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 Academy. Kainalu Sports is Mauna Lani’s innovative approach to resort activities—a recreation program unlike any other in Hawai‘i. Guided by world-class athletes, resort guests can learn a new language for adventure and embark on immersive journeys of self-discovery.
This is an active and dynamic word that touches on all things we do with a paddle. Led by a team of celebrated watermen and performance athletes, spend a day on the water and learn the fundamentals of paddling with a variety of paddle adventures, including outrigger canoe, stand up paddleboarding, prone paddling, or kayaking. Paddle nearby or venture along the coast and witness the abundant marine life, stunning reef formations and volcanic ledges. The adventure begins here.Learn More
Venture beyond the shoreline and dive into the clear, calm waters off the Kohala Coast. Discover the flourishing reefs, home to Hawaii’s colorful fish such as the yellow tang, graceful manta rays, sea turtles and dolphins. We have the perfect area to explore directly in front of the resort.Learn More
Embark on a scenic e-bike ride, Mauna Lani (and the surrounding area) is an ideal cycling destination for all abilities and levels, including active families. Whether exploring on an e-bike to a historic landmark such as Pu‘ukoholā Heiau, winding through the fishponds surrounding the resort or mountain biking at Anna Ranch, unforgettable adventures and lasting memories begin here.Learn More
Embark on immersive journeys of self-discovery to activate the body, nourish the mind, and enrich the soul. Inspired by an awareness of one’s hā (breath) – the foundation of life and the key to healthy routines, the Performance program focuses on progression-based fitness and training elements.Learn More