Kauna'oa is an intimate private residential enclave in the very heart of the Mauna Kea Resort, the beloved retreat on the Big Island's glorious Kohala Coast. Rising gently over magnificent Kauna'oa Bay and surrounded by the world-renowned Mauna Kea Golf Course, Kauna'oa's 28 custom estate sites and 20 duplex townhomes are graced with sweeping ocean, mountain and golf course views. It is a place of unearthly natural beauty, spectacular sunsets, serene starlit nights and vast panoramas of sea and sky. And a place of earthly pleasures as well. Kauna'oa homeowners enjoy the privileges of the Kauna'oa Country Club, a luxurious club and spa exclusively for owners and their guests. A private Par 3 Practice Course created by Weiskopf Designs Group provides hours of enjoyment for beginners and seasoned golfers alike. At the Infinity Pool and Rock Spa, breathtaking views frame a peaceful setting that soothes and refreshes mind, body and spirit. Meanwhile, the wonders of the Mauna Kea Resort lie at your doorstep. The stunning white sand beaches. The pristine waters. The incomparable golf. It is a magical place where time unfolds at its own gentle pace. A place of memories cherished and memories still to be made. A place to rejuvenate your soul and let your spirit soar. A place called Kauna'oa.
To have a home away from home is a dream that most people share. To make your home in that heaven on earth known as Mauna Kea is truly a dream come true. Kauna'oa calls you now to realize your vision of the perfect life in paradise. Each of the 28 estate lots and 20 townhomes offer panoramic views and easy access to the superb amenities of Kauna'oa Country Club and the Mauna Kea Resort. Picture yourself in this tropical Eden. Imagine that you are one of the privileged few who call Kauna'oa home.
Hali'a Hale Townhomes
Perched on elevated ground overlooking the Kauna'oa Country Club and the brilliant Pacific coastline beyond, the 20 Hali'a Hale duplex townhomes offer two spacious floor plans ranging from 3,373 to 3,843 square feet of luxurious living space. Distinguished by exceptional features and finishes, unparalleled craftsmanship and attention to every detail, the Hali'a Hale are among the finest residences to be found anywhere on the Kohala Coast. These exceptional homes embody the Hawaiian ideal of seamlessly integrated indoor and outdoor living, with expansive retractable glass doors that unite the indoor living space and outdoor lanais and present breathtaking ocean views throughout. Individual pools, spas and privacy gardens complete these idyllic retreats, making each Hali'a Hale the perfect setting for enjoying the many pleasures of this timeless place.
Estate Home Sites
The 28 custom estate home sites provide the remarkable opportunity to fashion an island paradise uniquely your own. With an average lot size of nearly one acre, these estate sites take full advantage of the naturally undulating terrain and the sweeping views it affords. Most of the estate sites front the famed Mauna Kea Golf Course, and established design guidelines ensure consistency and integrity of development. The custom estate sites are truly the perfect canvas on which to create your Hawaiian dream home.
Kauna'oa Site Plan
The design philosophy of Kauna'oa was to create a true sense of community. A community where centrally-located amenities become a wonderful place to gather and revel in the joys of living in paradise. Where the surrounding Mauna Kea Golf Course creates a tranquil sanctuary for harmonizing with nature's rhythms, where lush green landscapes meet the eye no matter where you turn. A community to which anyone would feel blessed to belong.
Exclusively for the enjoyment of homeowners and their guests, Kauna'oa Country Club is a distinctive amenity that embodies the singular character of Kauna'oa. Luxuriously appointed and of impeccable quality, the private Club facilities are the ideal venue for savoring the splendors of life on this enchanted isle. Imagine yourself delighting in the tropical breezes as you relax in the Club's open-air lounge or cabanas. Revitalizing with an outdoor massage in the Spa Pavilion. Indulging your senses in the Infinity Pool or Rock Spa. Relishing the wondrous natural beauty while perfecting your golf game on the practice course. All of these possibilities and more are yours at Kauna'oa Country Club.
Beautifully constructed from native ohia wood and African mahogany, the exquisite Kauna'oa Club Pavilion serves as the heart of this magnificent community. You can spend many contented hours in the splendidly furnished open-air lounge while koi swim gracefully through the waters that surround you. The superbly appointed boardroom is ideal for informal gatherings and private functions alike. With your own mahogany locker in the temperature-controlled wine storage room, you will always have the perfect libations at hand. The fully-equipped kitchen pavilion and outdoor barbeque area allow you to enjoy a memorable family meal under the stars or entertain in style. This facility is indeed the epitome of refined elegance.
Weiskopf Designs Par 3 Golf Course
An innovative amenity unique to Kauna'oa, the immaculate Par 3 Practice Course provides the exceedingly rare opportunity to hone your game or share the pleasures of golf in an informal, leisurely setting. Created by Weiskopf Designs Group – the design firm of PGA Tour legend and world-renowned course architect Tom Weiskopf – the course presents multiple hole configurations though a variety of tee locations and approach angles. A large water feature strategically located in the center of the course adds to the challenge as well as the aesthetic beauty. It is a place where unforgettable memories are destined to be made. Witnessing a brilliant kaleidoscope of sunset colors as you stroll the luxuriant fairways and greens. Seeing your child fall in love with the game as you did long ago. Memories of the simple joys in life.
Spa & Exercise Pavilions
Adjacent to the Club Pavilion, the Spa and Exercise Pavilions offer exceptional opportunities to revitalize and rejuvenate. The opulent Spa Pavilion houses indoor and outdoor massage rooms as well as separate men's and women's lockers rooms with saunas, steam showers and outdoor garden spas. The superlative finishes, resplendent with ohia and mahogany floors and trim, rival those of the finest private clubs anywhere. The stylish Exercise Pavilion contains state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment in a picturesque setting overlooking the practice course. Large sliding glass doors open the interior to refreshing ocean breezes. To enhance your experience, the Club Concierge can arrange for massage therapists or personal trainers who can help you meet your needs and goals.
Infinity Pool & Rock Spa
The Club's Infinity Pool is just one more stop on a road paved with pleasures. Immerse yourself in cool, invigorating waters overlooking the majestic landscape. Whether swimming laps, sunning on the water terrace or simply lounging in the sparkling water, you will find the Infinity Pool to be the very definition of a perfect tropical oasis. In the adjoining Rock Spa ,let the warm, jetted water gently return you to a state of tranquility and bliss.
The Club Concierge serves to ease your responsibilities to the fullest extent possible, so that you are free to enjoy the many wonders that Kauna'oa, the Mauna Kea Resort and the Big Island have to offer. Based in the Club Pavilion, the Club Concierge offers a wide array of personal services, from arranging airport transportation, pre-arrival grocery stocking and other caretaker services to making tee times and dining or activity reservations. This service is yet another example of the incomparable amenities that await you as a Kauna'oa homeowner.
Club Site Plan
The Kauna'oa Country Club was designed to enhance the sense of community fostered by Kauna'oa's intimate setting. Centrally-located and readily accessible by all homeowners, the Club is a focal point for the entire community.
Along with the exclusive amenities found at Kauna'oa, owners have the fantastic added benefit of access to the luxury amenities of the legendary Mauna Kea Resort through membership in the Club at Mauna Kea. Created by the renowned hotelier and conservationist Laurance Rockefeller in the 1960's, Mauna Kea Resort has long been the standard by which all Hawaiian luxury resorts have been measured. Graced by two of the most enchanting white sand beaches in all of the Hawaiian islands, as well as two of the finest golf courses and hotels, Mauna Kea Resort is the definitive island paradise.
Golf at Mauna Kea
Along with its unrivaled beaches, the Mauna Kea Resort has always been distinguished by its superlative golf courses. The Mauna Kea Golf Course in particular, designed by the world-renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., has long been the epitome of Hawaiian golf. This legendary masterpiece boasts spectacular panoramic views of the dazzling coastline, the luminous blue waters of the Pacific and the snow-capped Mauna Kea volcano. Perennially ranked as one of the top 100 U.S. courses by Golf Digest, among other accolades, this championship course presents a supremely challenging test of golf with dramatic elevation changes and large undulating greens.
In 1997, the U.S. Golf Association named Hapuna "The Course of the Future." This 18-hole links-style championship course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, is nestled into the dramatic natural contours of the land from the shoreline to 700 feet above sea level. Hapuna's challenging play and environmental sensitivity make it one of Hawaii's most unique golf courses. This golfer's paradise beckons you as a Kauna'oa homeowner – right from your own backyard.
Mauna Kea Resort Amenities
A landmark of luxury, the Mauna Kea Resort has consistently been rated among America's Top Resorts in consumer surveys by Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure and Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. The resort features two world-famous hotels, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, which offer a host of outstanding luxury amenities. In addition to the splendid white sand beaches, there are a wide range of water sports activities, beach and pool services, delightful dining options, a state-of-the art oceanside tennis complex, and excellent spa, swimming pool and fitness center facilities.
Kauna'oa residents can enjoy these fabulous amenities through membership in the Club at Mauna Kea, which includes full charging privileges at both hotels. With all of the exciting possibilities of the Mauna Kea Resort at your doorstep, you truly have the best of all possible worlds.
Mauna Kea Renovations
While the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel has been temporarily closed for repairs and renovations, the hotel owners are taking this opportunity to significantly upgrade the facilities in order to preserve the hotel's standing among the premier Hawaiian resort destinations. To that end, the Mauna Kea Golf Course and Clubhouse have also been closed for comprehensive restoration, including the replacement of all turf on the greens, fairways and rough. The golf course restoration is being overseen by Rees Jones, son of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and a world-renowned course architect in his own right. The refurbished hotel and golf course promise to be better than ever, further enhancing the magical experiences that await you as a Kauna'oa homeowner.