The Sprawling property of Mauna Kea offers many beautiful nooks and crannies to sit and relax, from the long koi pond inside one of the buildings to the gorgeous beach. The room was outstanding, the food was very good and the beach met all of our wishes. We saw wales from the beach on most days, far off in the distance, breaching the water. As an artist, I truly loved that each long building had antiques and artifacts from the islands of the Pacific. There was a good variety of hand stitched bedspreads, bells, hooks, statues, paintings, furniture, chests, carvings, bowls, and so much more. Coffee is put out at the crack of dawn near the rooms. I awaken with the sun and would climb the tower to view the sun rising and look out over the island. Then I would walk the long stretch of open air buildings to enjoy the art in various buildings. Finally, I would walk the beach and rocky outcroppings at either end of the small bay. I did all of this before breakfast each day. My daughter and I would spend our days snorkeling off various well known points of the island and even took a helicopter ride over the volcano. Having a rental car is a must to venture out to a variety of restaurants and beaches. Overall, I would say that it is the age of the Manua Kea and the unusual layout of buildings, landscaping and beaches that made this resort extremely unique and beautiful.