Close your eyes and imagine for a moment that on Saturday morning, when you awake to the soft light of a Hawaii sunrise coloring the sky and the expanse of the Pacific ocean visible from the open-air lanai of your Mauna Lani home, your plans for the start of your weekend look something like this:
Early in the day, breakfast includes a perfectly ripened locally grown papaya with a slice of lime and a cup of hot Kona coffee before a round of golf at the Francis H. I’i Brown North or South Course. Or, if you aren’t a golfer, a walk through Mauna Lani’s ancient fishponds on your way to snorkeling at Makaiwa Bay near the Mauna Lani Beach Club may be to your liking instead.>
In the afternoon, you’ve confirmed an appointment for an indulgent seaside Ali’i Experience lomilomi massage at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel’s famed Spa Without Walls. Or, maybe a stop at The Shops at Mauna Lani to buy aloha-wear at Tommy Bahamas and to browse through the refreshingly air-conditioned art galleries and boutiques.
As evening nears, you make your way to Mauna Lani’s Canoe House or the Fairmont's Brown’s Beach House at Pauoa Bay for a leisurely island-inspired dinner. But, you can’t linger too long, because friends are saving a place for you at tonight’s Full Moon Talk Story (Twilight at Kalahuipua‘a) at Eva Parker Woods Cottage, and you know that Mauna Lani’s Cultural Historian Danny Akaka has planned a wonderful line-up of music, storytelling and hula to entertain and inform the audience gathered for a Hawaiian-style kanikapila and sunset by the shore.
If imagining a Saturday like this speaks to something in your soul, the Mauna Lani Resort may be calling you home to the Kohala Coast.
In keeping with it’s rich history as a destination for Hawaii’s royalty and the wishes of founders Francis Hyde I’i Brown and Noboru Gotoh, Mauna Lani is recognized as the world’s top eco-friendly beach destination by Condé Nast Traveler and is a leader in environmental stewardship, producing 1,150,250 kWh of solar-generated power annually.
Real estate offerings include luxurious ocean front homes, luxury condominiums and well-situated homesites that invite your dreams to unfold on the shores of Kalahuipua‘a.