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Ask any Hawaii loyalist about the storied Mauna Lani retreat on the Big Island and they’ll nod knowingly. For decades, the hotel has been a mainstay, drawing celebrities, well-heeled families and staycationing locals to the Kona-Kohala coast. To say that there was some nervous anticipation when it emerged as an Auberge Resort after a $200 million renovation is playing it supremely cool. But, full exhale, the brand stuck the landing. There’s still that soothing sense of nostalgia and history that comes with seeing an old friend. But, as with all good reunions, there’s some change and even a surprise or two. For starters, it’s lost that Eighties feel – gone are the high-gloss bamboo furniture and dark-wood shutters, replaced with a decidedly Hawaiian-2.0 look of light wood, soft sea shades and lots of white. The ancient Kalāhuipua’a royal fishponds are still there, now an easy walk from the sleek, adults-only swimming pool. And the beach out front remains one of the best places for surfing or snorkelling as sea turtles and the occasional spinner dolphin cruise past. The seaside CanoeHouse restaurant, led by former Nobu chef Matt Raso, plates up Kona abalone, grilled kampachi and produce from local farms, while a Goop store addresses any failure to pack enough beach cover-ups. Indeed, the crowd may be savvier and more well-travelled than ever, but beach hair and flip-flops at supper are still just fine, preserving what’s always been the best part of Mauna Lani: its laidback, aloha ease. By Megan Spurrell
FLASH POINT No one tells stories like Hawaiians, and Danny Akaka, the Mauna Lani’s kahu hānai (which loosely translates to ‘traditional knowledge keeper’) knows everything about the mythology and history of the island – as well as some off-the-record tales about the hotel’s good old days.

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