Take a trip to the Kohala Coast on the Big Island in Hawaii for a lush Hawaiian paradise, white sand beaches, and stunningly blue waters at The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. When I was little, my parents took a trip to The Mauna Kea and they brought me back a t-shirt from the resort. This was one of my favorite shirts growing up and I remember fondly the bright orange flower logo and couldn’t wait to go to Hawaii.
As an adult now, I love the retro ’60/70s style and culture and am fascinated with The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, founded in 1965 by Laurance S. Rockefeller. who said, “Every great beach deserves a great hotel.” Ready to hit the beach and plan a Big Island adventure with your #WellTraveledFamily in tow? Here’s more on this little retro-modern gem:
My paradise is…Not Having To Worry About A Thing
As a Certified Preferred Family Resort, The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has everything you need to make sure your family trip runs smoothly. With options like connecting rooms, in-room refrigerators, cribs and roll-away beds, high chairs, bottle warmers, and more, there’s no worry that you might forget something your family needs.
My paradise is…A Beautiful Room and Property
There’s nothing more beautiful than a lush Hawaiian paradise, but the grounds of The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel come pretty close. The golf course is right on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and the lobby features large windows looking out at the sea. The rooms have clearly been updated since my parents visited in the early ’80s, and now feature fun pops of modern color as well as state-of-the-art technologies. Make sure to take a dip in the beautiful pool with chaise lounges and plenty of umbrellas surrounding the water!
My paradise is…Great Food and Experiences
There are plenty of great dining options at The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, including Monettes Artisan Fish and Steak Restaurant which delivers tasty dishes like fresh-caught seafood and prime steaks, and a traditional Hawaiian Luau. Book a babysitter and head to Copper Terrace for an adults-only night cocktail bar that features traditional Hawaiian music and hula dancing.
My paradise is…Fun For The Whole Family
There are endless activities to explore on the Big Island with you family. Dads can hit the links on the resort’s beautiful golf course, visit the Mauna Kea Spa, book a helicopter tour of the island, explore an active volcano, or visit a Macadamia nut farm. Make a stop off to visit the King Kamehameha Statue in historic Kapaau, or just sit and relax on The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s prime beach, Kauna’oa Beach.
My paradise is…A Great Special Offer
Not only can you enjoy all of the fun and beauty of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, but you can also score a great deal on your accommodations. With Mauna Kea’s “Preferred Family Offer”, you can book a second room for free when booking one room at full price, with daily breakfast for two included. That means there’s room for your family to spread out–whether you’re setting the older kids up in their own room or bringing along grandparents for some quality family time. What are you waiting for? It’s the perfect excuse to escape to the Kohala Coast!
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This post was sponsored by Preferred Hotel Group for PreferredFamily.com. As always, the opinions expressed here are our own.
Photos compliments of The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.