Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resort

Home to white sand beaches and unparalleled views.

Welcome to Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resort

Considered the crown jewel of the Kohala Coast today, Mauna Kea Resort is anchored by two five-star hotels, the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. This fantastic location offers timeless charm and appeal, from its luxury accommodations to its white sandy beaches. No other beach resort or hotel in Hawaii can beat the Mauna Kea beachfront and access to the pristine ocean waters. 

Mauna Kea translates into "white mountain." The name is derived from Hawaii's dormant white-capped volcano. Traditionally revered as the home of the ancient gods, this long-dormant volcano created the iconic Mauna Kea Beach, regarded as the best beach on the Big Island. Here, Mauna Kea homes take advantage of the slopping mountainsides for stunning views in luxury condominiums and single-family houses. 

What to Love

  • Pristine white sand beaches
  • Unparalleled sunset, coastline, and ocean views 
  • Championship golf courses and tennis clubs

Local Lifestyle

Residents of this community enjoy an active lifestyle. One can relax at the spa, work out at one of the fitness centers, or dine at one of the many dazzling restaurants in this neighborhood. With two top-tier 18-hole golf courses—Mauna Kea Golf Course and Hapuna Golf Course—available, golfers will find Mauna Kea Resort particularly enticing. Tennis players can also hone their skills at the Mauna Kea Seaside Tennis Club, one of Hawaii's most sought-after tennis clubs. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Visit the Maunakea Marketplace. This open-air marketplace is the perfect place to source gifts for family and friends. The Mauna Kea Beach Shop, Golf Pro Shop, and Tennis Pro Shop offer swimwear, fashion, and tennis and golf sports equipment and apparel. 

For high-end jewelry pieces, visit Hildgund Jewelry. This store provides high-end jewelry, including diamonds, emeralds, rubies, pearls, and precious gems from around the globe. 

Mauna Kea Resort’s two hotels have several dining options to choose from. From casual to fine dining, you'll be able to find an option that suits you. The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel includes Copper BarHau TreeManta Restaurant, and The Mauna Kea Lu'au
Hapuna Beach Resort is home to several dining locations, including Piko Coffee + BarNaupaka Beach GrillMeridia, and Ikena Landing

Things to Do

There is no shortage of activities at Mauna Kea Beach Resort. Golf lovers can enjoy a game of golf at one of the two 18-hole golf courses in this neighborhood. The Mauna Kea Golf Course and the Hapuna Golf Course have stunning ocean views and are sure to challenge amateurs and professionals alike. Tennis players can visit the Seaside Tennis Club and enjoy its oceanfront tennis and pickleball courts. The club offers group and private lessons, as well as tournaments. 

Take the Mauna Kea Stargazing tour. Mauna Kea is considered one of the most ideal stargazing spots in the world due to its location and elevation. While on the tour, you’ll journey to the top of a spectacular mountain, where you’ll dine on delicious, carefully packed food and watch a gorgeous sunset. 
Music lovers should not miss attending the annual Big Island Jazz and Blues Festival. This festival features live performances from Grammy-award-winning jazz, soul, blues, and rock musicians at Mauna Kea Resort.


The Hawai’i Department of Education serves the Mauna Kea/Hapuna Resort area. Top schools nearby include:

  • Mauna Loa School, PK-8
  • Maunaloa Elementary School, PK-6
  • Parker School, K-12
  • Hawaii Preparatory Academy, K-12
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