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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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Favorite Beach on Big Island!

If you are going beach hopping, be sure this beach gets on the list. It was our absolute favorite... read more

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World-class beach!!

This beach is located in the kehaka kai state park. Every single beach here is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, opposite the West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are going beach hopping, be sure this beach gets on the list. It was our absolute favorite. Soft, clean sand, crystal clear water and awesome waves. Beautiful and refreshing!!!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank naydorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is located in the kehaka kai state park. Every single beach here is absolutely astonishing and you should go to every single one of them. Unfortunately, only Manini'owali is conveniently reachable by car, therefore it is actually a bit crowded. Nevertheless, this beach...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down best beach we went to, the water is so clear its amazing. Recommend to get their early because their isnt alot of parking close

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rfj7298
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Out of all the beaches we explored during our week long trip on the island, this was by far our favorite one. Perfect white sand, decent snorkeling, some shade, some shelter from the winds, some waves, crystal clear waters, and easy access. In summary, a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank geofff625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kua Bay Beach is a must visit if staying in Kona/Waikoloa area. It was a short drive for us from Waikoloa village. We got there before 10am on a weekday, and the parking lot still had empty spots. It filled up later in the day,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TravelingMD11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kua Bay is the type of beach that you dream of. The sand feels like velvet, the water was warm and it’s much calmer than other beaches on the Island.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lauragaret
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It can be rough with some strong undertow, but it is beautiful, easy to get to beach, with lifeguards on duty. I must admit I don’t think I have ever been sorer that night from the pounding of the surf that day we spent at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

Me,my parents,my sister,her boyfriend went there,you can swim in the ocean,the water is clear,sand was white

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Holly C
Reviewed September 3, 2019

We were told about Kua Bay which I fell in love with. Crystal blue water and white sand paradise! Easy parking, gets full early but still a gorgeous beach. The current was strong but people love getting wiped out! lol

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seren96
Reviewed August 27, 2019

Absolutely GORGEOUS beach. And the waves weren't too strong, although they were strong enough to knock me over. Does get a little crowded, but that's expected. Parking lot is rather small, so if you're not there early, expect a little walk. Does have outdoor area...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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October 11, 2019|
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Response from joylmoran | Reviewed this property |
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September 24, 2019|
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Response from stacy4man | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure about that. Didn’t see any signs of dogs.
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January 30, 2019|
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Response from jman1465 | Reviewed this property |
There are no shops at the beach. There is toilets and showers but that is it. Not many beaches in Kona have vendors.
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