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Mauna Lani, Big Island, Hawaii
With the Wall Street Journal | 5 Nights, From $4,995
Indagare and The Wall Street Journal have partnered again to bring you exclusive access to a curation of our favorite luxury properties across the United States—with the chance to escape and recharge amid tranquil and idyllic settings, and special amenities, preferable rates, flexible cancellation policies and the high-touch, personalized service of our expert team—so that you can get back on the road with greater confidence.
As you pass through the Mauna Lani gates, the property’s sense of place is immediately juxtaposed against the surrounding natural landscape: vast collections of deep-black volcanic rock lay side by side with a well-kept golf course, while the stunning coastline greets the hotel’s manicured entryway. The newly renovated resort, now part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, has kept the bones of the original resort with its 29 oceanfront acres, two golf courses, tennis courts, an indoor and outdoor spa, and a year-round children’s camp while the new, fresh design’s attractive interiors combine Japanese minimalism with breezy, island vibes.
Rate: from $999 per night, based on five-nights’ minimum accommodations (double-occupancy), excluding taxes, fees and gratuity. Room rates are subject to change based on your travel dates, availability and room category choice.
This exclusive offer expires on December 31, 2021.
This Special Offer Includes:
- Five nights’ accommodations (double occupancy) at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection on the Big Island in Hawaii
- Daily $200 resort credit, per room, to be used towards spa treatments, resort activities and/or food and beverage expenses
- One complimentary privately guided “Living Culture” historic tour
- One complimentary wellness experience, per stay, to be used through the on-property Kainalu water sports club
- We are happy to offer the following cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to seven days prior to arrival
WSJ x Indagare Exclusive Benefits:
- Crafted with your needs—and your safety—in mind, this offer includes the services of Indagare’s expert trip-planning team, both while preparing for your departure and during your trip. You will have personal access to Indagare’s specialists for booking and travel advice, as well as assistance in arranging private transfers, flights, premium activities, and pre- and post-trip extensions for this trip.
- You may also have access to preferable private charter rates and additional amenities (subject to availability), when flights are booked in combination with this package.
- WSJ Members who book this package will receive a complimentary one-year Indagare Tier 3 Membership ($395 value), including access to a library of online content (live virtual travel experiences, hundreds of curated hotel and restaurant reviews and weekly travel intel and inspiration) as well as exclusive travel perks and more.
- WSJ+ Members who book this package will receive a complimentary one-year Indagare Tier 2 Membership ($925 value), including unlimited hotel recommendations and reservations, customized itinerary planning, access to flights specialists, exclusive invites, access to a library of online content (live virtual travel experiences, hundreds of curated hotel and restaurant reviews and weekly travel intel and inspiration) and VIP travel perks.
- WSJ+ Members will also receive a special local welcome amenity upon arrival.
About This Property:
On the Kohala coast of the Island of Hawaii, Mauna Lani has been a beloved resort since it opened in 1983. In 2018, it closed its doors to undergo a massive, $200 million renovation, reopening as Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection in January 2020. Within months, however, the pandemic forced it to close once more. Mauna Lani reopened—again—in November, and has quickly reestablished itself as one of the islands’ premier resorts. Here’s what Hawaii-bound travelers have to look forward to at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection.
Mauna Lani occupies a coveted swath of beachfront of the island’s sparsely populated northwest coast, where lava plains descend gradually into the sea. And while the area is mostly undeveloped today, its history goes back for centuries. The resort’s seven ponds, which hug the shoreline, are actually fish ponds, built by ancient Hawaiian islanders to raise fish for local nobility. And hikes from the property take guests to nature preserves with thousands of 13th-century petroglyphs carved into lava.
Guests in each of Mauna Lani’s 333 rooms and suites have soothing, creamy color palettes with hardwood accents and pops of corals and teals. The focal point, as it should be, is on the views: each room comes with a lanai balcony with mountain or ocean views. Rooms to book: For extra quiet, Serenity Rooms overlook the adults-only pool. Or, if you’re traveling with others, consider the five 4,000-square-foot, two-bedroom Private Residences. These each come with a private swimming pool, hot tub and spa, plus dedicated butler service.
Mauna Lani’s five restaurants make the most of their tropical location, in both their design (they’re open to the balmy, breezy elements) and cooking (showcasing ultra-fresh and locally sourced ingredients). Mornings usually begin slowly, with Kona coffee and breakfast on the lush outdoor terrace at HāLani near the Great Lawn. If you prefer grab-and-go, The Market serves tasty treats (including lunch options, if you want to take food with you on an excursion). By the pool, Hā Bar and Grill serves light daytime fare like organic salads and ceviches. Come sunset, guests can grab a cocktail at Surf Shack (which also has a food truck serving Kona yellowtail tacos) before dinner at CanoeHouse, overlooking the beach. Here, nightly tasting menus—named the “MY Menu” after its husband-and-wife creators, chef Matt and general manager Yuka Raso—highlight Hawaii’s unique seafood and island produce.
Hawaii is an adventure lover’s paradise, and Mauna Lani doesn’t hold back, with ample opportunity for activities on land and on the water with its Kainalu Sports programming. Professional athletes, including Hawaii surf pro Bullet Obra, run the center, which offers biking, performance training, surfing, outrigger canoe expeditions, underwater rock running (!), scuba diving and snorkeling. Further afield, volcano tours beckon as well.
Golfers have access to two 18-hole golf courses, both designed by Homer Flint, Raymond Cain and Robin Nelson. The South Course’s challenging oceanfront greens sprawl over a 16th-century lava flow, while the North Course’s rolling terrain twists through mesquite forests with quintessential Hawaii views.
When you’re not golfing, doing ocean laps or working out in the 5,000 square-foot fitness center, a visit to the Auberge Spa at Mauna Lani brings much-needed relaxation and restoration. Expert technicians use tropical ingredients from nearby farms for the treatments, from a hibiscus and papaya body exfoliation to a massage using Hawaiian ti leaves. And for some wellness that you can take home with you, Goop opened its first boutique in Hawaii here last November, selling GP-approved resort wear, athleisure looks and clean beauty products.
Mauna Lani is the type of resort that’s suited for travelers of any age, but its unparalleled access to some of the Big Island’s most spectacular sights—lava tubes, ancient fish ponds and petroglyphs—plus calm waters for safe beach time, makes it a particularly engaging spot for families with children. For more structured activities, the popular Holoholo Kids Crew club runs programs such as cooking classes, lei-making and moonlight storytelling.
In Mauna Lani’s lobby, the Hale ‘I‘ike (“house of knowledge”) is a museum-like cultural center with Hawaiian art and artifacts. While checking it out, you’ll likely run into Danny Akaka, the hotel’s “knowledge keeper,” better known as Uncle Danny. An indigenous islander, he shares the history and traditions of the region both during casual, one-on-one conversations and his own dedicated story times. Expect tales of Hawaiian royalty, ancient fishing and stargazing techniques, as well as his personal tales of exploring the island. He can also explain “piko,” the infinite circle that reflects Hawaii’s eternal spirit, anchored by its five great mountains.
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Terms & Conditions:
- For cancellations made more than seven days prior to your scheduled arrival, you will avoid cancellation fees.
- This offer applies to bookings of a five-night minimum.
- This offer applies to new bookings only.
- This offer cannot be combined with other offers or promotions.
- This offer is subject to availability and blackout dates may apply.
- This offer is valid until December 31, 2021.
The health and safety of our guests is our No. 1 priority. WSJ and Indagare are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and seamless travel experiences. We are in close contact with our hotel partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced sanitization and disinfecting procedures, respecting social distancing guidelines, and remaining as low-contact as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your stay as safe as possible, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.