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“Most beautiful beach on the Big Island” 5 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 #36 of 214 Activities in Kailua-Kona
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San Bruno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Most beautiful beach on the Big Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Did not like the (very) short climb down the rocks with two toddlers to get there. However, it was worth it. Loved the white sand and picture perfect blue water.

Visited July 2014
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Arlington, Texas
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“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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