Big Island offers exceptional scenic diversity: dramatic mountains, dense rainforests, and hillside Kona coffee farms. But it is the Wai‘ula‘ula area that might be the loveliest. The soft, grassy hillsides sloping to the shore offer breathtaking ocean views. The boat harbor at Kawaihae is right on the doorstep of Wai‘ula‘ula and ensures convenient access to ocean activities. The nearby town of Waimea, just 12 miles from Mauna Kea Resort, is known for gourmet restaurants, locally-grown produce, specialty flowers and cool upland ranches.