Beach and ocean serve as the backdrop at every dining venue. So whether it’s a romantic sunset dinner on the terrace; a celebration made unforgettable by island-inspired cocktails; or a quick repast before getting back to sunbathing by the pool or playing a round of your favorite game, you will find that every bite is a taste of paradise.
a taste of paradise
DINING AT MAUNA KEA BEACH HOTEL
How fresh is the ono? It was line-caught just offshore this morning. How would you like your tuna? Sushi, sashimi or grilled rare? Whatever your appetite, dining around Mauna Kea Resort is a feast for the eye and palette. Here is a collection of venues to satisfy every whim, from casual to breathtaking – they all start with appetizing views and a promise to stir the soul.
The stylish Copper Bar is back. Redesigned to embrace its storied past, updated with a stylish contemporary flair, it’s one of Mauna Kea’s favorite gathering places. Casual, creative tapas and entrées feature locally grown ingredients paired with craft cocktails, tap beers and wine. Where better to take in the sweeping ocean views that have beckoned travelers for generations?
This is just the kind of place Palmer, Player and Nicklaus would have loved. Perfect for a little breakfast before a round, for a grass-fed burger you just have to have after and always, the perfect cocktail to get the conversation going. Just off the first tee at Mauna Kea, Number 3 is also steps to the courts, making it just as popular with the racquet set. Two new bocce ball courts create a convivial diversion while waiting for a meal or looking for family fun together. This is one of the secret spots you’ll come to love.
Set dramatically on a point at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Manta is stylish, contemporary and quite simply always the right choice. The day begins with one of the world’s great breakfast buffets. At sunset, the ambiance changes as the bar and lounge come to life and chefs prepare culinary delights in Manta’s exhibition kitchen. After dark, just offshore, lights illuminate the sea, attracting graceful manta rays to feed. Breathtaking.
Toes-in-the-sand cocktails from late morning until the stars light up the evening sky. It’s that perfect spot right on Kauna’oa beach with the look and vibe of a movie set. Hau Tree is swimsuit casual by day, but feel free to show off that new sundress while sipping on something with an umbrella in it. Put the diet on hold and enjoy a famous Ovaltine Froth or a cooling Federico cocktail. Yes, I think I’ll have another please.
Dining at Hapuna
Dining at Hapuna Beach is all about choice – to dine overlooking the ocean or by the pool, to steal away to the poolside grill or kick back and have room service come to your residence. When and wherever menus feature the freshest catch and harvest of the day, including the bounty from our own Mauna Kea gardens.
No matter if today’s plans are to explore the island or relax on the beach, this centrally located barista bar has everything to get you started including 100-percent Kona Coffee, morning lattes and elevated grab-‘n-go selections. Meet up with friends in the afternoon and evenings to lounge, relax or connect while sipping an island beverage and enjoying panoramic resort views.
Whether a hearty breakfast buffet, healthy a la carte options or freshly made-to-order smoothies are your preference, ‘Ikena Landing’s open-air setting is ideal for contemplating plans for another perfect day in Paradise.
Naupaka Beach Grill
Enjoy respite from the warm tropical sun with a delicious burger, island salad or sandwich and cooling umbrella drink or local beer poolside at Naupaka Beach Grill. In the evening, relax over a casual dinner with a backdrop of live Hawaiian entertainment and sunset over the Pacific’s blue horizon.
Hapuna’s signature dining experience is Meridia with innovative cuisine inspired by the Mediterranean and infused with our island’s bounty. The fresh seasonal menu is complemented by expanded alfresco seating, a private dining room, a charcuterie and crudo bar, and a house-made artisanal bread nook. Curated culinary events add to Meridia’s appeal along with sunset cocktails and late night handcrafted libations.