Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been wowing guests for years now.

With 18 championship holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., updated rooms that feature all modern amenities and technology, a world-class spa, fantastic dining, and one of Hawaii’s most incredible beaches makes this resort a great destination for your next buddy trip.

A wide variety of ocean and golf-view guest rooms and suites offer everything including private balconies and patios, air conditioning, pillowtop mattresses, soaking tubs, flat-screen TV’s with international cable/satellite, high-speed Internet, tech device outlets, mini-refrigerators, and work stations.  

Endless Outdoor Activites and Island Food

Outdoor activities are endless and feature tennis, biking, swimming, jogging, kayaking, sailing, volleyball, and surfing. Or just relax and enjoy the views poolside or on beautiful Kauna‘oa Beach. Helicopter Tours provide a truly memorable view of the resort and surrounding area, including Kīlauea volcano.   

For dinner, make it a point to visit Manta which creates unique plates focused on island cuisine like Big Island corn soup, Keahole lobster salad, Kona grilled kampachi, and Misoyaki Maui tempeh. The Copper Bar not only makes creative cocktails but offers a great contemporary menu with plates like seared Hokkaido scallops, Kona kampachi tataki sushi, roasted pineapple flatbread, and Copper buffalo wings. Lighter fare options include the beachside Hau Tree and Number 3 in the clubhouse. For a true Hawaiian experience, make sure to attend one of the resort’s well-known clambakes or luaus.

A Must Play 

The par-72, 7,370-yard Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed Mauna Kea Golf course, built in 1964 upon a black lava field, has been a mainstay of must play Hawaii courses for years now. A freshening up by Rees Jones in recent years has the course in tip-top shape featuring nearly 100 sand bunkers, lush fairways offering beautiful views of the coast and ocean, and elevated undulating greens. The course offers a fun experience for any golfer and based upon the winds can show its teeth from time to time.

The resort offers a stay and play package that includes two rounds of golf when you stay for three nights.

Buddy Trip Cost



Kona International Airport, Hilo International Airport  






  • Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1964)