Kulalani at Mauna Lani, Big Island

Kulalani is a gated townhouse community located in the Mauna Lani Resort which includes many shops and restaurants, the Mauna Lani Shopping Center, the Farimont Orchid Hotel, 2 golf courses, walking trails, eco ponds, historic petroglyphs, turtle sanctuaries and snorkeling at Makaiwa Bay beach.

Kulalani is one of the highest rated properties in Hawaii with an average unit review score of 4.86/5. Two bedroom units average $369/night while three bedroom units average $477/night. All units have central AC. Kulalani's impressive recreation center is shared with the neighboring Ka Milo community and features a family lagoon pool (with special section for small children), a lap pool for adults, 2 spas, a pavilion with outdoor kitchen and BBQ, a fitness center with lockers and change rooms - all surrounded by 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.

The aerial photo gallery below shows both the Kulalani and Ka Milo communities, with the recreation center in the middle.

Kulalani at Mauna Lani Address: 68-1118 North Kaniku Dr, Waimea, HI 96743

Kulalani at Mauna Lani Average Rates

As of July 2024, the average price of a 2 bedroom unit at Kulalani at Mauna Lani is $451. The average price of a 3 bedroom unit is $557. Note that prices vary depending on the specifc unit and season (holiday rates are usally much higher), and the averages don't include Hawaii's 18% accommodation tax or cleaning and booking fees. Visit the rentals page to see specific unit rates.

Kulalani at Mauna Lani's Best Rentals

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What Do Guests Think? An AI Analysis of 325 Guest Reviews

Reviewer Portrait

The following executive summary is based on a comprehensive and impartial AI analysis of guest reviews. Keep in mind that all units are individually owned, and review scores among units can vary considerably.

Guests overwhelmingly appreciate their stays at the Kulalani at Mauna Lani condo resort on the Big Island, citing its beautiful location, well-maintained properties, and excellent amenities. Many reviews highlight the convenience and comfort of the condos, which are described as clean, spacious, and well-equipped with kitchen appliances, beach gear, and other vacation necessities. The resort's pools, hot tubs, gym, and access to the private beach club are frequently mentioned as key highlights. The neighborhood is praised for its beauty and tranquility, making it a perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. Property management and hosts receive commendations for their responsiveness and attentiveness. Despite a few minor maintenance issues and suggestions for updates, the overall sentiment is highly positive, with many guests expressing a desire to return in the future. This summary is based on a comprehensive analysis of 325 guest reviews.

Recent Kulalani at Mauna Lani Reviews

The property was amazing! Could not be more perfect. Everything we needed! It was perfect!
Travis T.
April 2024

We had a wonderful time at this property! The place was spacious and clean. Tons of beach toys/pool toys/snorkel gear in the garage. They had bikes, helmets, pool noodles, beach bag - everything you could think of! We loved riding the GEM cart around. We had access to the Mauna Lani Sport and Fitness center which was a huge plus! The host was very responsive and checked in on us a few times. Excellent! Thanks again!
Amy D.
April 2024

We’ve stayed in several units in Kulalani before over the years. This unit completely met our expectations and needs at an excellent price. No complaints. Listing information was all completely accurate. Unit was very clean and equipped to the standards we’d expect. Would stay here again.

April 2024

We really enjoyed our stay at your property. It was clean, well equipped and we had wonderful family vacation.
Cheryl Y.
March 2024

This condo was perfect place for our family. It’s was very clean and in great location. Mauna Lani is peaceful area. Only complaint would be parking situation. Don’t plan on putting a larger vehicle in garage and hopefully there aren’t to many others needing two spots otherwise. I will look to stay there again.
Tim L.
March 2024

This location is exceptional. The property is breathtaking. The owner really cares about your experience!!! They have everything you could possibly need here :) Thank you soo much !!!!
Brittany H.
March 2024

My family of 5 had a wonderful stay at this beautiful property. Mauna Lani is a gorgeous area and this unit is just lovely. It is well positioned in the Kulalani complex, a very short walk to the pool, and not too far from the entrance. It is a 15 minute walk to the shops. The unit itself is beautifully furnished and equipped with everything you will need, from pantry staples and utensils to beach equipment, it has literally everything. We had zero issues during our stay, and the one time I did reach out to Heidi to ask her a question, she responded very quickly. I would highly recommend this property!
Nicole B.
March 2024

Property was dated
March 2024

Phenomenal location, house, hosts with a ton of amenities
Nancy Z.
March 2024

Lovely unit. Super location.
Nicholas W.
March 2024

Great condo. The two-master bedroom set up was great for escaping for a work call or a nap in the second room. It would be ideal for two couples. The kitchen is very well stocked and the unit is pretty private because it backs up to an open space. This was our first time staying in the Kulalani complex and we highly recommend it. Great location, pool area and workout facilities, and it's quiet. This particular condo is not far from the road, so you do get a little road noise from all the traffic going to/from the Fairmont. As always, LUVA does a nice job managing the process and responding if you need anything. We've rented several places under their management and always had a great experience.
Grant K.
March 2024

My family and I had a wonderful stay here! the place was clean, quiet, and comfortable. We really enjoyed eating out on the lanai and relaxing in the rocking chairs, watching the birds and palm trees. Heidi and her property manager, Larry, were both very knowledgeable about the area and were quick to respond to questions.
Cristina D.
March 2024

We had the best time at this property! Very spacious, clean, comfortable, and with every possible amenity. It fit our family of 5 perfectly, but could easily accommodate larger groups. Access to the mauna lani beach club is provided, which is a beautiful private beach about a 3 minute drive down the road (or 20 minute walk). The owners have a garage stocked with stuff for the beach - snorkel gear, 4 body boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, toys, shovels/bucket, pool noodles, etc. They also provide 5 bikes (3 for kids, 2 adults) with helmets which are great for cruising the neighborhood. Seriously, this place has everything. If you want to walk to the beach, it is an easy 10 minute walk to the fairmont orchid hotel and beach and a 20 minute to the mauna lani beach club. The best snorkeling is at the mauna lani beach club (excellent snorkeling). We saw whales from the beach every day, and tons of sea turtles. The neighborhood of the property is quiet and very well maintained. Wonderful pools, hot tub, and a great workout facility. The owners are incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. Wonderful to work with. I can’t recommend this place enough! The perfect spot for a Big Island vacation.
Matt W.
March 2024

Paradise for our ohana! The condo was exactly as described. We were here on a family vacation and the condo had plenty of space for the six of us (4 adults, 2 kids). It was well stocked/labeled with everything you would need. The quick walk to the pool was great for the kids in the afternoons, after their mornings at the beaches (beach club and Hapuna State Park for boogie boarding)! We spent time touring the island and the condo was the perfect place to come home to at the end of a long day. The condo was clean and comfortable, the neighborhood was quiet and peaceful, the owners were quick to respond when we had a question. We would definitely stay here again and have already told our friends about it!
Courtney K.
February 2024

Clean, quite beautiful property. Lovely pool. Close to beaches, food, shopping and a market!
Terese T.
February 2024

Thank you for such a comfortable stay in Hawaii. The house has everything you would need (other than a few more sand castle building tools please!) but it was perfect for a family of 4! Rooms are spacious and bathroom and kitchen were modern and beautiful. Dinners were our favorite enjoyed out on the lanai. Thank you again for letting us enjoy it this week!
Jacqueline Q.
February 2024

This is a nice property. The Lanai is North facing so it was always comfortable to sit outside. Some nice amenities with this property. The electric vehicle was wonderful. It allowed me to get around the area when my husband needed the car for his dives. I would highly recommend this property. The owner was responsive and easy to work with.
Elizabeth G.
February 2024

We liked the place, the resort is beautiful. The unit is spacious and high end. Location is very close to fairmont hotel which was a plus for us. The private beach area is a bit of a drive but beautiful nevertheless. Beach equipment was nice to have. Property manager was courteous. We would stay there again for sure if visiting that area.
Hayan A.
February 2024

First time in years back to the Big Island. Really enjoyed the trip and the lovely condo. Everything we had hoped for. Thank you very much.
June D.
February 2024

Beautiful condo in a great location. Unique and superior layout to most Mauna Lani condos. Owner and property manager were very helpful and easy to work with. Highly recommend.
Ed D.
February 2024

Unit was well equipped but needs some TLC.
Gerry M.
February 2024

Amazing! There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful experience we had staying at this piece of paradise. There are always pros and cons with a VRBO, that is natural as travelers we all have different expectations. The pros of this place, well the list is long...It started with excellent communication before the trip to assure the home was set up for our needs for two families which included an infant. Then it had a garage filled with EVERY item someone would need in paradise. Seriously, snorkel gear, bikes, boogie boards, coolers, chairs, umbrellas, life jackets, towels, wagon, wading shoes and. more. The home was well stocked with basics, and it was immaculate which is a big things for me. Most important, the communication from group at Paradise in Hawaii was prompt and professional. I reached out to let them know a chair had been broken by a previous customer and a new chair appeared within hours. Somehow the blender had mismatched parts, no problem, they delivered a new blender the following day. Wow! None of these issues were their fault, but they were quick to fix them to assure our vacation was everything and more. The only consideration is only one car can be tied to the reservation, only one parking pass is given and the local complex cruises the facility checking. I would definitely consider using this rental again. It was the perfect piece of Paradise for our group. Mahalo!
Joyce D.
February 2024

Great property in super location. Equipped completely, instructions clear and complete. Owners have done a great job making a visitor/ client comfortable. Would definitely do again. Wonderful escape from snow and winter. Mahalo
Stuart B.
February 2024

Very nice property in a beautiful location near family. Our sister lives in this complex and hosted a meet and greet for her son’s wedding guests at the pool area.
Lorie R.
February 2024

We have rented several homes over the years. This particular experience was the best ever. The owners actually care, connected with us and you can tell they take great pride in their home. It's located in a resort area that is beautiful. The pools and other shopping essentials are near by. The beach is accessible by car or bike. We would highly recommend this property.
Annie B.
January 2024

Really enjoyed the stay and location of the place. Very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed. Parking was more difficult than described in the listing. The garage is a one car garage and not easy to park in. Parking outside in the driveway was difficult as there are only two spots and they were always occupied. We mostly parked at the pool area and walked to the unit from there.
Marissa W.
January 2024

We had a great stay at the oasis! It was the perfect location and had all the amenities that we needed. Would definitely book again.
Haley C.
January 2024

This property was great. The area is close to everything and the beach club had the best snorkeling we could find, and we went to lots of beaches. The recommendation would be if the pool could be heated since it was a bit cold and the kids didn’t want to use it much. Other than that it was great and Amy was super responsive to all of our questions and needs.
paula p.
January 2024

This property is large and very nice. Overlooks views of golf course. Pool across the street is wonderful, and Mauna Lani beach is easy to get to. The property is well equipped and everything about our stay was comfortable.
Beth W.
January 2024

Very nice property, absolutely clean, has everything you need. Our stay at Kulalani was the best from the our last stays. Management people were always easy to reach with any questions. Thank you ResorticaHawaii for everything. Definitely try to stay there again.
Irina Z.
January 2024

Had a great stay! The home was very comfortable and well appointed. Massive bathrooms and closets. And a fully equipped kitchen. Would be perfect for 2 couples or a few friends. The location was great, very peaceful on the lanais overlooking the golf course and conveniently located to everything in the area.
Jacquie O.
January 2024

The condo was beautiful and very clean!!!! The owners had it supplied with all the kitchen supplies we could possibly need and the same for everything you need for a day at the beach!! The bikes were a nice bonus too!!! Mahalo!
Kirby R.
January 2024

Everything was perfect with one exception: the back sliding doors do not lock. We recommend taking care of this immediately...thanks!
Tara B.
January 2024

A great base for a family Big Island adventure.
charles m.
January 2024

This was a last minute trip and feel very fortunate to have found this condo. It was perfect for our family of four, with tons of space and well equipped with everything we needed. The community amenities were also great, and perhaps best of all we could walk pretty much everywhere we wanted to go without being crammed in a small hotel/resort room. We will definitely be back!
Greg N.
January 2024

What an absolutely beautiful home. Super well managed amazing location.
Brent L.
January 2024

Wonderful property, centrally located to everything we wanted to do/see on the Kohala Coast! Very spacious and clean and modern! Highly recommend!
Simon H.
January 2024

This beautiful home is in a quiet neighborhood close to the Fairmont Hotel. We enjoyed snorkeling, boogie boarding, hiking, and biking. The beach club is also lovely. Great stay
Carson B.
January 2024

We had such a nice time. The home was beautiful and very well stocked. It was such a comfortable oasis to return to after exploring the area every day. Wendee always responded very quickly and sweetly to any email I sent to her. We would definitely stay here again, if it was available. I could understand that it might not be, because of high demand. It is that nice of a place!
David S.
January 2024

This is a very nice 2 suite property with 2 primary bedrooms, each with their own full en suite, good kitchen with full stock of dishes, pots, pans, appliances, and very nice living spaces indoor and outdoor. The shared pools and gym and first rate and close by (150 metres). We have stayed in other units in this community and this property is very good. Grocery is nearby. Some beaches and restaurants are walkable but you need a car to get to the best beaches and better restaurants
Sean S.
January 2024

Well appointed. Spotless, clean & comfortable. Our family of 4 had a lovely stay. My son used the gym and community facilities daily. The pool was quiet & friendly. The adjacency of the two resorts, restaurants & grocery expanded dining choices & made everything convenient. We had a couple minor requests from management and their response was immediate & helpful. We will be back.
BMark I.
January 2024

We loved our stay - home was spacious, well apportioned and clean. The view from the lanai was spectacular.
Alex R.
January 2024

The house is very well equipped and we enjoyed our stay!
John E.
December 2023

Very good stay
kirk s.
December 2023

We stayed in Ralph & Priscilla's condo for a little over 3 weeks, and were very happy with just about everything. Location was great, and we really enjoyed the pool area, which we think is much better than the one at Fairways. Condo was very clean and well-outfitted. We didn't end up using the GEM cart much, but with more people I can see that it could be very handy. The A/C system took a little getting used to but was great once Ralph helped us understand how it operated. It wasn't actually complicated; we just don't need A/C where we live, so it was unfamiliar to us. We've been home a few days, and are definitely missing our "home away from home." Hope to return one day!
Jeanne G.
December 2023

Good Location. Accommodated 4 adults well. Washer and Dryer were not all that clean (esp washer ) and the dryer vent appeared clogged as it took forever for items to dry, Loved having all the beach items! Pool areas very nice.
Vaudene M.
December 2023

Very nice 3 bedroom home in a gated community. Always love the Mauna Lani Beach Club and the shopping center. Home was clean and kitchen was well supplied. 5 min walk to 2 pools/hot tubs. My only comment is that the king size bed is very high off the ground, making it a climb to get into bed every evening. Note also the two other bedrooms are upstairs in case you have accessibility issues.
Carine S.
December 2023

This property is well located, clean and fully equipped for eating in rather than spending an exorbitant amount eating in. Beds are very comfortable and there is very little outside noise. Master bathroom is large with a great shower. Would definitely rent this property again.
Donald T.
December 2023

Location excellent well stocked. Terrific value
Steve B.
December 2023

The resort property itself was amazing, and the proximity to the beautiful pool area and gym was wonderful. The unit itself was a bit dated and the quality of some of the items was not really up to resort standard. There was no streaming service for the television or device for connecting music, which was disappointing. The master bedroom and enormous deck were what made the place better than average, however the main lanai was very small and had a very awkward set of patio furniture which made it difficult to enjoy. Tried to contact the property manager on a couple occasions and never heard back? One of the landscape sprinklers was soaking the patio furniture every day, but we eventually figure out how to correct the matter ourselves. Apart from that, the unit appears to be strictly a rental and so lacks some of the nicer touches of having an owner involved.
December 2023

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