• Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
  • Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

About Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

When Laurance Rockefeller founded the Mauna Kea ("white mountain") Beach Hotel in 1965, he said, "Every great beach deserves a great hotel." The resort is situated on a white crescent beach, with the Mauna Kea volcano on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, and has played host to such guests as Jackie Kennedy and Jeanne Moreau.

After an earthquake in 2006, the hotel underwent a $150 million dollar renovation and reopened in 2008. The resort has a modern design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. Its Japanese shibumi structures are home to more than 1,600 pieces of original Asian art collected by Laurance Rockefeller.

As guests arrive, they receive a fresh flower lei, refreshments, and even welcome gifts just for keiki (children.) After playing the links on the 18-hole championship Rees Jones-designed golf course, guests can unwind with a treatment at the Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara.

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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, HI 96743 United States
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Monday: 9am  -  5pm Tuesday: 9am  -  5pm Wednesday: 9am  -  5pm Thursday: 9am  -  5pm Friday: 9am  -  5pm Saturday: 9am  -  5pm Sunday: 9am  -  5pm
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At Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara guests can indulge in Mandara's signature Balinese offerings as well as Hawaiian-inspired treatments. The 4,000-square-foot spa has five treatment rooms, a suite equipped with balneotherapy amenities and a shower for couple's services, and outdoor cabanas where massages are performed overlooking Kauna'oa Beach.

Services include massage, body treatments, aromatherapy, and skin-care services that incorporate Mandara's Elemis product line. For a taste of Hawaiian culture, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage and the spa's Tropical Hawaiian Body Scrub, with a choice of Pa'akai (salt), chocolate macadamia nut, or coconut, are available. One of the spa's signature services is the Elemis Aroma Spa Seaweed Massage, combining the richness of sea plants and marine algae with aromatheraphy. Includes a 25-minute or a 50 minute massage.

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Locker Room
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Customer Reviews for Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel (3)

June 23, 2015
All Around Place
I like this place because you can come to Relax and if your Sporty you can Play Sports. There s a Hawaii theme so its has a Hot and Tropical Feel! A Must See!
June 28, 2010
Fantastic massage, but...
...I was expecting more as far as the facilities go, such as a hot tub, dry sauna or a wet sauna. Really great massage though, also a deep tissue by Wenonna, but for the price I would have liked some more options.
May 13, 2010
Excellent Deep Tissue Massage
Excellent deep tissue massage from Wennona. I'm a tough customer - shoulders locked to my ears from sitting at a computer all day. Wennona's relaxing manner as well as excellent technique unlocked my shoulders which unclogged my sinuses, which clearing my hearing. I didn't know that a massage could do so much good. Loved it. Did not visit the fitness facilities.
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Facilities & Amenities

Facilities & Amenities

The 18-hole championship Mauna Kea golf course was originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., in the 1960s, and recently underwent a restoration helmed by his son, Rees Jones. The course was inaugurated with a match between Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Jack Nicklaus. Its dramatic highlight is the Third Hole, where waves crash against the shoreline nearby.

Tennis courts and a fitness center are on-site, and guests lounging at the beach and pool can make use of the property's amenities and water sports options. Resort activities include tours of the Asian and Pacific art collected by Laurance Rockefeller, garden tours, Hawaiian culture classes, and stargazing. For the younger set, the Keiki Club, for ages five to 12 years old, provides diversions including beach activities and Hawaiian arts and crafts.

Boutiques and galleries are situated along koi ponds, and guests can watch manta rays "dance" in a nightly ritual. Wedding and event space is available, and guests have access to the sister resort of Hapuna Beach Hotel via a free shuttle service.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

The resort's 258 guest rooms and suites have a crisp, clean design created by Barry Design Associates, with cloud white and bold sunset colors and sleek wood furnishings. The private lanais provide views of the ocean or the golf courses. Bathrooms are stocked with L'Occitane toiletries and large tubs. High-tech features include wide-screen HD TVs, wireless Internet access, and bedside iPod dock with clock radio.

All guests have access to the Plumeria Beach Club Lounge, which provides a full-service concierge, an Internet station for a nominal fee, and complimentary snacks and soft drinks. The Mountain View Suite Kohala and the Ocean View Suite Hualalai both have two private lanais, a separate living area, a large master bedroom with separate shower and tub, and double vanities.

The luxurious Presidential Suites are furnished with three private lanais, a dining area with a table, and sitting area with a sectional sofa, as well as living areas and master bedrooms with separate shower and tub facilities.

On Tuesday nights, guests can experience a traditional Hawaiian luau complete with roasted kālua pig, poi, hula lessons, and a fire-knife dance. On Saturday nights al fresco dining is available at the resort's weekly clambake.

Monettes, founded by the Monette brothers of the Flagstaff House Restaurant in Boulder, Colorado, features American French cuisine with an island twist. A "temptation table" and champagne are the highlights of the resort's Sunday brunch buffet. Manta serves up a breakfast buffet, and at night dinner is prepared in an exhibition kitchen and paired with one of 48 wines.

After hitting the links, Number 3 provides golfers with gourmet pizza, tap drinks, and smoothies. Casual options are available beachside at Hau Tree, and guests can mingle nightly at Copper Terrace while enjoying appetizers (pupus) and drinks, including the bar's signature beverage.

In-room dining has been a resort staple since the Rockefeller days and may include breakfast on the lanai with a personal toaster or a candlelight dinner for two.

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