Two award-winning beaches at two-award winning hotels.
Mauna Kea Resort is home to two of Hawai‘i Island’s most spectacular beaches. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel fronts one of the few white-sand beaches on the Kohala Coast – Kauna’oa Bay, and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort sits atop the island’s largest beach, Hāpuna.
Guests of Mauna Kea Resort, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, are welcome (seasonally) to enjoy the services of both Westin Hapuna Beach Club and Mauna Kea Beach Club. All guests are highly urged to check-in with our Beach Safety Team for any precautions before entering the ocean.
For inquiries or to make reservations, please email [email protected] or call (808) 882-5336.
Mauna Kea Beach Club Hours: Open Daily 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Beach Rentals & Sand Toys Program
Enjoy beach equipment rentals at both properties or receive a complimentary set of sand toys are our Beach Desk!
Explore the sun and the sand with Beach equipment rentals at both properties. Visit the Beach Desk at either location to learn more pricing and what can be rented.
We now offer a complimentary sand toy usage program for beloved keiki (children) guests! Toys are made of recycled bamboo which will biodegrade within 12 months if buried in the sand or end up in the ocean. A replacement fee of $100 is charged if toys are not returned or are missing items within the set.
Manta Ray Moonlight Snorkel
Join us for a private snorkel tour with the manta rays that have long made Kauna’oa Bay their home.
Join researcher James Wing for a private tour with the manta rays that frequent Kauna’oa Bay at Mauna Kea Resort’s Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. 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.
To book your reservations, visit Manta Moonlight Snorkel.
Outrigger Canoe Adventures
Our Beach Boys offer Outrigger Canoe Adventurers that share proper paddling techniques, storytelling, and fun facts about the local marine life.
Our Beach Boys offer Outrigger Canoe Adventurers that share proper paddling techniques, storytelling, and fun facts about the local marine life. Guests of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel can check in with the beach shack to learn more about our complimentary daily outrigger canoe experience or how to hire a private paddling experience.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Guests - For inquiries or to make reservations, please email or call (808) 882-5336.
The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort Guests - For inquiries or to make reservations, please email call (808) 880-3430.
This might be the most beautiful beach on the Big Island. We loved the calm beach and snorkeling right off the beach. This is a classic hotel and you can see why families come back year and after year. We also really loved the statues and art they have here. Can't wait to do this again!
Loved the Mauna Kea! Only here for 2 nights but so happy we came here. We stayed in a beach wing room on the 3rd floor. Great view from the patio and wonderful beach access. Room was good size with a 2 sink very large bathroom. The beach is spectacular. We had one day with not much in the way of waves so great for snorkeling near the reef.
We had a great family vacation here in June. The beach was absolutely amazing. Best in Hawaii that I've been to. We spent hours and hours just floating in the calm and warm waters surrounded by that crescent beach. The property is well maintained and the architecture is really cool. The food at Mantis was outstanding. The staff was great! You could tell that people have been coming here for years and the staff treated the guests like family and vice versa.