Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743 USA
+1 808-882-7222

Beach and Pool

Kauna’oa Bay

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits on one of the few white-sand beaches on the Kohala Coast – Kauna’oa Bay. Unlike most beaches on the island, which are formed from coral or lava, the sand here is silica.The shape and terrain of the bay make it a perfect haven for relaxing, swimming and paddling. There is also a raft moored mid-bay. Mornings are often the best time for ocean activities, while the wind is light and the waters calm. Summer months don’t usually see much surf, but on a big swell during winter months, the waves sometimes break across the entire bay. Both points have fun surf spots and when a sandbar forms, it makes for great bodysurfing and boogie boarding.


Endless Activities to Enjoy Paradise

Equipment Rental

Choose from an extensive selection of rental equipment to level up your activity list. 

  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards
  • Prone Boards
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Boogie Boards
  • Laser Sail Boat
  • 1-Man Outrigger Canoe
  • 2-Man Outrigger Canoe
  • 1-Person Kayaks
  • 2-Person Kayaks
Beach Adventures

Whether paddling along the coast in a sleek outrigger canoe or starting your day on a Stand-Up Paddle Board, we offer a wide range of ocean adventures for all to enjoy!

  • Stand-Up Paddle Board Lesson
  • Distance Canoe Paddle
  • Sailing Canoe Adventure
Complimentary Beach Activities

Enjoy an introduction to some of Hawaii’s favorite ocean and cultural activities.

  • Introductory Canoe Ride
  • Snorkeling Introduction
  • Stand up Paddle Board Introduction
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection

Manta Moonlight Snorkel

Tours Available Monday through Saturday. Join us for a private snorkel tour with the Mauna Kea Mantas and enjoy the manta rays in their natural habitat. Don’t miss the opportunity to be guided by the researcher that has studied these gentle giants for 26 years.

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