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Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection at Big Island, Hawaii

by Lily Nikolai




An oceanfront haven steeped in Hawaiian culture

For the ancient Hawaiians, the Big Island represented fire and ice: both passion and peacefulness, which exists in us all. It remains a terrain that brims with palpable “mana,” the word the Hawaiians use for spiritual energy. Set where Hawaiian royalty turned for healing rites, the Mauna Lani, along the dramatic Kohala Coast and in the piko, or center, of five great mountains, honors Hawaiian traditions in manifold ways, none the least of which happens in the luxury property’s Auberge Spa. 

From beachside yoga to petroglyph hikes to cultural workshops, immersive activities embrace the outdoors. Inside, don’t miss the Hawaiian cure for everything: a lomi lomi massage. Listen to the roar of the ocean as you gather on the Great Lawn. Savor the island flavor over dinner at Canoe House. Walk the beach, breathe in the salty sea air, dip into the pristine waters and feel the rejuvenating mana (spiritual energy) infuse your being. 

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