Couple Running on the beach
a brother and sister wear snorkel masks on the beach at Mauna Lani

Exercise is more fun at the beach

Festive Sports and Fitness


Fitness is all about building and developing a balance between the mind and body. Along with on-property golf and tennis, an expansive Fitness Center and Kainalu Sports, Mauna Lani also presents a lineup of holiday-inspired challenges.

Canoe at Mauna Lani
couple on a guided snorkel paddle adventure
couple biking at Anna Ranch
woman swims with goggles on in the open sea by Hawaii's Mauna Lani
woman swims with goggles on in the open sea by Hawaii's Mauna Lani

Special Holiday Fitness Events

Make this year the start to a new holiday tradition! Join our Kainalu pros in these challenging and fun family events that are sure to create memories to last a lifetime. Space is limited; Please reserve these experiences with concierge 24 hour in advance.

  • Family Canoe Race
  • Experience the most beautiful time of day. Get your family together to race against other families in our 6-man outrigger canoes
  • Friday, December 24 | 12pm
  • Open Water Swim Challenge
  • Beat your previous time, race or family or be the champion of the resort. This 'race course' designed by our Kainalu team will take you along our shoreline and beautiful reef.
  • Saturday, December 26 | 8am
  • Family SUP Race
  • Designed by the Kainalu team, this SUP "Race Course" is fun for the whole family. Put together your team of three and one of our Kainalu Pros will join you, relay race style!
  • Sunday, December 27 | 12pm
  • Holiday Fun Run
  • Join our Hotel Managers as they lead a 5K Run with a smoothie sweet treat post-run.
  • Tuesday, December 29 | 8am
  • 1st Annual Alex & Duke De Rego Surf Fest
  • Mauna Lani's first Surf Fest! We'll partner two guests with one Kainalu Pro, in a traditional surf competition format with timed heats and best waves. Judged by our Mauna Lani Managers.
  • Thursday, December 31 | 10am

Golf and Tennis
Available Daily on Property
a sunset view from Mauna Lani's Sunset Golf Tour

Holiday Sunset Golf Tour | Nightly

Our Holiday Sunset Golf Tour begins an hour before sunset on the breathtaking South Course. The tour is led by one of our knowledgeable golf pros, who will highlight historical and key features of the area. Stops include three stunning oceanview holes, and concludes at sunset from one of the most iconic locales on the Kohala Coast. There where you'll be serenaded with Hawaiian music as you enjoy a seasonal cocktail and watch the sun slip past the horizon.
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Reserve your court or private tennis lesson. The award-winning Cliff Drysdale Tennis Garden offers six tennis courts, with two courts lit for night play. Youth and adult clinics are available. Advanced booking for lessons is recommended.

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Mauna Lani enjoys a storied golf history, and all 36 holes are a fitting tribute to Francis I‘i Brown. Known for its lava bed terrain dotted by kiawe trees, the North Course offers the quintessential Hawaii golf experience. The South Course, with its stark a‘a lava setting, presents a challenging layout with holes set before mountain and ocean views—including #15, one of the world’s most photographed over-the-ocean holes.