A private oceanfront sanctuary with boundless open air experiences. Your one-of-a-kind adventure begins here.

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WELCOME TO MAUNA LANI

On the dramatic Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani’s secluded beaches, coral reefs, and ancient fishponds set the stage for transformative experiences. Gather with friends and family at the Hālau, our open-air village center that serves as the vibrant heart of the resort. Come here to plan island adventures, meet friends after a gym workout, and experience the spa and shops and fresh culinary delights. Continue onto the Great Lawn—an expansive grassy playground with palm-fringed swimming pools, the HāLani restaurant, and Hā Bar. Wander down to the Surf Shack, which anchors the Great Lawn to an expansive white sand beach. After exploring the storied coastline, make new memories with dinner at the celebrated CanoeHouse.

Stay at Mauna Lani

A Private Paradise to Call Your Own. Curated Residential Escapes

Close to home, but a world away. Elevate living in Mauna Lani's five private 4,000 square foot open-air oceanfront residences. Set in a private neighborhood just steps from the beach and a one-minute golf cart ride to the resort. Stay 5+ nights and enjoy extra amenities.

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We arrived and knew that we were in paradise. The grounds are spectacular. Our ocean view room was phenomenal. Beautifully decorated. But the icing on the cake - was the staff. From the check-in, guest services and restaurant staff were amazing and so helpful.
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Share in the Spirit of Adventure

Family Memories Are Made of This

An authentic family escape awaits on the sun-drenched Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawaii. Surrounded by ancient fish ponds and historic petroglyphs, Mauna Lani's white sand beaches set the tone for a relaxing vacation to remember. Greet migrating humpback whales on a sunrise paddle with our Kainalu pros, relax in an oceanfront pool cabana or find a cozy place on the Great Lawn to stargaze together. This summer, we are hosting 4 weeks of limited capacity Summer Camp, where children can choose from learning ancient Hawaiian culture or enjoying a week of sports, both in and out of the water. Family accommodations range from Suites, guaranteed connecting rooms, or private Residences. Reconnect and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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Man walking with a paddleboard at Mauna Lani

A Blissful Break

A World Away For Father's Day

Shower your appreciation on dad with a one-of-a-kind getaway from life’s daily demands. Off-duty parents enjoy a blissful pause.

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Soulful Journeys

Discover one-of-a-kind journeys reminiscent of Authentic Hawai'i. Find every ocean pursuit imaginable—from outrigger canoeing, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding, to snorkeling right off the resort’s main beach and nearby Makaiwa Bay.

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The only goop store in Hawai'i is now open

Private shopping available upon request. Or just stop by.

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Adventure Awaits

Connecting the Great Lawn to the beach, the Surf Shack is home to the Kainalu watersports program and our legendary watermen and women. Start the day here with sunrise yoga and fresh lemonade. Chase the horizon in a Hawaiian outrigger canoe, hone your standup paddle skills, or just hang out on the Surf Shack deck for an epic sunset. The Kainalu team makes magic happen on water and land.

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Authentic Cultural Togetherness

Respect and nurture Kalāhuipua‘a’s rich cultural heritage through authentic experiences, and engaging programs.

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UNCLE DANNY

Learn Talk Story With Uncle Danny

Danny Akaka, the resort’s resident expert in Hawaiian history and culture, is in high demand. No matter how many people file into the Hale I‘ike cultural center, each one of them receives the full benefit of his beaming smile and gracious attention. Akaka is the embodiment of aloha: generous, unhurried, and brimming with love for Hawai‘i and her people. Diplomacy runs in Akaka’s genes. His father was a respected U.S. Senator, his uncle coined the phrase “aloha spirit,” and his grandmother couldn’t let a tired taro farmer pass by her house without offering refreshment and a shady place to rest.

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Celebrate Hawaiian Stars Under the Full Moon

The last time I attended the Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a concert series, a beautiful Hawaiian woman jumped up from the audience to dance the hula. Barefoot, with a bright red hibiscus tucked behind her ear, she knew every step by heart. The crowd showered her with applause as she swayed in perfect time to the lilting melodies of old Hawaii.

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Do Awaken Your Inner Athlete

Hawaiians have honed their relationship to the sea over many centuries. Daring to ride the biggest waves, sail outrigger canoes across Earth’s largest ocean, and dive into the sea’s salty depths, Hawaiian watermen and women have shown the rest of the world what is possible. Drawing upon this ancient expertise, guests are invited to paddle, pedal and perform by way of Kainalu Sports.

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Go Connecting with the Spirit of Hawaii

Hiking through Kalāhuipua‘a Historic Park, we stopped along the trail to appreciate the variety of petroglyphs that depict primitive life symbols and provide a view into Hawaiʻi’s rich and ancient history. The area also offers around 40 natural caves composed of lava tubes and partially collapsed lava bubbles that are perfect for exploring, and we were in search of one cave in particular – the mythical “spirit cave”. A short hike from our retreat at Mauna Lani, I was tipped off about the park’s unusual cave during a discussion with Uncle Danny, the resort’s resident expert in Hawaiian history and culture. 

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Ancient Hawaiian Fishpond at Mauna Lani

Do How an Ancient Fishpond Breathes

Fat silver fish turn figure eights beneath the surface of Lāhuipua‘a fishpond. Every now and then I catch the flash of an eel’s tail disappearing into the shadows. A slender rock wall encircles the five-acre coastal pond. It’s one of seven ancient fishponds at Mauna Lani—waters once cherished by Hawaiian kings and fishermen alike. Watching ripples spread across the surface of Lāhuipua‘a, I imagine the hands that built its wall eight hundred years ago.

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