Whether you drive the coast, head inland or explore the Hawaiian Islands, there’s sure to be a picturesque court with your name on it—and plenty of outdoor adventure nearby. Here are some of the best places to sneak in a game as you explore the country’s western states.
Much like California, Hawaii is a tennis fan’s paradise, with a slew of high-end beach resorts featuring world-class courts sprinkled across the islands.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Big Island
- One of the most spectacular settings is at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, located along Kauna‘oa Bay on the Island of Hawaii (“The Big Island”). The resort was originally developed by Laurance S. Rockefeller and opened in 1965, and it remains a jewel of the Kohala Coast. Mauna Kea’s Seaside Tennis Club hugs that coastline so players on the 11 courts have front-row seats to gorgeous ocean views and jaw-dropping sunsets. Aside from the island’s pin-up beaches, the Kohala Coast is known for historic lava fields and cultural highlights like the Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, one of Hawaii’s largest restored temples. The nearby Kohala Forest Preserve also provides a lush respite from the sun and sand.