When you next come to the Big Island, we encourage you to pay a visit to the Mauna Kea — for the coffee, of course, but also to see this stunningly designed hotel in a stunningly beautiful setting.
The Mauna Kea was the first resort on West Hawaii’s Kohala Coast, financed and developed by Laurance Rockefeller and opened in 1965. On the leeward side below Mauna Kea’s 13,792 ft. volcanic peak, the hotel offers a majestic open-air design and is set on a bluff with views down onto what has been described as “probably the most classically perfect beach in Hawaii”.
The Mauna Kea is 34 miles north of Kailua-Kona. Take the time to visit this world famous location — and to enjoy a cup of 100% Kona coffee while watching the sunset over the Pacific.