Hawaii Family Vacations Reserve 3 bedroom condo P1

A guest from Pennsylvania loves The Islands at Mauna Lani so much that they’ve reserved P1 twice! Their own words on TripAdvisor describe a September 2016 family travel vacation on this sunny coast of Hawaii Island:

“This was our 2nd time staying at The Islands of Mauna Lani for our family vacations. We loved it so much the first time that we brought more family with us this time and rented an extra house. It was absolutely perfect!!! Everyone had their own space and we saved a ton of money renting these beautiful houses vs. having to book individual hotel rooms. Not to mention the money we saved by cooking 90% of our meals instead of eating out.”

The Islands at Mauna Lani condo P1 offers 3 bedrooms and designer details. Access to an idyllic sandy beach cove is included.

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Take a Family Vacation Hawaii: A Trip for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Traveling as a family is special; it’s a wonderful time to bond outside of your comfort zone, get out of your routine, and spend some quality time together. When you take a family vacation Hawaii, you’ll experience adventure, relaxation, and fun like never before. Here are a few reasons that Hawaii, and the Islands at Mauna Lani, are the best vacation location and accommodations for your next family vacation.

Countless Activities for the Whole Family

The Islands at Mauna Lani is located on the sunny Kohala coat. There are so many great activities to enjoy, your family will be able to enjoy a new and exciting activity every day.  Whether you’re a tennis player, golfer, spa aficionado, beachcomber, hiker, historian, foodie, surfer, snorkeler, or sunbather, you’ll find an activity that suits your personality and lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorite local attractions to enjoy during your visit:

Accommodations for a Comfortable Stay

When you book your stay with The Islands at Mauna Lani, you’ll get all the comforts of a big hotel, but without the cramped quarters. Our unique and spacious two-story condo rentals provide excellent views, easy access to the beach, shopping, golfing, and other activities for every person in your family. The luxury and space that our accommodations provide are simply unavailable in a hotel. When you’re traveling with your family, friends, or extended family, you’ll want room to relax. Our condos range from 2-3 bedrooms, at 2,100 to 2,500 square feet. And, all resort services and amenities are included at no additional cost, with no resort fees. Our condos are equipped with a full kitchen, which means you can stay in and enjoy a meal at home on your private lanai with your family – a great way to save money and spend more quality time together.

Book Your Family Vacation Hawaii Today

The Islands at Mauna Lani are the perfect accommodations for your entire family. There is a wide variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy, as well as shopping and dining in the area. Book your stay today, and plan your family vacation Hawaii to rest and relax as a family!


Biking around Mauna Lani Resort on Hawaii the Big Island

There are so many fun things to do  when it’s a sunny 80 degrees every day! Reserve a golf resort condo at The Islands at Mauna Lani and you can ride bikes all around the Resort.

You’ll pass ancient lava flows and the emerald green fairways of Mauna Lani’s world-famous golf courses.

Hawaii Golf Courses Islands Mauna Lani

Stop for a coffee at The Shops at Mauna Lani and pick up some Island-style swim wear.  Also there is an excellent supermarket for stocking your gourmet kitchen at The Islands at Mauna Lani.

And after a full day of activities it’s so comforting to retreat to a fully furnished luxury condo at The Islands at Mauna Lani. Relax and even dine on your private lanai with views of colorful tropical flowers and swaying palm trees. Reserve now and enjoy the savings of No Resort Fee!


Bike Ride Hawaii: The Best Way to See the Resort and Island

What’s the best way to see the most sights when you’re traveling? This is up for much debate: Many people believe that you see the most attractions and countryside when you drive. Others think that walking or running is the best way to enjoy the new area where you are vacationing. We have the answer: Bike ride Hawaii. You’ll see more countryside that if you were walking, but you’ll be able to enjoy the sights and attractions more than if you were sitting a car. Here are a few of our favorite routes to enjoy near your accommodations at the Islands at Mauna Lani.

Where to Rent Bikes

Renting bikes during your stay makes a lot of sense: Hawaii is much more laid back than the states, and riding a bike around is perfectly acceptable and encouraged. Having a bike makes it easier to get around the resort. There are a couple places to rent bikes in Waimea, including Mountain Road Cycles. For the latest updates on the best bike rentals, speak with guest services – we’ll hep you find the best rental for your plans and trip!

Bike Ride Hawaii: Where to Go

There are many fantastic places to ride bikes in Hawaii, near your accommodations at the Islands at Mauna Lani. Simply riding your bike around the resort allows you to enjoy the beauty of the area. Many visitors love to ride leisurely through the resort at Mauna Lani, taking in the sites of the homes, shops, and beauty of the island of Hawaii.  If you’re up for a more intense ride, consider the Kohala Mountain Ride or the South Route in Kailua-Kona. These rides are for the more motivated riders, as they are over 30 miles long. But, you’ll see some incredible sights along the way!

If you have questions about riding bikes in the area around The Islands at Mauna Lani, don’t hesitate to ask a representative at guest services. We will be able to direct you to the best bike rental options, as well as direct you to the best bike ride Hawaii options.


Mauna Lani condo is Hawaiian paradise for golfers

The Islands at Mauna Lani offer condos that are truly a Hawaiian paradise for golfers.  You’ll have easy access to the world famous golf courses of Mauna Lani and in the afternoon, come home to the golf resort lifestyle. Enjoy sunset cocktails on the private lanai of your 2-story condo with views of the fairways where you played earlier in the day.

Mauna Lani Resort Francis H. Ii Brown Golf Courses

The Mauna Lani golf courses are immediately recognizable for the stark contrasting beauty of black lava and emerald green fairways.

South Course

The South Course former home to the annual Senior Skins Game from 1990 – 2000. The resort is now home to the prestigous Hawaii State Open.  The South Course snakes through the stark, rugged a’a lava of the prehistoric Kaniku lava flow, offering a panorama of mountain and ocean views alongside a challenging golf experience. No. 15 is one of the most photographed over-the-water golf course holes in the world.

Hawaii Golf Courses Islands Mauna Lani

North Course

The North Course represents the quintessential golf experience on the Big Island. Built on a lava bed, it is characterized by rolling terrain punctuated by kiawe (mesquite) forests.  Number 17 is a par three tucked into a natural lava amphitheater and one of Mauna Lani resort signature holes.

Reserve your golf resort condo today and start planning your tee times too!



Return to your fairway home

Golf all day at Mauna Lani’s world famous courses or at one of the many neighboring resort courses. The choices are many! But no matter where you golf during the day, you’ll be thrilled to return home to The Islands at Mauna Lani.  The comfort of a furnished home is priceless.

These extra-spacious 2-story golf resort condos offer views over the Mauna Lani Golf Course fairways and colorful tropical gardens.

Relive your memories of the day’s play as you share an easy dinner from a fully equipped gourmet kitchen on your large private lanai.



Tour Volcano National Park with a Local Hawaiian Guide

Hawaii is a place full of beauty, culture, and dramatic experiences and sights. In one day, you can stand on white, sandy beaches, snorkel in clear-blue water surrounded by tropical fish, and then hike to the top of a volcano in the afternoon. When you stay at The Islands at Mauna Lani, you’ll have a home away from home as you explore our unique island, and have the most relaxing, yet adventurous vacation to invigorate your mind and soul. We highly recommend visiting Volcano National Park during your stay: The views are magnificent, and when you take a tour with a local Hawaiian guide, you’ll get a perspective from someone who is an expert on Hawaiian culture, history, and traditions.

Tour with a Local Hawaiian Guide for a Unique Perspective

Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park is a less than two-hour drive from your accommodations at The Islands at Mauna Lani. We highly recommend you make the trip, as the park is unique and will make for a very memorable part of your vacation. When you visit the park with a native Hawaiian guide, you’ll get a much richer experience. One guide is Warren Costa, with Native Guide Hawaii. He was born in Hilo, and has a background in Archelogy, and as a naturalist. His years of experience and extensive knowledge about active lava flows will help you understand the park, lava, and volcano in a new way.  During one of his tours, you’ll explore old Hawaiian ruins, hear ancient legends, hear about the history of the park, and explore wild lava tubes. If the permits allow, you may also get to hike to see the red lava from Pu’u O’o, as at flows into the ocean, forming black sand beaches. Native Guide Hawaii offers multiple tours, including:

  • Volcano Adventure
  • Puna Coastal Adventure
  • Hamakua Adventure
  • Hilo Bird Watching Adventure

Visiting a new place is one thing, but truly getting a glimpse into the unique culture of the area you’re staying is important. You’ll have a much richer, more meaningful experience when you learn about the history and traditions of Hawaii.

The Islands at Mauna Lani: A Home Away from Home

When you stay at The Islands at Mauna Lani, you’ll have a home away from home as you adventure and explore the beautiful island of Hawaii. Our spacious condos are much larger than a traditional hotel, and with a gourmet kitchen and a private lanai from which to enjoy the view, you’ll be comfortable and relaxed during your vacation.


Twilight at Kalahuipua’a: An Evening of Storytelling

Picture it: The full moon, rising over the trees, reflecting off the ocean, and a cool breeze whispering across the landscape as you hear tales of Hawaii’s myths and legends. This is a monthly occurrence in Hawaii, at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage. When you visit Hawaii, immersing yourself in the local culture will give you a richer experience – a vacation you’ll never forget. Here are a few details about Twilight at Kalahuipua’a, and how to join to learn more about Hawaii’s myths and legends.

Myths and Legends of Hawaii at Twilight

Every month during the full moon, local cultural historian Danny Akaka shares is expansive knowledge of the myths and legends of Hawaii at the Eva Parker Woods Cottage. Danny Akaka speaks fluent Hawaiian, and works with local musicians and community elders to provide an experience that rich with culture, music, and the traditional folk art of storytelling. When you attend, you will enjoy:

  • Songs
  • Dance
  • Family Histories
  • Stories
  • Myths

Bring your family, and get a glimpse into the rich cultural tradition of Hawaii. Your vacation will be richer for having an understanding of the history of the beautiful island you are visiting!

Where and When to Participate in Twilight at Kalahuipua’a

This special event takes place monthly, near the full moon. Here are the dates through next year:

  • November 12, 2016
  • December 10, 2016
  • January 14, 2017
  • February 11, 2017
  • March 11, 2017
  • April 8, 2017
  • May 6, 2017
  • June 10, 2017
  • July 8, 2017
  • August 5, 2017
  • September 9, 2017
  • October 7, 2017
  • November 4, 2017
  • December 2, 2017

The evening of storytelling begins at 5:30, and lasts about 3 hours.  Here’s a preview of what the event is like:

To learn more about the Twilight at Kalahuipua’a, speak to our concierge during your stay. We promise you won’t regret attending an event that will truly immerse you in the rich culture, history, and traditions of Hawaii!


Spectate the Ironman World Championships During Your Stay

If you are visiting Hawaii and staying at The Islands at Mauna Lani in the month of October, then you need to plan a short drive down to Kailua Pier to watch the event of a lifetime: The Iron Man World Championships. There are events over the next few weeks, culminating on race day. Here’s a schedule of events:

Schedule of Events for the 2016 Ironman Championships

In this first week of October, there are many events occurring that are a build-up to race day. For example, on the 4th of October is the Ironman Parade of Nations taking place at the Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. And, on the 6th, a welcome banquet called E Komo Mai, takes place at the Corner of Ali’I Drive and Hualalai Road. If you’re participating, these are all important events. But, the real event takes place on the 7th of October: This is race day. Here are the start times you won’t want to miss (click here for a complete guide for spectators):

  • Watch the Start of the Race: The start of the Ironman World Championship is epic and unforgettable. The professional male athletes start at Kailua Pier at 6:25 am, and the female professional athletes start at 6:30 am. At 6:55 am, the men’s age groups start, and the female’s age groups being at 7:10 am.
  • Watch Cyclists: After the swim is over, the athletes will take to their bikes. Walk up Alii Drive to Kuakini Highway, and watch them fly by!
  • Watch the Runners: One of the best places to cheer on athletes during their run is outside the Royal Kona Hotel. Grab a drink, and cheer and clap on athletes as they run b
  • Watch the Finish: Head to the finish to see some of the greatest, most memorable moments of an Ironman. For an especially inspiring time, stay for the midnight finishers. There is hardly a dry eye as the athlete’s finish!

Be Inspired: Spectate the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii

Spectating the Ironman World Championships is an extremely memorable event. You’ll feel invigorated by the infectious buzz of excitement: Other spectators are friendly, and as excited as you are. Be sure to bring lots of water and food, and fully enjoy your memorable experience!


Enjoy the Ocean While Paddle Boarding in Hawaii

There is no better way to enjoy the ocean than a day spent paddle boarding. While surfing is the quintessential water sport in Hawaii, not everyone feels confident taking up surfing during a vacation – especially if you’ve never done it before.  Paddle boarding in Hawaii is a great option. You’ll find yourself gliding above crystal-clear water above a world beneath you simply teeming with wildlife. And, you’ll get a great view of the beach, soak up some sun, and get a great workout at the same time. Here are a few tips and a bit of history about this great sport.

History of Paddle Boarding

Paddle boarding in some form or another, is an ancient practice. For thousands of years, people all over the globe have been using boards propelled by a long stick to fish, and transport themselves from place to place. But, the modern tradition of paddle boarding has some roots in Hawaii. During the 1940’s, surf instructors would stand on their surfboards while instructing others, in order to see swells and help their students.  Today, people all over the world use stand up paddle boards to experience the ocean in a new, exciting way. Stand up paddling boarding (referred to as SUP) offers a unique perspective on the ocean and the waves.

Paddle Boarding in Hawaii: The Best Way to Enjoy the Ocean

While boating or renting a jet ski allows you to be out on the ocean, nothing beats paddle boarding for a way to truly experience the waves and wildlife. Here are a few reasons we love SUPing:

  • Fun for the Whole Family: SUPing is fun for the whole family. You’ll all be able to enjoy the wind and waves together.
  • Watching Wildlife: Paddle boarding allows you to glide unobserved above the sea, allowing you to watch the wildlife below.
  • Experience the Ocean: SUPing allows you to calmly enjoy the waves. You can paddle, or simply sit with your legs dangling into the water to enjoy the view.

Paddle Boarding While at the Islands at Mauna Lani

If you are staying at The Islands at Mauna Lani, there are many options for stand up paddle boarding. Whether you want to take a lesson, or simply rent the gear, speak with our customer service representatives – they’ll be able to guide you to the best prices, locations, and guides. We know you won’t regret your day spend gliding over the waves!