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“Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)
Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Ranked #34 of 208 Activities in Kailua-Kona
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Arlington, Texas
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Take the family, spend the day. I enjoyed reading a book and relaxing. Bring sunscreen and extra water.

Visited June 2014
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Palmyra, Virginia
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“Great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Beautiful beach with excellent snorkling on the North end. Bathhouse and showers available onsite. Waves were not to rough for small children. Excellent beach for family outing.

Visited July 2014
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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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“Pretty white sand”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Located on the Kona side, Kua Bay is the type of pretty, white sand beach associated with vacation. There's no shade so bring your own umbrella. It's pretty popular so expect it to be crowded by Hawaii standards. There's no concession stand so be sure to bring lunch.

Visited May 2014
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Modesto, California
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“Beautiful Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Now that this beach has a paved road to it, this is a great place to go. For years the locals have needed a 4 wheel drive or a long walk to get there, but now easy access. But go in the morning as the parking gets crazy in the after noon.

Visited July 2014
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“Our favorite beach in Kailua-Kona”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This was definitely our favorite beach when we visited Kailua-Kona over the 4th of July weekend. I'm from Oahu, Hawaii, and I have to admit this beach was nicer than the ones back home!

Upon driving into the Kekaha Kai beach park, you can see the ocean is extra blue. The parking is along the street and is very easy to find parking. People are coming and going often.

What makes it my favorite beach is the water is so clear and so blue. I don't even know how it is such a beautiful shade of teal - you will not find beaches back on Oahu with water that beautiful! I took a ton of pictures, and even my friends back home said it looks like I'm in Bora Bora or something!

It's not the largest beach, but the vibe was good and we really enjoyed this beach. Another patron was telling me that they saw turtles swimming around the rocky areas, but unfortunately there were no turtles that day we went.

Another suggestion to make this spot better is if there was a food truck or shave ice/drinks stand.

Visited July 2014
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