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Reimagined Luxury on The Kohala Coast, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection


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Nestled alongside the dramatic Kohala Coast and within the piko, or heart, of 5 nice mountains, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is an inspiring non secular haven defining a brand new period of experiential luxurious on the Island of Hawaii. Mauna Lani, that means “mountain reaching heaven”, is ready on soulful lands as soon as cherished by the best of Hawaiian royalty marked by royal fishponds, lush tropical gardens and an alluring seaside to catch the sundown. 

The resort looks like its personal personal enclave and is unfold out throughout 32 acres together with 295 rooms, 38 suites and 5 personal bungalows and a 6,000 square-foot property. Whether greeting the dawn on a stroll alongside its award-winning golf course, experiencing a breadth of actions with Kainalu Ocean Sports, enjoyable at one among three resort swimming pools, or getting a deep dive into the local people and rituals with Uncle Danny, enter their oceanfront haven and really feel the identical mana, or non secular power, that first captivated legends like King Kamehameha I and Francis H. I’i Brown.

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From its spectacular Lobby to its brightened visitor rooms, modernization of the spa, addition of two swimming pools and overhaul of the property’s principal restaurant, Canoe House, the property just lately underwent a $200 million renovation which touches these and rather more. Led by Meyer Davis, the 14-month-long renovation was pushed by the ethos of balancing luxurious and informal consolation and current company with an genuine but refined trip expertise.

“Preserving Hawaii’s natural beauty, as well as the soul of the place, was important to us as we reimagined Mauna Lani,” feedback Sanjiv Hulugalle, Regional Vice President and General Manager of Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection. “By blending warm tones and textures with bright and wide-open spaces like the Halau and South Lanai, we aimed to combine natural yet refined decor with foundations rooted in history, spirit.”

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Amongst its plethora of resort actions, company are in a position to greet the morning solar because it rises above the mountains’ peaks from the seat of an outrigger canoe. After paddling throughout heat, crystalline waters, Mauna Lani’s Kainalu Pros lead a morning chant that units your tone for the remainder of your day. Another one among its distinct actions is its Reef Protection & Spearfishing Lessons which could be booked as an introductory Cultural Spearfishing Observation (90 minutes) or as its Spearfishing Immersion (three hours) expertise. Mauna Lani’s Kainalu Pros educate company the normal methods of spearfishing and the way the centuries-old looking observe is definitely a sustainable and wanted type of fishing. 

On the Cultural Spearfishing Observation, company paddle out and gaze down on the intricate reef formations and tropical colleges of fish whereas studying the elementary steps of free diving. With the Spearfishing Immersion, adventurers grow to be one with the cherished moana, or sea, and be taught concerning the invasive species – Roi (Peacock Grouper) and the To’au (Blacktail Snapper) – within the space and the way this observe lends effectively to the general well being of Hawaii’s reef ecosystem by defending native fish species. Please be aware that this expertise is tailor-made to those that are accustomed to spearfishing and comfy within the water.

“We’re excited to bring more awareness to a practice that plays a large role in Hawaiian history and culture, especially as it relates to sustainability,” provides Bullet Obra, Director of Operations – Outdoor Adventures at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection. 

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Before you set out in your adventures with the useful guides, start your morning with a freshly brewed Kona espresso at The Market or hearty stacks of ube pancakes and recent tropical fruit juices on the lovely open restaurant going through the ocean, HaLani. Alongside their Great Lawn and between the Resort Pool and tranquil Adult Pool, cease by at Ha Bar and Grill for Hawaiian staples reminiscent of refreshing acai bowls, house-made ceviche and citrusy Lani Tais to get pleasure from poolside or beachside on one among their new personal Halaus which could be booked by way of the resort. 

With a backdrop of a mesmerizing glow of the sundown on the ocean, Mauna Lani’s fine-dining restaurant, Canoe House celebrates Hawaii’s soulful connection between land and sea led by Executive Chef and General Manager duo, Matt and Yuka Raso. With menu objects sourced mere minutes from the property the farm-fresh menu is obvious of their classics reminiscent of Grilled Kona Kampachi or the Smoked Pork Jowl, however the ‘MY’ Menu welcomes company with a rigorously crafted six-course genuine menu. 

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Travelers grow to be rapidly built-in into their ‘ohana thanks to the warm smile and the abundance of stories and history offered by Uncle Danny. Their local historian and knowledge keeper of the Island leans on his background to create cultural experiences for guests exploring traditional Hawaiian celebrations and rituals practiced at Mauna Lani. Uncle Pi’i – the driving pressure behind Malama Honu, Malama Honua, Mauna Lani’s sea turtle program -holds each day turtle talks and is more than pleased to sit down down on the Kainalu Ocean Sports to inform you tales and fables of the previous into the tradition, land and spirit of the island. 

For an immersive expertise into the land seen by way of a luxurious lens, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection gives a particular connection to this lovely a part of Hawai’i’s Big Island.



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