WELCOME TO MAUNA LANI | THE GATHERING PLACE
Set amidst the dramatic Kohala coast at the base of five majestic mountains, Mauna Lani is a bright jewel. In days past, warrior kings came here to rest and recuperate. Today, the resort’s luxurious bungalows, suites, and gathering spaces set the stage for transformative experiences. Let this potent paradise rejuvenate and nourish you. From your private balcony, watch the sunrise spill gold across the breaking surf. Head down to the Great Lawn where you can lounge with friends or take a few laps across the palm-fringed infinity pool. As you pass through the Hālau, the cultural heart of Mauna Lani, linger long enough to hear Uncle Danny strum his ‘ukulele and tell stories from his youth spent along this historic coastline. At dinner, indulge in a feast prepared with fish caught offshore and ripe produce grown by local farmers. Witness the moonlight glowing on the ancient fishponds. Listen to the drumbeat of the waves and the laughter of loved ones. Discover the meaning of ‘ohana—the Hawaiian word for family.
Dream of snorkeling above fish-filled reefs or stargazing atop the snow-capped peak of Mauna Kea? Why not drop in on a jam session of Hawai‘i’s most celebrated slack-key guitarists? Just about anything is possible at Mauna Lani, where the passionate team offers unrivaled access to Hawai‘i’s natural and cultural treasures. Start your day with beachside yoga or a peloton ride in the resort’s state-of-the-art gym. Wind up at Mauna Lani’s top-ranked golf courses, then wind down at the signature spa. Hike to an ancient petroglyph site after playing a few rounds of kōnane (Hawaiian checkers) at the Hale ‘I‘ike Cultural Center. Help measure young honu (sea turtles) before releasing them back into the sea—you can’t help but fall in love. The Holoholo Kids Crew invites the resort’s youngest guests on epic explorations of the coast, gardens, and star-speckled night skies.
Inspired by Hawai‘i’s iconic surf dens of the past, the Surf Shack is the ultimate toes-in-the-sand, good-vibes hang out. Come here to fuel up on acai bowls or fish tacos and to “talk story” with Hawai‘i’s legendary watermen and women. At this headquarters for all things salty and sun-kissed you can launch your next brag-worthy adventure. Ready to paddle a Hawaiian canoe? Hone your free-diving skills? Whether you want to plunge into the sea’s jeweled depths or blissfully float on the sparkling surface, the world-class Kainalu sports pros will give you the gear and expert guidance to make it happen. Relax and expand your horizon. Soak up that sweet vitamin D. Leave with two of the best souvenirs: a golden glow and sand between your toes.