While at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel
Please be sure to visit www.maunalani.com to learn about the rich history and beauty of the surrounding area known as the Mauna Lani Resort. Don't miss out on the guestroom amenities and facilities, as well as the numerous complementary activities as a guest at the hotel included in your resort package. For example, The Mauna Lani Spa and the Sports & Fitness Club are located a short walk or shuttle ride from the hotel. There you will find exercise equipment, a wide array of fitness classes, a lap pool, and tennis (for hotel guests).
Walking the grounds of the resort is a memorable experience, particularly for exploring nature and the fishponds. Kalahuipua'a Fishponds of Mauna Lani Resort were created by walling off natural access to the ocean, and today span 15 acres in and around the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the resort. To maintain healthy fish, sluice gates have been incorporated in the pond walls to allow for circulation of sea water. The loko (ponds) feature more than 50 species of I'a (fish), and serve as a reminder of the original inhabitants of the land that is now Mauna Lani. The seven ponds - Kalahuipua'a, Kahinawao, Waipuhi, Waipuhi Iki, Hope'ala, Milokukahi and Manoku - were created by ancient Hawaiians (as far back as 250 B.C.) who used them to raise fish and supplement their diet of fish caught from the ocean.
On-Site Dining Options
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel offers several dining options: Canoehouse (dinner), Bay Terrace (breakfast), Honu Bar Cafe (all day grab and go), Honu Bar (evening food and drink), Ocean Bar & Grill (lunch and mid-day, poolside), and Shono at Mauna Lani Golf Clubhouse (lunch and dinner).
A short 12-minute walk from the hotel on the Mauna Lani Resort property takes you to The Shops at Mauna Lani, where you can find an assortment of dining options:
- Coffee and light breakfast - Juice 101 and Kimobean Coffee
- Healthy option for gourmet vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine - Under the Bodhi Tree (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Affordable and casual fare in the brasserie style - The Blue Room Brasserie & Bar (lunch to late night.
- Island cuisine and locally inspired - Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar (lunch and dinner)
- Noodles and sushi - Monstera is a hip, casual "izakaya-style" restaurant offering Japanese pub food and sushi (dinner)
- Fine dining - Ruth's Chris Steak House (dinner)
In addition to the above, The Shops at Mauna Lani is home to Foodland Farms, Hawaii's largest locally owned supermarket offering locally-grown and made items and prepared foods (grab and go options include reasonably-priced sandwiches, poke and poke bowls, and chef-made salads). Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m, the supermarket is also home to R. Field Wine Company for gourmet food, wine, cheese and charcuterie selections (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.).
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel offers complementary shuttle service around the resort area, including to The Shops at Mauna Lani, the golf clubhouse, the spa and fitness center, and the nearby Orchid hotel. For longer trips, the Kona Airport offers a large selection of rental cars (808-331-1810), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers cars for pick up at the Kona Airport or at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (Hotel Desk 808-885-6748).
The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel offers complementary parking for CCTA 2017 participants while conference events are taking place. Guests at the hotel receive complementary overnight parking with their resort package (included in the hotel registration).
If you have access to a car, be sure to check in with the hotel Concierge for dining options nearby at the King's Shops and Queen's MarketPlace, as well as stand-alone restaurants up and down the Kohala Coast and restaurants at other resort hotels. In addition, check out excursions to Volcanoes National Park, coffee farms near Kona, waterfalls near Hilo, beaches, and a large variety of other activities.