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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

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One of the best peaches

White sand beach, clean, great water, good parking facilities, showers & toilets are work in... read more

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MiamiKeyWest
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Turquoise Blue water and White White White White Soft Sand

We were amazed by the both water color and the white sand. The sand was so white I needed... read more

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daqattaq
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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White sand beach, clean, great water, good parking facilities, showers & toilets are work in progress

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were amazed by the both water color and the white sand. The sand was so white I needed sunglasses the entire time - couldn't take them off. Huge waves the day we were there. You can either enjoy the waves or go a bit...More

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this beach so much! And I like the improvements they've made. It is so beautiful and the sand is so soft and white!!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Fiancé and I vacationed the Monday (8/27) after hurricane Lane. Kona was not affected and Kua Bay was absolutely Gorgeous 😍

Thank brownjulip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kua Bay was by far one of the most beautiful beaches I saw during my stay in Kona. It had the clearest water with the softest, most white sand. I visited about 10 different beaches while in Kona, and this was by far my favorite.

2  Thank caymae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bay is gorgeous green and blue water, the beach is white sand. This bay is close by, has nice bathrooms and the water is just gorgeous. I pop down here often for a quick dip, and guarantee you will love it!

Thank nweller42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to visit Kua Bay a couple of times during our trip. We loved it more than any other beach we visited (Makalawena was a close 2nd, but the ease of visiting Kua made it better!). It is easy to park at Kua Bay,...More

2  Thank Velazquezs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cove was easy to get to with paved road, free parking and bathrooms. Needless to say the water was warm and crystal clear with beautiful white sand, great for snorkeling. While we were swimming there were sea turtles close to shore in about 2'...More

Thank Miller5365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Soft white sand beach, crystal clear water, not too crowded and a great place to watch the sunset! Bathrooms and food nearby

Thank ECSanDiego
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice sand beach which is not many in the big island. It was a little crowded when we went there. Some improvement of a facility (showers) was in progress, so it would be nice once it is done. Parking is not easy...More

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Justin M
May 25, 2018|
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Response from jgluv2travel | Reviewed this property |
Don't know cause improvements started in mid March just when we were leaving. There was an outdoor shower to rinse off but that may have changed because of the construction. This is a news article I found --- The Hawai‘i... More
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ldbk23
December 27, 2017|
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Response from Christina B | Reviewed this property |
No there’s no bike racks, but if you park at the first parking area (no signs there, but you’ll see cars parked and a wide path to the right). You can ride your bike on the path until you enter the beach pathways. You can... More
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jamesh005
August 13, 2017|
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Response from IslanderOnTheRoad | Reviewed this property |
it's been a few months since I've been there so I don't remember perfectly. I *think* the access road does not close, so it is always open. if the road has a barrier, there wll be a sign and if so, pay attention to it... More
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