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Romantic Oceanview Rooms at the Mauna Lani Bay

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel is a luxury oceanfront getaway on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island. Lush tropical grounds feature Hawaiian fishponds, lava flow, and ten man-made ponds ...

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The Kona Coffee Cultural Festival

The festival encompasses over 30 events at various locations on the Big Island.


Getting Married on the Sunny Kohala Coast

Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues and enjoy the convenience of the on-site event planner.


View the 7 Million Dollar Art Collections in Kohala

If this is your first visit, this tour will help you get oriented on this 62-acre property with three pools, nine restaurants, and three guest room towers.


Dolphin Days Summer Fest

Events that range from dolphin encounters to dining and music will benefit a hospital.

Things to See and Do on the Big Island

The Big Island of Hawaii is Hawaii’s biggest and youngest island, offering vacationers plenty to see and do. Some of Hawaii’s most spectacular beaches can be found here and they are much less crowded than those of Maui and Oahu.

Although Kona has its charms, if you want a relaxing resort experience, head up the Kohala Coast towards the Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea resorts. There, you will find stunning sandy beaches, amazing snorkeling spots and great golf courses right on the ocean.

Mauna Lani

The Mauna Lani is a lush oasis with historic fishponds and petroglyphs. There are two major hotels: The Fairmont Orchid and the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel which are both right on the water. Spend your days relaxing on the beach and next to the pool. There are two great spas at the resort where you can take fitness classes and work out in a beautiful setting.


Just south of Mauna Lani is Waikoloa resort with several hotels, condo rentals and two shopping centers.

Mauna Kea Resort

Mauna Kea resort is to the north, offering two stunning beaches, golf, tennis and several accommodation options.


On a Saturday morning, visit one of the farmer’s markets in Waimea where vendors sell locally-grown produce such as papaya, mangos and avocados. If you visit during the mango season in the summer, you can taste some of the most amazing mangos in the world here. The drive takes about 30 minutes from the Mauna Lani.

Mauna Kea Observatories

Visitors can dive up to the Mauna Kea Observatories, situated at 14,000 feet above sea level.


The Hilo side (East Side) is much more lush and green than the Kona – Kohala (West Side). Hilo has a great farmer’s market. Along the way, you can admire waterfalls and botanical gardens.


Waipio Valley is a beautiful destination for hikers who enjoy great views and tropical surroundings.

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