Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive | Waimea, HI 96743 [See Map]
#3 in Best Hawaii - The Big Island Hotels
Hotel Class 4.5-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
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Based on 1218 reviews

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Located on the lush Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows earns loads of compliments for its beautiful setting. You'll find picturesque nature trails criss-crossing the property alongside a saltwater stream filled with reef fish. The whole property has a bit of a wild feel to it — the Mauna Lani Spa boasts open-air, volcanic-rock saunas and lava-tube water therapy treatments, while the golf course sits perched atop craggy volcanic rock. Meanwhile, the accommodations here are merely inspired by the great outdoors (there's no roughing it here), with stylish green, blue and hardwood decor, private balconies and flat-screen TVs. If you're looking to splurge, previous guests highly recommend you do so on one of Mauna Lani's newly renovated bungalows, which come equipped with private gardens, personal plunge pools and ample living space. Even if you're not staying in a bungalow, you'll have access to the resort's pool, fitness club and cultural activities, which include Hula lessons and lei-making classes. And when it comes time to eat, you can chow down on fresh, farm-to-table island fare at the CanoeHouse.

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Awards Received

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2015
  • Concierge.com Editor's Pick
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Highly Recommended
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 1218 guests have reviewed the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 1218 reviews)

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Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive | Waimea, HI 96743 [See Full Map]