Now, this is living. A gourmet picnic’s been prepared, your shopping’s all done, the day’s activities have all been carefully arranged and here’s a private limousine waiting for you outside. And you never had to lift a finger.
The butler did it.
Such is life at the Bungalows at Mauna Lani Bay, part of the Mauna Lani Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii’s Kohala Coast.
There are five bungalows at Mauna Lani: the Plumeria, Hibiscus, Orchid, Bird of Paradise and Heliconia. Situated on a 16th-century lava flow and surrounded by 15 acres of ancient Hawaiian fishponds, historic parks, and petroglyph preserves, each bungalow offers blissful seclusion, yet is conveniently located within a minute’s walk of the main hotel. Privacy is maintained with a gated driveway, private entry to the main hotel grounds and private access to the beach.
Each bungalow is spacious (2,700 square feet) and provides views of the ocean or mountain/golf course. The interior decor reveals a timeless elegance that reflects the colors and textures of Hawaii’s flora and fauna. There are two 340-square-foot bedrooms (one with a king-size bed, the other with two doubles) with walk-in closets; a built-in safe; a TV armoire with a 32-inch flat-panel television and DVD player; and sliding glass doors that open to the outdoor lanai and pool area. The private bath area includes a large hydrotherapy tub, separate shower area (that doubles as a steam room) and a private garden accessed through the glass doors.
Each living room (895 square feet) features a private bar, in-room Facsimile and a state-of-the-art Sony entertainment system that includes a 50-inch flat-panel TV, CD player, and DVD player. Twenty-foot sliding doors open to a private lanai.
Outside, each bungalow has a private 30′ x 10′ heated swimming pool, a private Jacuzzi and a gas barbecue.
In addition, the Mauna Lani staff is available 24 hours a day to cater to your every whim, whether it be setting up a session with a personal trainer, arranging a private helicopter tour, organizing a dinner party or making a tee time. And as we hinted at earlier, each bungalow comes with the services of a fully trained butler who can assist you at a moment’s notice. Their availability is entirely up to your discretion.