Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, HI, 96743 United States


Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at time of booking
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two served at Bay Terrace
  • 100 USD resort credit per room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in and late checkout, when available

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Dramatic resort-estate in a beachfront setting on the Kohala Coast. The 341 guest rooms and suites feature refreshed furnishings and appointments and occupy six-story wings centered on an atrium lobby of towering palms, waterfalls and ornamental fishponds. Four dining venues include the popular oceanfront CanoeHouse for traditional island cuisine. The resort’s two 18-hole seaside golf courses and six-court tennis garden are ranked among Hawaii’s best; also huge freshwater pool, palm-shaded beach with shallow swimming lagoon, boat cruises, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, fitness club and striking spa with thatched-hut treatment rooms, two lava saunas and a meditation pavilion.


Deluxe Ocean View Room, from $690; Ocean Front Room, from $750.

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Rates include a welcome lei, fresh tropical juice, fitness center access, bicycling, historic tours, cultural activities, snorkeling equipment, ukulele lessons and hula lessons.

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From our Readers

MD_329 July 21, 2010 | 16:34:24

We just returned from a quick (four night) stay at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.
We were traveling with my brother and my 8-year old niece and go this hotel as a recommendation through this forum as a good hotel for traveling with kids.
(My husband and I make a practice of choosing hotels that do not cater to children - so I didn't have a clue where to go.)
It was simply wonderful.  We booked one of the Bungalows.  Initially I was disappointed that I couldn't get an ocean front, but got an ocean view.  Our bungalow had an partial ocean view and golf course view.  I'm really glad we didn't get an ocean view - virtually no privacy.  While we had the golf course infront of us, there was rarely anyone there.  And, when they were, it wasn't for long.  The bungalow was 2-bedroom and quite large (2,500 sq ft.)  Each bedroom was large, one with a king sized bed, one with two queens.  Each had it owns large TV.  Cotton sheets and blankets, tub and separate shower.  Huge center living area with large TV and dining table.  Kitchen with all the stuff you'd need.  Even a BBQ on the patio.  These were really quite lovely.
The "plunge" pool was larger than I thought it would be and after a day at the beach, our 8-year old niece was content as pie to spend the rest of the time playing in it.
We ate at the Canoe house for dinner one night and it was quite good, ate at two other places for lunch liked them both and the breakfast buffet was above average.
The real magic here is the staff.  Are these happy people or what?  Nothing was too much trouble, the concierge staff was outstanding and everyone we encountered had a smile. 
The property has a series of ponds that are meticulously maintained with abundant fish in each.  One of the ponds had a baby hammer head and white tip reef shark - very cool.
They also have a program to support endangered sea turtles.  They said that they just had a big ceremony on July 4th to release a bunch of their hand raised to the ocean.
One of the beach ares has adult turtles grazing who could care less that you are inches away from them.  All I could think about was all of the places I've snorkled and scubad all over the world, chasing turtles and here they were - grazing like cows.
There was a children's program that other guests we spoke to raved about, but we didn't take advantage of it personally.
The highlight of the trip was a private snorkle/swim with the dolphins trip that the concierge help arrange.  I was literally a foot away from swimming dolphins - amazing.
Some people commented (on TripAdvisor) that the hotel itself is old and dated.  The architecture is a bit dated, but the property is very well cared for and almost pristine.
If we go as a family, I will definitely go back.

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Subscriber Benefits

Subscriber Benefits
  • Best available non-restricted rates
  • Room upgrade, when available at time of booking
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two served at Bay Terrace
  • 100 USD resort credit per room
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in and late checkout, when available


24-hour Room Service
Babysitting Services
Beach Access
Bedside Reading Lamp
Business Center
Children Welcome
Deepsea Fishing
Double Sinks
Fitness Center
Fly Fishing
Golf Pro
Hair Dryer
Hair Salon
Handicapped Accessible Bathrooms
Handicapped Accessible Public Areas
Horseback Riding
Hot Tub
Housekeeping Daily
In-Room Movies
Kids Club
Magnified Mirror
Minibar with Refrigerator
Non-Smoking Public Areas
Outdoor Swimming Pool, Heated
Parking, Complimentary
Parking, Valet
Readers' Choice 2008
Readers' Choice 2011
Readers' Choice 2012
Roll-away/Crib Available
Room Service
SCUBA Diving
Sightseeing Tours
Smoking Designated Areas
Spa Treatment
Steam Room
Sundry Shop/Boutique
Tennis Courts
Tennis Pro
Wireless Internet
Wireless Internet in Public Areas
Wireless Internet, Complimentary


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