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Mauna Kea Beach

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9799
+1-215-803-1860
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Great beach....persevere with hotel staff

Sitting on this beach right now enjoying the white sand and low surf. Turtle has been hanging out... read more

Reviewed yesterday
global_nomads100
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Washington DC
via mobile
Loved this beach!

This beach is absolutely stunning. The sand is white and so soft on the feet it feels like icing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wrldtraveller7
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Langley City, Canada
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Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“soft sand” (16 reviews)
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62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-9799
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+1-215-803-1860
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sitting on this beach right now enjoying the white sand and low surf. Turtle has been hanging out with us for over an hour. Snorkeling is ok - good for beginners/kids as goes from shallow water. Agree with other reviews that the hotel staff are...More

Thank global_nomads100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beach is absolutely stunning. The sand is white and so soft on the feet it feels like icing sugar! This beach is fantastic for calm water swimming unless the wind comes up. There is also some snorkeling along the sides though there are better...More

Thank Wrldtraveller7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach! Very relaxing. Parking is tight. Only 30 public parking spots. But the beach was wonderful and not over crowded at all.

Thank ernursekelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So while staying at Hapuna prince beach resort went over twice to Mauna Kea resort. Wow, really nice and beach was step above Hapuna. They have rental for all sorts of beach equipment and the grounds are very well kept. I recommend this for both...More

Thank Randy P
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We will definitely return to this beach. We got there early (7:30 am) to make sure we got one of the 30 parking spots available. The guard at the front gate was very nice and made sure to tell us to park one of the...More

1  Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Excellent for snorkeling or for laying on the beach. We got there by 8:30am and literally got the last available spot for public parking. Go early if you aren't staying at the resort - they have parking spots for members of the public. There is...More

Thank nycrunner2011
Reviewed 27 June 2017

small and family type beach good swimming along with the turtles. Hotel grounds one end and public the other. Get there early as limited car parking

Thank ecislandboy
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Beach access through the Mauna Kea resort; get there earlier than 9am if you expect to get in immediately as there are only a limited number of non hotel guest parking spaces. Head to the North side of the beach in front of the hotel...More

Thank pete a
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The beach is great, the presence of the hotel is what diminishes the experience. First off.. You have to run the hotels gauntlet of getting a pass from them. Arrive early. I spoke to a local who said the hotel gives out passes and never...More

Thank glcwhistler .
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Beautiful beach. However, parking is very limited and on a first arrived first parked rule. Don't miss the Brunch at the Mauna Kea Hotel every Sundays.

1  Thank HOTELLMEMORE
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Mark I
8 August 2017|
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Response from Wrldtraveller7 |
Hi! I was just there the other day and the snorkeling is best on the northern side of the beach along the rocks. It is not outstanding snorkeling but there are definitely fish to see. Try two step, captain cook for better... More
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chai44
8 March 2017|
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Response from NormanSantaFe | Reviewed this property |
Ditto, as we've always gone to the Big Island in January or February. What you might want to do is go at a time that suits you and if you are turned away, ask the person at the security gate what is the best time to get... More
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