One of Mauna Kea’s oft-forgotten features is its instant access to the Ala Kahakai Trail. This 175-mile-long path wraps around the island’s western rim from ʻUpolu Point to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Winter in Hawaii looks and feels something like this: 82 degrees, seemingly endless sunshine, refreshing ocean breezes, and bottomless Fredrico cocktails.
In recent months, we’ve written extensively about the many ways to explore and relax on the “Big Island” while also remaining safe and socially distanced. Many outdoorsy Island of Hawaii activities naturally promote social distancing, such as backcountry hiking, championship golf, horseback riding, beach relaxation, and countryside cycling.
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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel flawlessly hugs the bay, where a silica-based shoreline allures thousands of couples each year. While most beaches on the isle are jagged and rocky, this silica sand is often described as sugary, powdery, and idyllic. Naturally, romance ensues. Thus, the concierge team at Mauna Kea has pieced together 20 playful, passionate beach date ideas.
Yes, the isle’s world-class golf scene is exceedingly alluring, but don’t overlook the overall tropical appeal of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, a heavenly seaside resort located along Kauna‘oa Bay’s pristine shores. Combine 18 holes at one of the premier Big Island golf courses with vibrant island cuisines, aquatic adventures, exclusive Beach Club access, and a seaside tennis match at dusk for the perfect island adventure.
Piecing together a long-awaited, five-day Big Island itinerary takes months of planning without the help of an on-site concierge. Thankfully, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s worldly concierge team is available at the drop of a hat. Mauna Kea’s monthly travel guide is also a fantastic resource for those who prefer to plan a trip without the aid of a professional.
There’s nothing more romantic, heart-stopping, or visually-striking than a Hawaii beach wedding amid swaying palms, lapping waves, and warm sand. The Island of Hawaii is arguably the most biodiverse destination in the world as it’s home to a live volcano, tropical rainforests, arid deserts, and many more thriving landscapes.
With so many Island of Hawaii tours to choose from, the selection process can be quite overwhelming. But, luckily for you, the concierge team here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has pieced together eight of their favorite tours that even kamaʻaina mistakenly overlook.
There’s something genuinely magical about a multi-hour, midday excursion along the Kohala Coast or Waipi’o Valley on horseback. While we supply guests with dozens of on-site activities and amenities here at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, we cannot blame you if horseback riding in Hawaii sounds exceedingly enticing.