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.