I lost a very delicate necklace with diamonds due to my own fault. It just slid off my neck when I... See full review
Apr 15, 2013
Simplicity, beauty and hospitality
The Mauna Lani is the least "fussy" first class resort at which I have ever stayed. The feel is... See full review
Feb 12, 2013
Waikoloa beachfront dream resort with golf, tennis, full spa and yoga
Fronting a luscious turquoise bay lined with powdery white sand, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers guests a picture-perfect location in South Kohala's upscale Waikoloa. With award-winning tennis and spa amenities, grand guest accommodations -- nearly all with ocean views -- and unique activities such as turtle feeding, Travel + Leisure magazine consistently rates the resort as one of the "Top Hotels in the World." Free extras include valet parking, Wi-Fi Internet, daily newspaper and bottled water.
Join in the resort's many activities, ranging from historic petroglyph tours to beachside yoga classes
Tennis courts, ranked one of the "Top 50 Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine
Experience one of the "World's Best Spas" per Travel + Leisure magazine, built to resemble a Hawaiian village
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is less than an hour north of Kailua-Kona, in the upscale and sunny community of Waikoloa. The resort fronts a sugary beach and cove, neighbored by an ancient fishpond. Guests enjoy excellent shopping at two malls several miles away.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers deluxe guest rooms with mountain, garden or ocean views; Beachfront Bungalows with private plunge pools; and 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom villas. Guest rooms include a private balcony, personal bar, LCD flat-screen TV, free high-speed Internet access and twice daily housekeeping service.
Recreation Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows offers excellent recreational activities. Get friends together for a game of sand volleyball, or sign up for a class at the fitness center (fees may apply). For guests craving a bit of history, the hotel offers historic and educational tours and classes. The resort is also home to a spa, tennis club and two championship golf courses (fees apply).
Mauna Lani Bay offers a variety of dining experiences ranging from in-room private dining to the hotel's signature restaurant, The Canoehouse, serving fresh Island cuisine and a Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" wine selection.
Kona International Airport (22.4 mi/36.1 km)
Kings' Shops/Queens' MarketPlace (5 mi/8 km)
Anaehoomalu Bay (5.7 mi/9.1 km)
Hapuna Beach (6.8 mi/11 km)
Lapakahi State Historical Park (19.8 mi/31.8 km)
Kailua-Kona (28.6 mi/46 km)
Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (48.3 mi/77.8 km)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (via Waimea) (102 mi/164 km)
Policies and fees
• Overnight parking fee is $18.00 plus tax. • Internet fee is $14.95 plus tax per day or $54.95 plus tax per week.
This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows Rooms
Ocean View Room
The Ocean View guest rooms feature excellent views of the beach, ocean and the dynamic Kohala coast. In winter it is common to see humpback whales breaching. This room is perfect for guests who prefer to experience sunset or sunrise over the Pacific from the comfort of their private lanai
Overlooking the Mauna Kea Mountain, these rooms are the most affordable of the luxury guest rooms.
Garden View Room
The Garden View guest rooms offer views of the beautiful gardens of Mauna Lani Resort. This room is perfect for guests who prefer lush greenery.
Ocean Front Room
The Ocean Front guest rooms directly overlook the beach, palms and straight out onto the warm Pacific Ocean. The views are, of course, spectacular. In winter, it is common to see humpback whales breaching
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
Fitness center or spa
Safe deposit box
Doctor on call
Kohala Coast - Kona, HI
Kona International Airport-KOA
On 29 oceanfront acres at Kalahuipua'a on the Big Island's Kohala Coast, 23 miles north of the Kona International Airport. Flanked by Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and the ancient Kohala Mountains in the distance. On Makaiwa Bay and three miles of secluded shoreline. Part of the 3,200 - acre Mauna Lani Resort located on ancient 16th century Kaniku lava flow and dotted with 15 acres of ancient springfed Hawaiian fishponds; historic park and preserves with petroglyphs; shelter caves and the restored King's Trail, Ala Loa.
Lush grounds and ten spectacular man-made ponds teeming with tropical fish and Hawaiian green sea turtles. Seven inches of rainfall annually; average temperature 78' Fahrenheit.
Features Pacific Asia cuisine in and oceanfront setting. One of the most romantic restaurantes in the Islands, the CanoeHouse is named "Best restaurant on the Big Island" by Honolulu
Serves fresh fish, sandwiches, burgers, salads and pizzas.
The Gallery Restaurant & Knickers Bar
Located at the Francis H. I'i Brown golf clubhouse, overlooking the course's manicured greens. Open air, clubby atmoshpere serving "cop house" style cuisines. It's a perfect venue for lunch and dinner.
Terms and conditions
Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
Lovely place-- hotel makes the most of the soft Hawaiian breezes. Fascinating fish ponds nearby. Beach chairs are comfortable and offer adjustable sun/wind shades-- perfect for relaxing and watching the sunset. Meals are pricey but rooms have
mini-fridges and there is a market in the resort shopping area. Parking is $18 a night, so add that on to your rental car expense. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Lots to do in and around the hotel, and the location is good for access to all of the island.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
There is a nice food market in the shopping area out toward the highway.
Review of Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows
New York, NY
Apr 15, 2013
I lost a very delicate necklace with diamonds due to my own fault. It just slid off my neck when I was going out to dinner. I guess I didn't put it on properly. We reported the loss, but did not hope to find it. After we gave up, the staff kept
looking for it in the dark with flashlights, found it somewhere on the parking lot, and returned it to us the next day. We just couldn't believe it! As I said before, the necklace is extremely delicate, and the hotel's staff was not responsible for the loss.