Experiences at Mauna Lani

Go home with a story

Offering curated experiences with a distinctive character reminiscent of Authentic Hawaii, a passionate team will guide guests on 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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A poolside paradise beckons

The resort presents a triumvirate of stylish pools, each one offering its own personality. Well-toned and tanned revelers unwind at the infinity-edge Adult Pool. It evokes an air of understated elegance with its angular lines, luxuriously furnished private cabanas and pond and ocean views. The only agenda here is total relaxation—and the desire to see and be seen. Wholesome sun-soaked fun is the order of the day at the Family and Keiki Pools, where refreshing waters, expansive lawns and daily activities will undoubtedly create lasting family memories. Poolside cravings might be satisfied with an array of culinary options—everything from sumptuous slices from a wood-burning pizza oven, to plate lunches, short-rib tacos and shave ice creations from a surf-inspired food truck.
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Inspired Adventures on Land and Sea

From snorkeling among manta rays in crystal clear lagoons and stargazing from the snow-capped peaks of Mauna Kea, to exploring one of the most extensive petroglyph fields in Hawaii, a world of stunning contrasts and cultural experiences beckon. A world of incredible natural wonders. One extraordinary island.
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For Mauna Lani’s littlest adventurers

The keiki-only explorers club is all about discovery and fun. Consider an outdoor base camp location designed like a rustic tropical hideaway with tree swings, hammocks and a big sandbox for shell hunting. Add fun family campouts, sandcastle-building contests and beach bonfire storytelling and s’mores, and kids might never want to leave.
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Find yourself standing at the base of a majestic waterfall
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Authentic Cultural Togetherness

Respect and nurture Kalāhuipua‘a’s rich cultural heritage through authentic experiences, fun and engaging educational programs, and philanthropic opportunities that demonstrate the utmost respect for people and place.

Experiences, Honoring People and Places

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Kalahuipua‘a Today

Kalahuipua‘a, the piko of Hawaii’s five great volcanoes, has great spiritual powers. A place revered and cherished by the Ali‘i, it was also a place to come to rejuvenate one’s health and spirit. In 1985, Mauna Lani Resort created historic tours for those fascinated by the historical significance of the area. Daniel Akaka, Mauna Lani’s Hawaiian historian, has guided over 20,000 people on these tours. Individually tailored to each group, Akaka educates on the importance of the area and the culture within the vision of Mauna Lani.

Historical Fishponds

An oasis within an oasis, Kalahuipua‘a Fishponds of Mauna Lani Resort are the essence and spiritual center of the resort. Predating even the earliest Western contact, the loko (ponds), I‘a (fish) are a tangible reminder of the days when the land and sea supported the Ali‘i (royalty) and fishermen (lawai‘a) who were the original inhabitants of the land that is now Mauna Lani.
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Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a

Now in its 21st year, Twilight at Kalāhuipua‘a is an evening of entertainment and perpetuating the traditional folk art of storytelling at the oceanfront Eva Parker Woods Cottage. Every month when the full moon rises, the beloved event gives resort guests the chance to experience the true aloha spirit, and local residents the opportunity to meet and share stories with people from around the world.