Gentedimontagna Favorites : Hawaii (Big Island) Hotels

1. Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

The classic Laurence Rockefeller resort underwent a major renovation, making rooms that are subsequently bigger and nicer (and pricier). Even if you're not a hotel guest, you can visit the spectacular public beach.

62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Dr.
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

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2. Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast

Ala Kai Bed & Breakfast

Located in a residential neighborhood close to many of the east side's major sites. Sweet owners Mary Roblee and Pat Fay turn out a tasty breakfast. Rooms are clean, cozy, and outfitted with thoughtful amenities like picnic baskets, guide books, and chocolate-covered macadamia nuts.


15-782 Paradise Ala Kai Dr.
Keaau, HI 96749

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3. Four Seasons Hualalai

Four Seasons Hualalai

If you have to ask the price (of anything), this resort isn't for you. Rooms start around $650, but many things are free, like self-parking, snorkeling equipment, and the kids program. Despite the price tag, it's always busy.


72-100 Ka'upulehu Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

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4. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows

Rooms are small, but the resort feels big and prides itself on having no hidden costs for amenities like parking, snorkel gear, and WiFi. The staff, nearly all locals, provide indispensable advice for exploring the island like an insider. Named one of the world's Top Luxury Eco Friendly Beach Choice by Condé Nast Traveler.

68–1400 Mauna Lani Dr.
Kohala Coast, HI 96743

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