by Karen Rose
Originally published https://www.hawaii.com/blog/mauna-kea-beach-hotel-luau-activities
Soft white sand, balmy ocean breezes, and swaying palm trees are served up daily on the breathtaking crescent beach of Kaunaʻoa at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. This perfect slice of paradise is often cited as one of the best beach destinations in the country by The Travel Channel and many other travel outlets. Whether you love to dive into exciting ocean activities or lounge in the glorious sunshine with a cocktail and a good read, there’s plenty to do here on your tropical getaway.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Beach and Water Activities
Kaunaʻoa Bay’s magnificent backdrop is the ideal location to enjoy the many opportunities that Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has to offer. After morning yoga on the lawn, start your day with an outrigger canoe ride along the coastline. You’ll explore hidden coves and mysterious caves while scouting for Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins. Your guide will also bring masks and snorkels for those who wish to get an underwater view of the coral and marine life.
If you’ve always wanted to try Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers board rentals and lessons. For the more adventurous paddlers, there’s Glow SUP on Thursday and Sunday evenings. You can explore Kaunaʻoa Bay after sunset on SUP’s with LED lights attached to the bottom of your board while you gaze at the stars overhead. Experienced instructors and lifeguards are available to ensure your safety whether you’re an experienced or a first-time paddler.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel offers nightly manta ray swims with a local naturalist. You’ll not only learn about these gentle giants but also experience a once in a lifetime encounter you’ll never forget!
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Luau
There’s nothing like a lūʻau after a day at the beach to make you feel the Aloha of the islands. ʻUkulele, steel guitar, and hula dancers entertain as the aroma of Hawaiian culinary delicacies delight your senses and make your mouth water. Grab a mai tai, learn a hula, and share in the experience of Hawaiian tradition andʻohana.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Luau is every Tuesday from 6pm-8:30pm and every Friday during high season.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Golf and Tennis
The Golf Course at Mauna Kea is one of the most scenic golf courses in Hawaiʻi. Guests of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel have access to the golf course’s world-class practice facilities and can improve their technique with private or group lessons Enjoy stellar views of the ocean then convene at the clubhouse for pupus and cocktails.
If tennis is your thing, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel’s Seaside Tennis Club is one of the most coveted tennis clubs in Hawaiʻi. Sign up for private lessons, clinics, or a round robin tournament at this beautiful oceanside club.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel Kid’s Activities
Seasonal keiki activities on the beach may include lei making, hula, tide pool shell hunts and making crafts. While the kids are busy having fun, mom and dad can enjoy a couples massage at the Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara. Choose from a variety of body treatments including Balinese and Hawaiian inspired therapies.
Whatever you choose to add to your sand-bucket list, making memories and strengthening relationships are all part of the magic for those who vacation at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.