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

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The Postcard beach you always wondered about

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
achan60
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Fort Langley, Canada

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

As people have said it is a beautiful white sand beach. Yes, you do have to get there early to get one of the allotted parking spots for non guests. They do provide a nice walkway down to the beach. There is some shade under a few trees. They provide a place to wash off and a bathroom. I went... More 

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The beach is what you imagine when you think of Hawaii. Beautiful! The water is so clear and great for snorkeling. Not a long walk from the parking lot at all and the showers & bathrooms were much appreciated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Arrive early, find a tree for shade and relax. The waves are shallow and there are very few rocks to watch out for in the water. If you'd like a drink or food, the hotel beach restaurant is close by. Loved it!

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This beach is perfect to go to and swim in, views are beautiful. We spent hours just hanging in the water, very mellow waves and such an amazing place, highly recommend! Looking to stay here next time even because of the beach!

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Pelham, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Mauna Kea is a beautiful beach. Kinda like the perfect design; crescent shaped, slow slope into blue water, easy swimming conditions. Snorkeling to the north and south in good conditions. My problem with the beach is the feeling of being an outsider when going as a "public visitor" rather than hotel guest. There are 30 spaces in the area for... More 

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Address: 62-100 Mauna Kea Beach Drive, Island of Hawaii, HI HI 96743
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii

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