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Manini'owali Beach (Kua Bay)

Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Awesome secluded beach you must stop at if you are staying in Waikoloa

The beach was beautiful and the water was absolutely clear and pristine. Very good area to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
etrujillo516
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Whittier, California
Favorite beach on hawaii

Powdery white sand and crystal clear water! Finding a little spot for your stuff can be tough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
carlosgomezz1969
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San Bernardino, California
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Hwy. 19, Paved Road With Sign, Near Marker 88, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The beach was beautiful and the water was absolutely clear and pristine. Very good area to snorkel with a lot of sea life as well. My wife and I stopped here on the way to our hotel and we did not regret it! Tip: I...More

1  Thank etrujillo516
Reviewed 1 week ago

Powdery white sand and crystal clear water! Finding a little spot for your stuff can be tough because it oes fill up fast. and parking can be a pain. but the water is absoluely awesome! love it!

2  Thank carlosgomezz1969
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kohala Coast, without a doubt is awe inspiring...and with the various places to stop along the way, one could spend days enjoying its beauty! One stop to make, for sure, is Kua Bay! With its smooth, paved road, clean and safe restroom facilities, and...More

Thank HiKristoffer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beach is absolutely beautiful. Access from the parking lot could be challenging for some (steepish rocky slope) but soooo worth it. Some surf, but not dangerous. We had a perfect day here.

Thank SuzanneC101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful blue water and one of the best swimming beaches on the Big Island. The sandy slopes that ease into the crystal clear blue water makes this place mouthwatering. Very easily accessible with the newly paved road and there is restroom facilities available that seem...More

1  Thank Dlstar00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome! Beautiful turquoise beach. The water was warm and clear. There are showers to wash off in. There is a shaved ice truck and nice restrooms.

Thank katherinec115
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach beats the daylights out of the two Kona beaches. It's a few miles north of the airport and it has a paved road all the way to a white sand beach with clear water. It is a mostly couples beach loaded with very...More

2  Thank bmatthews1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beach has beautiful white sand and crystal clear water. It's usually crowded but we lucked out and it wasn't crowded at all.

Thank funtraveler100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right off the highway,went around 1pm,got a parking spot. White sand, lava,super clear water. Great snorkeling, saw lots of colorful fish. Water warm and delightfully refreshing.

1  Thank M S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kua Bay is close to town, easy to find and has most all the amenities you would like to see...Plenty of Parking, restrooms, and "drop off" area where you can unload then go park. The sand has an amazing color, as does the water...Turquoise"..!! Great...More

Thank Mike W
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jamesh005
13 August 2017|
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Response from alandF6879AU | 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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Bruce H
14 January 2017|
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Response from trooper92 | Reviewed this property |
From Hwy 19 north of Kona airport, look for the sign "West Hawaii Veterans Cemetery". Instead of going inland to the cemetery, drive opposite towards the sea. From the parking at the end of the access road, it is only few... More
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Taylor C
16 November 2016|
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Response from somersaultwithme | Reviewed this property |
No. Parking is free (small lot and street).
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