Mauna Lani Resort

Here are the neighborhoods found within Mauna Lani Resort
•    Ka Milo
•    Kulalani
•    The Fairways at Mauna Lani
•    The Villages
•    Pau’oa Beach
•    Palm Villas
•    The Islands
•    Champion Ridge
•    The Cape
•    The Estates
•    The Point
•    49 Black Sand Beach
•    Ke Kailani

Anchoring the neighborhoods are two lovely hotels, golf courses, tennis clubs and spas.  Through the Mauna Lani Advantage Program, homeowners may receive special discounts or opportunities to use resort amenities, and invitations to homeowner events.  Here is a description of the resort’s two hotels.

The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is one of two hotels located within the Mauna Lani Resort. The hotel is adjacent to Mauna Lani’s scenic and historic royal Hawaiian fish ponds.  Next to the hotel pool is a small white sand beach, an excellent place to begin a kayaking adventure.  Nearby, the hotel’s five luxurious bungalows dot a secluded lagoon.  Bungalow guests enter through a private gated drive, and they enjoy private beach access.

Mauna Lani Resort features two championship golf courses. Running through ancient lava fields, the oceanside golf courses are rated among the most beautiful resort courses in the world. Golf Magazine recognizes the Hawaii Mauna Lani courses as “one of the top 10 environmentally friendly courses.”

The garden area of the Mauna Lani spa features a Hawaiian thatched “hale” design.  Treatment areas feature Vichy showers, two natural lava saunas, a meditation pavilion and a fragrance garden. Indoor, the spa offers beauty and treatment rooms, locker rooms, steam showers, saunas and retail boutique. The Mauna Lani Spa consistently ranks high in Conde Naste Traveler, and was rated number one in the world by ‘Islands Magazine’ June 2009.

Resort area restaurants include the Bay Terrace, poolside Ocean Grill, and the ocean front Canoe House featuring Contemporary American cuisine. Guest activities include catamaran sails, scuba, snorkeling, cycling, fitness, and cultural classes.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows guests are invited to enjoy a variety of complimentary services and activities, including Hawaiian entertainment, bicycles, fish and turtle feeding tours, twilight at Kalahuipua’a, ukulele lessons, petroglyph tours, and Hawaiian weaving.

Mauna Lani is renowned for its devotion to preserving and enhancing the cultural history of Hawai’i. Mr Danny Akakai oversees the resort’s effort to spread the wisdom of Hawaiian culture and the rich heritage of Kalahuipua’a. The resort is nationally recognized for its successful green sea turtle program, cultural activities, indigenous plant life, and historic fishponds.

The Mauna Lani Fairmont Orchid Hotel is located on the north end of the resort.  The hotel’s story begins with the area’s history.  Hundreds of years ago the native Hawaiians fished and farmed in this region then known as Kalahuipua’a.

Kalahuipua’a has many archaeological sites, ancient trails, and royal fishponds around the lava fields. Trails and footpaths through the Mauna Lani Resort reveal lava tube cave shelters, burial sites, stone trails and thousands of petroglyphs.

Francis Hyde I’i Brown, a renowned 1920’s era athlete and local politician, purchased a large parcel from the heirs of Hawaii’s Parker Ranch. He created a secluded fishing retreat with plenty of palm trees.  In 1972, Francis H. I’i Brown sold the property to the Mauna Lani Resort developers, and Kalahuipua’a was rechristened Mauna Lani, meaning mountains reaching the heavens.

In 1990, the resort hotel now known as the Fairmont Orchid, was opened. Built on a 32-acre beachfront parcel, the hotel features upscale dining, a full-service spa, a 10,000-square-foot pool, a beautifully leafy tennis garden, and other world-class features.  In 1996, $13 million in improvements and renovations were completed, including the opening of Brown’s Beach House, and the Plantation Estate, a spacious outdoor function area for private group use.  In 2002, the oceanside Kahakai Bar and Beach Club buildings were added.  By the end of 2006 guestrooms recieved extensive renovation.