I was just at the Mauna Kea for a tennis lesson and decided to enjoy the moment, and take in the beauty of the beach at Kauna’oa.
Happy vacationers at the Hau Tree restaurant’s bar at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Since one of the pleasures of living is Hawaii is being able to eat/drink in the tropical beach side restaurants, a creamy smoothie at the bar at the Hau Tree sounded like a perfect fit!
The “atmosphere,” as much as the taste, makes anything at the Hau Tree such a treat! Why are the smoothies so good though? You can select three of seven different fruit flavors, including some local fruits like lilikoi. For creaminess, be sure to include banana. For me, sipping one of these, (or a “Frederico”—the signature Hau Tree cocktail), is like an instant mini-vacation. Have one while youâ€™re soaking in some sun, or lounging in the shade with your toes in the sand.
Speaking of amenities, how about these at Kauna’oa…no, not the beach, the development
The Beach Club is open exclusively to Mauna Lani Bay Resort residents,** BUT the latest scoop is that the gate is left open starting at 4 p.m., so anyone may come to dine! New management has broadened the menu; they also run Pakini Grill in Waimea. For lunch, you can walk in via the public access path from the historical park. I had the fresh fish special the other day and it was onolicious!
**If you’d like to be a Mauna Lani resident, consider the Villages at Mauna Lani. Below is a great deal on a 3 bed/3.5 bath stand-alone villa (MLS# 241995) for sale for $1.198M.
High-end furnishings add to the luxurious feel of living at Mauna Lani (MLS# 241995)
It’s similar to the one I closed April 4th for $1.45M, or consider a 2 bed/2 bath golf condo (MLS# 241253) on the ML South Course for sale at Mauna Lani for only $365K. There is something for every taste and price range at the Mauna Lani Resort!