view from room 610 | Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

the beach at Mauna Kea (c) 2017 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

It will be hard to say goodbye to this tomorrow morning. It's the sight from the balcony of our room at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, an incredible view of the best beach on the Big Island. If you want a beach vacation at a resort with a long, wide beach covered with soft sand, you'll be very happy at the Mauna Kea.

Originally built in 1965, the Mauna Kea has won acclaim from the American Institute of Architects as one of the 150 best works of architecture in the United States. The hotel has recently undergone a thorough $150 million renovation, reopening at the end of 2008. The results are very pleasant.

Lead-in Beachfront rooms are on floors 1-4 of the Beachfront Wing, each looking directly across the lawn to the beach, with ground floor rooms being especially coveted as you can walk straight from the door of your room to the beach.

Main building rooms come with both Golf and Ocean views ... and in standard (600 sq ft) and Deluxe (900 sq ft) configurations. Needless to say, this Ocean Vista Deluxe room offers everything you could look for in a luxury room product ... and Suites offer even more. By booking through your Virtuoso travel advisor, you receive additional valuable amenities during your stay:
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Buffet breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate or any third party vendor charges, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
But it's all about this fabulous beach!

copyright  (c)  2017 by Ourisman Travel LLC.  All rights reserved. We provide Virtuoso and other Preferred Partner amenities as an affiliate of Brownell, a Virtuoso® member. If you have comments on this column, or questions about booking travel, email me or visit my website.

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