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Mauna Kea Beach

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Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI HI 96743
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Activities: Swimming, Sunbathing, Dining
Description: Located behind the Mauna Kea Hotel.

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The most beautiful beach

This is perhaps the most beautiful beach in the world. Wonderful crescent, soft sand, fairly calm waves. We were able to walk the paths through the condos and golf course from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is perhaps the most beautiful beach in the world. Wonderful crescent, soft sand, fairly calm waves. We were able to walk the paths through the condos and golf course from the Hapuna Prince Hotel to this beach. Wonderful place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was cloudy and the water was a bit murky on the day we visited. Non-guests of the hotel have to park south side of the beach. The best snorkeling area is on the north side. I saw so many beach chairs & umbrellas by the hotel and that made me feel like " I'm in Florida?"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Just to the North of Hapuna Beach, this beach is also one of those perfect beaches. Pristine white sand and breaking waves up the middle of a crescent shaped beach. Since the access is through the golf/Hotel entrance for Mauna Kea, the beach access parking lot is small and you have to get there early, otherwise wait for parking slots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Mauna Kea is a gorgeous beach, the kind you see on picture postcards. It is wide and roomy with good shady areas. The resort hotel takes up the north end but it's a long beach with plenty of room for everyone. The bay is well protected and so the waves are usually calm and make excellent swimming for all ages.... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were at beach just after 7 am. Come early and be prepared for a walk down to the beach. Beautiful sand and lots of space for people. We were under a lovely tree that provided plenty of shade cover for us. The snorkelling was great! We saw a variety of fish, lobster, snake and coral. Enjoy a beautiful view... More 

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Fort Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

So you may have looked at postcards from Hawaii that all your friends sent to you, and wondered if they were real. When you arrive at this beach, you realize that the beach is real, and the experience is UNREAL. The beach access is through a private beach/golf resort and you have to get a parking pass from the security... More 

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Tehachapi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We arrived around 8:30 and snagged one of the few public parking spaces left. We brought a cooler, chairs, and snorkel gear and it was a challenge lugging it all down to and back from the beach. The snorkeling on the left side (away from the hotel) was nice...several beautiful fish and a couple of turtles. Uncrowded for the most... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We were staying in Kona with friends and took them to see this beautiful resort. My husband and I stayed here years ago, and I still think it's the most beautiful resort and beach in the world. We had Frederico cocktails (a Mauna Kea concoction) at the beach bar while enjoying the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Gorgeous U shaped white sand beach with intensely colored turquoise water! Probably one of the best beaches in Hawaii, maybe even the world. The sand is so fine and does not stick! My son was snorkeling close to shore with a sea turtle for about 20 minutes. Also, they have full clean bathroom/shower facilities. If you want to get food... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Beautiful beach and snorkeling! We stayed at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and enjoyed a extremely nice resort!

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