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Gold List 2009

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii 

68–1400 Mauna Lani Drive

Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743
United States

Tel: 800 367 2323 (toll-free)

Tel: 808 885 6622

Built atop a lava flow, the resort sits at the spiritual center of Hawaii's volcanoes. Its three-mile-long beach with views of Maui "is one of the best in Hawaii." Rooms reflect the setting—green upholsteries and dark woods give a nod to the nearby kiawe forests. "It's casual and family-friendly." CanoeHouse's menu "could use updating," though staff "are genuinely happy to help out with special requests."

(348 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

Overall Score: 88.3

  • Rooms: 88.8
  • Service: 87.8
  • Food: 84.3
  • Location: 95.1
  • Design: 89.7
  • Activities: 88.6
Information may have changed since date of publication. Please confirm details with individual establishments before planning your trip.



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