Discover our Mauna Kea experiences

The largest island in Hawaii is fittingly known as the Big Island and offers no shortage of places to explore. Adventures begin right on our hotel near Hapuna Beach. Hike the Ala Kahakai Historical Trail from Kauna’oa Bay to Hapuna Beach State Park. Reserve our acclaimed Mauna Kea luau or join a free Saturday morning art tour. Enjoy a round of golf or visit Seaside Tennis Club. Sights include waterfalls and rainforests while activities range from ziplines, helicopter tours, horseback riding and road trips. Among our most popular destinations are Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Akaka Falls State Park, Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historic Park and nearby Lapkahi State Historical Park.

The Course

Play the legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course, Hawaii Island’s first golf course and the world’s first course ever to be built over ancient lava terrain. Meticulously groomed fairways and greens, dramatic ocean vistas and elevated services and amenities are among many reasons this course is regularly rated among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Public Courses in America.

Mauna Kea Golfplatz – Loch Nr. 3
Golf Attire

All Mauna Kea Golf Course players are required to wear proper golf attire. If in doubt about attire, please check with the pro shop before starting to play. Improperly dressed golfers will be asked to change before playing.


Shirts with collars and sleeves, and slacks or Bermuda shorts of mid-thigh length. Mock polo shirts are the only permitted non-collared shirts. Not permitted are tank tops, tee shirts, mesh shirts, sweatpants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swimwear, short-shorts, cut-offs, gym shorts, tennis outfits or other athletic shorts. Appropriate golf shoes are required.


Dresses, skirts, slacks, mid-length shorts, and blouses. Not permitted are halter-tops, tee shirts, cut-offs, sweatpants, warm-up suits, blue jeans, swimwear, tennis dresses, short-shorts, or other athletic shorts. Appropriate golf shoes are required.

Signature Hole 3

Hawaii's most famous golf hole. Playing 270 yards from the back tee, the hole spans an ocean inlet that can be pummeled with towering waves in winter months. The green is protected by deep bunkers, and, its back hillside makes ball placement treacherous at best. It’s beautiful, challenging, always memorable, and to escape with bogey is good.

Campo da golf Mauna Kea – Buca 3


We’ve partnered with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust to provide more ways for visitors and residents to protect Hawaii’s special places. With your help, we can make sure that the Hawaii we love and appreciate today, is the Hawaii our children and generations to come can love and appreciate as well.

Bee Hives

On the course, our signature beverage cart serves a diverse menu including Spam musubi, chili and blended cocktails. Mid- or post-round, Number 3 restaurant is the perfect spot to celebrate your hole-in-one with a local brew on tap, island-style pupu (appetizer) or a leisurely lunch. While at Number 3, be sure to check out our new Bocce Ball Courts.

Apparel & Gift Store

State-of-the-art golf equipment, designer attire and accessories, logo gifts and golf items. Drop off golf shoes for cleaning, sign up for lessons or simply relax and talk golf with our attentive staff.

On-Site Outlets
Mandara Spa at Mauna Kea

Mandara Spa

Schedule your visit to our Mandara Spa in beautiful Mauna Kea. Luxuriate with a full menu of pampering services, from massage to facials and more at our hotel near Hapuna Beach.

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Mauna Kea Beauty Salon

Let the Mauna Kea Salon pamper you with a complete array of services including hairstyling, luxurious manicures and pedicures, makeup application and bridal services.

Hapuna Golf Course
Mauna Kea Resort also boasts the Arnold Palmer/Ed Seay-designed Hapuna Golf Course.
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Mauna Kea Golf Course – Hole #3

Mauna Kea Golf Course

Enjoy a challenging golf game as you take in stunning Mauna Kea Beach and Pacific Ocean views. Located on the grounds of our iconic property, our 18-hole championship Mauna Kea golf course is perfect for all skill levels.

Outdoor Pool

Mauna Kea Fitness Center

Take advantage of our well-equipped fitness center to maintain your fitness routine away from home.

Resort Aerial View of Big Island of Hawaii beach


Outdoor Pool

Mon-Sun: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Towels provided


Outdoor Whirlpool

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara

The Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara offers a combination of Balinese and Hawaiian-inspired therapies. Choose from a variety of massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare services featuring our signature Elemis product line. Our full-service facility offers five luxurious treatment rooms including a couples suite with balneotherapy.

Mandara Spa at Mauna Kea

Signature Services

Choose from a variety of Mauna Kea spa experiences including massage, body treatments, aromatherapy and skincare services featuring our signature Elemis product line. Mandara's full-service facility offers five luxurious treatment rooms including a couple's suite with balneotherapy.

Open Daily 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mauna Kea Salon

The Mauna Kea Salon offers a complete array of services including hairstyling, luxurious manicures and pedicures, makeup application, and bridal services.

Wedding Couple

Open Daily with Guestroom Key Access

Fitness Center

Elevate your energies in our 2,500 sq.ft. resort Fitness Center, located on the Promenade Level of the Main Building. Life Fitness machines and Peloton bicycles stand ready for a workout. Our daytime attendant will help warm you up for active days in the sun or wind you down from exhilarating golf, tennis or other adventurous Mauna Kea activities.

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Seaside Tennis Club

Ocean views may distract from your game on one of 11 courts where match play, lessons and pro shop are available.

Endless Activities to Enjoy Paradise

Magical Manta Ray

Join researchers James Wing for a private snorkel tour directly from Mauna Kea's shoreline and enjoy manta rays in their natural habitat. Don’t miss this opportunity to be guided by the researcher that has studied these gentle giants for 26 years. Experience and understand what you are seeing and learn interesting and educational information you'd never have thought to ask! Tours available Monday through Saturday (subject to favorable conditions).

Mauna Kea Keiki Club

Mauna Kea activities designed for kids, designed for fun. Mauna Kea Keiki Club is a daily program that enhances every child’s Hawaiian vacation experience. Keiki explore and create their own special Mauna Kea memories.

Traditional Flower Lei Crafts

Learn & Explore

Discovery Center

Historical displays, traditional Hawaiian implements and interactive cultural learning stations highlight the hotel’s free Discovery Center. Our Manua Kea guest experiences for all ages include gaining a sense of Hawaiian quilt making, Hawaiian kapa (barkcloth) pounding and more, while learning about the area’s history and Hawaii’s unique culture and traditions.

Waipio Valley
Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Tours

Capture an adventure on a spectacular “flightseeing” tour. A state-of-the-art helicopter awaits to transport you on an unforgettable aerial adventure. Travelers can explore the dramatic action at the volcano and lush green valleys and waterfalls along the way.


Mauna Kea’s summit is home to an international astronomy community that is the envy of stargazers worldwide. Experience a peek into worlds beyond and learn a bit about Polynesian celestial navigation that guided canoe voyagers to Hawaii for the first time with Stargaze Hawaii.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Hawaii Forest and Trail

Ignite your sense of adventure with Hawaii volcano tours, educational bird watching tours and an inspiring Mauna Kea tour. Hawaii Forest and Trail nature tours allow you to experience majestic nature in a small group, guided tour setting.

Mauna Kea Beach on Big Island Hawaii

Experience a one-of-a-kind sailing adventure onboard the Hahalualele, a 35-foot double hull sailing canoe. Departing from Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, the sail takes guests along the coast to enjoy breathtaking scenic views, and seasonal whale watching, while the crew shares history of the area and culture of the Hawaiian people.

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Experience More With All Three Mauna Kea Resorts

Sister properties Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort — along with Mauna Kea Residences — offer everything you can dream of experiencing in one beautiful Kohala Coast location on the Island of Hawai‘i.

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