Top things to do

Top Choice Beach in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Mauʻumae Beach

White sand, teal water, shady trees and protected waters – and it’s even more private than Kaunaʻoa Bay. What’s not to love about Mauʻumae? (pronounced Mao-oo-my) Locals are proprietary about this gem, and for good …
Top Choice Beach in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Mauna Kea Beach

Crescent-shaped Kaunaʻoa Bay (nicknamed 'Mauna Kea Beach' after Rockefeller built his landmark hotel on it) is blanketed in powdery white sand, while the clear waters are calm and shallow (generally less than 10ft).…
Hawaiian in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Copper Bar

Hawi-born Rio Miceli cranks out eclectic, island-themed dishes at this spot, such as cold soba noodles with lobster, kalua pork flatbreads and kung pao ahi. We're not always fans of spiffed-up traditional Hawaiian f…
American in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Coast Grille

If you're going to dine on fresh Hawaiian seafood and steak, it's best to do so in the open air with the wind in your hair, right? That's the philosophy at this restaurant, at least. Try the seafood trio, with three…
Hawaiian in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Hau Tree

Casual dining and outdoor dress codes, all overlooking the deep blue Pacific. The solid if not super-original menu includes grilled mahi with miso butter, pork barbecue with guava sauce and a kick-butt brunch that g…
Luau in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Mauna Kea Hawaiian Luau

This outdoor luau features standard entertainment (thrilling fire dance, group hula) and a gorgeous beach setting. The buffet is generous and above average.
Food & Drink in Mauna Kea Resort Area

Big Island Chocolate Festival

Chocolate in all of its delicious iterations is celebrated and served up at this annual culinary party, which goes off at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.