“Every great beach deserves a great hotel.”
This was said by Laurance S. Rockefeller, who founded Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in 1965. He knew the great beach at Kauna’oa also deserved spectacular golf and exceptional dining to accompany the most exclusive and expensive resort of its day. Five decades later, The Mauna Kea still stands as the landmark of luxury on the Big Island’s golden Kohala Coast.
In the restaurants, exciting new sights, sounds, scents and sensational tastes elevate the experience of dining in our luxury Big Island, Hawaii hotel. The iconic Copper Bar is undergoing an exciting transformation. Mid-December it will reopen as a beautifully reimagined dining and cocktail experience.
The legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course, updated to current USGA standards of play, is where Rees Jones sets a new benchmark for Big Island golf. Gracious hotel guestrooms, artfully enhanced by John Hara Associates Inc. and Barry Design Associates showcase Mr. Rockefeller’s signature “understated elegance” in a graceful fusion of modern features and fabulous style.