Gold List 2009
Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii
681400 Mauna Lani Drive
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 settinggreen 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."
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2011
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