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Mauna Lani Mini Guide Vacation Rentals, Nightlife, Beaches, Activities, Things To See & Do

Mauna Lani Resort sits on the sunny Kohala coast on the leeward side of the Hualalai Volcano and just 5kms from Waikoloa Village. An oasis in the middle of the lava field left after the last eruption of the now dormant Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani beach resort will take your breath away its staggering array of amenities making it one of the most popular holiday destinations on Big Island Hawaii.

This lively beach resort offers an unforgettable vacation, especially if you enjoy golf with its two championship courses, and is the perfect place for a family holiday, an escape with friends, or a romantic getaway with glorious beaches and plenty to see and do.

As a vacation hot spot, Mauna Lani is also home to some gorgeous properties where you can rent a villa or condo over looking the golf course or on to the beach, knowing that all the local amenities are only a few steps away.

Top things to see and do
Tour the Volcanoes National Park
Vist the observatories on Mauna Kea
Sunset cruise with Hawaiian BBQ
4D Movie Adventure Ride
Walk the ancient Ala Kahakai (“King’s Trail”)
Mauna Kea ice age nature reserve
Helicopter ride over the volcanoes
Visit the Hawaiian Kona coffee bean plantation
Follow the petroglyph trail at Waikoloa village
Mauna Lani nightlife
Mauna Lani beach with palms


Mauna Lani resort is a tranquil yet lively place where there is worldclass shopping, bars, cafes and restaurants such as Tommy Bahamas and Ruth Chris Steakhouse.

As the sun sets, the best place to experience authentic Hawaiian nightlife is to make camp at the Mauna Lani beach club, get a cocktail at the Napuaâ restaurant looking out on to Maka'iwa Bay, listen to live music and dine under the stars.

Mauna Lani Beaches

The main beach is Maka'iwa Bay - surrounded by a coconut grove of swaying palms and cool shade, the beach has excellent facilities including showers, restrooms and picnic area.

For watersports, there is windsurfing, boogie board, snorkel, sailing and even a glass bottom boat to look at the coral and tropical fish including turtles.

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Mauna Lani Vacation Rentals

Like most places in Hawaii, the accommodation options in and around Mauna Lani cater for all budgets and tastes.

Experience the very best of Mauna Lani by staying in a vacation rental. Many holiday homes are condos set within touching distance of the golf courses or the wonderful sandy beach of Maka'iwa Bay.

Mauna Lani vacation rentals

Wake up in your spacious Mauna Lani condominium to breathtaking views of the bay and the soaring volcanic peaks, before heading off to the uncrowded sandy beaches to relax, top up your tan or do some watersports.

Spa & wellbeing
Outrigger canoe
Hiking & biking through the rainforest
Reef and wreck diving
Watersports - surfing, windsurfing, sailing
Ski & snowboarding
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Twin centre holidays

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Our view on Mauna Lani Resort

Mauni Lani is wonderful location for a romantic getaway or a family holiday set within lush grounds. Blessed with a lovely beach, golf courses and a full suite of activities and amenities, Mauna Lani resort takes some beating.