Trying to decide between Hapuna Beach and Mauna Kea Beach hotels for our upcoming vacation (6/26-7/6). I know there is construction going on at HPB in/near the north tower (on the building being converted to condos), so MKB seems to score higher due to no construction...but other than that HPB sounds like the pools are nicer/larger and the rooms bigger and renovated, both have same gorgeous beach. What else would you decide on and any insight for those that have stayed at both?
Are there any interconnecting rooms at the hotel on the gold floor or any suitable for a family of four with 2 bathrooms
I see there is a beach at this hotel, but are there enough waves to do some boogie boarding/body surfing? Or is this beach on a lagoon?
I read mixed reviews on if you have to pay for chairs/umbrella on the beach. For anyone who has gone recently, did u have to pay daily to use their chairs/umbrellas. (Just wondering bc if so, I might just grab an umbrella at Costco on the way in since we will be there all week). Thanks!!
First I wanted to thank you for your objective review. All too often, people focus on one negative piece of their experience and it dominates the review which results in a very inaccurate reflection of the hotel , restaurant, etc. You still gave Mauna Kea 4 stars which shows a disciplined objectivity in your analysis. Based on your review (which tends to be supported by many other similar reviews), Mauna Kea is a beautiful hotel that has aged gracefully and has one of the most spectacular beaches anywhere. I also hear the resort is one of the top 5 destinations for tennis and golf...did you experience any of this? Any other things you can add about it? Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a compelling story about your trip, it was most helpful. Have a great day!
Planning a trip in a couple of weeks. Do we need a rental car if we're just planning on relaxing & maybe doing one excursion, probably booked through the hotel? Does the hotel offer airport pickup? If not are cabs/Uber easy to secure for a drop-off when we arrive? Thanks in advance!