Despite the 342 rooms, this high-end resort manages to maintain an atmosphere of tranquility, the rooms peppered throughout the lush gardens and mostly facing out onto the ocean. The hotel stretches for 3,200 acres, and houses a sanctuary for raising endangered turtles. There are five excellent restaurants and a couple of golf courses.
Mauna Lani Resort was named the only US property in North America to be honored as one of the world’s Top Luxury Eco Friendly Beach Destinations by Condé Nast Traveler. Mauna Lani’s solar energy innovations earned the resort the distinction of generating the most solar electric power of any luxury resort in the world. Condé Nast also recognized Mauna Lani Resort’s green sea turtle program as an ecotourism attraction.
Volcanoes formed these tropical islands, and you can see the best of them in and around the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Stretching across 333,000 acres, you can take hiking trails to see active, dormant and extinct volcanoes, including the spectacular peak at Kilauea.