I do very much like Hawaii, especially the Kona and Kohala Coast of the Big Island. The weather is better than most of the other islands (less rain) and it is generally a bit less humid and sunnier.
What I generally do not like are most of the hotels in Hawaii.
They tend to be huge beach bunkers with mediocre Hawaiian themed decor and endless hula music playing in the background. There are a few exceptions (Four Seasons Resort Lanai, The Inn at Mama’s Fish House, Kona Village). I believe after a $160 million remodel, Auberge have taken the Muana Lani to a very good place. Yes, it is still a large resort, but the overall improvements made, makes this one of the better resort options on the Big Island. And it does sit on one of the best beachfronts along the Kohala Coast.
Mauna Lani Journey – $1000 Resort Credit
Embark on a journey with Mauna Lani. Receive a $250 daily resort credit towards resort experiences, dining, spa, and golf. Be among the first to discover Mauna Lani’s new era of wonder, anchored by the people, the place, the experiences – and let your journey begin.
Virtouso Amenities are combinable with Mauna Lani Journey package. Travel dates are valid for January 1, 2020 to November 20, 2020, package includes luxury accommodations and $250 resort credit per day. A minimum 4-night stay is required in an Ocean View Room or higher category up to Ocean Front Signature One Bedroom. Resort credit has no cash value and cannot be applied to the guest room rate. Cancellation policy is 21 days prior to arrival for rooms and 30 days prior to arrival for suites. A two-nights room and tax deposit will be taken at the time of booking. Subject to black out dates and not combinable with any other offer.
And you still get my standard Amenities included with the Grand Reopening offer!
But must be booked before December 31, 2019
HOTEL CHAIN: Auberge Resorts Collection
LOCATION: Kohala Coast, Big Island of Hawaii
• One Category Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (upgrade is from room to room or suite to suite; upgrade does not apply to Bungalows).
• Daily buffet breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, in HaLani Restaurant.
• $100 USD Resort Credit for Dining, Spa or Golf per stay to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• Complimentary Wi-Fi already included in the resort fee
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page updated: September 2019
additional images courtesy: Mauna Lani Auberge Resorts Collection