Mauna Lani is a resort area located on the Big Island. Known for its perfect climate—sunshine and practically no rainfall—Mauna Lani draws visitors both locally from the island and from abroad. As a compliment to the perfect weather, there are beautiful beaches and two championship golf courses. Those looking for a quiet retirement or second home will appreciate Mauna Lani’s laidback-golf-resort vibe. The Fairmont and Mauna Lani Beach Hotel are both located in Mauna Lani bringing all types of people to the area to appreciate all that the resort area has to offer. Several nice restaurants are located in the area, such as Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse, Roy’s, and Tommy Bahamas.
For those who enjoy the climate but not golf, Mauna Lani is just minutes from the Hapuna State Beach, which has been named one of the top 10 beaches in the world. The Malama Petroglyph Trail is an easy one and a half mile trail, which takes visitors through the Puako Petroglyph Archeological District. On this 25-minute walk, hikers can see the Ancient Hawaiian’s petroglyph drawings on the rocks—relics from many years past. After finishing a stroll in the warm sun, Holoholo Kai Beach Park is located just next door, for a quick dip at yet another gorgeous beach. Not far is also the Kalahuipua’a Historical Park and Trails with just a short walk to the ancient fishponds—a unique aspect of Hawaiian culture. Also within close driving distance is the Honoka’ope Beach, also known as the 49 Black Sands Beach, an out-of-the-way less visited public beach in a gated community.
For those looking to enjoy the luxury that comes from living in a resort area, The Shops at Mauna Lani and the Mauna Lani Spa are not far away. Those hoping to get out of the sun or relax for a day can make the short trip there and enjoy the local shops, or travel only minutes further to the King’s Shops at Waikoloa Beach Resort for shops such as Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Coach, and more.
Mauna Lani is perfect for those looking to stay in a quiet area with predictably perfect weather, world famous beaches, incredible beach parks, and an unmatchable cultural experience.