The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel sits at Kaunaoa Bay on the Big Island’s dry and sunny west side. The bay is a gorgeous place to spend the morning or afternoon with swimming, sun-bathing, or strolling.
The hotel itself is known for its architecture and has won several awards for its design.
To access the beach one needs to either be a guest at the hotel, to be one of the lucky few to get a beach access parking space at the hotel, or to walk a rugged lava path from nearby Hapuna beach.
A beautiful resort with a great beach, Mauna Kea Beach Resort lines up umbrella lounge chairs along the crescent shoreline each day. read more
Maua Kea beach fronts the private Mauna Kea Resort, offers plenty of sand, beautiful views, and relaxation. On a clear day, you can see the island of Maui to the northeast, and on a calm day you can enjoy swimming in the bay. read more
Hapuna Beach on the northwest side of the Big Island is consistently voted “best beach” by various groups. The sand is soft and plentiful, the crowds ebb and flow, and the water is clear and warm. read more