In the above video Kwai Chi explores what’s on offer in Mauna Lani Resort’s Deluxe Front facing Ocean Room. Mauna Lani is well known on the big island of Hawaii with much to offer including some top golf courses, stunning beach location and even a shopping mall. Mauna Lani is about 40 minutes drive north of Kona airport, 50 minutes drive from Kailua Kona, 20 minutes from Waimea and 1hr 40 minutes from Hilo (about the same time for route 19 or 200 Saddle Road).
Mauna Lani Resort is also known as The Mauna Lani Bay and also used to be known as Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. The address is the same though 68-1400 Mauna Lani Drive, Kohala Coast, Hawaii 96743. To talk to someone there phone +1 808-885-6622. To get the best room rates book directly on the Mauna Lani Resort’s website http://www.maunalani.com (they always have special offers on, although you probably won’t need to eat a buffet breakfast every morning and a la carte menu is cheaper)
Mauna Lani Resort also offer a competitive package for weddings starting from just $550 plus tax (4.166%). We had a sunset wedding with the cheapest wedding package and the Wedding planner gave us a choice of minister, time of day (morning, afternoon or sunset), location (several wedding locations around the resort) and helped us with the flowers.
I found my own photographer after much searching online and went with Angy Chesler at http://www.vip-wedding-hawaii.com (I negotiated a deal to have all our photos on a DVD so that we could print and upload them wherever we wanted). We got the bridal bouquet and the boutonnière from Watanabe Floral at http://www.watanabefloral.com/contactus.asp (We picked up from their Kamuela Store which is about 30 minute drive, so we could see the flowers and also so that we didn’t get charged the extortionate delivery fee). My wife got her nails done at the Mauna Lani Spa at http://www.maunalani.com/s_st_hawaiian_treatments.htm and we both got our hair done at Icicles with Shaloma and Randy at their Kailua Kona Salon at
74-5615 Luhia St # C2, Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (and in our hotel room on the wedding day). To book a trial and wedding style give Shaloma a ring on +1 808-329-1383 at least 3 months in advance (and don’t get your hair cut in the meantime!).
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Click here for a tour of the Mauna Lani Spa, gym and tennis courts
Click here for a view of the Mauna Lani resort & Ocean from one of the Hotel’s corridors.
Click here for a review of the Mauna Lani Breakfast Restaurant, The Bay Terrace
Click here for a review of Ruth Chris Steak House @ The Mauna Lani Mall
Click here for a view of the Ocean from One of Mauna Lani’s Ocean Front facing Deluxe rooms
Click here for a tour of a Mauna Lani Deluxe Ocean Front Facing room