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. However, to ensure that each guest’s Mauna Kea experience is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled a handy Big Island itinerary that encompasses everything that makes the Island of Hawaii so uniquely alluring.
5 Days in Paradise: An Enticing Big Island Itinerary
It’s quite common to spot travelers holding a Hawaii trip planner when strolling through Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s jaw-dropping, 60-acre property. And, hopefully, this easy-to-read Big Island itinerary plays a significant role in the planning process. To learn more about each destination and activity (as seen below), please give the concierge team a call today at 1-808-882-5707.
Day 1: Relaxation
The ideal way to start a vacation, especially after a lengthy flight, is to unwind, relax, and rejuvenate. And the best way to relax on the breathtaking Island of Hawaii is to explore Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s sprawling 60-acre property as well as its many on-site amenities.
- Beachfront Cocktails at Hau Tree
- In-Room Dining
- Mauna Kea Beach Club
- Mauna Kea Art Tour
- The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara
Day 2: Aquatic Adventures
Perhaps the most alluring aspect of Kauna’oa Bay is the ocean’s teal waves, which methodically lap onto the sandy shores near Hau Tree. Families soak, splash, and explore these pristine waters in a variety of ways, including snorkeling, paddleboarding, and canoeing. Green sea turtles, triggerfish, and a variety of colorful underwater critters call this beach “home.”
Day 3: Explore the Land
It’s imperative to explore the island’s exceptionally biodiverse landscape while lodging in Waimea. Guests are urged to traverse the land on foot, in the air, and whilst strapped onto a zip line. The island boasts 11 distinct climate zones, which is a head-turning statistic in and of itself.
Day 4: Championship Golf
Seemingly every multi-day Big Island itinerary includes at least 18 holes at Mauna Kea Golf Course or Hapuna Golf Course, two of the most dazzling designs in the country. Robert Trent Jones’ classic 1964 design has stood the test of time here at Mauna Kea, thanks to the Kahola Coast’s black lava fields, seaside cliffs, and unobstructed Pacific Ocean views. Hapuna, meanwhile, is a challenging yet visually-striking links-style course that’s just a two-mile shuttle from the resort’s front lawn.
Day 5: A Culinary Journey
As one of the premier Kohala Coast hotels, Mauna Kea is continually enhancing the guest experience, especially for foodies. Depending on the day, travelers young and old can indulge in a wide variety of authentic Hawaiian cuisines, contemporary eats, and innovative signature cocktails. After all, no Big Island itinerary is truly complete without an authentic luau or clambake. Keep in mind that reservations for both the weekly clambake and twice-weekly luau fill up fast.
To discover several more quintessential Big Island activities, please visit MaunaKeaBeachHotel.com. Mauna Kea remains one of the top-reviewed luxury hotels in Hawaii, regardless of the island. Please call the reservation team at 1-877-880-6524 to book a well-deserved escape to this tropical paradise.