Mauna Lani Resort
Also known as Kalahuipua’a or The Gathering Place, this 3,200-acre resort community boasts more than three glorious miles of oceanfront and two beautiful hotel properties – the 350-room Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and the luxurious Fairmont Orchid, with its lush tropical gardens, waterfalls and tranquil lagoon. Residents of the 15 Mauna Lani neighborhoods enjoy two 18-hole championship golf courses, a Hawaiian spa, a fitness club, tennis, luxury retail, casual and fine dining, and a beach club exclusive to property owners.
It's considered one of the most eco-friendly and innovative "green" resorts in the world, at the leading edge of environmental stewardship. Golf course irrigation is accomplished using brackish water from nearby wells, and the energy needs to supply nearly 3 million gallons per day are generated through solar power innovations. Mauna Lani generates more than 1 million kilowatt hours of solar energy through a robust photovoltaic system that powers the majority of the resort's daytime water pumping needs.
Mauna Lani has a particular focus on preserving the beautiful surroundings and natural resources, but also on preserving the Hawaiian culture in this historic locale. Walking trails throughout the resort honor burial and archaeological sites, as well as petroglyph fields; they reveal shelter caves, royal fishponds, lava formations, and early foot trails forged by early Native Hawaiian settlers more than 800 years ago.