Owning real estate at the Mauna Kea Resort is like owning a piece of history, or having money in the bank. Since 1965, when Laurance S. Rockefeller opened the world famous Mauna Kea Hotel on the gorgeous white sandy beach of Kauna’oa,Â people have flocked to â€œbelong.”
The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel took a jolt during the 2006 earthquake and had to close for construction and remodeling. This Kohala Coast “Grande Dame” reopened December 2008 in pristine condition and was graciously received by her â€œfansâ€ having maintained the previously adored look and style. I worked at a boutique real estate office in the Mauna Kea and Hapuna Beach Hotels upon their reopening – owners and guests alike were absolutely thrilled that the feeling of time standing still was intact. Turning from the highway onto tree-lined Mauna Kea Beach Drive, down through the security gates, past the golf course to witness the ocean crashing into the bluffs as the hotel emerges ever beautiful – you know youâ€™re somewhere unique. The staff remembers your name.
Robert Trent Jones, Sr.’s award-winning golf course and its recent updates and beautification by Rees Jones, continues to “wow” golfers and guests of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. An avid golfer myself, it’s exciting to see that the Mauna Kea Golf Course and clubhouse have received nearly 20 awards of distinction in the past 12 months.
As always, I am happy to share the knowledge I have gleaned by working, living and loving the entire Kohala Gold Coast.