July 20, 2022
Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection - Big Island, Hawaii
By Laura Gainor
Pickleball is making its way throughout all 50 states in the USA, and Hawaii is not one to be forgotten! An oceanfront hotel steeped in Hawaiian culture, Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection is a premiere pickleball destination that is truly an unforgettable experience you and your family will surely want to enjoy.
The hotel boasts a plethora of guestrooms, each with lavish balconies offering scenic mountain and oceanfront views. With neutral decor, all-natural hardwood floors, and organic textiles throughout each room, guests can relax in the soulful essence of Hawaiian landscape within their very rooms. The hotel accommodates both smaller and larger groups, with one- or two-bedroom guestrooms as well as luxury suites that are ideal for extended family stays.
Additionally, Mauna Lani is unique in that it also offers a variety of residence options for guests. Each residence is secluded and private, yet located a convenient walk away from the hotel and its many amenities. With more than 4,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor living space, the Mauna Lani residences include two bedrooms, three baths, a private swimming pool and spa.
The hotel offers guests endless opportunities to “go home with a story.” Between the Kainalu Ocean Sports, culture and heritage opportunities, and culinary adventures, Mauna Lani is a pickleball player’s paradise. Start your mornings early at one of the hotel’s four fully equipped pickleball courts, each with their own hydration station.
Rejuvenate your body after a game in Mauna Lani’s Auberge Spa, with treatments that include local oils, herbs, honey and flowers that are sourced straight from the “Big Island.” With five total treatment rooms plus a couples room as well, you are sure to be feeling your best after a grueling morning of refining your backhand on one of the state-of-the-art pickleball courts.
Feeling hungry after a game? Mauna Lani’s culinary options are sure to satisfy all cravings. With seaside dining, authentic Hale Hoaloha Lu’au, ‘Ohana feast and private dinner options, the hotel boasts unbelievable dining choices that have won numerous awards worldwide.
And while you’re staying at Mauna Lani, be sure not to forget to spend time at the ocean and beach! With sunrise canoe paddles and sunset swims, the sandy shore at Mauna Lani holds some of the most relaxing and picturesque moments throughout the entire resort.
If you are more of a freshwater swimmer, the hotel offers three full pools to keep you cool. The Resort Pool boasts an unbelievable view of the ocean from its 3,900 square feet of splash. The Adult Pool is your space for blissful relaxation, with the Ha Bar and Grill nearby for all adult snacks and beverages. Finally, the Keiki Pool is the quintessential hangout for kids of all ages, with the best Surf Shack on deck for bites to eat nearby.
The Mauna Lani resort truly has everything pickleball players need to fulfill their dreams of playing across the pond.
Visit pickleballinthesun.com for more information on this iconic pickleball destination and the personal adventures of Jack Loughridge and family. •