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Top Choice Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Brown's Beach House

The prices might deter you, but Brown's remains a standout for those willing to pay. Expect gracious service and the finest local ingredients: the surf and turf features locally raised beef and Kona lobsters, wild b…
Top Choice Japanese in Mauna Lani Resort Area


Chef Norio Yamamoto left his namesake restaurant at the Fairmont Orchid to launch his own izakaya (Japanese pub). It's a looser, cooler place, where the menu ranges from classic nigiri sushi and tuna tataki (tuna se…
Hawaii Regional Cuisine in Mauna Lani Resort Area


The Mauna Lani's flagship restaurant showcases local ingredients creatively but simply. Those seeking a huge punch might find the dishes lackluster. A decadent option is the 'Captain's Table' (two to eight diners; p…
Beach in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Holoholokai Beach Park

Forget about sand and swimming and instead enjoy picnicking and strolling at this pleasantly uncrowded beach, blanketed by chunks of white coral and black lava. Facilities include restrooms, showers, drinking water,…
Supermarket in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Foodland Farms

Full-service gourmet supermarket with an impressive deli selection.
Bar in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Luana Lounge

A nice spot to unwind at sunset, with specialty drinks and tapas (small plates). The fish or burger sliders (three per order for under $20) make for a light, relatively affordable meal.
Luau in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Gathering of the Kings

This luau spins a thread of storytelling to highlight slightly modernized versions of Polynesian and Hawaiian dance and music. It's notable for its above-average Polynesian dinner buffet and open bar.
Historic Site in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Kalahuipuaʻa Fishponds

These ancient fishponds are among the island's few remaining working fishponds and, as in ancient times, they're stocked with ʻawa (Hawaiian milk fish). Water circulates from the ocean through traditional makaha (sl…
Historic Site in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Puako Petroglyph Preserve

With more than 3000 petroglyphs, this preserve is among the largest collections of ancient lava carvings in Hawaii. The simple pictures might not make sense to you, but viewed together, they are fascinating and wort…
Historic Site in Mauna Lani Resort Area

Kalahuipuaʻa Historic Trail

The first segment of this easy trail meanders through a 16th-century Hawaiian settlement, passing lava tubes once used as cave shelters and a few other archaeological and geological sites marked by interpretive plaq…