In July 1965, on the crescent white sand beach at Kauna'oa Bay, the grand opening of Mauna Kea Beach Hotel marked the realization of Laurance S. Rockefeller’s carefully executed vision of the Kohala Coast’s first luxury resort property.
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel opened five years before Keahole Airport (now Kona International Airport) was completed and eight years before the completion of the northern section of Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway from Kona to Kawaihae. Today, along with the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which opened in 1994, the iconic Mauna Kea Beach Hotel continues to anchor this timeless resort community, setting the standard for Big Island luxury living on the Kohala Coast.
Owners at Mauna Kea Resort enjoy access to two of the world’s best white sand beaches: Kauna'oa, named for the orange-yellow vine often found intertwined with the green naupaka growing on the shore, and Hapuna, which translates to “spring” or “pool” and references the nearby underground freshwater springs. The 1,839 acre Mauna Kea Resort property is also home to two world-class golf courses: the legendary Mauna Kea Golf Course with it’s world-famous 3rd hole and Hapuna Golf Course which offers a stunning coastline view from the 12th hole. Fine dining and concierge services, tennis, fitness and spa facilities are among other amenities residents and their guests can enjoy.
Within Mauna Kea Resort, prospective buyers will find several options to consider, ranging from elegant and commanding stand-alone detached residences to tastefully designed paired townhomes to condominiums with separate amenity centers. There are even a few remaining parcels of land that provide a blank slate for the imagination.
Developments at Mauna Kea include: The Bluffs at Mauna Kea (20 homes/homesites), Villas at Mauna Kea (40 single story villas), Kauna’oa at Mauna Kea (28 homes/homesites, 20 townhomes), The Fairways at Mauna Kea North (32 homes/homesites), The Fairways at Mauna Kea South (33 homes/homesites), The High Bluffs at Mauna Kea (9 homes/homesites), Moani Heights (17 homes/homesites), Wai’ula’ula at Mauna Kea (56 condominium units in 14 buildings, 24 duplex units and 14 homesites), Kumulani at the Uplands at Mauna Kea (40 condominium units in 10 buildings) and 'Apa'apa'a Heights at the Uplands at Mauna Kea (7 homes/homesites).