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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.

Photo of Mauna Kea Beach, A Must-Stop on Your Big Island Itinerary

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. 

Photo of Moonlight Manta Rays, A Must-Stop on Your Big Island Itinerary

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

Photo of a Clambake, a Must-Try on Your Big Island ItineraryAs 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 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.

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