Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (4.5*)

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel founded by Laurance S. Rockefeller in 1965 features spectacular golf, exceptional dining and 258 luxury guestrooms and suites designed in signature "understated elegance" in a graceful fusion of modern features and fabulous style, some enhanced with serene golf or ocean-view baths


Hotel Details

  • natural white sand Kauna‘oa Beach, one of Hawaii's best ranked beaches by top travel authorities
  • enhanced beach and pool services, new padded chaise lounges, beach umbrellas, cabanas, thick orange beach towels, new beach activities and equipment
  • newly renovated 18-hole championship Mauna Kea Golf Course
  • new golf clubhouse and restaurant "Number 3" created by John Hara Associates and Pro Shop by Procraft Heritage Creations
  • 11-court seaside tennis club
  • new 2,500 square-foot fitness center with 43 Life Fitness exercise machines
  • The Mauna Kea Salon 
  • new boutique shopping enclave along the meandering koi ponds
  • indoor and outdoor group function spaces and meeting rooms
  • museum-quality Pacific and Asian art collection, over 1,600 pieces gathered by Mr. Rockefeller and Davis Allen for The Mauna Kea in 1965
  • new Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara


Room Features

All guestrooms feature:

  • private lanai
  • 32 – 40” HD TV
  • media hub
  • iPod clock radio
  • wireless high-speed internet (fees apply)
  • mini refrigerators stocked with bottled water replenished daily
  • coffee maker and Kona Blend coffee service
  • L'Occitane toiletries
  • luxury linen
  • safe for valuables


Mountain View Rooms:

  • located on floors 5-8 north end
  • room 400 sq ft, lanai 189 sq ft
  • view of the mountain and golf course
  • bathroom features shower/tub combo


Golf Vista Rooms:

  • located on floors 5-8 south end
  • room 615 sq ft, lanai 265 sq ft
  • view of the mountain and golf course
  • 2 private lanais
  • large walk-in closets
  • separate shower and tub


Ocean View Rooms:

  • located on floors 5-7 north end
  • room 400 sq ft, lanai 189 sq ft
  • panoramic view of the ocean
  • bathroom features shower/tub combo


Deluxe Ocean View Rooms:

  • located on floors 5-7 south end
  • room 615 sq ft, lanai 265 sq ft
  • panoramic view of the ocean and beach
  • features two private lanais
  • large walk-in closets
  • separate shower and tub



  • Luau – serves imu-roasted kālua pig, island fish, laulau, lomi salmon, sashimi and piles of pineapple, papaya, and more with the background sound of surf against soulful steel guitars
  • Clambake – remarkable seafood buffet featuring Keahole Maine lobster, sashimi, shrimp, crab claws, oysters, mussels and clams
  • Manta and Pavilion Wine Bar – features a dynamic new exhibition kitchen to showcase chefs' artistry and the next step in the evolution of oenology: the "Enomatic wine experience"
  • Monettes – fine dining venue offering exquisite food and wine, created by the Monette brothers, owners of the award-winning Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado
  • Number 3 – golf clubhouse restaurant featuring Grass-Fed Burger or Classic Crab Louis in a relaxed, casual atmosphere
  • Hau Tree – located right by the beach, with new chairs and tables, colorful umbrellas, refreshed kitchen and great new menu items, side by side with popular favorite Hawaiian sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, salads and ice cream treats
  • Copper Terrace – popular for ending a day, watch the torch-lighting, and enjoying some signature drinks



  • world-class Big Island golf
  • all manner of ocean sports and activities
  • Hawaiian culture experiences
  • yoga and fitness classes
  • art tour
  • shopping, strolling and Keiki Club
  • weekly Luau, traditional Sunday Brunch and Clambake on the beach
  • The Copper Terrace for sunset ceremony, music and cozy firepits for conversation, cocktails and pupus
  • 11-court Seaside Tennis Club
  • Hawaiian culture shared through lei-making, hula, crafting classes, music, luau and more
  • soul-soothing therapies and beatific body treatments at the transcendent new Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara


NEW! How you can make your stay more authentic, sustainable and memorable

These tips provide the insider’s knowledge on how travelers can engage with local culture, make their vacations more memorable, promote sustainability in the region, and enhance their overall holiday experience.

  • When visiting the Big Island a week after Easter Sunday in March/April, travelers are lucky to catch a weeklong celebration which is the world’s premier hula event held in Hilo - The Merrie Monarch Festival. Exciting expression of music, dance and storytelling are all part of this moving celebration.
  • Make sure to visit Farmers' Markets on Hawaii Island and find a unique diversity of ethnic foods, fresh produce, as well as locally made artwork, crafts and gifts.
  • Hawaii experience will not be complete unless travelers try one of the local dining spots. Often times there are a lot of local dining spots available around the resorts, and by visiting them you are not only going to get a great island experience, but also help local community.
Please Note: Time restrictions and extra charges may apply for some activities, watersports or facilities. Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only, have a dress code in effect and/or require reservations. While Sparkling Voyages makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, it cannot be held responsible for changes, omissions or errors.