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The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort

62-100 Kauna'oa Drive Kohala Coast, Kamuela | Kohala Coast, HI 96743   [SEE MAP]Kohala Coast, HI  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Guests loved location right next to the beach
Valet parking not included in daily resort fee
Like its name implies, the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is adjacent to one of best beaches on the Kohala Coast, offering easy access to aquatic activities like bodysurfing and snorkeling. The hotel also offers visitors access to an 18-hole championship golf course, as well as the soothing treatments offered at the Hapuna Spa. The property's guest rooms and suites are outfitted in understated island decor and come with private furnished lanais (balconies). By far, guest's favorite part of their experience was the close proximity to the beach and the service didn't hurt either. Many guests say the staff they encountered were both friendly and helpful, but the on-site restaurants get mixed reviews.
Kohala Coast, HI
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 350 rooms
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  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating


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More reasonably priced than its neighbor resorts, this hotel occupies the northern corner of the largest sand beach on the Big Island. All of the rooms face the ocean, creating an expansive property with long walking distances.

Travel + Leisure


For the ultimate underwater experience, rent fins, masks and snorkels from the beach club next to the 6,858-square-foot Hapuna Beach pool, and head out to the rocky points at either end of the beach in the early morning, when the water is calm and crystal clear.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2019



The 8,000-square-feet Hapuna Villa, a four-bedroom residence with butler service and pool, is another hidden gem, albeit one that starts at a princely $7,000 a night.

Frommer's Exceptional

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 4231 have reviewed the The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 4231 reviews 4.5 (based on 4231 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort start at a spacious 600 square feet. Tropical woods and wicker, along with Polynesian-inspired fabrics and traditional kapa print artwork exude an authentic, yet understated, Hawaiian ambience. Complimentary amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and Kona coffee, minifridges, robes and all guest rooms feature a private lanai with ocean views.
  • Daily $31.25 resort fee includes wireless internet access, self-parking for one vehicle, one hour of snorkel gear rental daily, discounts on spa services and more

Standard room size600 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is situated on 32 oceanfront acres on the northernmost end of the big island. Laurance Rockefeller followed in his father's footsteps and developed the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel as the second phase of his creation of Mauna Kea Resort. Hapuna Beach shares 1,839 acres of oceanfront with the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and guests at Hapuna Beach have access to many of the amenities at the sister hotel, including beaches, dining, golf, the spa and a variety of resort activities.
  • Not much within walking distance
  • Complimentary dining shuttle to sister property Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Kona International Airport about 25 miles south
  • 24-hour valet parking ($37.50)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($31.25)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Guests at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort have four on-site dining options, as well as access to the eateries at the sister resort, Mauna Kea.
  • Room service 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Complimentary evening dining shuttle operates between The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel from 5:50 to 9:45 p.m.
  • Cuisine types incude Mediterranean fare

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort has a heated freshwater pool overlooking the ocean with a whirlpool. While the pool has an attendant, there is no lifeguard on duty.
  • Complimentary towels
  • No children's pool amenities or dedicated areas
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Hapuna Spa features a full line of body treatments, facials and massage, as well as a full-service salon for hair care, waxing, manicures and pedicures.
  • Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Couples massage available
  • Indoor and outdoor treatment areas

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Kids 17 and younger stay for free. Adjoining rooms available.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The Hapuna's fitness center, equipped with LifeFitness strength machines, yoga mats cardiovascular equipment, is located at the Golf Clubhouse with complimentary access for hotel guests. A variety of fitness classes ($20 per class) including yoga, Pilates, zumba, spinning and body sculpting, are available. Recreational activities at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort are focused on outdoor amenities, including the two championship golf courses, tennis courts, and a wide variety of water sports like snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and deep-sea fishing.
    • Children younger than 14 not permitted in fitness center workout areas
    • Key card access 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort offers more than 85,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, including six conference rooms, numerous breakout areas and the Hapuna Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 900 guests. There is also a full-service business center. Outdoor venues include the poolside terrace, golf course pavilion and oceanfront lawns.
    • Extensive audiovisual services available

    Number of meeting rooms8

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    With six indoor and six stunning outdoor wedding venues, The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort is a popular venue. Outdoor settings include the pristine white-sand beach and The Courtyard with 8,000 square feet of manicured lawn surrounded by Hong Kong orchid trees. The Hapuna Ballroom is the resort's largest and most versatile indoor space, accommodating up to 900 banquet guests or partitioned into two junior ballrooms for smaller receptions. The adjoining pre-function space features a built-in bar.
    • Wedding packages for 25 guests and up
    • Professional wedding planners and catering
    • Bridal spa and salon services

    Maximum wedding guest capacity900

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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