luxury hotels in Hawaii

As the temperature gradually dips below freezing this winter for much of the mainland United States, Kaunaʻoa Bay remains in the beautiful low 80s. While other regions here on the climatically diverse Island of Hawaii may experience rain and snow may appear on Mauna Kea’s 13,796-foot-high summit, our sunny slice of this Hawaiian paradise provides guests with ideal sandy beaches, warm Pacific Ocean water, and lush tropical plants abloom with color. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, one of the highest-rated luxury hotels in Hawaii, is the perfect wintertime escape for mainlanders searching for a relaxing, beautiful, and overdue getaway. Our charming oceanfront hotel is accentuated with laid-back luxury and understated elegance. Play 18 holes at Mauna Kea Golf Course, a doubles match at the Seaside Tennis Club, or simply relax with a good read at Kaunaʻoa Bay as waves gently lap the white sandy shoreline.

Why Choose Mauna Kea Beach Hotel?

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the first resort on the Island of Hawaii, has a seemingly endless number of activities at your disposal, but the real reason mainlanders and kama’aina (locals) alike choose our beachfront paradise is the overall experience. Regardless if you’re on a honeymoon, annual family trip, or business retreat, our caring and experienced staff work around the clock to provide a once-in-a-lifetime vacation – we let the resort’s ambiance, surrounded by rich flora and fauna, do the rest. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has four onsite restaurants, seasonally offered clambakes, and a twice-weekly luau dinner and show. You won’t have to leave the resort to play a round of championship golf or a match at our incredible Seaside Tennis Club. Mauna Kea Resort’s 1,800-plus acres also include guest signing privileges for Hapuna Golf Course and dining at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. And as always, Kaunaʻoa Bay is the perfect place to sunbathe, snorkel, or sip on a chilled “Fredrico” signature cocktail at Hau Tree.

Why Travel to Hawaii During Wintertime?

luxury hotels in HawaiiFor many, the main reason to plan a visit to the Island of Hawaii during the wintertime is to escape frigid temperatures. Winters in many parts of the mainland may drag on for months, making Hawaii one of the most sought-after vacation destinations in the world. Rates in October, November, and early December are surprisingly inexpensive. Flights in January and February typically price drop after the holidays. Additionally, the Island of Hawaii is far less crowded than Oahu and Maui. One of the main wintertime-draws in Hawaii is whale watching. Massive humpback whales begin to mate, give birth, and calve their young starting in December. Local charters such as Liquid Hawaii, Adventure X, and Kohala Sail & Sea guide eager tourists into the Pacific Ocean in search of the sixth largest mammal in the world.

Luxury Hotels in Hawaii

First-time guests at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel are delightfully surprised when they step inside our ocean-view guest rooms and suites. Part of what makes Mauna Kea one of the highest-rated luxury hotels in Hawaii is our caring service, immaculate rooms, and first-rate amenities. Dial 1-877-880-6524, or visit to learn more about our wintertime offers, rates, and availability.

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