Welcome to Mauna Lani Resort
Mauna Lani means “mountain reaching heaven” and is truly a heaven on earth set in a Hawaiian paradise. The Mauna Lani Resort can be found on the Kohala Coast of the big island of Hawaii. The area is home to secluded beaches for lazy days, coral reefs for snorkeling adventures, and entertainment, shopping, and dining venues.
What to Love
- Exclusive convenient beach access
- Exceptional water and golfing outdoor adventures
- Resort amenities including shopping and dining
Mauna Lani Resort is right in the middle of ancient historical sites alongside luxury resorts and world-renowned golf courses. Located near the west coast of Hawaii and all the amenities that part of the island has to offer. This upscale resort location borders the Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and migrating whales can be seen from a morning canoe trip along the coast. Mauna Lani has so much to offer, not to mention being located in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There is a variety of shopping and dining options near Mauna Lani including the Shops at Mauna Lani shopping center. This shopping destination includes twenty name-brand shopping outlets alongside specialty boutiques and dining locations.
Also located within the Shops at Mauna Lani, the Tommy Bahama Restaurant has simply breathtaking views from the shady and spacious lanai. Relax and take it all in as you taste flavors inspired by the fresh produce and ancient culture of Hawaii!
Located in the world-class Mauna Lani Auberge Resort, the CanoeHouse restaurant is their signature beachfront restaurant. Featuring scrumptious dinner delights from steaks to fresh seafood delicacies.
For a breakfast treat within the Mauna Lani Auberge Resort stop in and visit HaLani, a casual and family-friendly breakfast spot overlooking the ocean. This open-air eatery has the freshest items to choose from along with locally grown and just tasty Kona coffee.
For your daily shopping needs, there is a Foodland Farms within the Mauna Lani Resort, which is a specialty store with gourmet grocery options as well as an excellent selection of local produce and Hawaiian foods.
Things to Do
A visit to Mauna Lani would not be complete without viewing the unique 800-year-old black sand beaches of Honoka’ope Bay. Where many of the surrounding beaches are white sand made of broken bits of ocean coral, this beach is made of tiny grains of lava and is the only black sand beach on the Kohala Coast. If you are the adventurous sort, you can also explore the trail along the cliff’s edge with its stunning views of coves and tidal pools and the bay provides excellent conditions for snorkeling when the crystal blue waters are calm.
Another natural feature that has attracted visitors for centuries is the seven ancient fish ponds where Hawaiian chefs used the acreage of natural, spring-fed pools to sustainably raise fresh fish for consumption. The ponds are still producing fish to this day.
Fresh food is a way of life in Hawaii and this area is home to several excellent farmer’s markets including the Kekela Farms market which showcases over 100 different varieties of 30 different vegetables. Many of their offerings are available year-round while some are seasonal.
Mauna Lani is home to the excellent Parker School, an independent college preparatory school for K-12 students.