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.
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, DVD player and VCR. 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.
Daily rates are $5,600 (oceanfront) and $4,900 (ocean view).