This was our second stay at the Mauna Lani and I have only positive things to say about this hotel. From the second you walk in the door, you are greeted with friendly staff and little extra touches (fresh juice and a cold towel upon check-in) that make for a wonderful experience. We stay in the ocean view room which is lovely and relaxing. The pool is great for lounging by, the beach is nice, and the entire property is fun to walk around and explore.
The only advice I would give is that if you've never been to the Big Island, make sure and do your research. There's not as much around as on say, Maui, and things close early. We love it though and are already planning our next trip! More