Getting Here

Traveling to Mauna Kea Residences is a breeze and quite scenic with magnificent ocean vistas offset by lava rock outcroppings lining the highway.

From Kona International Airport
Turn left at the traffic light onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway 19, toward Kawaihae. Continue on Highway 19 for 27 miles (approximately 30 minutes).

Upon arrival at The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort, guests should enter through the open-air lobby, then turn left to reach the Mauna Kea Residences office.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
The hotel entrance is on the right side of the highway (a loop takes you back around to the ocean).

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
62-100 Kauna’oa Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
The hotel entrance is on the left, just past The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort turnoff.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive
Kamuela, HI 96743

Girl Running in Grass with Towel

The quaint, island-infused, convenient Kona International Airport (KOA) is the closest airport to Mauna Kea Residences; it is about a 35-minute drive to the resort.

KOA offers five airlines providing numerous daily flights serving the following non-stop destinations:

  • Los Angeles (LAX)
  • San Francisco (SFO)
  • Oakland (OAK)
  • San Jose (SJC)
  • Seattle (SEA)
  • Bellingham (BLI)
  • Dallas (DFW)
  • Phoenix (PHX)
  • Denver (DEN)
  • Narita (NRT – TOKYO)
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Ground Transportation

When visiting Mauna Kea Resort, we highly recommend renting a car at the airport to fully explore The Island of Hawaii with ease. Mauna Kea Resort itself is expansive and does not provide a shuttle to the residences. All residences include complimentary parking for at least one vehicle.

Mauna Kea Resort is partnered with Envoy Hawaii to feature an exclusive electric car rental amenity program for resort guests and rental residents. Featuring Tesla Model 3’s, vehicles can be booked at hourly, daily, or weekly rates. Each vehicle comes equipped with 275 miles of range, complimentary resort valet parking, and inclusive charging fees. This rental amenity is available at both Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort.