Things To Do in Hawaii
From ocean activities to island adventures.
MAUNA KEA RESORT AMENITIES
- 2 world-class, white-sand beaches
- 2 championship golf courses
- Snorkel adventure and glow canoe
- 10-court, oceanside Tennis Club
- Heated, freshwater swimming pools
- Adult pool at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
- Bocce ball courts
- 4 Pickleball courts
- Twice weekly, signature Mauna Kea Lu’au
- 2 fully-equipped fitness centers and yoga classes
- Luxury Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara and Salon
- Keiki (children’s) Club
- Cultural activities and events, including art tours
- Tropical gardens
Generations of families have selected Mauna Kea Resort not only for its extraordinary island setting but also for its endless amenities — certain to delight every traveler.
Book direct with Mauna Kea Residences to receive exclusive benefits including 30% off golf, 10% off tennis & spa.
Mauna Kea Residences guests will receive a resort charge card, enabling signing privileges throughout Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Feel free to shop, dine, play, relax and indulge; all charges will be conveniently applied to your folio.
Let our concierge assist you with pre-planning your upcoming Hawaiian vacation activities.
Did you know...
Mauna Kea Resort 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 rough coral or lava, the sand here is soft silica.
Tranquil and picture-perfect Kauna’oa Bay is the ultimate spot for relaxing, swimming, paddling, and more. The Beach Club at Mauna Kea has equipment rentals and lessons for all your water pursuits.
Big Island Activities & Adventure
Golf enthusiasts will find not one, but two, unrivaled courses at Mauna Kea Resort. Choose from Mauna Kea Golf Course or Hapuna Golf Course—or better still, delight in playing both. ‘Exquisite’ and ‘dramatic’ humbly describe the stunning scenery of the ocean, rocks, crags, native trees, and grasses.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club has been named one of the Top 10 tennis resorts in the world, and its hallmark is its 11 courts at the ocean’s edge. The Seaside Tennis Club is one of the largest and most highly sought-after tennis experiences in Hawaii and provides all the services available at the best private luxury tennis clubs.
Enjoy bird’s eye views of the dramatic eruption at Kīlauea, as well as lush valleys and waterfalls during a spectacular “flightseeing” tour. These hi-tech choppers are equipped with a state-of-the-art video camera, pilot narration, choreographed music, aviator headsets with personal volume control, polarized bubble windows, air-conditioning and more.
BIG ISLAND BIKE TOURS
There is no better way to experience Hawai’i than on a bicycle. The fresh air, unique sights, sounds, and smells experienced while biking offer visitors the chance to immerse themselves in this paradise. Located in beautiful Waimea at the historic Anna Ranch, Big Island Bike Tours provides a range of services including fully supported rides, tours, and rentals. The fleet of bikes includes Bianchi Carbon road bikes, OPEN Cycles for gravel adventures, Giant Mt. Bikes, and Giant Ebikes powered by Yamaha.
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 & Trail nature tours allow you to experience majestic nature in a small group, guided tour setting.
Contact our concierge for trail maps & recommendations.
MANTA RAY SNORKLE
A must-try at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is the nightly, guided Manta Ray Snorkel Tour. These gentle giants ‘dance’ as they are attracted to the lights, feeding on krill. Manta Rays, or hahalua in Hawai’ian, can reach wingspans of 30 feet and glide gracefully through the calm waters.
Mauna Kea Resort Keiki Club Adventures
Generations of families have made Mauna Kea Resort their home away from home. Keiki (children) who grew up playing in the sand at Kauna‘oa Bay now return with their own children, and grandchildren. In this hectic and digital world, young ones are invited to rest, reconnect and play– hand-in-hand with nature.
Mauna Kea Resort Keiki Club Adventures is a daily program with supervised fun and adventure to enhance every child’s Hawaiian vacation. From shell-hunting to hiking ancient trails, and combing the beaches at Kauna’oa Bay for treasures to crafts, music, and island stories, Keiki will enjoy creating special Mauna Kea Resort memories.
Children aged 5-12: Full-day and half-day programs available.
This program operates at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel for guests of Mauna Kea Residences.