Mauna Kea is located on the Big Island's scenic Kohala Coast known for its excellent weather, sweeping coastal and mountain vistas and immaculate beaches. Our Mauna Kea condos provide the perfect setting to explore the area's beauty on a luxurious and relaxing Hawaii vacation.
Things To Do
The Kohala Coast offers an abundance of activities from horseback riding and ATV excursions over the rolling ranch lands to snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal blue ocean. Take a dinner cruise or sunset sail, play tennis or challenge your golfing skills on the championship Mauna Kea Golf Course with great ocean views. The renowned hole #3 plays from a cliff over an ocean bay to a cliffside green amidst seven bunkers making it one of Hawaii's most photographed golf holes. The Mauna Kea Golf Course also has a driving range and a new Pro Shop.
Take a drive south to explore Historic Kailua Village on the Kona Coast or north to the rolling ranch lands of Waimea town and the small north shore towns like Kapaau and Hawi. More charming, small towns are found along the scenic Hamakua Coast where you can also see the 442-foot-high Akaka Falls. Beyond the Hamakua Coast is Hilo town, home to the thundering Rainbow Falls, and the stunning volcanic landscapes of Volcanoes National Park.
The picturesque Mauna Kea Beach on Kaunaoa Bay, fronting the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, is nice for swimming and snorkeling. At night the hotel shines light on the water attracting manta rays which can be viewed from Manta Ray Point. Hapuna Beach is great for picnics, with facilities and restrooms, and is also the Big Island's largest white sand beach. Next to the Waikoloa Beach Marriott is the scenic Anaehoomalu Beach with vendors renting water sports equipment including snorkeling and scuba gear, ocean kayaks, bodyboards and also hydro bikes. The beach also has restrooms and picnic facilities. Holoholokai Beach also has full facilities and is a short hike from the Puako Petroglyph Archaeological Preserve where you can see ancient petroglyph carvings in the lava rocks.
Mauna Kea offers great dining options including Copper Terrace at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel which has a torch-lighting ceremony every evening along with Hawaiian music and hula dancing complemented by gorgeous ocean views. They also have an exceptional buffet and some great sushi. To refuel after your round at the Mauna Kea Golf Course stop in at Number 3, the new clubhouse restaurant.
Ocean Terrace at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel overlooks Hapuna Beach and offers a daily breakfast buffet in an open-air setting. If you're hungry for seafood on a Friday evening try their all-you-can-eat buffet featuring a variety of gourmet crabs, clams, mussels, prime rib and a "make-your-own" ice cream sundae bar. Seaside dining and nightly entertainment can be found at The Canoe House restaurant at the Mauna Lani Hotel. More great dining options can be found in resort areas along the Kohala Coast as well as north in Waimea town.
Browse the upscale boutique shops at the Kohala Coast resort areas including the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel where you will find specialty boutiques, apparel, swimwear and jewelry as well as tennis and golf pro shops. Head up to Waimea town for more great shopping options including the Parker Ranch Center, and also visit the small charming northern towns of Hawi and Kapaau. You can also drive south to visit resort areas along the Kona Coast, the vibrant commercial area in Historic Kailua Village and also Kona Coffee Country.
A rental car is recommended when staying in Mauna Kea condos so you can explore the Kohala Coast's beaches, cultural and historic sites and charming, small towns as well as day trips to the Kona Coast and historic Kailua Village as well as Hilo town and Volcanoes National Park. The Big Island's free bus service is called Hele On Bus and stops at major towns around the island, traveling between Hilo and Kona every day except Sunday.
Weather and Ocean Conditions
The weather in Mauna Kea is typically in the mid to upper 70s F. with temperatures a bit cooler in the winter and a bit warmer during summer with a pleasant cooling effect provide by Hawaii's trade winds. Night time temperatures are usually about five to ten degrees cooler than the day.
Ocean conditions along the Kohala Coast are typically quite calm and pleasant though conditions change from day to day and vary at different beaches with some providing more protection from the open sea. For swimming and water sports visit lifeguarded beaches and check with water safety personnel for advice on the safest areas for the ocean activities of your choice.
Mauna Kea condos provide the perfect way to enjoy your Big Island vacation with all the luxuries of resort living and the comforts of home including nearby dining, shopping and entertainment. Browse through our Mauna Kea condo listings to get an understanding of the different amenities and property features we offer.
Our goal at Hawaiian Beach Rentals is to provide you with a with an unforgettable accommodation for your dream Hawaii vacation. We take pride in having the largest selection of high-quality condos in Mauna Kea and we stand behind our product, listing only the very best properties on our website. If you have questions about our Mauna Kea condos or which destination is best for your vacation needs, please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you. See below for an over view of some of Mauna Kea's finest condo resorts.
The Big Island's Kohala Coast has numerous important historical sites dating to ancient times. The famed King Kamehameha I was born at the place now known as Kohala Sites State Monument, and when he was rising to power he build the monumental Puukohola Heiau in Kawaihae. Visit Kapaau town to see a statue of King Kamehameha identical to the one in downtown Honolulu.
Overview of Some of the Finest Condo Resorts in the Mauna Kea Region
Waiulaula at Mauna Kea Resort on the scenic Kohala Coast offers 3-bedroom ocean view condos with upscale decor and furnishings including private glass and stone baths. Offerings include The Ridge Condos and The Villas within The Uplands of Mauna Kea Resort including the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Close access to golf, tennis, fitness facilities, spa services, shopping and dining.
Kumulani luxury ocean view condominiums on the Kohala Coast offer spacious accommodations featuring fully-equipped kitchen, laundry area, private garage, outdoor lanai, air conditioning and more. Close to Mauna Kea Resort golf courses, beaches, spa services, dining and shopping including Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.
Waikoloa Villas is located alongside the Village Golf Course in Waikoloa Village on the Kohala Coast. Amenities include swimming pools, jacuzzis, free WiFi, cabana, barbecue areas and shuffleboard and golf course. Close to great dining and shopping including Waikoloa Village Shopping Center, and golf at Waikoloa Kings and Beach golf courses.
Waikoloa Fairways is located in Waikoloa Village close to great Kohala Coast beaches. Amenities include swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue areas, gated access, assigned parking and tennis courts. Close access to dining, shopping and championship golf.
Fairways at Mauna Lani is located on 20 lushly landscaped acres in a luxury gated community on the Kohala Coast at Mauna Lani Resort. Set alongside the Francis H. Brown North Golf Course, the Fairways at Mauna Lani is between the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the Fairmont Orchid. Amenities include fully-equipped kitchens with top appliances, upscale, tropical decor, washer/dryer, a swimming pool with waterfall, fitness room, spa and private garages. Close access to golf, tennis and beach activities.
Outrigger Royal Seacliff is built in a terraced design on a beachfront bluff to maximize privacy and offers residential-style condos with full kitchens and washers/dryers. One and two bedroom suites are offered as well as studios provide the right accommodation for your needs. Amenities include a pool, free WiFi and guest parking, and tropical landscaping. Kona town is one mile away.
Waikoloa Beach Resort Fairway Villas are located in a gated Hawaiian plantation-style resort area that is among the most desired locations in this region. Set alongside the lush fairways of the Waikoloa Beach Course, Waikoloa Beach Resort Fairway Villas offer upscale decor, furnishings, kitchen appliances and more. Amenities include free WiFi, washer/dryer, infinity edge pool, hot tub, fitness centers, barbecue/picnic area, covered parking and close access to beaches, shopping and dining.
Holua Resort at Mauna Loa Village offers spacious one and two bedroom villas on the Kona Coast. Amenities include air conditioning, upscale Hawaiian decor, private lanais, barbecue areas, covered parking, laundry facilities, eleven tennis courts, fitness facility and extensive tropical landscaping including fountains and lava rock pools. Close by is the Keahou Shopping Center for dining and shopping, and Kona Country Club for golf.
Please browse through the Hawaiian Beach Rentals condo listings in the Mauna Kea region including Kumulani at the Uplands, Waiulaula at Mauna Kea, Golf Villas at Mauna Lani, Mauna Lani Terrace, Fairways at Mauna Lani, Mauna Lani Terrace, Villages at Mauna Lani, Kulalani at Mauna Lani and Palm Villas at Mauna Lani.