Mauna Kea Beach Activities

Mauna Kea Resort sits on one of the few white sand beaches on the Kohala Coast – Kauna’oa Bay. Unlike most beaches on the island, which are formed from rough coral or lava, the sand here is soft silica. It’s no wonder Mauna Kea’s beaches have been named among the ‘Top Beaches in America’.

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To learn more or book, contact our Concierge  or, connect directly with the Beach Club at 808.882.5470 or

Water Sports & Equipment Rental

Tranquil and picture-perfect Kauna’oa Bay is the ultimate spot for relaxing, swimming, paddling and more. The Beach Club at Mauna Kea has equipment rentals and lessons for all your water pursuits.

  • Stand-Up Paddle Boards (SUP) Rentals/Lessons
  • Surf and Boogie Board Rentals/Lessons
  • Snorkeling Equipment and Adventure by Canoe
  • Sailing Canoe Adventure
  • Prone Boards
  • 1- and 2-Person Kayaks
  • Laser Sail Boat

Ocean Activity Lessons

Lessons are ideal for beginners interested in learning the basics of stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), surfing and boogie boarding.

Complimentary Beach Activities

Mauna Kea Residences guests can enjoy an introduction to some of Hawaii’s favorite ocean and cultural activities.

  • Introductory Canoe Ride
  • Snorkeling Introduction
  • Stand Up Paddle Board Introduction
  • Hawaiian Throw Net Demonstration
  • Fish Feeding
  • Bamboo Pole Fishing

Cultural Activities & Art Tours

Dance. Hawaiian hula lessons will move you to the rhythms of the island as your hands tell a graceful story.

Explore. The free Mauna Kea Collection Art Tour provides a deeper insight into many of the Pacific and Asian objects on display throughout the resort. Meet in the main lobby, Saturday mornings at 9:00 am.

Create. Try your hand at lei-making, ukulele or Hawai’ian throw-net fishing. Or, cultivate your spirituality and consciousness by joining a yoga class.