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Mauna Kea Beach

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9799
+1-215-803-1860
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Exceptional!!

The staff, especially Marguerite, went above and beyond our expectations. We had a complaint, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Suzanne C
via mobile
Very nice

This is a very nice beach with some shade. Good for kids. Plenty of them running around when we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Eddie S
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9799
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The staff, especially Marguerite, went above and beyond our expectations. We had a complaint, and they were extremely hospitable and took care of us perfectly. What an incredible staff. The hotel is a dream, on the greatest beach for swimming, AMAZING food, etc. We cannot...More

Thank Suzanne C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very nice beach with some shade. Good for kids. Plenty of them running around when we were there.

Thank Eddie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not much in way of living coral here, even if you swim out far. But fish were cool along the rocks to the left of the beach.

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

White, fluffy sand rather than the crushed Lava chunks at other beaches. However, the high surf and strong surge made snorkeling difficult the day that we went. Nice for splashing in the shallows thoug.

Thank Jill T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far one of the most inviting beaches on the big island. The hotel allows and number of guest in to the hotel daily with a beach pass that is given if you are one of the lucky people ( or if you...More

Thank livelovexplore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this beach and understand that there is limited parking for non-guests. That being said, the staff should be a little more understanding and flexible with the beach spots. We drove down and found a spot to be told we could not park there...More

2  Thank Lynn O
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a sandy beach to play in small waves, this is a great choice! There are lots of rocky beaches around Kona and a lot of great snorkeling beaches, this one was our top choice for enjoying the water, no rocks at...More

1  Thank mdvf
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A lot of the beaches on the Kona side of the island are miles above Kona and this is about 40 miles north of Kona but made the trip twice because we fell in love with it. Sandy beach and snorkeling available. Lots of fun...More

Thank TBall9652
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

There is limited parking for beach goers, so get here early. We arrived at 8:25AM and got one of the last two parking spots in the lot (about 30 spots). Because of the limited parking the beach doesn't get too packed, but you do share...More

1  Thank Caitlyn C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 9am during spring break which was too late. The next day we dragged the teens out early and got one of the last four spaces left and that was at 8.10am mid week! We loved the beach and the snorkeling was good and...More

Thank julesKirkland_WA
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chai44
I have read the suggestions to arrive early -- how early would you suggest on a weekday the end of March?
8 March 2017|
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Response from NormanSantaFe | Reviewed this property |
Ditto, as we've always gone to the Big Island in January or February. What you might want to do is go at a time that suits you and if you are turned away, ask the person at the security gate what is the best time to get... More
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ChristyRabe
What time did you show up and get one of those 40 parking spaces? Would the best day to avoid crowds be Sunday or Wednesday?
23 July 2015|
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PhilipPrince62
Will the Mauna Kea pick you up and drop you off at Kona Airport? How much?
19 February 2015|
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