This hotel has 310 guestrooms, all of which include teakwood built-in closet drawers and sliding closet and lanai doors. Louvered shutters, ceiling fans, and locking screened entries offer an alternative to air conditioning. Each room has postcard reproductions of an original watercolor on its walls. Additional room furnishings include teak writing desks and rattan chairs. Bathrooms have a second phone, Neutrogena toiletries, lace-edged shower caps, bathrobes, and slippers. All rooms have lanais with a table, chairs, and lounge chairs.
An architectural trend-setter, this hotel features golf, gardens, and 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks. A beautiful white-sand crescent beach tops a list of amenities also including a swimming pool with ocean view; salon, fitness center, and activities such as star-gazing. Ceiling fans cool guestrooms with louvered shutters and locking screened entries. All accommodations have tile floors, teakwood furnishings, and watercolor artworks. Mauna Kea's golf course is built over black lava rock, and golfers can still tee off over an ocean inlet at the third hole. Public spaces feature 1,600 Pacific and Asian artworks from founder Laurance Rockefeller's private collection—including one of only three known 7th-century pink granite Buddhas from India. Lifeguards watch swimmers, snorkelers, and sailors at the hotel's beautiful, white-sand crescent beach, and the large pool has an ocean view. Guests can choose from excursions, craft classes, lu'aus, and many recreational activities. Mauna Kea guests enjoy the amenities of the resort's companion, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which includes a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay. A shuttle between Mauna Kea's hotel, oceanfront tennis courts, and golf course; and Hapuna Beach's lobby, golf clubhouse, and fitness center departs every 20 minutes.