Mauna Kea Beach Hotel62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
The sun shines warm and bright on Hawaii’s Kohala Coast, a fitting place to begin life’s happily ever afters. Here, Mauna Kea Beach Hotel combines the timeless spirit of aloha with a dream setting along the Big Island’s Kauna’oa Beach.
The 252-room resort sprawls on 60 lush acres graced by gardens, meandering koi ponds and a collection of museum-quality art—a perfect complement to the backdrop of black lava rock, sugar-white sands and emerald fairways. Weddings at the resort range from barefoot beach ceremonies to grand ballroom affairs worthy of Hawaiian royalty. But the most popular venue of all, the third tee box of the Mauna Kea Golf Course, promises dramatic evening views from its position high on an ancient lava bluff, amid coconut palms, sculpted fairways and the rolling surf below.
Couples at play spend time at the beach, pool, golf course or 11-court tennis center, or head to Mauna Kea Spa by Mandara for complete relaxation. A special romance package turns up the heat with many unique extras, including the rental of a convertible car for easy, breezy tours of the island.